Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 22,250 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change using a Vulcan Change grip (84mph), Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph) and Cutter (87mph).

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Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His change has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His curve has a sharp downward bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink.