Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 22,914 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 and Spring Training. In 2015, 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).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, 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 and has less than expected depth. His curve has an exceptional bite, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 9 of them in 2015) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight cut action and has an extreme amount of backspin.