Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Ian Kennedy threw 21,270 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph), Change using a Vulcan Change grip (84mph) and Cutter (86mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, has slight armside run and has some added backspin. His curve has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink.