Kodai Senga

SP · New York Mets

Bats L Throws R
Height 6'0" Weight 178
DOB 1993-01-30 Age 30.1
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 12.09, 174th

Season Projections

THE BAT-25148.081091406114320781754.561.38

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Kodai Senga Throws Bullpen Tuesday

    New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga (finger) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday. The Japanese right-hander was scratched from his latest Grapefruit League outing due to right index finger tendinitis, but the injury isn't considered serious and he's expected to be ready for Opening Day. We'll have to wait and see when the 30-year-old can get back onto a mound in spring action, but it shouldn't be long, barring a setback. Senga was dominant the last decade overseas, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect that same dominance to translate, at least right away, in his first season in the major leagues.

    Mar 14 · Source via Mets Kodai Senga
  • Kodai Senga Throws On Flat Ground Monday

    After a couple days of rest, New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga (finger) threw off flat ground on Monday morning from around 90 feet. Senga didn't appear to be throwing at maximum effort, but it was a step in the right direction. The Japanese hurler is confident he'll be ready for the start of the season despite dealing with tendinitis at the base of his right index finger. We'll keep a close eye on the 30-year-old starter as he gets ready for his first season in the big leagues. Senga was one of the most dominant pitchers in Japan over the last decade, but he's expected to have his growing pains in the majors as he fills the Mets' No. 3 rotation spot behind aces Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

    Mar 13 · Source via Mets Kodai Senga
  • Kodai Senga Says He'll Be Ready For Opening Day

    New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga (finger) say he will "for sure" be ready for his first start of the 2023 regular season despite dealing with right index finger tendinitis. Senga said through his interpreter that he is taking things day by day but could throw right now if he wanted to. He's merely exercising caution with Opening Day quickly approaching. The injury is a result of the 30-year-old adjusting to the different baseballs in the United States. He was scratched from his Grapefruit League outing on Saturday. One of the best pitchers in Japan in the last decade, Senga is expected to serve as New York's No. 3 starter behind Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in his first big-league season. Injuries could be an issue, and fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to be as dominant as he was overseas.

    Mar 12 · Source via Mets Kodai Senga
  • Kodai Senga, Brooks Raley Facing Injury Concerns

    8:02PM: Senga is day-to-day with tendinitis at the base of his index finger, the Mets announced. 5:41PM: Kodai Senga was supposed to make a Spring Training start for the Mets today, but Senga was scratched due to discomfort at the base of his right index finger.  Senga unfortunately isn’t the only Mets pitcher dealing with…

    Mar 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets Angels Red Sox Tigers Brooks Raley Kodai Senga closers
  • Kodai Senga Should Be Ready For Opening Day

    New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga (finger) should be ready for Opening Day, according to manager Buck Showalter. The 30-year-old was scratched from Saturday's Spring Training matchup due to right finger soreness. The organization believes this is a minor issue, so Senga shouldn't need a stint on the injured list. There are still concerns on how Senga will do stateside. Although, there's plenty of upside, assuming Senga can stay healthy.

    Mar 11 · Source via Mets Kodai Senga
  • Kodai Senga To Miss Saturday's Start With Finger Injury

    New York Mets starting pitcherKodai Senga(finger) will not make his scheduled start on Saturday due to discomfort at the base of his right index finger. He will undergo imaging, and an update will be announced later. Senga signed with the Mets this offseason after coming over from Japan and is expected to serve as the No. 3 starter behindMax ScherzerandJustin Verlander. He currently has an ADP of 168, as there are some questions about how effective he'll be stateside, though there's plenty of upside. The 30-year-old pitched two innings in his first start of the spring, giving up one run and striking out two. Senga is considered day-to-day.

    Mar 11 · Source via Mets Kodai Senga
  • Mets To Use Six-Man Rotation At Times In 2023

    The New York Mets added pitchers Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga and Jose Quintana this offseason to address their starting-rotation needs. It puts internal options like David Peterson and Tylor Megill on the outside looking in, but the Mets are expected to use a six-man rotation at times this year. They're likely to add a sixth starter to the mix anytime in the schedule where the Mets play on more than 10 straight days. New York's slated Opening Day rotation has an average age of 36, and Senga is used to pitching just once a week in Japan. In addition to Peterson and Megill, Joey Lucchesi and Elieser Hernandez could be in the running to join the rotation when the Mets go to six arms. Verlander and Max Scherzer haven't pitched 14 times on regular rest since the 2019 season due to injuries.

    Mar 2 · Source via Mets Elieser Hernandez Joey Lucchesi Tylor Megill David Peterson Jose Quintana Max Scherzer Kodai Senga Justin Verlander closers
  • Kodai Senga To Make Spring Debut Sunday

    New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga threw a live batting practice session on Tuesday and is scheduled to make his debut for the team in the Cactus League game on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 30-year-old Japanese right-hander is adjusting to the steeper MLB mound in camp and has looked better in recent throwing sessions. He possesses a nasty sinker and had a 1.94 ERA in 144 innings in 2022 in Japan, but it will be interesting to see how he fares against big-league hitters in his first season with the Mets in 2023. The Mets signed him to a five-year, $75 million deal as a free agent in December, and he's expected to serve as the team's No. 3 starter behind Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

    Feb 28 · Source via Mets Kodai Senga
  • Kodai Senga Struggles In First Throwing Session

    New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga didn't have the best throwing session in spring training on Thursday, but the Mets are confident he'll make the necessary adjustments to a steeper mound than in his hometown of Japan. Senga called the 52-pitch bullpen session "so-so." The right-hander topped out at 96 mph during the workout. The Mets signed Senga to a five-year, $75 million deal with the idea that he'd slot in behind Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer in the rotation. The 30-year-old also won't be taking part in the 2023 World Baseball Classic for Team Japan as he looks to get settled in with his new team. Senga has the upside to be a capable mid-rotation arm, but durability will be the biggest concern in his jump to the States.

    Feb 17 · Source via Mets Kodai Senga
  • Kodai Senga Had Iffy Physical With Mets

    New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga throws 100 mph and has a forkball so nasty that it's called a "ghost pitch," but he only received a $75 million deal over five years as a mid-rotation starter due to what sources are calling an iffy physical with the team. It's common for Japanese pitchers to have more wear on their arms earlier since star starters throw more innings at younger ages. Despite some concerns, Mets officials are confident that Senga will be healthy for 2023. He's already 30 years old and has been one of Japan's best pitchers over the last 10 years, thanks to a diverse arsenal of pitches that should play in the States. There's plenty of upside with strikeouts, but he has only gone over 150 innings once in the last six seasons.

    Feb 2 · Source via Mets Kodai Senga
  • KBO's Kiwoom Heroes To Post Lee Jung-hoo After 2023 Season

    The Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization announced that they will post outfielder and reigning league MVP Lee Jung-hoo after the upcoming season, per Yoo Jee-ho of the Yonhap News Agency. “After some internal discussions, we agreed to respect the player’s intent to play in Major League Baseball,” the team said in a statement.…

    Jan 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Shohei Ohtani Kodai Senga Seiya Suzuki Masataka Yoshida
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