Brett Kennedy
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 200LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 11, #327, San Diego Padres | Fordham
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 1 2 6.75 6 6 0 26.2 18 1.80
2023 1 0 6.50 5 2 0 18 9 1.44
2 Seasons 2 2 6.65 11 8 0 44.2 27 1.66
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 6 1-2 6.75 26.2 18 1.80
2023 5 1-0 6.50 18 9 1.44
2 Seasons 11 2-2 6.65 44.2 27 1.66
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 23 503 96 8 8.3 6.3 88.0 110.2 12.2 32.3 .294 .474 .405 .365 .390 33.3 14.1 9.4 6.75 5.88
2023 28 310 64 4 6.3 4.8 89.5 109.4 13.3 35.9 .263 .405 .352 .339 .329 35.9 10.8 8.4 6.50 4.93
Player 813 160 12 7.5 5.7 88.6 110.2 12.7 33.8 .282 .447 .383 .355 .365 34.4 12.8 9.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kennedy relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(51.6%) ,
Changeup
(28.1%) ,
Sinker
(14.8%) ,
Slider
(5.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 42.7 24.0 27.1 6.3 31.3 39.6 28.1 6.3 29.2 26.0 24.0 3.1 8.3 6.3
2023 40.6 18.8 32.8 7.8 40.6 29.7 29.7 3.1 32.8 29.7 18.8 9.4 6.3 4.8
Player 41.9 21.9 29.4 6.9 35.0 35.6 28.7 5.0 30.6 27.5 21.9 5.6 7.5 5.7
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 160 92.9 18.5 -2.8 -17 12.1 5.0 71
2023 Sinker CIN R 46 91.9 24.1 0.1 0 15.5 0.5 3
2023 Slider CIN R 17 83.8 36.9 -0.9 -2 0.0 -6.0 -100
2023 Changeup CIN R 87 83.6 32.5 -0.5 -1 12.1 -1.8 -13
2018 Slider SD R 121 82.2 36.9 -1.7 -4 0.9 -6.8 -115
2018 4-Seam Fastball SD R 339 91.4 20.0 -2.7 -15 12.5 5.0 67
2018 Changeup SD R 43 82.8 29.0 -3.7 -11 12.1 -1.7 -12
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 2 160 51.6 39 .188 .438 .301 20.6 12.8 13.2 .249 .420 .349 41.4
2023 Changeup -0.8 -1 87 28.1 28 .308 .462 .344 20.8 14.3 18.2 .281 .421 .314 30.4
2023 Sinker -7.8 -4 46 14.8 16 .455 .636 .500 5.3 0.0 0.0 .261 .321 .351 33.3
2023 Slider -1.6 0 17 5.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -5 339 67.4 77 .359 .625 .467 13.4 10.4 11.1 .320 .543 .417 36.2
2018 Slider -0.8 -1 121 24.1 36 .333 .455 .364 32.9 25.0 20.9 .265 .369 .299 32.0
2018 Changeup 4.1 2 43 8.5 14 .167 .417 .223 22.7 7.1 10.0 .238 .396 .253 23.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 83 83.6 91 13.8 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 147 92.9 98 17.7 1:30 1:30 0
2023 Sinker 45 91.9 96 17.7 1:30 2:15 -45
2023 Slider 17 83.8 14 2.5 5:45 6:00 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 127 503 -4 6 -3 -3 -4
2023 83 310 1 1 -3 -2 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 503 45.5 71.2 87.7 25.9 59.2 41.6 53.9 46.5 20.1 8.0 90.0
2023 310 50.3 69.2 87.0 17.5 55.6 46.5 53.0 43.5 18.5 4.5 57.1
Player 813 47.4 70.4 87.5 22.9 58.2 43.4 53.6 45.4 19.5 6.6 81.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 27 20 85
2023 28 17 52
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 23.6 6 4.0 2 3 2 2 33.3
2023 24.9 1 2.2 -1 3 2 0 0.0
Player 23.8 7 6.2 1 6 4 2 28.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 6 5 2 4 4 4 4 5 3 3 4 3 6 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 6 3 6 5 4 3 3 4 6 4 3
2023 1 1 3 4 4 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 1 2 3 2 2 2 3 1 3 4 2 1 2 3 2 2 2 0
Player 7 6 5 8 8 6 6 7 5 6 6 6 8 4 6 7 6 6 5 7 7 6 10 7 5 5 6 6 8 6 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 127 .405 64 0 0.0 63 20 31.7
2023 Shades 83 .352 40 2 5.0 43 19 44.2
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 120 15.2 44.2% 0.0% 111 22.8 0.0% 7.2%
2023 92 16.0 27.2% 1.1% 58 19.8 0.0% 1.7%
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Pitch Distribution