Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 25,472 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 Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph), Change using a Vulcan Change grip (86mph) and Cutter (88mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2017 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 curve has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has a lot of backspin, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has little cutting action, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has some natural sink.