Ian Kennedy

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 18,527 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), Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (79mph) and Cutter (88mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (94mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball results in many more groundballs 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, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups and has a lot of backspin. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2015) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has little cutting action and has some natural sink. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2015) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has slight armside run.