Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 29,948 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (81mph), also mixing in a Cutter (92mph). He also rarely throws a Change using a Vulcan Change grip (88mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His curve has an exceptional bite, is slightly harder than usual, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has well above average velo. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2019) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade.