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Clayton Kershaw
1.69 12-4 172
Team: LA DodgersHt / Wt: 6-4 / 225 NFBC ADP: 5.72
Position: SPBorn: 3/19/1988 Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Dodgers (2006)

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Oct. 24 4:11 PM PT5:11 PM MT6:11 PM CT7:11 PM ET19:11 ET23:11 GMT7:11 4:11 PM MST6:11 PM EST6:41 PM VEN3:11 UAE (+1)6:11 PM CT-Kershaw is unlikely to need back surgery for the herniated disk that sidelined the him for 2 1/2 months during the season.
Analysis: President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman for the Dodgers said Kershaw feels good and that he doesn't anticipate surgery being necessary. Kershaw went 2-1 with a 4.44 ERA and one save in four starts and one relief appearance this postseason.
Oct. 23 10:28 PM PT11:28 PM MT12:28 AM CT1:28 AM ET1:28 ET5:28 GMT13:28 10:28 PM MST12:28 AM EST12:58 AM VEN9:28 UAE12:28 AM CT-Kershaw allowed four earned runs and seven hits in five innings as the Dodgers' playoff run ended with a 5-0 loss to the Cubs in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Analysis: Kershaw's postseason resume took another hit as he fell to 4-7 with a 4.55 ERA in 18 playoff games. Still, the Dodgers' ace has nothing to be ashamed of after returning from a back injury this season when some would have packed it in.
Oct. 17 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-Kershaw came through on a night the Dodgers needed their ace to be at his best. The three-time Cy Young Award winner yielded just two hits and a walk across seven outstanding innings to help Los Angeles even the NLCS with Sunday's 1-0 victory over the Cubs in Game 2.
Analysis: The Dodgers have won all three of Kershaw's starts this postseason, though he was charged with eight runs in 11 2/3 innings in his two against Washington in the NLDS. The All-Star lefty surely will pitch again in this series, possibly on short rest in Thursday's Game 5 in Los Angeles.
Oct. 15 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Kershaw will start Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday against the Cubs,
Analysis: Kershaw pitched in all three Dodgers' wins during the NLDS against Washington, including a two-out save in the decisive Game 5 on Thursday night. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner is 3-6 with a 4.79 ERA in 16 career playoff appearances, including 12 starts.
Oct. 14 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET1:05 ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST12:35 AM VEN9:05 UAE12:05 AM CT-Kershaw got the final two outs to earn his first major league save and finish the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals in Game 5 to win their NL Division Series.
Analysis: Entering with runners on first and second and one out in the ninth inning after 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Kershaw got Daniel Murphy to pop out and struck out Wilmer Difo to send LA to the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.
Oct. 11 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET21:08 ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST8:38 PM VEN5:08 UAE (+1)8:08 PM CT-Pitching on short rest, Kershaw struck out 11 over 6 2/3 innings but was charged with five runs in the Dodgers' 6-5 win over the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Analysis: Kerhsaw, who gave up three runs over five innings to get the win in the NLDS opener, now has a 6.43 ERA in his last seven postseason starts.
Oct. 11 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-The Dodgers will bring back Game 1 winner Clayton Kershaw on short rest Tuesday to face the Nationals in a critical Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
Analysis: Kershaw, who allowed eight hits and three runs in the Dodgers' Game 1 win on Friday, will step in for Dodgers rookie Julio Urias.
Oct. 8 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET0:43 ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST12:13 AM VEN8:43 UAE11:43 PM CT-Though he wasn't in top form, Kershaw got the win in Game 1 of the Dodgers' NLDS matchup with Washington. The Los Angeles ace struck out seven and allowed three runs before leaving after five innings and 101 pitches.
Analysis: Much has been made about Kershaw's postseason struggles, though he's now won his last two playoff starts after losing six of his first seven decisions and has amassed 45 strikeouts over his past five outings. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner still owns a mediocre 4.65 ERA over 14 career postseason appearances (11 starts).
Oct. 1 7:01 PM PT8:01 PM MT9:01 PM CT10:01 PM ET22:01 ET2:01 GMT10:01 7:01 PM MST9:01 PM EST9:31 PM VEN6:01 UAE (+1)9:01 PM CT-Kershaw allowed three runs - one earned - in seven innings of a 3-0 loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Analysis: Kershaw enters the playoffs having gone 1-1 with an 0.36 ERA in his final four regular-season starts.
Oct. 1 11:22 PM PT12:22 AM MT1:22 AM CT2:22 AM ET2:22 ET6:22 GMT14:22 11:22 PM MST1:22 AM EST1:52 AM VEN10:22 UAE1:22 AM CT-Kershaw (12-3, 1.65 ERA), who takes the ball Saturday, is 1-1 with a 0.86 ERA in four starts since coming off the disabled list Sept. 9.
Analysis: He is 18-7 with a 1.58 ERA in 34 career starts against the Giants.
Sep. 25 9:46 PM PT10:46 PM MT11:46 PM CT12:46 AM ET0:46 ET4:46 GMT12:46 9:46 PM MST11:46 PM EST12:16 AM VEN8:46 UAE11:46 PM CT-Kershaw allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers rolled to a 14-1 win over Colorado on Saturday.
Analysis: He has not allowed a run over 18 innings of his last three starts.
Sep. 20 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-Kershaw gave up an unearned run and three hits in six innings before the Dodgers rallied for a 2-1 win over the Giants on Monday.
Analysis: He struck out seven and walked one in his third start since returning from a back injury. That's five baserunners allowed over 11 innings in his last two starts, a highly encouraging sign for the Dodgers.
Sep. 15 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Kershaw gave up just one hit in a start twice interrupted by rain, and Justin Turner grounded an RBI double off Dellin Betances in a two-run ninth that sent the Dodgers over the New York Yankees 2-0 Wednesday.
Analysis: The lefty ace threw 64 pitches in his second start since missing 10 weeks because of a herniated disk in his lower back. Last week in his return, he gave up two runs and five hits in three innings at Miami.
Sep. 13 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-Kershaw will make his Yankee Stadium debut Wednesday.
Analysis: The ace left-hander is scheduled to start for the Dodgers against New York in a late-afternoon series finale, his second outing since missing more than two months with a back injury. Kershaw (11-3, 1.89 ERA) threw 66 pitches over three innings last Friday in a 4-1 loss at Miami, but manager Dave Roberts wouldn't say how many Kershaw might throw this time.
Sep. 4 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-Kershaw rejoined the Dodgers' rotation Friday in Miami and was lifted after three innings and 66 pitches. The left-hander had not started since June 26 because of a mild disk herniation in his back.
Analysis: He allowed two runs and five hits, struck out five and threw 46 strikes. The three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2014 NL MVP appeared healthy as the Dodgers planned all along to limit his pitch count.
June 30 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-Kershaw was excellent in a rehab start for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, allowing only an infield single in three scoreless innings with five strikeouts and no walks. The left-hander threw 23 pitches and finished with another 11 in the bullpen.
Analysis: Afterward, Kershaw said he would be pitching for the Dodgers in four days. Kershaw has been sidelined for more than two months with a herniated disk in his back. He was 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA before getting injured.
June 28 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 PM CT-Kershaw (11-2, 1.79 ERA) is back in Los Angeles and headed for scans on his sore back.
Analysis: Manager Dave Roberts remained cautiously hopeful that the three-time NL Cy Young winner could make his next scheduled start Friday night at Dodger Stadium against Colorado.
June 27 10:36 AM PT11:36 AM MT12:36 PM CT1:36 PM ET13:36 ET17:36 GMT1:36 10:36 AM MST12:36 PM EST1:06 PM VEN21:36 UAE12:36 PM CT-Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Monday that Kershaw was receiving treatment for minor back discomfort.
Analysis: Kershaw gave up nine hits and four runs during a 4-3 loss to the Pirates on Sunday night, but Roberts insisted the back was not an issue. Roberts said he "absolutely" expects Kershaw to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Rockies.
June 25 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET23:49 ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST11:19 PM VEN7:49 UAE (+1)10:49 PM CT-Kershaw's string of nine consecutive winning decisions came to an end when he was reached for four runs in six innings Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Kershaw had posted a spectacular 1.15 ERA in 10 starts since being dealt his only other loss this season on April 26. The Los Angeles ace will attempt to bounce back when he faces Colorado at home Friday.
June 21 10:14 AM PT11:14 AM MT12:14 PM CT1:14 PM ET13:14 ET17:14 GMT1:14 10:14 AM MST12:14 PM EST12:44 PM VEN21:14 UAE12:14 PM CT-Kershaw yielded six hits over seven dominant innings to earn his ninth victory in 10 starts, and the Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Analysis: An undaunted Kershaw added eight strikeouts to his major league-leading 141, fanning Bryce Harper three times. Kershaw didn't walk a batter and got through a tricky seventh inning to remain unbeaten since May 1.
June 16 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET11:22 ET15:22 GMT23:22 8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST10:52 AM VEN19:22 UAE10:22 AM CT-Kershaw tossed another gem Wednesday when he allowed two runs and fanned 11 over 7 1/3 innings in a 3-2 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Kershaw has gone 8-0 with a 1.14 ERA with 93 strikeouts over his last nine starts. If he's on your fantasy team, sit back and enjoy.
June 11 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET14:43 ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST2:13 PM VEN22:43 UAE1:43 PM CT-Kershaw gave up two runs and five hits while striking out 13 over eight innings in Friday's 3-2 win at San Francisco.
Analysis: Kershaw is now 7-0 with an 0.99 ERA in his last eight starts - all Los Angeles victories. He's also fanned 82 in 63 2/3 innings over that span.
June 5 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Kershaw earned his sixth consecutive win Saturday, a 4-0 victory against Atlanta.
Analysis: The Los Angeles Dodgers ace yielded three hits and one walk in six innings while improving to 8-1 with an MLB-leading 1.46 ERA. He has a 0.81 ERA and a 0.54 WHIP during his win streak, which stretches back to May 1. Kershaw is also 6-1 with a 1.31 ERA in seven home starts this season and has won his last five.
May 30 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Kershaw was great again Sunday in New York, though it didn't result in a victory.
Analysis: The three-time Cy Young winner struck out 10 while yielding three hits and two runs in 7 2/3 innings, departing with a 2-1 lead that reliever Adam Liberatore failed to hold. The effort actually raised Kershaw's season ERA to 1.56, a testament to how good he's been this season. He also surpassed the 100-strikeout mark in just his 11th start.
May 24 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Kershaw tossed a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past Cincinnati 1-0 on Monday night for their eighth straight win over the Reds.
Analysis: Kershaw (7-1, 1.48 ERA) struck out seven and walked one while improving to 5-0 in five starts this month. He ended a franchise-record streak of six games with at least 10 strikeouts. Kershaw has a 0.64 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 42 innings in May.
May 18 8:34 AM PT9:34 AM MT10:34 AM CT11:34 AM ET11:34 ET15:34 GMT23:34 8:34 AM MST10:34 AM EST11:04 AM VEN19:34 UAE10:34 AM CT-Kershaw improved to 4-0 in May on Tuesday. He allowed one run and four hits in eight innings, struck out 11 and walked none, leaving his teammates a bit surprised when a ball got put in play.
Analysis: Kershaw has fanned at least 10 in a franchise-record six straight starts and has issued just one walk in his five previous home starts, and only four this season. The left-hander retired his final 13 batters in lowering his ERA to 1.67. "It was kind of all average," Kershaw said.
May 13 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Kershaw struck out 13 on 108 pitches and walked one to win his third straight Thursday with a three-hitter.
Analysis: It was the left-hander's fifth straight start with double-digit strikeouts, a club record. It was also his second shutout this month. He beat San Diego 1-0 on May 1. "It was special," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "I definitely put my fan hat on."
May 8 8:07 AM PT9:07 AM MT10:07 AM CT11:07 AM ET11:07 ET15:07 GMT23:07 8:07 AM MST10:07 AM EST10:37 AM VEN19:07 UAE10:07 AM CT-Kershaw registered his fourth consecutive double-digit strikeout game in Saturday's win at Toronto.
Analysis: The Dodgers ace fanned 10 while allowing two runs over seven innings to improve to 4-1 in seven starts. Kershaw is putting up his usual elite numbers, having posted a 2.04 ERA and logging 64 K's in 53 innings.
May 2 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET18:16 ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST5:46 PM VEN2:16 UAE (+1)5:16 PM CT-Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the only run, leading the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kershaw next faces a potent Toronto lineup in Canada. He's 10-4 in interleague play.
Apr. 27 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Kershaw gave up five runs in seven innings Tuesday night in a 6-3 loss to Miami.
Analysis: Kershaw (2-1, 2.43 ERA) hadn't given up that many runs since a 9-5 victory in Colorado on May 10.
Apr. 10 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET21:34 ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST9:04 PM VEN5:34 UAE (+1)8:34 PM CT-Kershaw allowed two runs and four hits - including a home run to Madison Bumgarner - in Saturday's 3-2, 10-inning loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: Kerhsaw, however, is off to another good start at 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA. He's struck out 14 over the first 15 innings.
Apr. 5 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Kershaw opened the 2016 season in dominating form, allowing just one hit in seven innings of Monday's 15-0 win over San Diego.
Analysis: He walked one and struck out nine while throwing 96 pitches. He added a hit in four at-bats at the plate while scoring a run.
Mar. 3 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Kershaw got his spring off to a strong start by tossing two scoreless innings Thursday against the White Sox.
Analysis: The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner fanned two and allowed one hit in his first prep for next month's Opening Day assignment.
Feb. 28 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Kershaw has been chosen to pitch on opening day for the Los Angeles Dodgers for the sixth straight year. Manager Dave Roberts confirmed Sunday that Kershaw is his choice for the April 4 opener against the Padres, saying, "we've checked that box."
Analysis: Kershaw was 16-7 last season with a 2.13 earned run average and 301 strikeouts - the first pitcher to reach 300 strikeouts since 2002. A sixth opening-day start ties him for third with Fernando Valenzuela in Dodgers history. Don Sutton and Don Drysdale each have seven.

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