Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 35,272 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Slider (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
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 much less depth than expected. His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has some added backspin. His curve has an exceptional bite, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, generates more whiffs/swing 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 8 of them in 2019) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, has slight cut action and has an extreme amount of backspin.