Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 27,656 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph) and Slow Curve (47mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, explodes on the hitter, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has well above average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard, has much less depth than expected, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve has an exceptional bite, 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 12 of them in 2016) is thrown extremely hard, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight cut action and has an extreme amount of backspin. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2016) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.