Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 33 (March 19, 1988) | 6' 4" | 228lbs. | Throws: Left Minors: p-2
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
LAN AA 2008 2 3 0 0 3 11 61.1 39 0 19 59 1.91 0.95 0.79 2.8 8.7 .255 n/a
LAN NL 2008 5 5 0 0 22 21 107.2 109 11 52 100 4.26 1.50 1.41 4.3 8.4 .325 n/a -0 3
LAN NL 2009 8 8 0 0 31 30 171.0 119 7 91 185 2.79 1.23 1.02 4.8 9.7 .274 n/a 18 18
LAN NL 2010 13 10 0 0 32 32 204.0 160 13 81 212 2.91 1.18 1.08 3.6 9.4 .288 n/a 23 22
LAN NL 2011 21 5 0 0 33 33 233.0 174 15 54 248 2.28 0.98 0.96 2.1 9.6 .280 43/18/39 43 41
LAN NL 2012 14 9 0 0 33 33 227.1 170 16 63 229 2.53 1.02 0.99 2.5 9.1 .272 47/19/34 33 33
LAN NL 2013 16 9 0 0 33 33 236.0 164 11 52 232 1.83 0.92 0.88 2.0 8.8 .261 46/23/31 44 40
LAD A+ 2014 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 1 1 6 1.80 0.60 0.80 1.8 10.8 .110 n/a
LAD AA 2014 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 6 0 2 9 1.80 1.60 1.40 3.6 16.2 .541 n/a
LAD NL 2014 21 3 0 0 27 27 198.0 139 9 31 239 1.77 0.86 0.85 1.4 10.9 .289 52/19/29 45 41
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 AA 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 5 2 0 6 3.00 0.83 1.33 0.0 0.0 .216 n/a
LAD AAA 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.1 4 1 2 6 4.15 1.38 1.50 4.2 12.5 .325 n/a
LAD NL 2019 16 5 0 0 29 28 178.0 145 28 41 189 3.03 1.04 1.17 2.1 9.6 .272 48/19/33 30 27
LAD NL 2020 6 2 0 0 10 10 58.1 41 8 8 62 2.16 0.84 0.98 1.2 9.6 .244 53/16/31 42 35
LAD NL 2021 9 7 0 0 19 19 110.2 89 13 20 132 3.33 0.98 1.07 1.6 10.7 .297 48/18/34 18 18
Career 14yrs 184 83 0 0 376 373 2441.1 1845 194 605 2658 2.48 1.00 1.00 2.2 9.8 .281 n/a
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Likely sidelined until September
August 5, 2021
Manager Dave Roberts said he expects Kershaw (forearm) to return sometime in September, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Kershaw has yet to resume throwing after dealing with soreness in his forearm on Aug. 1. The timeline provided by Roberts is hardly precise and gives no indication of when Kershaw may begin ramping back up.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 6

The dreaded forearm tightness.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 7

To put it in the simplest terms: the chalk starters are far more likely to go five innings per start. Many, many other starters will have no chance of getting a W if teams play it the way it looks like they will be playing it: twice through the order, go to the pen.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 31

In a standard league in any week only 108 pitchers can be rostered. So while I agree that innings will be more widespread, many of those will go to those who aren't one of those 108. So in those weeks they don't count.

That's why I think the chalk starters, even if they pitch fewer innings, will retain or gain in value.

But there will surely be anomalies. That's what we live for. But that's what we can't plan for.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 31

I agree with that but only in the part that compares starters to starters, and focuses on the qualitatives.  I think what we will see is that some of the reduction in innings, and the accompanying quantiitatives--strikeouts and wins (albeit less predictable)--are going to be added to pitchers elsewhere on staffs; the middle reliever/long man who would normally pitch 90 innings will get 20 or 30 more, and thus has the potential to increase in value and move into and further up the top 108.  This flattening of the distribution of those stats, to the extent they go to non-starters with good qualitiatives, may tend to increase the replacement level value of the non-closer pitchers.  But of course a large part will be speculating which of the non-starters/non-closers will benefit, and in allocating dollars it is much easier to give the dollars to the top guys than to do that.

John Thomas Roll2
Mar 30

If everyone has reduced innings the best pitchers are going to earn the same or more than the others because their quality innings will be a higher proportion of valued innings. That's because the shared innings will go to lesser pitchers, who will lower the value of the pool, and the best pitchers will rise up like swans. Kershaw is definitely a keep at 24 for me. Even if he ends up only throwing 125 innings he'll be a plus on your team. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 30

Keeper decision due on him today, at 24 in NL only.  There won't be many big name starters available otherwise, Scherzer, Nola, Burnes if you consider him one, and I only have Lamet  at a discount of 7. My question is regarding all the Dodgers arms.  The prices on Urias, May, Gonsolin and Price have been discounted due to them getting reduced starts, but the prices on Bauer, Kershaw, and Buehler have not.  Bauer I understand, but won't the Dodgers look to baby Kershaw and Buehler to get to October?

John Thomas Roll2
Mar 30

You suspect he was working on something.

Clayton Kershaw (P) LA - Mar. 26

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=767052

Kershaw tossed 3.1 innings against Oakland in a Cactus League contest Friday, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out six.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Aside from a nice strikeout total, very little went right for the southpaw Friday, and the rough outing pushed his spring ERA to an unsightly 10.22. Kershaw breezed through a 1-2-3 first inning but was knocked around for the remainder of his outing and was pulled after allowing five of the first six batters to reach base in the third frame. Despite his rough spring, Kershaw is lined up to start for the Dodgers at Colorado on Opening Day.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 27
Percentiles: FBv 31 FBs 91 CBs 53 Barrel 36 EV 58 xSLG 55 xERA 83
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

Hard to imagine for sure. But not impossible.

Clayton Kershaw (P) LA - Feb. 21

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=763350

Kershaw indicated Sunday that he does not plan to retire following the 2021 season, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Kershaw's contract runs only through the current campaign, but the left-hander said he has plenty left in the tank and that he hopes to continue with the Dodgers next year and beyond. Though Kershaw has already compiled enough accolades to be a surefire future Hall of Famer, he is only 32 years old and is coming off a campaign in which he posted a 2.16 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 62:8 K:BB over 58.1 innings in addition to claiming his first World Series championship. It's hard to imagine the lifelong Dodger in any other uniform, especially given the deep pockets possessed by the organization.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 22