Kodai Senga Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 202 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/30/1993 (31)
Kodai Senga Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Kodai Senga News
New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga said that he's working on adding a new pitch to his arsenal as he enters his second year in the big leagues. "Yes, but it's still a work in progress so maybe we'll find out soon," Senga said when asked if he was developing a new pitch this spring. The 30-year-old displayed a nasty forkball in his rookie season with the Mets in 2023 and was a big success in his first season, going 12-7 with a 2.98 ERA (3.63 FIP) and 1.22 WHIP with 77 walks and 202 strikeouts in 166 1/3 innings over his 29 starts. The Japanese hurler finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting and could be even harder to hit with a new pitch added to his arsenal. The one knock on Senga last year was that he had a concerning 11.1 percent walk rate and led the league with 14 wild pitches.
New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga wasn't brilliant against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, but he came away with a win nonetheless. Senga gave up two runs over six innings, though he only struck out three and gave up seven hits to go along with two walks. He was able to lower his ERA to a tidy 2.96 on the year and should get two more starts to finish out his first season stateside. The Japanese-born righty moved to 12-7 on the year. And though he walked a few too many people, he was all fantasy managers and the Mets could have asked for this season. He should go into 2024 as a top-25 starting pitcher.
New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga threw seven innings of one-run ball on five hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts for a no-decision on Friday versus the Seattle Mariners. The 30-year-old fired three hitless innings to start the game before J.P. Crawford took him yard for a fourth-inning leadoff home run. Senga was dominant otherwise, matching a season-high figure with 12 punchouts and tallying his fifth straight quality start in this one. The 2023 All-Star will take a strong 3.08 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 176:66 K:BB into his next start tentatively set for Sep. 9 against the Minnesota Twins.
New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga turned in an excellent rookie season in 2023. The 30-year-old made 29 starts, going 12-7 with a 2.98 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 29.1% strikeout rate in 166 1/3 innings pitched. He did walk too many batters with an 11.1% walk rate. However, he lived up to strikeout expectations, with a 12.5% overall swinging-strike rate and a ridiculous 26.8% swinging-strike rate with his "ghost fork". Senga's batted-ball profile was mediocre, and while his 4.00 SIERA was a good deal higher than his ERA, it was encouraging to see him get such strong results in his first MLB season. Senga is currently being drafted at about pick 74 overall, making him the 32nd pitcher off the board. He is currently being drafted just behind starters such as Logan Webb, Max Fried, Logan Gilbert, and Grayson Rodriguez. It is possible that Senga's walks and middling batted-ball profile could catch up to his ERA and WHIP in 2024, but his strikeout value is among the best in the league. As such, fantasy managers could even draft him above those other starters depending on how they shape the front-end of their rotations.