Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 28,586 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 (94mph) and Slider (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph) and Sinker (95mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, explodes on the hitter, has well above average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His slider is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, has much less depth than expected and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve has an exceptional bite, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement and has slightly below average velo. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2017) is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, has surprising cut action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups and has an extreme amount of backspin. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 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, is blazing fast, has surprisingly little armside run and has virtually no sinking action reminiscent of a true sinker.