Ian Kennedy

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 17,965 pitches that have been 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 has 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 throws 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.