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Clayton Kershaw
ERA W-L K
2.07 15-2 166
Team: LA DodgersHt / Wt: 6-4 / 228 NFBC ADP: 3.54
Position: SPBorn: 3/19/1988 Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Dodgers (2006)


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July 19 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Clayton Kershaw earned his major-league-leading 15th win, allowing seven hits and one walk over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Tuesday. Kershaw struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.07 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw (15-2) extended his unbeaten streak to 14 starts since May 6, a stretch that includes 11 victories. He has won his last eight starts, compiling a 1.76 ERA with a 0.87 WHIP and 74 strikeouts over 56.1 innings. The left-hander next takes the ball Sunday against the Braves, and in his last six starts versus Atlanta - including two outings in the 2013 NLDS - Kershaw is 4-0 with a 0.63 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with 51 strikeouts to six walks over 43 innings.
July 10 9:08 AM PT10:08 AM MT11:08 AM CT12:08 PM ET12:08 ET16:08 GMT0:08 9:08 AM MST11:08 AM EST11:38 AM VEN20:08 UAE11:08 AM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 14-2, allowing two runs on six hits in 9.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Sunday. Kershaw struck out 13, ending the game with a 2.18 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw needed just 99 pitches to record the first complete game of his latest terrific season and extend the Dodgers' winning streak to 13 games when he takes the mound. The NL Cy Young favorite has now won seven consecutive starts and has racked up 36 strikeouts over his past three. It goes without saying that he should be in fantasy lineup each and every time he's on the hill.
July 6 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET17:47 GMT1:47 10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST1:17 PM VEN21:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Kershaw will take his normal turn in the rotation for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals, thereby making him ineligible to pitch in Tuesday's All-Star Game.
Analysis: Pitchers who start their team's final game before the All-Star break aren't eligible to compete in the Midsummer Classic. The three-time Cy Young Award winner and four-time NL ERA champion struck out 11 in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over Arizona, becoming the first Dodgers pitcher to win 13 games before the break since Orel Hershiser in 1988.
July 5 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 13-2, allowing two hits and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday. Kershaw struck out 11, ending the game with a 2.19 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw, who gave up his first hit in the seventh inning, became the first 13-game winner in the majors this season. Kershaw hasn't lost in 12 starts since May 6, going 9-0 with a 1.98 ERA while holding batters to a .188 average. He hasn't allowed a run in his last three outings, giving him 76 career starts without allowing an earned run, the most among active pitchers. He makes his next start Sunday against the Royals.
June 30 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET13:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE12:39 PM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 12-2, allowing one run - zero earned - on three hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Thursday. Kershaw struck out 12, ending the game with a 2.32 ERA and 0.91 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw became the majors' first 12-game winner and notched his second-highest strikeout total of the season despite making only 93 pitches. He's won five straight starts and hasn't allowed an earned run in the last two.
June 25 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET11:26 ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST10:56 AM VEN19:26 UAE10:26 AM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 11-2, allowing four hits and one walk over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Saturday. Kershaw struck out eight, ending the game with a 2.47 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: A Dodger victory when Kershaw is pitching has almost become a foregone conclusion. The club has won 10 straight with its ace on the mound, a stretch in which he's 7-0 with a 2.38 ERA and has racked up 79 strikeouts in 68 innings. With the three-time NL Cy Young winner's next start coming against the light-hitting Padres in San Diego, that streak stands a great chance of continuing.
June 20 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 10-2, allowing six runs on six hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 10-6 on Monday. Kershaw struck out 10, and his ERA jumped from an NL-best 2.23 to 2.61.
Analysis: Kershaw became the NL's first 10-game winner despite giving up a career-high four homers. The 17 home runs Kershaw has given up this season is a career worst, topping the 16 he allowed in 2012. He'll make his fourth start of the season against the Rockies on Saturday. He gave up three home runs in his first start against them at Coors Field on April 8, but has won the last two matchups behind a 2.57 ERA with 14 strikeouts and no homers allowed over 14 innings.
June 13 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 9-2, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Tuesday. Kershaw struck out four, ending the game with a 2.23 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The best pitcher on the planet extended his unbeaten streak to eight starts with another fine effort, though the four strikeouts matched a season low. Kershaw is now 5-0 with a 1.94 ERA and 61 strikeouts over the run and is an obvious must-use in all fantasy formats.
June 7 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST6:27 PM VEN2:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 8-2, allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday. Kershaw struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.20 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Since his rough outing against the Cubs on May 28, Kershaw has allowed two runs and five hits while striking out 23 to win his last two starts. He next takes the ball Wednesday at Cleveland, and in six road starts this season, Kershaw has a 1.96 ERA. He is also 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in his last seven interleague starts.
June 3 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Clayton Kershaw allowed one run on two hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Friday. Kershaw struck out 14, ending the game with a 2.28 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw recorded his 2,000th strikeout in 1,837 2/3 career innings. The Dodgers said he was the third-fastest pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone. Pedro Martinez reached the plateau in 1,715 1/3 innings, and Randy Johnson was next at 1,734 innings. He next takes the ball Wednesday against the Nationals, whom he hasn't faced since last season's NLDS. He had a 6.17 ERA in two starts in that series.
June 2 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET21:05 ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 PM MST8:05 PM EST8:35 PM VEN5:05 UAE (+1)8:05 PM CT-Kershaw got his 2,000th career strikeout when he fanned Jonathan Villar on an 0-2 fastball with one out in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Analysis: Coming into Friday night's game, Kershaw needed four strikeouts to reach 2,000. The left-hander achieved the milestone in 1,837 2/3 career innings. The Dodgers say he was the third-fastest pitcher in major league history to compile 2,000 strikeouts. Pedro Martinez reached the plateau in 1,715 1/3 innings, and Randy Johnson was next at 1,734 innings.
May 28 5:17 PM PT6:17 PM MT7:17 PM CT8:17 PM ET20:17 ET0:17 GMT8:17 5:17 PM MST7:17 PM EST7:47 PM VEN4:17 UAE (+1)7:17 PM CT-Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs on 11 hits and two walks in 4.1 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday. Kershaw struck out six, ending the game with a 2.37 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw allowed a career-high-tying 11 hits after yielding 13 in his previous three starts over 23 innings. He failed to complete five innings for the first time this season.
May 24 6:46 AM PT7:46 AM MT8:46 AM CT9:46 AM ET9:46 ET13:46 GMT21:46 6:46 AM MST8:46 AM EST9:16 AM VEN17:46 UAE8:46 AM CT-Kershaw allowed one run on three hits in 9.0 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday. Kershaw struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.01 ERA and 0.82 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw missed out on what would have been his majors-leading eighth victory when Randal Grichuk scored from second on a wild pitch in the ninth inning. Catcher Grandal failed to block the ball in the dirt and then couldn't track down the misfire, eventually finding the ball near the Dodger dugout as Grichuk sprinted home.
May 17 4:56 PM PT5:56 PM MT6:56 PM CT7:56 PM ET19:56 ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST7:26 PM VEN3:56 UAE (+1)6:56 PM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 7-2, allowing three hits over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Wednesday. Kershaw struck out five, ending the game with a 2.15 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw's 20th victory against the Giants came in his 39th outing and 38th start of the rivalry - and he's 12-4 with a 1.29 ERA at AT&T Park. He has allowed one or fewer walks in all but one of his nine starts this season. His next outing is Wednesday against the Cardinals, who he last faced in June 2015, throwing one-hit ball with 11 strikeouts over eight shutout innings.
May 13 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-Clayton Kershaw improved to 6-2, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Friday. Kershaw struck out four, ending the game with a 2.43 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw won for the fifth time in six starts, a span in which he has a 2.11 ERA. He's 12-1 with a 2.53 ERA in his last 14 outings against the Rockies.
May 7 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-Kershaw improved to 5-2, allowing one run on five hits and four walks in 7.1 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Kershaw struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.40 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
May 2 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Clayton Kershaw fell to 4-2, allowing four runs - three earned - on eight hits in 6.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Monday. Kershaw struck out five, ending the game with a 2.61 ERA and 0.87 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kershaw allowed two more homers, bringing his total surrendered to six this season.
Apr. 26 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Kershaw improved to 4-1 on Tuesday as he surrendered one run and six hits in seven innings at San Francisco, walking one and striking out seven in a 2-1 victory.
Analysis: Kershaw suffered a bruised calf in the first inning when he sprawled out to stop a grounder, but he said after the game it was nothing more than an annoyance. ''The calf really wasn't a problem, it was more of a stuff thing tonight,'' Kershaw said. ''My stuff wasn't great. I just kind of had to grind through it a little bit.'' Most pitchers would love to be off the way he was. Kershaw has won three straight starts, posting a 1.61 ERA with three walks and 25 Ks.
Apr. 20 12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET15:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE2:00 PM CT-Kershaw avenged a recent defeat to the Rockies by striking out 10 Colorado hitters and throwing seven sharp innings of two-run ball to earn the win Wednesday. The Dodgers' ace yielded just five hits and one walk.
Analysis: The three-time Cy Young winner served up three homers in six innings in a loss at Coors Field on April 8. In his three other starts this season, Kershaw has registered a 1.64 ERA and fanned 26 in 22 1/3 innings while winning each. Next up for the star left-hander is another duel with Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday in San Francisco.
Apr. 15 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Kershaw allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked one in 8 1/3 innings as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 7-1 on Friday.
Analysis: Twenty-two strikeouts, 14 hits and just one walk in 21 1/3 innings. It's safe to say Kershaw is in midseason form.
Apr. 9 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Kershaw lasted six innings and gave up four runs in his first loss to the Rockies since July 12, 2013, a 4-2 decision on Saturday.
Analysis: A two-homer sixth inning came back to bite him. It was only the third time Kershaw has allowed multi-homers in an inning over his career. Nolan Arenado also hit a homer off Kershaw in the first.
Apr. 4 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Kershaw allowed two runs - one earned - and two hits over 84 pitches and seven innings of Monday's 14-3 rout of the Padres.
Analysis: He struck out eight and walked none in his seventh consecutive opening day start. He tied the team mark for most opening day starts in matching Don Sutton, who started seven straight openers from 1972-78, and Don Drysdale, whose seven weren't consecutive. Kershaw is 5-0 in seven opening-day starts with a 0.99 ERA, the second-lowest behind Rick Mahler's 0.92 mark.
Feb. 19 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET18:51 GMT2:51 11:51 AM MST1:51 PM EST2:21 PM VEN22:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Kershaw is the no-brainer decision to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day when the left-handed ace will tie a franchise record.
Analysis: Kershaw, who is healthy after missing 2 1/2 months last season with a back injury, was officially named the starter by manager Dave Roberts on Saturday, tying him with Don Drysdale and Don Sutton with seven.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2008 LAD 5 5 0 - 0 22 21 0 107.2 109 51 51 11 52 3 100 1.50 4.26
2009 LAD 8 8 0 - 0 31 30 0 171.0 119 55 53 7 91 4 185 1.23 2.79
2010 LAD 13 10 0 - 0 32 32 1 204.1 160 73 66 13 81 9 212 1.18 2.91
2011 LAD 21 5 0 - 0 33 33 5 233.1 174 66 59 15 54 2 248 0.98 2.28
2012 LAD 14 9 0 - 0 33 33 2 227.2 170 70 64 16 63 5 229 1.02 2.53
2013 LAD 16 9 0 - 0 33 33 3 236.0 164 55 48 11 52 2 232 0.92 1.83
2014 LAD 21 3 0 - 0 27 27 6 198.1 139 42 39 9 31 0 239 0.86 1.77
2015 LAD 16 7 0 - 0 33 33 4 232.2 163 62 55 15 42 1 301 0.88 2.13
2016 LAD 12 4 0 - 0 21 21 3 149.0 97 31 28 8 11 1 172 0.72 1.69
2017 LAD 15 2 0 - 0 20 20 1 139.1 101 35 32 18 23 0 166 0.89 2.07
Career 141 62 0 - 0 285 283 25 1899.1 1396 540 495 123 500 27 2084 1.00 2.35

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 LAD 22 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 .069 .069 .069
2009 LAD 31 48 2 5 0 0 0 2 3 16 0 0 .104 .157 .104
2010 LAD 32 55 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 17 0 0 .055 .071 .055
2011 LAD 33 71 10 16 0 0 0 4 3 13 0 0 .225 .267 .225
2012 LAD 34 58 2 12 1 0 0 2 2 19 0 0 .207 .230 .224
2013 LAD 35 77 8 14 3 0 1 10 5 24 0 0 .182 .241 .260
2014 LAD 27 63 5 11 0 1 0 3 4 23 1 0 .175 .235 .206
2015 LAD 34 71 2 9 2 0 0 2 2 23 0 0 .127 .162 .155
2016 LAD 23 46 2 8 1 0 0 3 1 12 0 0 .174 .191 .196
2017 LAD 20 40 5 6 0 0 0 2 3 12 0 0 .150 .209 .150
Career 291 558 41 86 7 1 1 29 24 172 1 0 .154 .194 .176

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2008 LAD Total 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 4.50
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 4.50
2009 LAD Total 0 1 0 - 0 3 2 0 13.1 14 9 9 3 7 1 10 6.08
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 9 2 2 1 1 1 4 2.70
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 6.2 5 7 7 2 6 0 6 9.45
2013 LAD Total 1 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 23.0 18 11 8 0 7 1 28 3.13
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.0 6 3 1 0 4 0 18 0.69
    LCS 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 10.0 12 8 7 0 3 1 10 6.30
2014 LAD Total 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.2 12 11 11 3 2 0 19 7.82
    LDS 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.2 12 11 11 3 2 0 19 7.82
2015 LAD Total 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.2 7 4 4 2 5 0 19 2.63
    LDS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.2 7 4 4 2 5 0 19 2.63
2016 LAD Total 2 1 1 - 1 5 4 0 24.1 24 13 12 2 4 0 29 4.44
    LDS 1 0 1 - 1 3 2 0 12.1 15 8 8 0 3 0 19 5.84
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.0 9 5 4 2 1 0 10 3.00
Career 4 7 1 - 1 18 14 0 89.0 76 49 45 10 27 2 106 4.55

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 LAD Total 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1.000 -
2013 LAD Total 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .125
    LDS 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2014 LAD Total 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500
    LDS 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500
2015 LAD Total 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200
    LDS 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2016 LAD Total 5 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .286 .375 .429
    LDS 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .500 .667
    LCS 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
Career 18 24 1 5 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 .208 .296 .250


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 933 96 89 92.9 46.51
Curveball 349 77 70 73.3 17.4
Slider 699 92 82 88.6 34.85
Changeup 25 88 84 85.9 1.25

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