Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2020, Ian Kennedy threw 30,770 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Cutter (92mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (81mph). He also rarely threw a Change using a Vulcan Change grip (88mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slight armside run and has slightly above average velo. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has well above average velo and has little cutting action. His curve has a sharp downward bite, is slightly harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 19 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade.