Kenta Maeda Records Dips Unless He Brings In the Sinker

Kenta Maeda Records Dips Unless He Brings In the Sinker

Well-known Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Kenta Maeda seems to have lost the momentum of some of his pitches recently. As compared to last year, he’s already pitched seven home runs against his competitors already by using a signature fastball. The big question here is what made the difference from his previous pitches. Based on his previous pitches at the start of Colorado, it seems like velocity wasn’t an issue with Maeda. The problem here would be the changeup. American balls are slightly different as compared to their counterparts in Japan.

The difference is probably the reason as to why his pitches were slightly off. While he has been concentrating on delivering fastballs and also a few curveballs, it might be time to switch things up a bit with regard to pitching style. As the record has shown that fastballs may not be in favor of Maeda, he probably has to switch up to throwing more sinkers to get the different feel of American baseballs. Doing this bold move may improve his game and also help him get used to the American balls. It does seem like Maeda is throwing too few sinkers which may be a big difference in improving his game. It’s a very simple but also an effective solution.

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