Ian Kennedy
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 210LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #21, New York Yankees | Southern California

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 7 5.36 57 0 10 50.1 44 1.57
16 Seasons 104 113 4.14 481 290 66 1888.0 1754 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 57 4-7 5.36 50.1 44 1.57
16 Seasons 481 104-113 4.14 1888.0 1754 1.29

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 30 2911 480 40 8.3 5.6 89.5 110.9 14.7 35.6 .251 .440 .347 .327 .409 39.8 24.4 7.2 4.28 4.46
2016 31 3378 555 43 7.7 5.3 89.3 113.4 19.3 32.4 .240 .433 .312 .323 .379 38.7 22.5 8.1 3.68 4.43
2017 32 2641 458 50 10.9 7.6 89.5 113.3 17.5 35.4 .263 .515 .338 .359 .416 35.8 20.0 9.3 5.38 5.74
2018 33 2060 372 33 8.9 6.4 89.5 116.0 17.5 39.2 .260 .483 .334 .342 .404 37.1 20.3 7.7 4.66 5.06
2019 34 1096 175 11 6.3 4.1 88.6 109.9 14.7 29.7 .219 .367 .291 .274 .350 33.9 27.4 6.4 3.41 3.26
2020 35 261 48 7 14.6 10.1 92.5 112.5 19.8 27.1 .274 .562 .441 .377 .464 45.8 21.7 7.2 9.00 6.36
2021 36 899 147 13 8.8 5.7 90.8 115.4 26.7 35.4 .226 .427 .296 .304 .390 44.9 27.2 7.5 3.19 3.89
2022 37 867 164 20 12.2 8.6 92.2 112.9 21.5 44.5 .288 .514 .360 .374 .437 45.1 19.0 9.5 5.36 6.13
Player 14113 2399 217 9.0 6.2 89.7 116.0 18.1 35.4 .251 .459 .330 .333 .400 38.8 22.5 8.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kennedy relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(81.4%) ,
Changeup
(10.6%) ,
Curveball
(5.8%) ,
Cutter
(2.2%) ,


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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
2015 41.3 21.3 30.0 7.5 35.0 36.0 29.0 2.3 27.5 24.4 26.3 7.1 8.3 5.6
2016 34.2 30.6 24.0 11.2 36.8 34.1 29.2 2.7 23.2 33.3 23.6 7.4 7.7 5.3
2017 36.2 32.5 23.1 8.1 34.9 39.3 25.8 2.8 25.1 31.2 22.3 6.3 10.9 7.6
2018 30.9 29.0 31.2 8.9 34.1 36.6 29.3 2.4 22.6 30.6 24.7 8.9 8.9 6.4
2019 45.7 22.9 22.9 8.6 31.4 37.1 31.4 2.9 35.4 26.9 20.6 5.7 6.3 4.1
2020 39.6 35.4 14.6 10.4 41.7 29.2 29.2 4.2 18.8 27.1 27.1 6.3 14.6 10.1
2021 25.2 38.1 23.1 13.6 32.7 29.9 37.4 3.4 15.0 40.1 25.2 7.5 8.8 5.7
2022 24.4 32.9 34.1 8.5 30.5 41.5 28.0 2.4 17.1 32.3 27.4 7.9 12.2 8.6
Player 35.2 29.0 26.5 9.3 34.7 36.2 29.1 2.7 24.2 30.5 24.3 7.3 9.0 6.2
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Cutter AZ R 19 85.8 33.2 -3.3 -11 3.1 0.2 8
2022 Changeup AZ R 92 85.7 29.0 -2.2 -7 8.4 -5.8 -41
2022 4-Seamer AZ R 706 93.4 14.1 1.7 11 10.4 2.1 25
2022 Curveball AZ R 50 79.6 50.5 -0.8 -2 8.3 -2.4 -23
2021 Cutter PHI R 31 84.4 37.2 -5.5 -17 5.8 3.0 111
2021 Changeup PHI R 77 87.1 24.6 -5.3 -18 14.2 0.0 0
2021 Curveball PHI R 49 80.3 53.2 1.7 3 9.2 -0.9 -9
2021 4-Seamer PHI R 742 94.1 13.3 2.2 14 10.8 2.5 30
2020 4-Seamer KC R 137 93.5 15.6 0.3 2 9.5 1.2 14
2020 Curveball KC R 28 80.5 54.1 4.0 8 9.2 -0.9 -9
2020 Cutter KC R 76 89.7 24.7 1.1 4 0.3 -1.4 -82
2020 Changeup KC R 19 86.7 25.1 -5.5 -18 12.5 -1.0 -7
2020 Sinker KC R 1 93.1 14.7 -8.0 -35 16.2 1.2 8
2019 4-Seamer KC R 733 94.4 15.0 0.9 6 10.2 1.9 23
2019 Curveball KC R 167 80.5 57.1 5.4 10 11.8 1.6 16
2019 Cutter KC R 176 91.3 23.6 1.2 5 0.4 -2.0 -122
2019 Changeup KC R 19 87.9 25.4 -4.0 -14 14.1 -0.6 -4
2018 Slider KC R 30 87.1 29.3 -4.0 -12 0.4 -3.6 -89
2018 Curveball KC R 398 78.2 59.7 4.5 8 9.7 0.0 0
2018 4-Seamer KC R 1,179 91.9 15.2 1.7 10 8.6 1.1 14
2018 Cutter KC R 211 87.7 28.1 -0.5 -2 1.5 -0.6 -30
2018 Changeup KC R 211 85.0 26.2 -5.4 -17 12.8 -0.8 -6
2018 Sinker KC R 24 91.6 19.4 -3.9 -17 14.2 -0.4 -3
2017 4-Seamer KC R 1,049 92.0 13.4 2.1 14 11.1 3.2 41
2017 Slider KC R 321 85.9 31.5 -1.5 -5 1.9 -5.2 -159
2017 Changeup KC R 291 85.1 25.4 -4.1 -14 17.1 3.4 25
2017 Sinker KC R 561 92.1 17.4 -3.9 -18 16.0 1.2 8
2017 Curveball KC R 414 77.8 58.1 5.1 10 6.6 -2.9 -31
2016 Changeup KC R 394 84.5 28.0 -1.8 -6 13.4 0.6 4
2016 Slider KC R 274 86.5 30.7 -0.6 -2 2.1 -2.2 -51
2016 Sinker KC R 285 93.3 16.7 -3.2 -16 14.5 0.5 3
2016 Curveball KC R 462 77.8 58.8 5.3 10 11.9 0.9 8
2016 4-Seamer KC R 1,935 92.7 14.8 0.2 1 10.8 3.3 44
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.5 -3 706 81.4 185 .238 .451 .337 17.7 17.8 18.0 .279 .521 .377 48.1
2022 Changeup 5.2 5 92 10.6 28 .385 .500 .441 36.2 28.6 16.0 .321 .462 .366 33.3
2022 Curveball 5.0 3 50 5.8 8 .571 1.143 .631 8.3 0.0 0.0 .274 .429 .356 25.0
2022 Cutter 11.6 2 19 2.2 8 .500 1.000 .744 15.4 37.5 21.4 .367 .616 .424 40.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.6 -12 742 82.5 179 .207 .372 .282 27.1 27.4 21.2 .211 .396 .290 46.6
2021 Changeup 3.5 3 77 8.6 25 .333 .667 .468 30.6 24.0 15.4 .309 .580 .387 27.8
2021 Curveball 3.5 2 49 5.5 17 .188 .625 .350 28.6 41.2 25.0 .272 .591 .378 66.7
2021 Cutter -1.4 0 31 3.4 4 .000 .000 .000 11.1 0.0 0.0 .131 .139 .120 25.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.8 2 137 52.5 34 .290 .613 .453 21.1 23.5 17.8 .253 .544 .355 50.0
2020 Cutter 3.1 2 76 29.1 16 .438 .625 .463 18.9 6.3 10.0 .318 .478 .341 33.3
2020 Curveball 14.3 4 28 10.7 10 .333 1.111 .661 23.1 30.0 21.4 .289 .776 .466 66.7
2020 Changeup 5.7 1 19 7.3 8 .167 .667 .425 30.0 37.5 18.8 .249 .590 .434 33.3
2020 Sinker 1.8 0 1 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.6 -12 733 66.9 171 .209 .314 .268 25.3 30.4 21.7 .206 .370 .281 42.3
2019 Cutter 0.9 2 176 16.1 32 .469 .500 .447 18.4 9.4 12.0 .307 .373 .292 13.8
2019 Curveball 1.9 3 167 15.2 53 .308 .462 .340 24.7 26.4 15.7 .217 .385 .259 28.9
2019 Changeup 1.9 0 19 1.7 8 .143 .143 .200 25.0 50.0 28.6 .118 .137 .185 0.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.3 4 1,179 57.2 264 .277 .557 .382 15.8 18.6 14.9 .259 .548 .373 41.8
2018 Curveball 0.1 0 399 19.4 103 .240 .310 .263 21.0 23.3 14.9 .260 .411 .301 35.5
2018 Cutter 2.2 5 211 10.2 58 .345 .436 .378 22.4 10.3 14.3 .354 .578 .415 28.6
2018 Changeup -1.9 -4 211 10.2 70 .141 .266 .220 28.8 31.4 27.2 .184 .306 .242 34.9
2018 Slider -2.1 -1 30 1.5 11 .300 .300 .270 25.0 27.3 60.0 .160 .185 .153 0.0
2018 Sinker 6.4 2 24 1.2 7 .750 1.250 .800 0.0 14.3 20.0 .468 .736 .572 50.0
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 -2 1,049 39.7 249 .237 .498 .353 20.6 20.5 17.8 .259 .525 .374 39.3
2017 Sinker 0.1 1 561 21.2 138 .246 .534 .384 18.1 18.8 13.5 .301 .660 .433 47.4
2017 Curveball 3.5 14 414 15.7 94 .297 .505 .356 24.8 25.5 16.9 .271 .482 .319 36.8
2017 Slider 0.8 2 321 12.2 85 .244 .410 .312 21.6 11.8 16.1 .238 .393 .288 15.7
2017 Changeup -0.2 0 291 11.0 84 .192 .384 .305 33.3 23.8 20.4 .230 .420 .322 29.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 17 86.7 99 16.5 2:00 1:45 15
2020 Curveball 24 80.4 74 17.8 7:30 7:15 15
2020 Cutter 61 89.7 61 8.0 12:45 12:00 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 122 93.4 94 18.0 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Changeup 76 87.1 98 18.3 1:45 1:45 0
2021 Curveball 49 80.3 63 16.5 7:30 7:15 15
2021 Cutter 31 84.4 37 7.2 8:45 9:15 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 739 94.1 98 20.5 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Changeup 84 85.7 86 12.3 1:30 1:45 -15
2022 Curveball 50 79.6 57 14.3 7:45 7:30 15
2022 Cutter 17 86.0 28 4.5 11:30 10:15 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 701 93.4 97 20.1 1:15 1:00 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 187 765 5 -3 3 7 12
2010 807 3,156 -14 -28 17 12 -13
2011 957 3,618 -33 -34 17 13 -36
2012 895 3,366 5 -27 12 15 4
2013 793 3,087 4 -18 24 14 23
2014 841 3,377 -7 -30 15 13 -9
2015 706 2,890 27 -31 15 9 20
2016 817 3,377 -26 -18 18 12 -13
2017 650 2,636 -5 -17 28 8 15
2018 513 2,056 2 -16 15 6 6
2019 264 1,095 -6 -13 10 2 -7
2020 68 261 7 -1 2 3 10
2021 225 899 -8 -9 5 3 -8
2022 229 867 3 -6 7 3 6
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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 %
2015 2,911 47.2 67.2 80.2 28.6 61.4 44.9 61.7 46.9 24.9 6.1 76.3
2016 3,378 49.1 66.6 81.4 28.7 63.6 45.1 62.0 47.3 23.3 6.7 75.8
2017 2,641 50.9 67.5 81.3 23.0 63.0 44.2 58.2 45.7 22.3 7.7 74.5
2018 2,060 50.0 67.0 84.2 27.1 69.9 46.4 62.7 47.1 19.1 6.5 84.3
2019 1,096 51.4 69.1 81.7 26.1 57.6 38.9 61.1 48.3 24.2 8.8 78.1
2020 261 54.0 71.6 80.2 29.2 71.4 41.8 66.2 52.1 21.3 8.0 81.0
2021 899 53.8 75.4 77.0 28.9 56.7 44.2 68.4 53.9 27.2 8.5 84.2
2022 867 51.0 75.6 81.4 23.5 77.0 46.3 67.0 50.1 19.4 7.3 88.9
Player 14,113 49.9 68.4 81.2 26.9 63.9 44.6 62.1 47.7 22.9 7.1 78.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! 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
2015 23 38 14 8 43 1 3 13 4 75 54 67 41 40 86 78 68
2016 34 61 31 15 52 3 16 28 16 62 44 51 46 51 85 67 74
2017 9 28 4 1 27 1 1 5 27 37 33 36 6 41 77 62 83
2018 15 22 4 3 40 12 11 17 34 38 58 10 38 29 74 71 73
2019 86 78 75 70 90 69 64 50 72 75 75 42 17 63 79 74 72
2020 39 72 65
2021 58 68 33 14 76 67 33 9 10 74 62 60 59 59 87 67
2022 1 2 1 1 2 41 2 1 7 24 27 8 2 45 92 60 75
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.2 33 35.1 -2 13 30 11 33.3
2017 22.9 34 34.7 -1 12 25 15 44.1
2018 23.2 20 21.4 -1 10 14 11 55.0
2019 23.4 6 7.3 -1 4 8 1 16.7
2020 22.7 7 6.7 0 1 4 3 42.9
2021 24.2 12 11.6 0 2 5 7 58.3
2022 22.9 11 11.0 0 6 14 2 18.2
Player 22.9 123 127.8 -5 48 100 50 40.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 33 34 43 27 35 39 33 39 37 28 39 37 21 32 36 38 37 38 25 37 46 19 33 35 29 41 49 35 27 34 49
2017 34 35 39 33 36 39 35 34 37 30 36 37 28 30 36 39 35 37 22 34 43 31 33 34 35 34 39 30 31 37 42
2018 20 25 26 17 22 22 21 26 22 17 20 19 17 19 20 24 21 24 15 21 25 20 21 20 22 26 24 16 25 18 26
2019 6 10 10 6 7 9 7 8 8 5 13 8 3 3 4 8 7 9 2 4 9 6 6 7 7 11 10 5 8 7 12
2020 7 7 7 6 7 7 0 7 7 5 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 4 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 8 6 8 7 7
2021 12 11 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 9 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 12
2022 11 13 13 11 12 16 11 14 11 7 11 7 6 6 6 13 11 15 9 11 16 12 10 10 11 10 17 9 12 4 17
Player 123 135 150 111 130 144 119 140 134 103 137 127 93 105 119 141 130 142 89 126 158 106 122 124 123 141 159 113 122 118 165
! 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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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.9 92.8 0.9 92.1 -0.7 91.2 -0.9 93.8 2.6 92.1 -1.7 93.7 1.6 93.2 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 84.5 0.6 85.1 0.6 85 -0.1 87.9 2.9 86.7 -1.2 87.1 0.4 85.7 -1.4
Breaking Velocity 80.4 81 0.6 81.4 0.4 78.9 -2.5 80.5 1.6 80.5 0 80.3 -0.2 79.6 -0.7
Exit Velocity 89.5 89.3 -0.2 89.5 0.2 89.5 0 88.6 -0.9 92.5 3.9 90.8 -1.7 92.2 1.4
Launch Angle 14.7 19.3 4.6 17.5 -1.8 17.5 0 14.7 -2.8 19.8 5.1 26.7 6.9 21.5 -5.2
Barrel % 8.3 7.7 -0.6 10.9 3.2 8.9 -2 6.3 -2.6 14.6 8.3 8.8 -5.8 12.2 3.4
Hard Hit % 39.8 38.7 -1.1 35.8 -2.9 37.1 1.3 33.9 -3.2 45.8 11.9 44.9 -0.9 45.1 0.2
Sweet Spot % 35.6 32.4 -3.2 35.4 3 39.2 3.8 29.7 -9.5 27.1 -2.6 35.4 8.3 44.5 9.1
xBA .251 .24 -0.011 .263 0.023 .26 -0.003 .219 -0.041 .274 0.055 .226 -0.048 .288 0.062
BA .258 .236 -0.022 .246 0.01 .265 0.019 .261 -0.004 .323 0.062 .216 -0.107 .278 0.062
xwOBA .327 .323 -0.004 .359 0.036 .342 -0.017 .274 -0.068 .377 0.103 .304 -0.073 .374 0.07
wOBA .347 .312 -0.035 .338 0.026 .334 -0.004 .291 -0.043 .441 0.15 .296 -0.145 .36 0.064
xSLG .44 .433 -0.007 .515 0.082 .483 -0.032 .367 -0.116 .562 0.195 .427 -0.135 .514 0.087
SLG .497 .413 -0.084 .485 0.072 .456 -0.029 .363 -0.093 .694 0.331 .418 -0.276 .502 0.084
K% 24.4 22.5 -1.9 20 -2.5 20.3 0.3 27.4 7.1 21.7 -5.7 27.2 5.5 19 -8.2
BB% 7.2 8.1 0.9 9.3 1.2 7.7 -1.6 6.4 -1.3 7.2 0.8 7.5 0.3 9.5 2
Swing % 46.9 47.3 0.4 45.7 -1.6 47.1 1.4 48.3 1.2 52.1 3.8