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KERSHAW and BUMGARNER FACE OFF

KERSHAW and BUMGARNER FACE OFF

CLAYTON KERSHAW

YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2016 Stats 11 3 1.81 18 18 0 129.0 155 0.73
MLB Career Stats 125 59 2.38 262 260 0 1740.0 1901 1.01

Report generated Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 92-94mph (50% of all pitches)
  • Slider 86-89 (33%)
  • Curveball 71-75 (15%)
  • 1799 total pitches (62% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 158 of 231 first pitches for strikes (68%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 09/14/16@NYA
  • Fastball 93-94mph (34 pitches, 53% of total) 
  • Slider 87-90 (17 pitches, 27% of total)
  • Curveball 72-74 (13 pitches, 20% of total))
  • Threw 64 total pitches (55% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • walks 1 hit- 1 off CB. 5 strikeouts (4 swinging). Threw 10 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 17 total (58%). Faced 6 LHH 11 RHH. Umpire called 2 strikes incorrectly as balls Umpire called 3 balls incorrectly as strikes including 1 strike-three
Strengths
  • Great control of fastballs. 
  • Deceptive slider had 42% of swings miss (28% is avg). 
  • Kept first-pitch down 42% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 12% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • Poor command of curve balls. 
  • Threw first-pitch up often 43% of the time (28% was average)
Patterns
  • Rarely attempted consecutive pickoff moves (0% vs 10% average in 10 attempted). 
  • 2-0 threw fastballs to lefties 99% (74% is average).
  • 2-1 threw sliders to lefties 52% (12% is average).
  • 2-2 threw sliders to righties 58% (20% is average).
  • 3-2 threw sliders to righties 59% (16% is average). 
  • Consider stealing on 0-2 - he threw 18% of 11 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt. 
  • Use caution stealing on 3-2 counts - he threw 14% of 7 pitches in potential SB opportunities high.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, fastballs release point came down 2.50". From the stretch, located curves 17" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, threw sliders 24% more frequently (39% vs 31% of all pitches). From the stretch, slider release point came down 2.50".
Insights
  • CB was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 1 when put into play compared to 1 off his least effective pitch - FB. Threw first-pitch strikes often (68.40%). 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 20% of swings miss (10% is average). Got good spin on fastballs (12% above MLB average). Kept curves low to RHH. Kept curves low to LHH. His curves were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 73. Long sweeping curves break length. He threw a hard slider that averaged 87.70. Slurvy slider. Short slider break length.

MADISON BUMGARNER

YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2016 Stats 14 9 2.66 31 31 0 206.1 231 1.05
MLB Career Stats 99 67 2.98 214 211 0 1377.1 1361 1.10

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 90-92mph (49% of all pitches)
  • Slider 86-88 (32%)
  • Curveball 73-76 (14%)
  • Changeup 82-84 (3%)
  • 3245 total pitches (58% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 241 of 401 first pitches for strikes (60%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 09/14/16@SFN
  • Fastball 90-92mph (48 pitches, 45% of total) 
  • Slider 85-87 (28 pitches, 26% of total)
  • Curveball 75-76 (21 pitches, 20% of total))
  • Changeup 83-84 (9 pitches, 8% of total)
  • Threw 106 total pitches (64% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 2 walks 7 hits- 1 off FB 2 off CB 2 off change 2 off slider. 5 strikeouts (2 swinging). Threw 21 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 29 total (72%). Faced 10 LHH 19 RHH.
Strengths
  • Plus control of fastballs. 
  • Deceptive curve had 41% of swings miss (26% is average). 
  • Great control of slider. 
  • Changeups had a very deceptive release point - almost identical to the fastball. 
  • Deceptive 4-seamers had 24% of swings miss (10% is averageS). 
  • Kept first-pitch down 44% of the time (25% was average)
  • Rarely made mistakes with his curve - 45 of 459 thrown (10% ; 16% is average)-- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 4% (7% is average). Rarely made mistakes with his fastball - 310 of 1620 thrown (19% ; 24% is average)-- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 8% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • Poor control of 4-seams. 
  • Threw first-pitch up often 37% of the time (28% was average)
Patterns
  • 1-0 threw sliders to LHH 37% (10% is average). 
  • 2-0 threw sliders to righties 52% (9% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to lefties 49% (8% is average).
  • 3-1 threw sliders to righties 48% (5% is average). 
  • Consider stealing on 2-2 - he threw 20% of 72 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt. 
  • Use caution stealing on 0-2 counts - he threw 23% of 39 pitches in potential SB opportunities high.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 21" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located curves 4" down. From the stretch, threw sliders 29% more frequently (38% vs 29% of all pitches). From the stretch, located changeups 5" up.
Insights
  • CB was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 1 when put into play compared to 1 off his least effective pitch - CH. Rarely attempted pickoffs. 
  • 0 He did not vary his fastballs velocity much, usually by only 1.80 mph. 
  • Deceptive fastballs had 21% of swings miss (10% is average). Kept curves low to LHH. Had 1-7 curve break angle (10 deg). He threw a hard slider that averaged 86.70. He did not vary his slider velocity much, usually by only 2 mph. Short slider break length. Did not vary the slider length often, usually by 1 ft. Kept changeups low to LHH.

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