Ian Kennedy

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Ian Kennedy threw 17,965 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph), Change using a Vulcan Change grip (84mph) and Cutter (85mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (93mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2014 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His curve has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, has below average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His sinker has an obvious tail, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker.