Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 35,107 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Slider (88mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph).


In 2021, compared to other LHP:
His slider is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, has less than expected depth and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow and has essentially average velo. His curve has an exceptional bite, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 16 of them in 2021) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run and has virtually no sinking action reminiscent of a true sinker.