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Clayton Kershaw

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Stats

W-L

20-3

ERA

1.80

WHIP

0.86

K

228

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kershaw took home his second NL Cy Young award in three years, recording the lowest ERA (1.82) since Pedro Martinez posted a 1.74 mark in the 2000 season. Kershaw also led the league in strikeouts (23...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 3/19/1988   BORN: Dallas, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Clayton Kershaw Contract Information:

Agreed to a seven-year, $215 million contract extension with the Dodgers in January of 2014.

September 19, 2014  –  Clayton Kershaw News

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Kershaw registered his 20th victory of the season Friday afternoon, as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits and three walks while piling up nine strikeouts in a 14-5 rout of the Cubs.

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Clayton Kershaw Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 19 A GRE 20 20 0 97.3 72 30 5 134 50 7 5 0 2.77 1.25
2007 19 AA JAC 5 5 0 24.7 17 10 4 29 17 1 2 0 3.65 1.38
2008 20 AA JAC 13 11 0 61.3 39 13 0 59 19 2 3 0 1.91 0.95
2008 20 MAJ LOS 22 21 0 107.7 109 51 11 100 52 5 5 0 4.26 1.50
2009 21 MAJ LOS 31 30 0 171.0 119 53 7 185 91 8 8 0 2.79 1.23
2010 22 MAJ LAD 32 32 1 204.3 160 66 13 212 81 13 10 0 0 0 2.91 1.18
2011 23 MAJ LAD 33 33 2 233.3 174 59 15 248 54 21 5 0 0 0 2.28 0.98
2012 24 MAJ LAD 33 33 2 227.7 170 64 16 229 63 14 9 0 0 0 2.53 1.02
2013 25 MAJ LAD 33 33 2 236.0 164 48 11 232 52 16 9 0 0 0 1.83 0.92
2014 26 A+ RAN 1 1 0 5.0 2 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.60
2014 26 AA CHA 1 1 0 5.0 6 1 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 1.60
2014 26 MAJ LAD 26 26 2 190.3 132 38 9 228 31 20 3 0 0 0 1.80 0.86
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3-Year Averages     33 33 2 232.3 169 57 14 236 56 17 7 0 0 0 2.21 0.97
Career  (View All)     210 208 9 1,370.3 1,028 379 82 1,434 424 97 49 0 2.49 1.06

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Clayton Kershaw Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 19 @ChC 5.0 7 3 3 0 3 9 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.80 0.86
Sep. 14 @SF 8.0 7 2 2 0 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.70 0.83
Sep. 8 SD 8.0 3 3 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.67 0.82
Sep. 2 Was 8.0 3 1 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.70 0.83
Aug. 27 @Ari 8.0 6 1 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.73 0.84
Aug. 21 SD 8.0 3 1 1 0 2 10 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 1.82 0.83
Aug. 16 Mil 9.0 5 3 3 2 0 11 0 0 1 L 0 0 0 1.86 0.84
Aug. 10 @Mil 8.0 6 1 1 0 2 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 1.78 0.86
Aug. 5 LAA 7.0 7 3 3 0 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.82 0.85
Jul. 31 Atl 9.0 9 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 1.71 0.82
Jul. 26 @SF 9.0 3 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 1.76 0.81
Jul. 20 @StL 7.0 6 3 3 1 1 8 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.92 0.84
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 17 8 6 0 6 26 1 0 0 3-0 0 0 0 2.57 1.10
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 7.5 IP/G
45.0 29 11 8 1 12 54 1 1 0 6-0 0 0 0 1.60 0.91
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 7.8 IP/G
94.0 65 22 19 4 18 102 2 2 3 9-1 0 0 0 1.82 0.88

Clayton Kershaw Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201413642523311.180
2013171711126612.165
2012172601827604.181

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014582186261092648.198
2013737161411382429.202
20127291694514332312.216

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014103.09201261371.750.75
2013122.78601282261.540.91
2012136.09501363882.051.02

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201487.311101021821.850.98
2013113.38301043052.140.92
201291.7540932583.241.03
Clayton Kershaw Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 19 A GRE 20 20 97.3 12.39 4.62 2.68 0.46 78.6% 2.77 2.72 .323
2007 19 AA JAC 5 5 24.7 10.58 6.20 1.71 1.46 80% 3.65 5.02 .243
2008 20 AA JAC 13 11 61.3 8.66 2.79 3.11 0.00 77.6% 1.91 2.21 .255
2008 20 MAJ LOS 22 21 107.7 8.36 4.35 1.92 0.92 1.61 73.3% 94.0 MPH 4.26 4.17 .325
2009 21 MAJ LOS 31 30 171.0 9.74 4.79 2.03 0.37 0.97 77.3% 93.9 MPH 2.79 3.22 .274
2010 22 MAJ LAD 32 32 204.3 9.34 3.57 2.62 0.57 1.05 76.8% 92.5 MPH 2.91 3.24 .288
2011 23 MAJ LAD 33 33 233.3 9.57 2.08 4.59 0.58 1.12 79.3% 93.4 MPH 2.28 2.64 .279
2012 24 MAJ LAD 33 33 227.7 9.05 2.49 3.63 0.63 1.41 77.9% 93.2 MPH 2.53 3.00 .272
2013 25 MAJ LAD 33 33 236.0 8.85 1.98 4.46 0.42 1.56 82% 92.6 MPH 1.83 2.54 .261
2014 26 A+ RAN 1 1 5.0 10.80 1.80 6.00 1.80 100% 1.80 4.00 .110
2014 26 AA CHA 1 1 5.0 16.20 3.60 4.50 0.00 87.5% 1.80 0.80 .541
2014 26 MAJ LAD 26 26 190.3 10.78 1.47 7.35 0.43 1.93 81.2% 93.0 MPH 1.80 1.94 .285
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 8.2 9.76 1.81 5.41 0.46 81.5% 1.92 2.30 .281
Rest Of Season     0 1 8.2 9.76 1.81 5.41 0.46 81.5% 1.92 2.30 .281
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3-Year Averages     33 33 232.3 9.14 2.17 4.21 0.54 79.6% 2.21 2.67 .270
Career     210 208 1,370.3 9.42 2.78 3.38 0.54 78.3% 2.49 2.84 .280

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2014 Stat Review for Clayton Kershaw    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.35 K/BB
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10.78 K/9
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1.47 BB/9
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93.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.4 HR/9
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1.93 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.80 ERA
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0.86 WHIP
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1.94 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.285 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
81.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Clayton Kershaw: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kershaw improved to 19-3 when he tossed eight innings and gave up two runs against the Giants on Sunday.

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Kershaw allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out eight Padres on Monday for his league-leading 18th win of the season.

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Kershaw pitched another gem Tuesday, tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the Nationals to pick up his 17th win of the year. He allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out eight.

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Kershaw was masterful again Wednesday, allowing only an unearned on six hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts in a victory over the Diamondbacks.

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Kershaw was his usual dominant self Thursday against the Padres, tossing eight innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits, and fanning 10.

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Kershaw will start Thursday against the Padres, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Kershaw struck out 11, but gave up three runs on five hits over a complete game losing effort against the Brewers on Saturday night.

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Kershaw tossed eight strong innings in Sunday's road win over Milwaukee, allowing six hits and one run while striking out six and walking two.

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Kershaw allowed three runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out seven over seven innings Tuesday against the Angels.

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Kershaw was brilliant on the mound Saturday night versus the Giants, surrendering just two hits and a walk while striking out seven during a complete-game shutout.

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Kershaw tossed seven solid innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight against the Cardinals on Sunday night.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Kershaw finished second in the NL Cy Young voting to R.A. Dickey, but it was another solid season for the left-hander. Kershaw led the league in ERA (2.53) for the second straight season while finishing with 229 strikeouts, second in the league behind Dickey's 230. Kershaw had a 2.10 ERA after the All-Star break, while continuing to average 93 mph with his fastball with excellent control (2.5 BB/9). It's amazing to think that he's only entering his age-25 season, so another Cy Young caliber performance seems likely barring an injury. He should be one of the first three pitchers off all draft boards this spring.

2012

Kershaw was named the National League Cy Young winner after winning the NL's pitching triple crown with 21 wins, a 2.28 ERA and 248 strikeouts. The key to his success was a marked improvement in his control, as his BB/9IP trend over the past three years looks like this: 4.8, 3.6 and 2.1. It's pretty much impossible for Kershaw to markedly improve upon his 2011 season, but considering he's just 24, he should be very good for the next several years.

2011

Kershaw took a big step towards ace status in 2010, finishing as one of only four NL starters with at least 200 strikeouts (212) and an ERA under 3.00 (2.91). A big key to his success was in dropping his walk rate from 4.8 BB/9IP in 2009 to 3.6 last year (and 3.0 after the All-Star break). Kershaw will look to build on that in 2011 as a 23-year-old with 483 big league innings already under his belt. The sky is certainly the limit.

2010

Kershaw played all of 2009 as a 21-year-old in his first full season, and the results were impressive, even though the 8-8 win-loss record was not. Among National League pitchers, Kershaw's 2.79 ERA ranked fifth and his 185 strikeouts were 11th. The big problem? His 93 walks ranked third. Seemingly the only thing preventing the former seventh overall pick from annual NL Cy Young contention is that wavering command, and encouragingly, Kershaw made some adjustments in the season's second half that resulted in a 4.0 BB/9IP rate versus a 5.3 mark before the All-Star break. He's already a top-30 fantasy pitcher, with the potential for far more as early as 2010.

2009

Kershaw acquitted himself well in his first taste of major league action, going 5-5 with a 4.26 ERA and 100:52 K:BB in 107.2 innings for the Dodgers. Kershaw's command wavered from time to time, though he finished with a 60:24 K:BB in his final two months after starting with a 40:28 mark. He will be counted on as the team's No. 5 starter and could approach 200 strikeouts once given 180 innings of work (to limit the strain on his golden arm). Kershaw is projected as a true ace, though that day may not come for a couple years.

2008

Kershaw skipped High-A ball this year, jumping straight to Double-A in August at the ripe old age of 19. It was Kershaw's first full season as a professional after being drafted seventh overall out of high school in 2006. Between Low-A and Double-A, Kershaw had a 2.95 ERA and 163:67 K:BB in 122 innings. He'll return to Double-A to open 2008, but if Kershaw can improve his overall command and show improvement in his changeup, he could be a huge factor for the Dodgers down the stretch in 2008. He's probably baseball's top pitching prospect yet to debut in the big leagues.

2007

The team's No. 1 pick (seventh overall) in the 2006 draft, Kershaw, despite his youth, is already one of baseball's top pitching prospects. Unlike other young Dodger pitchers, the control bug has yet to bite the young left-hander. In 37 innings for the GCL Dodgers, Kershaw posted an impressive 54:5 K:BB ratio featuring a fastball that already touches 96 mph, a plus curve and an advanced change. He'll make his full-season debut in 2007 (likely for the organization's new affiliate in the Low-A Midwest League), and while he won't be major league ready until sometime in 2009, long-term keeper leaguers should have Kershaw on their radars.