Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 40,587 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they have relied primarily on their Slider (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (73mph). He also rarely throws a Change (84mph) and Sinker (91mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His slider is thrown extremely hard, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut and has less than expected depth. His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His curve has an exceptional bite, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 13 of them in 2022) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight cut action, has a lot of backspin and is slightly firmer than usual. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 5 of them in 2022) 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 and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker.