Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 24,830 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change using a Vulcan Change grip (85mph), Cutter (88mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 14 of them in 2017) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has a lot of backspin. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 14 of them in 2017) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters and has little cutting action. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 11 of them in 2017) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite.