In 27 starts in 2014, he had a record of 11-9 with a 2.60 ERA. He made 29 starts in 2015 and went 15-8 with a 2.09 ERA.
He was the youngest pitcher in Japanese baseball history to complete the Triple Crown and won the Sawamura Award as the league’s finest pitcher in both 2010 and 2015.
In December 2015, the Carp made the decision to make him accessible to MLB teams via the posting system.
Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to an eight-year, $25 million contract on January 7, 2016, which includes incentives of $10 million annually.
If he had fulfilled all of the contract’s incentives, which included a $150,000 annual roster bonus if he made the 25-man opening-day active roster and $6.5 million annually based on starts ($1 million each for 15 and 20, and $1.5 million each for 25, 30 and 32 starts), the total sum would have been close to $90.2 million.
Additionally, it contained incentives worth $3.5 million per year based on the number of innings pitched: $750,000 for 200, $250,000 for 90, and each additional 10 for 190.
Maeda’s initial physical with the team showed some unidentified “irregularities,” which led to the deal’s structure. The Hiroshima Carp received a $20 million posting fee from the Dodgers as well.
Kenta Maeda Contract
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Kenta Maeda agreed to an 8-year, $25,000,000 contract, with a $1,000,000 signing bonus and $25,000,000 guaranteed.
Kenta Maeda Salary
Kenta Maeda gets an annual average salary of $3,125,000. Maeda will receive a basic salary of $3,000,000 in 2022.
Kenta Maeda Net Worth
Kenta Maeda has a net worth estimation of $5 million to $$10 million