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Clayton Kershaw

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2015 Stats

W-L

11-6

ERA

2.24

WHIP

0.90

K

236

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

What could Kershaw possibly do to improve upon his three straight ERA and WHIP titles with a pair of Cy Youngs and a second-place finish in between? Surely, he canít get better, so even though you can...

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2015 ADP:  3.78

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   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.

August 28, 2015  –  Clayton Kershaw News

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Kershaw (11-6) was majestic on Friday, as he struck out 14 Cubs over eight innings while allowing one run on three hits and a walk in a 4-1 win.

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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 27 27 2 198.3 139 39 9 239 31 21 3 0 0 0 1.77 0.86
2015 27 MAJ LAD 26 26 2 185.0 134 46 13 236 33 11 6 0 0 0 2.24 0.90
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3-Year Averages     31 31 2 220.7 157 50 12 233 48 17 7 0 0 0 2.04 0.93
Career  (View All)     237 235 11 1,563.3 1,169 426 95 1,681 457 109 55 0 2.45 1.04

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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
Aug. 28 ChC 8.0 3 1 1 1 1 14 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.24 0.90
Aug. 23 @Hou 8.0 7 1 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.29 0.92
Aug. 18 @Oak 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.34 0.92
Aug. 12 Was 8.0 3 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.39 0.92
Aug. 7 @Pit 6.0 9 4 4 1 2 5 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.51 0.95
Aug. 1 LAA 8.0 2 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.37 0.91
Jul. 23 @NYM 9.0 3 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 2.51 0.94
Jul. 18 @Was 8.0 3 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.68 0.98
Jul. 8 Phi 9.0 8 0 0 0 0 13 1 1 1 W 0 0 0 2.85 1.02
Jul. 3 NYM 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 7 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.08 1.04
Jun. 27 @Mia 7.0 7 3 1 0 0 9 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.20 1.04
Jun. 22 @ChC 7.0 4 3 3 2 2 9 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.33 1.04
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.7 IP/G
23.0 15 3 3 1 3 31 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.17 0.78
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 7.5 IP/G
45.0 29 7 7 2 6 51 1 1 0 3-0 0 0 0 1.40 0.78
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 7.7 IP/G
92.0 59 14 12 4 10 114 2 4 2 6-2 0 0 0 1.17 0.75

Clayton Kershaw Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201516759533514.210
201414345526311.193
2013171711126612.165

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015546177281011819.196
2014606194261132648.197
2013737161411382429.202

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201586.78201191351.450.77
2014111.010201371371.700.76
2013122.78601282261.540.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201598.33401172082.931.02
201487.311101021821.850.98
2013113.38301043052.140.92
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 27 27 198.3 10.85 1.41 7.71 0.41 1.98 81.4% 93.0 MPH 1.77 1.88 .289
2015 27 MAJ LAD 26 26 185.0 11.48 1.61 7.15 0.63 2.31 78.6% 93.6 MPH 2.24 2.18 .298
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 14.1 9.87 1.96 5.03 0.55 80.5% 2.10 2.45 .279
Rest Of Season     0 7 46.5 9.87 1.93 5.11 0.54 80.3% 2.10 2.43 .280
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3-Year Averages     31 31 220.7 9.50 1.96 4.85 0.49 80.3% 2.04 2.45 .271
Career     237 235 1,563.3 9.68 2.63 3.68 0.55 78.4% 2.45 2.75 .283

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2015 Stat Review for Clayton Kershaw    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.15 K/BB
ELITE
11.48 K/9
ELITE
1.61 BB/9
GREAT
93.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
2.31 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.24 ERA
ELITE
0.90 WHIP
ELITE
2.18 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.298 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
78.6% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Kershaw went eight innings against the Astros on Sunday, allowing just one run on seven hits while striking out 10, but was robbed of a win when Kenley Jansen blew a save.

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Kershaw allowed one run on five hits and two walks over seven innings Tuesday in a no decision against Oakland. He struck out seven.

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Kershaw (10-6) was masterful Wednesday against the Nationals, striking out eight in eight scoreless innings while allowing only three hits.

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Kershaw allowed four runs on nine hits, walking two and striking out five over six innings, but came away with a no-decision in the Dodgers' 5-4 loss to the Pirates on Friday night.

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Kershaw extended his scoreless streak to 37 innings Saturday, tossing eight shutout frames and giving up just two hits and a walk while striking out seven to pick up his ninth win of the season.

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Kershaw (hip/glute) has been confirmed as Saturday's starter against the Angels.

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Kershaw (hip/glute) has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday but is expected to start Saturday against the Angels.

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Kershaw (hip/glute) will start Friday against the Angels, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Kershaw (hip/glute) has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the A's.

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Kershaw may be scratched from his Wednesday start with a sore hip/glute, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 (232) and WHIP (0.92) while tossing a career-high 236 innings. Basically, he's the best pitcher in "real life" and in fantasy. Amazingly, he'll pitch all of 2014 as a 26-year-old, and the 2.0 BB/9 that Kershaw carried last season was actually the best result he's ever returned in that department.

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.