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

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 2 3.24 17 0 3 16.2 12 1.50
16 Seasons 102 108 4.10 441 290 59 1854.1 1722 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 17 2-2 3.24 16.2 12 1.50
16 Seasons 441 102-108 4.10 1854.1 1722 1.28

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 .239 .432 .312 .323 .378 38.7 22.5 8.1 3.68 4.46
2017 32 2641 458 50 10.9 7.6 89.5 113.3 17.5 35.4 .263 .513 .338 .358 .415 35.8 20.0 9.3 5.38 5.70
2018 33 2060 372 33 8.9 6.4 89.5 116.0 17.5 39.2 .260 .482 .334 .342 .403 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 6.32
2021 36 899 147 13 8.8 5.7 90.8 115.4 26.7 35.4 .226 .428 .296 .304 .391 44.9 27.2 7.5 3.19 3.89
2022 37 275 53 3 5.7 4 91.3 110.2 22.2 41.5 .295 .475 .299 .362 .401 45.3 16.0 12.0 3.24 4.78
Player 13521 2288 200 8.7 6 89.6 116.0 17.9 34.9 .249 .455 .328 .331 .397 38.4 22.6 8.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kennedy relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(82.9%) ,
Cutter
(10.2%) ,
Changeup
(3.6%) ,
Curveball
(3.3%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2022 4-Seam Fastball 228 133 95 82.9 93.5 62 53 11 9 1 0 1 10 44 .208 .282 .283 .447 .267 .354 92.1 24 2466 6.6 15.6 14.3
2022 Cutter 28 22 6 10.2 83.2 6 6 2 1 1 0 0 2 4 .333 .229 .500 .260 .363 .214 86.9 14 2315 6.4 9.1 16.7
2022 Changeup 10 4 6 3.6 87.3 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .667 .527 1.000 1.297 .726 .752 91.7 27 1867 6.5 0.0 0.0
2022 Curveball 9 4 5 3.3 80.0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .506 .500 .602 .447 .481 84.5 -3 2601 6.4 0.0 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 742 369 373 82.5 94.1 179 164 34 23 3 0 8 49 116 .207 .211 .372 .396 .279 .290 91.5 30 2427 6.5 27.1 21.2
2021 Changeup 77 46 31 8.6 87.1 25 24 8 4 2 0 2 6 18 .333 .310 .667 .581 .429 .389 83.5 15 1930 6.5 30.6 15.4
2021 Curveball 46 9 37 5.1 80.2 16 15 3 0 1 0 2 6 9 .200 .290 .667 .630 .372 .401 93.7 7 2563 6.3 26.3 24.0
2021 Cutter 34 31 3 3.8 84.2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .105 .000 .111 .000 .096 81.2 38 2224 6.4 18.2 6.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 28.3 28.3 34.0 9.4 34.0 35.8 30.2 1.9 15.1 37.7 32.1 5.7 5.7 4.0
Player 35.8 28.7 26.1 9.3 35.0 35.8 29.2 2.7 24.5 30.5 24.2 7.2 8.7 6.0
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 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 Curveball ARI R 9 80.0 52.3 1.7 3 7.2 -4.0 -36
2022 Cutter ARI R 28 83.2 37.7 -3.4 -10 7.0 3.0 74
2022 4-Seamer ARI R 228 93.5 13.8 1.6 10 11.1 2.9 35
2022 Changeup ARI R 10 87.3 25.4 -5.3 -17 13.2 -1.5 -10
2021 Curveball PHI R 46 80.2 54.0 2.4 5 9.3 -0.9 -9
2021 Changeup PHI R 77 87.1 24.6 -5.3 -18 14.2 0.0 0
2021 4-Seamer PHI R 742 94.1 13.3 2.2 14 10.8 2.5 30
2021 Cutter PHI R 34 84.2 37.6 -5.7 -18 6.0 3.3 119
2020 Curveball KC R 28 80.5 54.1 4.0 8 9.2 -0.9 -9
2020 4-Seamer KC R 137 93.5 15.6 0.3 2 9.5 1.2 14
2020 Changeup KC R 19 86.7 25.1 -5.5 -18 12.5 -1.0 -7
2020 Cutter KC R 76 89.7 24.7 1.1 4 0.3 -1.4 -83
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 -4.1 -12 0.4 -3.6 -89
2018 Cutter KC R 211 87.7 28.1 -0.5 -2 1.5 -0.6 -30
2018 Sinker KC R 24 91.6 19.4 -3.8 -17 14.2 -0.4 -3
2018 Changeup KC R 211 85.0 26.2 -5.4 -17 12.8 -0.8 -6
2018 4-Seamer KC R 1,179 91.9 15.2 1.7 10 8.6 1.1 15
2018 Curveball KC R 398 78.2 59.7 4.5 8 9.7 0.0 0
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
2017 Changeup KC R 291 85.1 25.4 -4.1 -14 17.1 3.4 25
2017 Slider KC R 321 85.9 31.5 -1.5 -5 1.9 -5.2 -159
2017 4-Seamer KC R 1,049 92.0 13.4 2.1 13 11.1 3.2 41
2016 Curveball KC R 462 77.8 58.8 5.3 10 8.3 -0.4 -5
2016 Changeup KC R 394 84.5 28.0 -1.8 -6 15.1 1.7 12
2016 Slider KC R 274 86.5 30.7 -0.3 -1 1.1 -3.0 -160
2016 4-Seamer KC R 1,935 92.7 14.8 0.2 1 12.9 4.1 47
2016 Sinker KC R 285 93.3 16.7 -3.2 -16 16.5 1.7 11
! 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 -2.1 -5 228 82.9 62 .208 .283 .278 15.6 16.1 14.3 .282 .447 .360 50.0
2022 Cutter 6.5 2 28 10.2 6 .333 .500 .508 9.1 33.3 16.7 .229 .260 .214 25.0
2022 Changeup 8.7 1 10 3.6 3 .667 1.000 .717 0.0 0.0 0.0 .527 1.297 .752 33.3
2022 Curveball 6.7 1 9 3.3 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .506 .602 .481 0.0
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 .310 .581 .388 27.8
2021 Curveball 4.0 2 46 5.1 16 .200 .667 .372 26.3 37.5 24.0 .290 .630 .402 66.7
2021 Cutter -1.6 -1 34 3.8 5 .000 .000 .000 18.2 20.0 6.3 .105 .111 .096 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 .216 .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 .546 .372 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 .523 .374 39.3
2017 Sinker 0.1 1 561 21.2 138 .246 .534 .384 18.1 18.8 13.5 .300 .654 .430 47.4
2017 Curveball 3.5 14 414 15.7 94 .297 .505 .356 24.8 25.5 16.9 .271 .482 .320 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 46 80.2 64 17.0 7:30 7:15 15
2021 Cutter 34 84.2 37 7.5 8:45 9:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 739 94.1 98 20.5 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Changeup 10 87.3 99 16.7 1:45 1:45 0
2022 Cutter 28 83.2 38 8.5 9:30 9:30 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 227 93.5 98 20.7 1:15 1:15 0
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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 -8 5 3 -8
2022 73 275 0 -6 4 1 -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 %
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 75.9
2017 2,641 50.9 67.5 81.3 22.9 63.2 44.2 58.2 45.7 22.3 7.7 74.5
2018 2,060 50.0 67.1 84.1 27.0 70.0 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 53.9 75.3 77.0 29.0 56.7 44.2 68.4 53.9 27.2 8.5 84.2
2022 275 52.0 76.9 85.5 22.7 83.3 45.1 67.6 50.9 14.3 8.0 86.4
Player 13,521 49.9 68.1 81.3 27.0 63.5 44.5 61.9 47.6 23.0 7.1 78.1
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 23 38 14 8 43 1 3 13 4 75 54 67 23 40 86 78
2016 34 62