Clayton Kershaw Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/19/1988 (33)
Clayton Kershaw Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Clayton Kershaw News
The Los Angeles Dodgers received good news following an MRI on starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) on Tuesday. The MRI showed no signs of ligament damage, meaning he won't require Tommy John surgery. He's still ruled out for the postseason, but it now seems like he has a good shot at being ready for spring training next year, barring any setbacks. The Dodgers star had yet another strong year in 2021 despite dealing with multiple injuries. He made 22 starts and went 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) on the 10-day injured list on Saturday. He is dealing with left forearm discomfort and might not be available to pitch at all in the postseason, regardless of how far the Dodgers make it. The Dodgers called up fellow pitcher Mitch White to fill Kershaw's roster spot. The three-time Cy Young winner made 22 starts this year and went 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and a 29.5% strikeout rate. He had a bit of bad luck this year as his 3.17 xERA was well below his actual ERA.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw earned a no-decision in his return to the mound on Monday versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. The veteran had been sidelined since July 7 with left forearm inflammation. Kershaw tossed 4 1/3 innings and allowed four hits, one run, one walk and struck out five. Managers should feel confident tossing Kershaw in his next start versus the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him limited. For the season, Kershaw is 9-7 with a 3.33 ERA in 19 starts.
Few players benefitted more from the shortened 2020 season than Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcherClayton Kershaw. He took full advantage of the lightened workload and threw a full season's worth of innings (58 1/3). He looked like the prime Kershaw in those frames, posting a 2.16 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and raising his strikeout rate up to 28% after a few years of decline in that category. There are reasons not to believe in that high strikeout rate, as his contact rate stayed the same as his recent past and he did not change anything with his pitch arsenal. He also continued to lack velocity, averaging 92 mph on his fastball. While we should not expect another strikeout rate near 30%, you can take a minuscule walk rate and a strong ground-ball profile to the bank. Kershaw appears to have over-performed in 2020, and there are serious questions about how many innings he can handle in a full 2021 season. That puts him a little bit behind his current ADP (32), but he remains a very safe investment as a second fantasy starter.