Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 28,504 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph), Change using a Vulcan Change grip (86mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (79mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (93mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has some added backspin. His cutter results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has some natural sink. His change has a lot of backspin and is slightly firmer than usual. His curve has a sharp downward bite. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run.