Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Kershaw has thrown 35,848 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Slider (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph) and Change (88mph).

In 2021, compared to other LHP:
His slider is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth. His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow and has essentially average velo. His curve has an exceptional bite, has primarily 12-6 movement and has slightly below average velo. His sinker has surprisingly little armside run, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has virtually no sinking action reminiscent of a true sinker. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2021) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups and has a lot of backspin.