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Clayton Kershaw. Let's look at the data

Clayton Kershaw. Let's look at the data

Report generated Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 92-93mph (53% of all pitches)
  • slider 86-89 (29%)
  • curveball 69-76 (15%)
  • changeup 86-92 (1%)
  • 514 total pitches (64% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 113 of 178 first pitches for strikes (63%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 04/26/16@LAN
  • fastball 92-94mph (57 pitches, 55% of total) 
  • slider 87-89 (31 pitches, 30% of total)
  • curveball 72-74 (16 pitches, 15% of total))
  • Threw 104 total pitches (63% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • walks 7 hits- 5 off FB 1 off CB 1 off slider. 10 strikeouts (7 swinging). Threw 17 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 29 total (58%). Faced 7 LHH 22 RHH.
Strengths
  • Great control of fastballs. 
  • Kept first-pitch down 38% of the time (25% was avg)
  • Rarely made mistakes with his curve - 8 of 81 thrown (9% ; 16% is avg)-- and when he did batters didRarely made mistakes with his slider - 40 of 151 thrown (26% ; 17% is avg)-- and when he did batters took advantage hitting 17% (9% is avg). -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 11% (9% is avg).
Weaknesses
  • Threw first-pitch up often 48% of the time (28% was avg)
Patterns
  • Rarely attempted consecutive pickoff moves (0% vs 10% avg in 5 attempted). 
  • 1-0 threw sliders to LHH 45% (10% is avg). 1-1 threw sliders to RHH 52% (19% is avg). 1-2 threw curves to RHH 60% (17% is avg). 1-2 threw curves to LHH 57% (17% is avg). 
  • Threw strikes on 0-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 50% of the time (43% is avg). 
  • Threw strikes on 1-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 26% of the time (33% is avg). 
  • 2-2 threw sliders to righties 64% (20% is avg).
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, fastballs release point came down 2.70". From the stretch, located curves 14" more to the catchers left. 0From the stretch, slider release point came down 3".
Insights
  • Threw pitches inside the strikezone 65% compared to the 59% MLB average. 
  • SL was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 1 when put into play compared to 1 off his least effective pitch - FB. Rarely attempted pickoffs. 
  • 0 He did not vary his fastballs velocity much, usually by only 1.60 mph. FB is flat. Threw a rising FB. 
  • Deceptive fastballs had 21% of swings miss (10% is avg). Kept curves low to RHH. Kept curves low to LHH. His curves were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 72.50. Long sweeping curves break length. He threw a hard slider that averaged 87.30. Short slider break length.

data courtesy of scoutables


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