Ian Kennedy

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 18,995 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (79mph), Change using a Vulcan Change grip (85mph) and Cutter (86mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (90mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo, has slight armside run and has some added backspin. His curve has a sharp downward bite. His change has a lot of backspin, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has slightly below average velo. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2015) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has an obvious tail, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and has slightly below average velo.