Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 23,352 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change using a Vulcan Change grip (84mph), Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph) and Cutter (87mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (92mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His change has a lot of backspin. His curve has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His cutter generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2016) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers.