Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 21,891 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph), Sinker (91mph) and Slow Curve (61mph).

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Basic description of 2014 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is straight as an arrow, has good "rising" action and has well above average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has much less depth than expected and generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve has an exceptional bite, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement and has slightly below average velo. His change is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, has surprising cut action, has an extreme amount of backspin and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2014) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has virtually no sinking action reminiscent of a true sinker. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2014) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.