Ian Kennedy

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 18,791 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 (93mph), also mixing in a Change using a Vulcan Change grip (85mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (79mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (87mph) and Sinker (92mph).

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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 change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2015) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2015) generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink.