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Clayton Kershaw
Trending: ↑ 10%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #7, Los Angeles Dodgers | Highland Park HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 6 2 2.16 10 10 0 58.1 62 0.84
13 Seasons 175 76 2.43 357 354 0 2333.0 2526 1.00
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 10 6-2 2.16 58.1 62 0.84
13 Seasons 357 175-76 2.43 2333.0 2526 1.00

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 888 150 12 8.0 87.8 7.9 29.3 .217 .387 .247 .263 .347 34.0 28.1 3.6 2.16 3.11
2019 2672 472 32 6.8 88.7 11.6 31.1 .235 .405 .281 .296 .381 34.1 26.8 5.8 3.03 3.68
2018 2364 462 25 5.4 88 9.3 29.9 .240 .372 .272 .285 .355 35.4 23.8 4.5 2.73 3.26
2017 2521 446 28 6.3 85.3 10.3 30.3 .216 .371 .258 .270 .368 27.2 29.7 4.4 2.31 2.93
2016 2062 359 16 4.5 86.9 9.3 27.9 .196 .302 .204 .226 .321 27.3 31.6 2.0 1.69 2.02
2015 3392 542 18 3.3 85.6 8.9 29.0 .195 .281 .231 .235 .332 24.4 33.8 4.7 2.13 2.15
ALL 13899 2431 131 5.4 86.9 9.8 29.7 .216 .347 .250 .262 .352 29.9 29.3 4.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kershaw relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.1%) ,
Slider
(39.9%) ,
Curveball
(18.8%) ,
Changeup
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 365 266 99 41.1 91.6 69 64 13 6 2 1 4 13 52 0.203 0.257 0.453 0.553 0.286 0.336 90.9 21 2484 18.2 18.3
2020 Slider 354 276 78 39.9 87.8 109 104 20 12 6 0 2 35 69 0.192 0.187 0.308 0.285 0.230 0.222 86.1 -4 2676 35.0 22.7
2020 Curveball 167 148 19 18.8 74.1 43 43 8 4 2 0 2 14 29 0.186 0.227 0.372 0.391 0.228 0.254 84.6 12 2536 24.7 20.6
2020 Changeup 2 2 0 0.2 86.9 2178
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1130 858 272 43.9 90.3 247 218 50 27 11 1 11 34 188 0.229 0.256 0.440 0.441 0.314 0.331 86.8 21 2477 17.8 16.1
2019 Slider 1006 815 191 39.1 86.9 315 296 64 46 6 1 11 103 195 0.216 0.233 0.355 0.390 0.262 0.286 91.0 6 2668 34.1 24.8
2019 Curveball 423 339 84 16.4 73.5 113 110 20 11 3 1 5 47 64 0.182 0.216 0.364 0.395 0.229 0.265 87.0 6 2463 35.1 25.8
2019 Changeup 16 16 0 0.6 85.2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.333 0.236 0.333 0.264 0.290 0.229 83.3 24 2210 33.3 0.0
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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
2020 Curveball LAD L 143 74.1 65.7 2.4 4 4.3 -6.2 -59
2020 Slider LAD L 324 87.9 27.4 -4.9 -15 4.7 1.2 35
2020 Changeup LAD L 2 86.9 19.6 -9.3 -32 11.7 -1.5 -11
2020 4-Seamer LAD L 333 91.6 13.2 2.7 17 0.6 -6.9 -109
2019 Changeup LAD L 16 85.2 19.9 -10.3 -34 10.6 -2.5 -19
2019 4-Seamer LAD L 1130 90.3 14.6 2.4 14 1.2 -7.3 -120
2019 Slider LAD L 1005 86.9 28.8 -5.3 -16 4.8 1 27
2019 Curveball LAD L 423 73.5 68 3.7 6 3.4 -6.8 -66
2018 4-Seamer LAD L 993 90.8 14 2.9 17 0.7 -7.2 -112
2018 Changeup LAD L 11 84.8 20.6 -10.4 -34 9.5 -3.5 -27
2018 Curveball LAD L 388 72.9 69.4 4.4 7 2.8 -6.6 -70
2018 Slider LAD L 968 88 24.1 -7.6 -24 4.3 0.7 20
2017 Curveball LAD L 412 73.3 65.9 3.5 6 1 -8.7 -90
2017 Sinker LAD L 28 94.6 10.7 -9 -46 12.3 -2.8 -19
2017 Changeup LAD L 25 86 15.4 -12.1 -44 10.9 -2.4 -18
2017 4-Seamer LAD L 1139 92.8 9.3 5 35 0.7 -6.7 -91
2017 Slider LAD L 836 88.6 23.1 -6.5 -22 3.5 0.6 19
2016 4-Seamer LAD L 1020 93.6 8.9 4.5 34 0.5 -8.6 -106
2016 Sinker LAD L 18 94.6 12.4 -5.5 -31 9.3 -5.5 -37
2016 Curveball LAD L 319 73.6 67.2 5 8 3 -6.3 -68
2016 Changeup LAD L 6 87.7 19.8 -7 -26 12.7 -0.7 -5
2016 Slider LAD L 682 88.5 26.9 -2 -7 5.8 3.6 164
2015 Slider LAD L 911 88.6 27.7 -1.7 -6 5.3 3 128
2015 4-Seamer LAD L 1674 94.2 9.9 3.3 25 0.4 -8.5 -104
2015 Curveball LAD L 601 74 66.2 5 8 3.3 -5.1 -61
2015 Changeup LAD L 7 88.3 15.8 -9.9 -38 8.7 -4.5 -34
2015 Sinker LAD L 106 93.7 11.9 -6.6 -36 5.8 -8.7 -60
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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 %
2020 Changeup 2.1 0 2 0.2
2020 Slider -2.4 -9 354 39.9 109 0.192 0.308 0.245 35.0 32.1 22.7 0.187 0.285 0.223 31.9
2020 4-Seamer -1.5 -5 365 41.1 69 0.203 0.453 0.312 18.2 18.8 18.3 0.257 0.553 0.336 44.2
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 167 18.8 43 0.186 0.372 0.235 24.7 32.6 20.6 0.227 0.391 0.254 20.7
2019 Slider -0.6 -6 1006 37.6 315 0.216 0.355 0.276 34.1 32.7 24.8 0.233 0.390 0.287 41.0
2019 4-Seamer -1.5 -17 1130 42.3 247 0.229 0.440 0.331 17.8 13.8 16.1 0.256 0.441 0.335 27.1
2019 Curveball -0.8 -3 423 15.8 113 0.182 0.364 0.238 35.1 41.6 25.8 0.216 0.395 0.266 34.4
2019 Changeup 4.3 1 16 0.6 3 0.333 0.333 0.450 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.236 0.264 0.229 33.3
2018 Slider -2.0 -19 968 40.9 315 0.178 0.279 0.233 25.9 27.6 23.1 0.198 0.286 0.236 33.8
2018 4-Seamer 0.1 1 993 42.0 234 0.302 0.526 0.386 16.0 14.5 16.9 0.304 0.521 0.376 41.8
2018 Curveball -1.5 -6 388 16.4 98 0.198 0.229 0.199 32.7 33.7 23.6 0.226 0.312 0.243 19.0
2018 Changeup 0.7 0 11 0.5 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 100.0 100.0 0.000
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -12 1139 45.2 313 0.250 0.436 0.322 16.0 19.8 21.3 0.257 0.459 0.319 27.7
2017 Slider -1.7 -14 836 33.2 223 0.215 0.298 0.268 44.9 39.0 30.6 0.185 0.280 0.239 26.1
2017 Curveball -1.1 -4 412 16.3 106 0.146 0.320 0.206 35.3 42.5 27.8 0.179 0.315 0.215 28.3
2017 Sinker 1.1 0 28 1.1 8 0.125 0.500 0.250 15.4 12.5 7.1 0.229 0.519 0.311 14.3
2017 Changeup -4.4 -1 25 1.0 6 0.000 0.000 0.000 25.0 0.0 0.148 0.373 0.215 33.3
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 334 1314 -9 -21 6 4 -20
2019 704 2661 -17 -23 8 8 -25
2018 763 2789 -10 -33 10 8 -25
2017 783 2931 -25 -37 15 10 -37
2016 639 2430 -20 -28 0 4 -44
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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 %
2020 888 53.6 67.2 80.0 29.4 52.1 41.3 69.7 49.7 27.7 10.2 68.1
2019 2672 48.3 68.6 83.3 34.0 50.2 43.3 67.6 50.7 27.7 7.4 75.8
2018 2364 52.4 71.6 83.2 28.6 59.9 44.8 70.6 51.1 22.9 9.0 75.5
2017 2521 52.0 69.0 78.7 31.5 49.2 42.9 69.4 51.3 30.0 7.1 77.6
2016 2062 54.1 66.1 77.8 34.0 48.0 43.9 69.7 51.4 31.3 9.6 73.1
2015 3392 52.5 67.5 75.8 32.9 48.0 43.2 68.3 51.1 32.7 8.2 74.5
ALL 13899 51.9 68.4 79.5 32.1 50.7 43.4 69.1 51.0 29.1 8.3 74.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 53.3 21.3 20.0 5.3 44.0 37.3 18.7 3.3 42.7 20.7 18.0 6.7 8.0
2019 49.2 20.3 21.8 8.7 47.0 33.9 19.1 2.3 37.1 23.3 23.3 4.2 6.8
2018 49.6 18.6 23.6 8.2 42.2 36.8 21.0 2.6 36.4 22.3 27.3 4.3 5.4
2017 48.7 20.4 22.4 8.5 37.2 39.2 23.5 4.9 33.9 23.1 22.4 4.3 6.3
2016 51.3 18.1 24.8 5.8 40.4 34.5 25.1 1.7 41.8 23.7 22.6 3.9 4.5
2015 52.2 15.1 25.1 7.6 37.5 40.4 22.1 3.7 39.5 20.3 25.1 3.5 3.3
ALL 50.4 18.6 23.3 7.7 41.0 37.2 21.8 3.1 37.9 22.3 23.9 4.2 5.4
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 221 .247 168 146 86.9 53 44 83.0
2019 706 .281 549 363 66.1 157 79 50.3
2018 648 .272 505 60 11.9 143 34 23.8
2017 658 .264 523 15 2.9 135 12 8.9
2016 533 .204 393 13 3.3 140 30 21.4

Pitch Distribution