Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 37,017 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 Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph) and Sinker (88mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, has essentially average velo and has some added backspin. His slider is thrown extremely hard, has much less depth than expected and results in many 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 16 of them in 2019) has surprising cut action, is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs 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 2 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and has slightly below average velo.