Fantasy Stats

Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Innings Pitched
Base on Balls (Walk)
Earned Run Average
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2022 0.0 0.00 0.00
2021 207.59.9 106.3 6 5 113 32 4.66 1.30
2020 23121 66.7 6 1 80 10 2.70 0.75
3y Avg. 269.511.7 109.0 7 5 1 121 31 3.96 1.08

Fantasy News

  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Plans to face hitters in August

    Maeda (elbow) said Wednesday that he's hopeful to resume facing hitters in August and added that he will "most likely" work out of the bullpen if he's reinstated from the 60-day injured list this season, Do-Hyoung Park of reports. Maeda provided a loose outline for his rehab program one day after he threw the 10th bullpen session of his rehab program for the alternative Tommy John procedure he underwent Sept. 1 of last year. The right-hander threw all fastballs during his 30-pitch workout Tuesday, so he'll first need to incorporate all of his pitches into his side sessions before the Twins clear him to face hitters in live batting practice. Once he's deemed ready for game action, Maeda will likely need most of the 30-day minor-league rehab window to get ramped up and sharpen his command and control following the year-long layoff. Maeda is in the penultimate season of a eight-year, $25 million contract and will likely want to finish the 2022 campaign on the field so that he can enter spring training healthy and ready to compete for a spot in the Minnesota rotation.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Throwing bullpen sessions

    Maeda (elbow) threw his 10th bullpen session Tuesday, tossing 30 fastballs, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Maeda underwent a modified Tommy John surgery Sept. 1, 2021, with his procedure involving the insertion of an internal brace into his right elbow. The procedure was expected to reduce Maeda's recovery timeline to 9-to-12 months rather than the typical 12-to-16 months. He's been working his way back this summer and has been making steady progress. He said he hopes to return to the majors before the end of the season, but that timetable remains uncertain.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Approaching mound work

    Maeda (elbow) said Wednesday that he hopes to resume mound work in 2-to-3 weeks, Do-Hyoung Park of reports. Maeda is currently with the Twins and has been throwing off flat ground for over a month. While the right-hander now has a timetable to resume mound work, he said Wednesday he isn't yet sure whether he'll return from the injured list prior to the end of the season.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Throwing from 90 feet

    Maeda (elbow) is throwing from 90 feet, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. He has been eyeing a return to game action in September, so he can't afford any setbacks if he hopes to make it back from Tommy John surgery this season. Maeda is with the Twins after spending the last month rehabbing in Fort Myers.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Shifts to 60-day IL

    Maeda (elbow) has moved to the 60-day IL as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, reports Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune The move is a formality for Maeda as he makes room on the 40-man roster for new signee Joe Smith. Maeda continues to recover from Tommy John surgery and is eyeing a September return to action.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Begins light throwing

    Maeda (elbow) said Sunday that he began a throwing program earlier this month and is currently playing catch off flat ground from 30 feet, Do-Hyoung Park of reports. In the early stages of his rehab program from the modified Tommy John surgery he underwent Sept. 1, Maeda has thus far avoided any setbacks, but the right-hander acknowledged that he's unsure if he'll be able to pitch for the Twins at any point this season. Ultimately, whether Maeda toes the rubber in the big leagues in 2022 will be dictated by how he progresses in the months to come, and the Twins' place in the standings in the second half of the season should factor into the equation as well. Even if Maeda is able to advance through his rehab quickly and make a 12-month turnaround from the elbow procedure, he won't be worth stashing in any redraft leagues until several months down the road.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Eyeing September return

    Maeda (elbow) told The Tokyo Mainichi on Jan. 7 that he's realistically targeting a return to action in the final month of the 2022 season. "Even if I can return, it will be around September. It's not a zero percent chance," Maeda said. Maeda underwent a modified Tommy John surgery Sept. 1, 2021, with his procedure involving the insertion of an internal brace into his right elbow. The innovative procedure was expected to reduce Maeda's recovery timeline to 9-to-12 months rather than the typical 12-to-16, but the 33-year-old still looks as though he plans on requiring a full year to complete his rehab. With the pitcher himself ruling out a midseason return, Maeda doesn't look to be an appealing fantasy investment, even as a final-round selection in AL-only leagues or best-ball drafts. On a more positive note, Maeda seems to have avoided any setbacks since having the procedure, as he said that he plans to resume playing catch at some point during spring training.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Maeda underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, with his procedure involving the insertion of an internal brace that could help him return in 9-to-12 months, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Maeda will miss the rest of the 2021 season and likely most of the 2022 season. The inclusion of a brace could speed up his recovery from a typical 12-to-16 month timeframe, but it may be well into next year before there's a clearer timetable for his return. After dazzling during an 11-start sample in the abbreviated 2020 campaign, Maeda took a big step back in 2021 before suffering the season-ending injury in August. Over 106.1 innings, Maeda went 6-5 with a 4.66 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and a 113:32 K:BB.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Heads to 60-day IL

    The Twins transferred Maeda (forearm) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Maeda's move to the 60-day IL was merely a formality after the Twins announced last week that he would require a season-ending surgery for his right forearm. The Twins haven't provided details on the nature of the procedure, making it unknown if Maeda will have a realistic shot at being healthy for the start of spring training in 2022. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Joe Ryan, whose contract was selected from Triple-A St. Paul ahead of his first MLB start Wednesday against the Cubs.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Slated for season-ending surgery

    Maeda (forearm) will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports. Maeda was evaluating several options after he sustained a forearm injury Saturday, but he'll ultimately opt for surgery. Manager Rocco Baldelli said Friday that he isn't yet sure what procedure the right-hander will undergo, but Tommy John surgery is on the table. Regardless of the type of procedure, Maeda won't pitch again until at least 2022.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Getting second opinion

    Maeda was sent for a second opinion on his forearm injury Tuesday, with the Twins concerned about potential UCL issues, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Maeda hit the injured list Monday, but he's so far not been diagnosed with anything worse than forearm tightness. That could change following the second opinion, however. Any mention of UCL issues raises the specter of Tommy John surgery, though the Twins have yet to indicate that's on the table. Anything from a return within a few weeks to a return at the start of the 2023 season appears in play for Maeda at the moment.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Lands on injured list

    Maeda was placed on the injured list with right forearm tightness Monday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports. Maeda left his start Saturday against the Yankees with the injury, which was evidently serious enough to cost him at least one start. He's yet to be diagnosed with anything more serious than tightness, but it's unclear how much time the Twins expect him to miss.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Slated for additional testing

    Maeda (forearm) will undergo additional testing, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Maeda was charged with the loss against the Yankees on Saturday and was removed from the game in the bottom of the fifth inning due to his injury. Forearm issues are cause for concern with all pitchers, so it's not surprising that the right-hander will undergo tests, including an MRI. Manager Rocco Baldelli isn't yet sure how long Maeda will be sidelined, but a better idea of his return timetable likely won't be known until the results of his tests are known.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Exits with forearm tightness

    Maeda was removed from Saturday's game against the Yankees with right forearm tightness, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Maeda struggled early in Saturday's start, as he allowed five runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five in 4.1 innings prior to his removal. The right-hander had earned wins in each of his last two starts, and his injury likely contributed to his lackluster performance against the Yankees. It's not yet clear whether the issue will prompt a trip to the injured list, but the right-hander tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Brewers on Friday if he's deemed healthy enough to pitch.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Earns quality start in shutout win

    Maeda (6-4) allowed three hits and one walk with four strikeouts through six innings of shutout ball, picking up the win in Saturday's 12-0 victory over the Rays. Maeda was dazzling Saturday night, allowing just three singles over six spotless innings. After allowing eight runs over his last two starts, the right-hander returned to form with an ERA-shrinking quality start. His next appearance figures to come Thursday against the Yankees.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Fans five in win

    Maeda (5-4) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks over five innings Sunday, striking out five and earning a win against Houston. With a 1.80 WHIP and 100 pitches through five innings, it definitely wasn't Maeda's most efficient outing. He allowed RBI base hits in each of the first, fourth and fifth innings but still managed to escape with a win. The veteran righty has allowed at least three runs in four of his last five outings, raising his season ERA to 4.69 through 19 starts. Maeda is lined up to face the Rays at home next weekend.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Hit hard in no-decision

    Maeda didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Reds, giving up five runs on seven hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over five innings. He struck out nine. The right-hander appeared to have turned things around in July, posting a 2.15 ERA over five starts with a 36:6 K:BB through 29.1 innings, but Maeda began August by serving up multiple homers for the first time since June 20. The return of his strikeouts is encouraging however, and starts like this one should be the exception rather than the rule as long as he keeps generating whiffs. Maeda will carry a 4.65 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into his next outing.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Takes loss despite quality start

    Maeda (4-4) was tagged with the loss Thursday against the Angels after allowing three runs on seven hits while fanning six across seven innings. Maeda fired his second quality start of the month and hasn't given up more than three runs in any of his last four outings, but he was still tagged with the loss after being outdueled by Andrew Heaney, who also posted a quality start of his own. Maeda has given up three or fewer runs in six of his last seven appearances, in fact, and he owns a decent 3.89 ERA across 37 innings during that span. He's slated to make his next start next week at home against the Tigers.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Surrenders three runs Saturday

    Maeda allowed three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out eight over five innings in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision. All three runs given up by Maeda came on one swing of the bat. The 33-year-old loaded the bases in the second before allowing a triple to Akil Baddoo that brought everyone home. Aside from one bad inning, Maeda had his stuff working as he topped at least seven strikeouts for the third straight outing. The right-hander is having an uncharacteristically down year with a 4.71 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 79:24 K:BB over 72.2 innings. He's lined up for a home start against the Angels next week.
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  • Twins' Kenta Maeda: Friday's twin bill postponed

    Maeda won't pitch in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers since it was postponed due to inclement weather, Jason Beck of reports. Neither game of the twin bill will be played with rain in the forecast all day. One of the contests will be made up via a doubleheader Saturday, while the other game is pushed to Aug. 30. According to Dan Hayes of The Athletic, Maeda will simply be pushed back a day and start Game 2 of Saturday's twin bill.
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