Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 31,517 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 and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph) and Sinker (95mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, explodes on the hitter and has slightly above average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard, generates a very high amount 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, has primarily 12-6 movement and has slightly below average velo. His sinker is blazing fast, has surprisingly little armside run, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has virtually no sinking action reminiscent of a true sinker. His change is thrown extremely hard, has surprising cut action, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has an extreme amount of backspin.