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Kershaw VS. Hendricks NLCS Game 2

Kershaw VS. Hendricks NLCS Game 2

Report generated Sunday, October 16, 2016

CLAYTON KERSHAW

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 92-94mph (51% of all pitches)
  • Slider 87-89 (32%)
  • Curveball 71-75 (15%)
  • 2277 total pitches (61% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 158 of 231 first pitches for strikes (68%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 10/13/16@WAS
  • Fastball 92-94mph (5 pitches, 71% of total)
  • Threw 7 total pitches (57% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • walks 0 hits. 1 strikeout (swinging). Threw 1 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 2 total (50%). Faced 1 LHH 1 RHH. Umpire called 1 strikes incorrectly as balls
Strengths
  • Great control of fastballs.
  • Deceptive curve had 37% of swings miss (26% is average).
  • Kept first-pitch down 43% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 10% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • Below average control of curve.
  • 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).
  • 3-2 threw sliders to righties 60% (16% is average).
  • Consider stealing on 0-2 - he threw 20% of 15 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
  • Use caution stealing on 3-2 counts - he threw 15% of 13 pitches in potential SB opportunities high.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 17" more to the catchers left.
Insights
  • Threw first-pitch strikes often (68.40%). Rarely attempted pickoffs.
  • 0 His fastballs were on the faster side at 93. He did not vary his fastballs velocity much, usually by only 1.80 mph. FB is flat. Threw a rising FB.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 19% of swings miss (10% is average). Got good spin on fastballs (13% 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 87.90. Slurvy slider. Short slider break length.

KYLE HENDRICKS

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 89-90mph (3% of all pitches)
  • Cutter 86-89 (16%)
  • Sinker 86-88 (45%)
  • Changeup 79-81 (27%)
  • Curveball 74-77 (7%)
  • 2983 total pitches (58% in the strike zone)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 10/08/16@CHN
  • Fastball 90-90mph (2 pitches, 4% of total)
  • Cutter 88.25-89 (12 pitches, 23% of total)
  • Sinker 87.64-89 (14 pitches, 27% of total)
  • Changeup 80-81 (19 pitches, 37% of total)
  • Curveball 74-76 (5 pitches, 10% of total))
  • Threw 52 total pitches (62% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • walks 4 hits- 1 off change 3 off sinker. 0 strikeouts. Threw 10 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 15 total (66%). Faced 11 LHH 4 RHH. Umpire called 1 balls incorrectly as strikes
Strengths
  • Plus control of sinkers.
  • Deceptive 4-seamers had 31% of swings miss (10% is averageS).
  • Kept first-pitch down 51% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 10% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • High contact rate off his curve: 86% of swings made contact (74% is average).
  • Threw first-pitch up often 37% of the time (28% was average)
Patterns
  • Liked to mix in cutters often - 16%. Threw first-pitch cutter much more often than most pitchers at 23%. Threw first-pitch sinker more often than most pitchers at 52%.
  • 1-2 threw changeups to LHH 47% (14% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to righties often - 0% (72% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 7% (74% is average).
  • 2-1 threw changeups to lefties 48% (13% is average).
  • 2-2 threw changeups to righties 46% (11% is average).
  • 2-2 threw changeups to lefties 47% (15% is average).
  • Consider stealing on 0-2 - he threw 24% of 29 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located fastballs 4" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located curves 20" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located curves 7" up. From the stretch, threw changeups 36% more frequently (33% vs 24% of all pitches). From the stretch, threw cutters 39% less frequently (11% vs 19% of all pitches).
Insights
  • Threw fastballs outside to RHH. Threw fastballs high to RHH. He did not vary his fastballs velocity much, usually by only 1 mph. FB is flat.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 30% of swings miss (10% is average). Got little spin on fastballs (26% below MLB average). Kept curves low to RHH. Kept changeup low to RHH. Kept changeups low to LHH. He does not vary his changeup velocities by much, usually by only 1.80 mph. Threw sinkers high to LHH.
  • Got little spin on sinkers (23% below MLB average). His 4-seams were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 89.70.
  • Got little spin on 4-seam (27% below MLB average). Threw cutter high to RHH.
  • Average control of cutter.

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