Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 27,552 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph), Cutter (87mph) and Change using a Vulcan Change grip (85mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His curve has a sharp downward bite. His cutter has little cutting action, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink. His change has a lot of backspin and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.