Ian Kennedy
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 210LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #21, New York Yankees | Southern California
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 1 3.20 55 0 26 56.1 62 1.10
2022 4 7 5.36 57 0 10 50.1 44 1.57
2023 0 1 7.16 16 0 0 16.1 21 1.41
17 Seasons 104 114 4.16 497 290 66 1,904.1 1,775 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 55 3-1 3.20 56.1 62 1.10
2022 57 4-7 5.36 50.1 44 1.57
2023 16 0-1 7.16 16.1 21 1.41
17 Seasons 497 104-114 4.16 1,904.1 1,775 1.29
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .408 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 .239 .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 14.8 30.3 .219 .369 .291 .275 .351 34.3 27.4 6.4 3.41 3.28
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
2023 38 314 45 4 8.9 5.3 90.9 109.5 18.9 33.3 .232 .389 .347 .318 .389 51.1 28.0 9.3 7.16 4.27
Player 14427 2444 221 9.0 6.2 89.7 116.0 18.1 35.4 .250 .458 .331 .333 .400 39.0 22.6 8.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kennedy relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(60.8%) ,
Split Finger
(33.4%) ,
Cutter
(4.5%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(1.3%) ,


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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 6.3 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
2023 35.6 40.0 17.8 6.7 40.0 28.9 31.1 6.7 22.2 28.9 24.4 8.9 8.9 5.3
Player 35.2 29.2 26.4 9.2 34.8 36.1 29.1 2.7 24.2 30.4 24.3 7.3 9.0 6.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 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 Curveball TEX R 4 79.5 52.1 0.4 1 5.0 -5.3 -52
2023 Split-Finger TEX R 104 84.7 30.1 -4.1 -12 7.0 -4.8 -41
2023 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 191 92.4 14.5 2.3 14 9.0 0.9 11
2023 Cutter TEX R 14 84.3 35.3 -3.5 -11 3.2 0.5 17
2022 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 706 93.4 14.1 1.7 11 10.4 2.1 25
2022 Curveball AZ R 35 79.0 54.6 1.9 4 7.4 -3.1 -29
2022 Split-Finger AZ R 84 85.5 29.5 -2.8 -9 7.8 -4.5 -37
2022 Slider AZ R 15 81.0 41.0 0.9 2 10.4 1.4 15
2022 Changeup AZ R 9 87.6 24.6 -5.7 -19 13.4 -1.1 -8
2022 Cutter AZ R 18 85.9 33.4 -4.4 -15 3.2 0.7 27
2021 Cutter PHI R 11 87.1 31.0 -2.7 -9 2.7 0.5 22
2021 Slider PHI R 23 82.8 40.7 1.9 5 7.6 0.5 7
2021 Changeup PHI R 77 87.1 24.6 -5.3 -18 14.2 0.0 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 742 94.1 13.3 2.2 14 10.8 2.5 29
2021 Curveball PHI R 46 80.2 54.0 2.0 4 9.3 -0.7 -7
2020 Curveball KC R 28 80.5 54.1 3.7 7 9.2 -0.8 -8
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 -8.2 -36 16.2 1.1 8
2020 Cutter KC R 83 89.8 24.5 1.1 4 0.1 -1.5 -91
2020 4-Seam Fastball KC R 130 93.6 15.3 0.7 4 10.0 1.5 18
2019 Cutter KC R 177 91.3 23.6 1.2 5 0.4 -2.0 -123
2019 Curveball KC R 167 80.5 57.1 5.1 10 11.8 2.1 21
2019 Changeup KC R 19 87.9 25.4 -4.0 -14 14.1 -0.6 -4
2019 4-Seam Fastball KC R 733 94.4 15.0 0.9 6 10.2 1.9 23
2018 Sinker KC R 24 91.6 19.4 -3.9 -17 14.2 -0.4 -3
2018 Cutter KC R 211 87.7 28.1 -0.5 -2 1.5 -0.7 -31
2018 Changeup KC R 211 85.0 26.2 -5.4 -17 12.8 -0.8 -6
2018 Curveball KC R 398 78.2 59.7 4.4 8 9.7 0.1 1
2018 Slider KC R 30 87.1 29.3 -4.0 -12 0.4 -3.5 -89
2018 4-Seam Fastball KC R 1,179 91.9 15.2 1.7 10 8.6 1.1 14
2017 Curveball KC R 414 77.8 58.1 5.0 9 6.6 -2.7 -30
2017 Sinker KC R 561 92.1 17.4 -3.9 -18 16.0 1.2 8
2017 Changeup KC R 291 85.1 25.4 -4.1 -14 17.1 3.3 24
2017 Slider KC R 321 85.9 31.5 -1.5 -4 1.9 -5.1 -161
2017 4-Seam Fastball KC R 1,049 92.0 13.4 2.1 14 11.1 3.2 41
2016 Curveball KC R 462 77.8 59.6 3.6 6 11.9 1.2 11
2016 Changeup KC R 394 84.5 28.5 -3.3 -10 13.4 0.5 4
2016 4-Seam Fastball KC R 1,935 92.7 15.2 1.7 10 10.8 3.4 45
2016 Sinker KC R 285 93.3 18.1 -3.8 -17 14.5 0.5 4
2016 Slider KC R 274 86.5 31.4 -2.2 -6 2.1 -2.0 -49
2015 4-Seam Fastball SD R 1,676 91.9 15.5 1.7 10 9.3 1.9 26
2015 Sinker SD R 76 92.4 18.9 -4.4 -19 14.9 0.5 4
2015 Curveball SD R 426 77.7 60.8 4.8 9 11.8 1.2 11
2015 Slider SD R 228 85.6 33.4 -2.2 -6 3.8 -1.0 -21
2015 Changeup SD R 414 83.9 29.8 -2.2 -7 12.5 -0.5 -4
! 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 -4.0 -8 191 60.8 49 .302 .581 .417 25.5 20.4 18.5 .282 .480 .364 61.8
2023 Split-Finger 0.6 1 105 33.4 24 .100 .100 .192 52.3 45.8 21.6 .118 .150 .212 11.1
2023 Cutter -4.4 -1 14 4.5 2 .500 2.000 1.000 50.0 0.0 -- .288 .819 .453 50.0
2023 Curveball -3.4 0 4 1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 3 706 81.4 185 .238 .451 .337 17.7 17.8 18.0 .279 .521 .377 48.1
2022 Split-Finger -5.5 -5 84 9.7 26 .417 .500 .462 38.1 26.9 15.9 .344 .437 .370 29.4
2022 Curveball -4.0 -1 35 4.0 6 .600 1.200 .633 12.5 0.0 0.0 .288 .492 .401 33.3
2022 Cutter -9.9 -2 18 2.1 7 .429 1.000 .721 16.7 42.9 23.1 .288 .544 .356 50.0
2022 Slider -7.2 -1 15 1.7 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .241 .272 .221 0.0
2022 Changeup -6.2 -1 9 1.0 3 .333 .667 .417 16.7 33.3 14.3 .335 .880 .513 50.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 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 -4.0 -2 46 5.1 16 .200 .667 .372 26.3 37.5 24.0 .290 .630 .401 66.7
2021 Slider -0.3 0 23 2.6 3 .000 .000 .000 20.0 33.3 7.1 .011 .016 .012 0.0
2021 Cutter 5.5 1 11 1.2 2 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .246 .255 .222 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -2 130 49.8 33 .300 .633 .439 20.3 24.2 17.8 .254 .555 .359 52.2
2020 Cutter -3.9 -3 83 31.8 17 .412 .588 .488 20.5 5.9 10.0 .313 .463 .334 31.3
2020 Curveball -14.3 -4 28 10.7 10 .333 1.111 .661 23.1 30.0 21.4 .289 .777 .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-Seam Fastball 1.6 12 733 66.9 171 .209 .314 .268 25.3 30.4 21.7 .206 .370 .281 42.3
2019 Cutter -0.6 -1 177 16.1 33 .455 .485 .433 18.2 9.1 12.0 .305 .386 .296 16.7
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-Seam Fastball -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 Changeup 1.9 4 211 10.2 70 .141 .266 .220 28.8 31.4 27.2 .184 .305 .242 34.9
2018 Cutter -2.2 -5 211 10.2 58 .345 .436 .378 22.4 10.3 14.3 .354 .578 .415 28.6
2018 Slider 2.2 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-Seam Fastball 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 .392 .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.
! 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 Cutter 14 84.3 21 4.5 11:15 9:45 90
2023 4-Seam Fastball 191 92.4 96 19.5 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Splitter 88 84.9 89 11.4 1:30 1:45 -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
2022 Splitter 75 85.5 85 11.7 1:30 1:45 -15
2022 Knuckle Curve 35 79.0 62 15.4 7:30 7:00 30
2022 Slider 15 81.0 45 11.6 8:15 8:45 -30
2021 Changeup 76 87.1 98 18.3 1:45 1:45 0
2021 Cutter 11 87.1 34 4.9 12:30 10:45 105
2021 4-Seam Fastball 739 94.1 98 20.5 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Knuckle Curve 46 80.2 64 17.0 7:30 7:15 15
2021 Slider 23 82.8 38 8.7 7:45 8:30 -45
2020 Changeup 17 86.7 99 16.5 2:00 1:45 15
2020 Cutter 68 89.9 63 8.2 12:45 12:00 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 115 93.6 95 18.5 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Knuckle Curve 24 80.4 74 17.8 7:30 7:15 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 -16 -12 13
2011 957 3,618 33 33 -17 -13 36
2012 895 3,366 -5 27 -12 -14 -4
2013 793 3,087 -4 18 -24 -14 -24
2014 841 3,377 6 31 -15 -13 9
2015 706 2,890 -27 31 -15 -9 -20
2016 817 3,377 25 18 -18 -13 14
2017 650 2,636 4 17 -28 -8 -15
2018 513 2,056 -1 16 -15 -6 -6
2019 265 1,096 7 13 -11 -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
2023 75 314 -5 2 -3 -2 -8
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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 47.3 67.1 80.2 28.7 61.3 44.9 61.7 46.9 24.9 6.1 76.4
2016 3,378 49.2 66.6 81.5 28.6 63.3 45.2 62.0 47.3 23.3 6.7 75.9
2017 2,641 50.9 67.5 81.3 23.0 63.1 44.3 58.2 45.7 22.3 7.7 74.5
2018 2,060 49.9 67.1 84.2 27.1 69.9 46.4 62.7 47.1 19.1 6.5 84.3
2019 1,096 51.5 69.1 81.8 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 53.7 75.6 77.0 28.8 56.7 44.2 68.4 53.9 27.2 8.6 84.4
2022 867 51.1 75.6 81.2 23.3 77.8 46.3 67.0 50.1 19.4 7.3 88.9
2023 314 44.3 72.7 78.2 28.0 40.8 40.1 53.3 47.8 34.0 6.7 90.5
Player 14,427 49.8 68.5 81.2 26.9 63.3 44.5 61.9 47.7 23.1 7.1 78.9
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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 37 14 8 43 1 3 13 4 75 54 67 41 36 86 77 67
2016 34 62 31 15 52 3 16 28 16 62 44 51 46 47 86 68 73
2017 9 27 4 1 26 1 1 5 27 37 33 36 6 37 79 61 82
2018 14 22 4 3 41 12 11 17 34 38 58 10 37 34 85 71 75
2019 86 77 73 68 91 69 64 50 69 75 75 42 17 70 89 74 75
2020 54 91 66
2021 58 67 33 14 76 67 33 9 10 74 62 60 58 62 90 67
2022 1 2 1 1 2 41 2 1 7 24 27 8 2 41 94 75
2023 24 81 66
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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 36.3 -3 10 32 12 36.4
2017 22.9 34 35.0 -1 10 24 17 50.0
2018 23.2 20 21.9 -2 10 14 11 55.0
2019 23.4 6 7.8 -2 3 9 1 16.7
2020 22.7 7 6.6 0 1 4 3 42.9
2021 24.2 12 11.4 1 1 7 5 41.7
2022 22.9 11 10.5 1 4 14 1 9.1
2023 24.9 4 3.3 1 1 3 1 25.0
Player 23.0 127 132.7 -6 40 107 51 40.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 33 37 26 41 37 34 39 42 32 23 36 43 35 28 35 41 22 34 37 43 36 27 49 48 35 34 40 48 41 37 29
2017 34 35 30 34 36 36 39 36 30 28 35 39 36 32 36 41 32 34 35 34 38 32 42 39 36 30 32 43 39 35 25
2018 20 28 16 20 22 20 26 20 19 17 22 25 25 17 20 22 21 21 22 25 23 24 28 26 19 17 21 25 27 21 17
2019 6 9 6 13 9 9 9 8 4 3 5 9 10 8 7 9 7 7 7 10 8 7 12 10 8 6 7 9 9 7 2
2020 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 6 7 6 8 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 3
2021 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 11 9 11 11 11 11 10 12 12 11 12 12 12 11 10 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 11
2022 11 10 6 11 10 10 13 6 6 6 7 10 13 12 11 15 12 11 9 10 10 12 16 16 4 9 10 15 14 11 9
2023 4 4 1 4 4 4 4 3 4 2 3 5 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 2 3 4 4 3 2 3 3 4 3 3
Player 127 142 101 141 137 132 149 133 110 96 125 149 140 116 132 151 116 129 131 145 134 123 170 162 123 116 132 162 153 133 99
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.9 92.8 0.9 92.1 -0.7 91.2 -0.9 93.8 2.6 92.1 -1.7 94.0 1.9 93.2 -0.8 91.8 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 84.5 0.6 85.1 0.6 85.0 -0.1 87.9 2.9 86.7 -1.2 87.1 0.4 85.7 -1.4 84.7 -1.0
Breaking Velocity 80.4 81.0 0.6 81.4 0.4 78.9