Ian Kennedy

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Ian Kennedy has thrown 27,030 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 (92mph), also mixing in a Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph), Change using a Vulcan Change grip (85mph) and Cutter (87mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph).

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. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and has a lot of backspin. His cutter has little cutting action, 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 2017) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has less armside run than typical.