Ian Kennedy

Texas Rangers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Ian Kennedy threw 32,229 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Splitter (85mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (79mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (86mph), Change using a Vulcan Change grip (86mph) and Slider (81mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His splitter generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters. His curve using a knuckle curve grip is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 18 of them in 2022) has heavy sink, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has below average velo and has strong cutting action. His change using a vulcan change grip (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, sweeps across the zone, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has below average velo and has some two-plane movement.