Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Ian Kennedy threw 29,607 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (79mph), Cutter (88mph) and Change using a Vulcan Change grip (86mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (92mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has some added backspin. His curve has a sharp downward bite. His cutter is a prototypical pitch with few remarkable qualities. His change has a lot of backspin and is slightly firmer than usual. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 11 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.