Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 31 (March 19, 1988) | 6' 4" | 228lbs. | Throws: Left P-26 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAD NL 2015 16 7 0 0 33 33 232.1 163 15 42 301 2.13 0.88 0.89 1.6 11.7 .295 50/22/28 44 43
LAD A+ 2016 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 1 0 0 5 0.00 0.33 0.33 0.0 0.0 .224 n/a
LAD NL 2016 12 4 0 0 21 21 149.0 97 8 11 172 1.69 0.72 0.77 0.7 10.4 .264 49/20/30 41 35
LAD AAA 2017 0 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 1 0 8 1.80 0.40 0.70 0.0 0.0 .141 n/a
LAD NL 2017 18 4 0 0 27 27 175.0 136 23 30 202 2.31 0.95 1.06 1.5 10.4 .279 48/19/33 41 35
LAD NL 2018 9 5 0 0 26 26 161.0 139 17 29 155 2.74 1.04 1.11 1.6 8.7 .290 48/23/30 21 21
LAD NL 2019 0 0 0 0 2 2 13.0 7 2 4 13 2.77 0.85 0.92 2.8 9.0 .174 61/10/29 2 2
Career 12yrs 153 69 0 0 320 318 2107.1 1577 147 540 2288 2.40 1.00 0.98 2.3 9.8 .281 n/a
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In my NL home league, 5x5 keeper with little inflation, he went for $24. 

carter carter GypsySoul
Mar 21

This is why I love the market that fantasy baseball auctions provide. No one will pay peak-Kershaw for him, everyone pretends they're not interested while secretly hoping they can get him for #2/#3 starter prices, and everyone decides his upside is worth a tiny bit more than they hoped to spend and his price ends up being right around where it should be.

And I'm betting it'll be closer to the MF price than yours, Rotoman.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Mar 20

For me, he's shown he can adjust to a different set of pitching skills and succeed. More sliders, fine. That's what the best pitchers do, usually. Can he stay healthy enough for 150 good innings? If you're betting on him that's what you want. You wouldn't make that bet if you were being risk averse, but if you can handle the risk you might get the reward.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 20

Anyone concerned about the increase in slider usage last year?  His production still declined despite the over reliance on the slider.

E Park yoda
Mar 20

The answer in CBS was $20.   And that's without any protection bump.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 3

Basically not on my board right now. The entire room would have to be as bearish as I am, and that's very unlikely to happen. Someone will generally talk themselves into an optimistic view of an injured star, and that almost always isn't me. 

scott pianowski ballfour
Feb 27

The Dodgers have shut Kershaw down. Still DTD but buyer beware.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Feb 26

After last year's decline, and given the shoulder injury, I'm predicting that for the first time in a long, long, time ... Clayton Kershaw will be available in EVERY auction league out there..

What does that mean?

Well, for the last few seasons we probably thought of his floor as being in the 25-30 range, given the info we'd have at the beginning of the year.  I think for 2019 we need to adjust that floor down to the 10-15 range.

Second, he's still Clayton Kershaw.  And he's still not going anywhere for the next 3 years - so he's going to have an offense that can produce runs and a bullpen that can protect leads.  And he's still only 31 at the start of this season.

In a protect league, I can't see him going for less than $20 in the auction, simply as a lottery ticket for the future.  How much more than $20 he'll go for is going to depend on what's the latest doctor report when your auction comes up.  Optimistic reports could push him back to $30, easy.

In a non-protect league, if the reports aren't good at auction time ... I can see his coming in around $15.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 25

Left shoulder pain. DTD.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Feb 24

There won't be any stats in the feed for Clayton Kershaw for a while. He's been shut down from throwing after feeling something weird yesterday. He'll continue to workout.

So goes my bet against the grain, predicting a rebound.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 22