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Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Edward Kershaw (The Claw) (twitter: @ClaytonKersh22)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: March 19, 1988 in Dallas, TX
High School: Highland Park HS (University Park, TX)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 25, 2008 (Age 20.067, 16,932nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 2008-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2020, 7 yrs/$215M (14-20) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 6.105, Free Agent: 2021 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 20 LAD NL 22 38 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .069 .069 .069 .138 -63 2 0 0 9 0 0 1
2009 21 LAD NL 31 59 48 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 16 .104 .157 .104 .261 -28 5 1 0 8 0 0 1
2010 22 LAD NL 32 74 55 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 17 .055 .071 .055 .126 -65 3 3 0 18 0 0 1
2011 ★ 23 LAD NL 33 86 71 10 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 13 .225 .267 .225 .492 40 16 1 1 11 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12,GG
2012 ★ 24 LAD NL 34 75 58 2 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 19 .207 .230 .224 .454 27 13 2 0 14 1 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16
2013 ★ 25 LAD NL 35 92 77 8 14 3 0 1 10 0 0 5 24 .182 .241 .260 .501 42 20 3 1 9 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2014 ★ 26 LAD NL 27 74 63 5 11 0 1 0 3 1 0 4 23 .175 .235 .206 .442 28 13 1 1 6 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
7 Yrs 214 498 401 32 63 4 1 1 22 1 0 18 125 .157 .199 .180 .378 6 72 11 3 75 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 377 304 24 48 3 1 1 17 1 0 14 95 .157 .199 .180 .378 6 55 8 2 57 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 20 LAD NL 22 38 -9 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
2009 21 LAD NL 31 59 -9 -0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $404,000 1
2010 22 LAD NL 32 74 -13 0 -1 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $440,000 1
2011 ★ 23 LAD NL 33 86 -6 1 1 0 11 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .520 .504 0.6 0.0 6 $500,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12,GG
2012 ★ 24 LAD NL 34 75 -7 -0 1 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $7,500,000 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16
2013 ★ 25 LAD NL 35 92 -6 -0 0 0 12 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .518 .504 0.6 -0.0 6 $11,000,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2014 ★ 26 LAD NL 26 74 -6 -0 -0 0 10 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .520 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 $4,000,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
7 Seasons 213 498 -56 0 1 0 68 13 1.3 0 13 1.3 .507 .501 1.3 0.0 13 $23,844,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 20 LAD NL 38 36 0 0.0 106 .125 .069 .265 .069 .336 .069 .423 .138 .759 -63 .000 -6.9 -0.7 .074 .000 .000
2009 21 LAD NL 59 52 1 0.5 102 .156 .104 .260 .157 .332 .104 .413 .261 .745 -28 .016 -8.8 -0.9 .182 .063 .000
2010 22 LAD NL 74 73 0 0.0 99 .079 .055 .257 .071 .327 .055 .405 .126 .732 -65 .000 -12.6 -1.3 .073 .018 .000
2011 23 LAD NL 86 67 5 2.0 95 .276 .225 .254 .267 .321 .225 .396 .492 .717 40 .190 -5.9 -0.6 .357 .042 .000
2012 24 LAD NL 75 63 3 1.3 97 .300 .207 .256 .230 .321 .224 .406 .454 .728 27 .090 -5.8 -0.6 .313 .052 .017
2013 25 LAD NL 92 75 5 1.8 93 .250 .182 .253 .241 .317 .260 .394 .501 .711 42 .168 -6.0 -0.6 .394 .143 .078 .0
2014 26 LAD NL 74 59 4 1.8 91 .275 .175 .252 .235 .315 .206 .389 .442 .703 28 .178 -6.2 -0.6 .358 .111 .032 .0
7 Yrs 498 425 18 1.1 97 .225 .157 .256 .199 .323 .180 .401 .378 .724 6 .075 -52.2 -5.2 .269 .070 .022 1.0
162 Game Avg. 377 322 14 1.1 97 .225 .157 .256 .199 .323 .180 .401 .378 .724 6 .075 -52.2 -5.2 .269 .070 .022 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 20 LAD NL NLCS PHI L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 21 LAD NL NLDS STL W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 21 LAD NL NLCS PHI L 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 LAD NL NLDS ATL W 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 LAD NL NLCS STL L 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 LAD NL NLDS STL L 2 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 0 0 3 0 0
4 Yrs (6 Series) 11 17 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .286 .167 .452 2 0 0 3 0 0
3 NLDS 5 13 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .111 .200 .111 .311 1 0 0 3 0 0
3 NLCS 6 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 LAD NL 23
2012 LAD NL 24
2013 LAD NL 25 DNP
2014 LAD NL 26

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 20 LAD NL 38 0.0% 34.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 2.2 6.00 21.00 42% 8% 0.0% 0%
2009 21 LAD NL 59 0.0% 27.1% 5.1% 0.0% 0% 5.33 3.0 24.0 1.90 3.00 54% 10% 0.0% 30%
2010 22 LAD NL 74 0.0% 23.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0% 17.00 3.2 55.0 3.50 4.89 51% 4% 0.0% 13%
2011 23 LAD NL 86 0.0% 15.1% 3.5% 0.0% 0% 4.33 5.5 17.8 2.86 4.78 67% 12% 0.0% 7%
2012 24 LAD NL 75 0.0% 25.3% 2.7% 1.3% 8% 9.50 3.1 29.0 3.25 6.50 53% 6% 0.0% 0%
2013 25 LAD NL 92 1.1% 26.1% 5.4% 4.4% 29% 4.80 3.2 77.0 7.7 1.38 3.64 57% 18% 5.3% 10%
2014 26 LAD NL 74 0.0% 31.1% 5.4% 1.4% 9% 5.75 2.7 21.0 3.63 4.14 54% 11% 0.0% 13%
7 Yrs 498 0.2% 25.1% 3.6% 1.2% 10% 6.94 3.2 401.0 18.2 2.58 4.67 55% 10% 1.6% 11%
MLB Averages 2.5% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.30 4.7 35.3 8.2 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 20 LAD NL -6.9 -0.7 38 -0.6 0.1 -0.7 .83 -0.7 -0.0 -7.7 -0.8 0.94 -8.1 0
2009 21 LAD NL -8.8 -0.9 59 -0.9 0.4 -1.3 1.01 -0.9 0.0 -9.5 -1.0 0.98 -9.9 0
2010 22 LAD NL -12.6 -1.3 75 -1.4 0.3 -1.7 1.02 -1.3 -0.0 -16.3 -1.7 1.04 -15.0 0
2011 23 LAD NL -5.9 -0.6 91 -0.6 0.8 -1.4 .85 -0.5 -0.3 -4.8 -0.5 0.99 -4.7 0
2012 24 LAD NL -5.8 -0.6 76 -0.9 0.4 -1.3 1.06 -0.8 -0.0 -12.2 -1.3 1.10 -8.5 3.47 0
2013 25 LAD NL -6.1 -0.6 93 -0.4 1.5 -1.9 1.11 -0.6 0.1 -8.8 -0.9 1.07 -6.7 3.50 0
2014 26 LAD NL -6.2 -0.6 75 -0.2 0.6 -0.9 .73 -0.6 0.4 -5.0 -0.5 0.94 -6.9 0
7 Yrs -52.3 -5.3 507 -5.1 4.1 -9.2 .95 -5.5 0.1 -64.2 -6.6 1.02 -59.8 0

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 20 LAD NL 0 0 50% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2009 21 LAD NL 1 0 25% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 22 LAD NL 3 0 100% 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 25% 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 LAD NL 1 0 50% 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 43% 6 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0
2012 24 LAD NL 0 0 14% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25% 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
2013 25 LAD NL 0 0 35% 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 17% 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
2014 26 LAD NL 1 0 31% 25 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 25% 4 3 1 0 0 0 4 3 1
7 Yrs 6 0 37% 144 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 0 9 28% 21 16 5 1 1 0 10 6 4

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 20 LAD NL 38 55% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 9 82% 14 0 0% 15 2 13% 25 0 0% 3 0 0% 2 0 0% 0
2009 21 LAD NL 59 78% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 8 67% 13 1 8% 13 2 15% 44 2 5% 3 1 33% 2 2 100% 0
2010 22 LAD NL 74 85% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 21 18 86% 21 3 14% 25 10 40% 57 2 4% 4 1 25% 6 4 67% 0
2011 23 LAD NL 86 77% 16 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 11 85% 17 1 6% 17 5 29% 53 5 9% 4 2 50% 1 1 100% 0
2012 24 LAD NL 75 67% 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.47 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 22 14 64% 23 2 9% 25 10 40% 60 3 5% 2 2 100% 4 4 100% 0
2013 25 LAD NL 92 79% 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.50 1 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 13 9 69% 16 3 19% 21 7 33% 71 9 13% 5 1 20% 4 2 50% 0
2014 26 LAD NL 74 73% 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 67% 11 1 9% 10 3 30% 47 3 6% 0 0 2 2 100% 0
7 Yrs 498 75% 63 13 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 21 1 0 1 0 0 101 75 74% 115 11 10% 126 39 31% 357 24 7% 21 7 33% 21 15 71% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 20 LAD NL 38 115 3.03 90 78.3% 31.1% 21.1% 20.0% 27.8% 68.9% 0.0% 53.9% 69.4% 42.1% 0.0% 0 0 7.9% 3 0 0.0% 0 0 5 8 38.5% 0 0 0
2009 21 LAD NL 59 206 3.49 149 72.3% 24.2% 20.1% 28.9% 26.8% 75.8% 0.0% 54.9% 73.5% 33.9% 3.4% 2 0 5.1% 3 0 1.7% 1 0 3 12 18.8% 0 0 0
2010 22 LAD NL 74 268 3.62 193 72.0% 28.0% 13.0% 30.1% 29.0% 72.0% 0.0% 51.9% 82.0% 33.8% 1.4% 1 0 8.1% 6 1 1.4% 1 0 5 11 29.4% 0 0 0
2011 23 LAD NL 86 297 3.45 209 70.4% 30.1% 11.0% 25.8% 33.0% 69.9% 0.0% 49.2% 84.2% 27.9% 4.7% 4 0 10.5% 9 1 2.3% 2 0 3 10 23.1% 0 0 0
2012 24 LAD NL 76 266 3.50 186 69.9% 24.2% 18.3% 28.5% 29.0% 75.8% 0.0% 53.0% 75.9% 31.6% 0.0% 0 0 5.3% 4 0 3.9% 3 1 3 14 15.8% 0 0 0
2013 25 LAD NL 92 350 3.80 232 66.3% 30.6% 15.9% 26.7% 26.7% 69.4% 0.0% 46.0% 77.0% 28.3% 2.2% 2 0 8.7% 8 2 7.6% 7 0 9 13 37.5% 0 0 0
2014 26 LAD NL 74 274 3.70 184 67.2% 32.6% 19.0% 23.4% 25.0% 67.4% 0.0% 45.3% 71.8% 31.1% 4.1% 3 0 9.5% 7 3 9.5% 7 1 7 14 30.4% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 499 1776 3.56 1243 70.0% 28.7% 16.3% 26.6% 28.3% 71.3% 0.0% 49.9% 77.1% 31.7% 2.4% 12 0 8.0% 40 7 4.2% 21 2 35 82 28.0% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.7% 15.4% 27.1% 29.8% 72.3% 1.5% 45.9% 78.7% 26.8% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.5%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 20 22 38 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .069 .069 .069 .138 -63 2 0 0 9 0 0
2009 21 53 97 77 3 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 29 .091 .125 .091 .216 -41 7 1 0 17 0 0
2010 22 85 171 132 7 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 46 .076 .103 .076 .179 -50 10 4 0 35 0 0
2011 23 118 257 203 17 26 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 59 .128 .161 .128 .289 -19 26 5 1 46 0 0
2012 24 152 332 261 19 38 1 0 0 9 0 0 9 78 .146 .176 .149 .326 -9 39 7 1 60 1 0
2013 25 187 424 338 27 52 4 0 1 19 0 0 14 102 .154 .192 .175 .366 2 59 10 2 69 1 0
2014 26 214 498 401 32 63 4 1 1 22 1 0 18 125 .157 .199 .180 .378 6 72 11 3 75 1 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 20 22 38 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 22
2009 21 31 61 49 3 6 0 0 0 3 0 4 16 .122 .189 .122 .311 1 31
2010 22 32 74 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 .000 .018 .000 .018 0 32
2011 23 33 88 73 12 18 0 0 0 5 0 3 13 .247 .286 .247 .532 5 33
2012 24 34 75 58 2 12 1 0 0 2 0 2 19 .207 .230 .224 .454 3 34
2013 25 35 93 78 9 15 3 0 1 11 0 5 24 .192 .250 .269 .519 5 35
2014 26 27 74 63 5 11 0 1 0 3 1 4 23 .175 .235 .206 .442 3 27
7 Yrs 214 503 405 31 62 4 1 1 24 1 19 125 .153 .196 .175 .372 17 214
162 Game Avg. 162 381 307 23 47 3 1 1 18 1 14 95 .153 .196 .175 .372 13 214



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (12, 6%)
2012 NL (16, 3%)
2013 NL (7, 35%)
2014 NL (1, 85%)
1 MVP
1.29 Career Shares (180th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (1, 92%)
2012 NL (2, 43%)
2013 NL (1, 99%)
2014 NL (1, 100%)
3 Cy Youngs
3.34 Career Shares (9th)

Gold Gloves
2011 NL (P)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2011 July NL Pitcher of the Month
2013 July NL Pitcher of the Month
2014 June NL Pitcher of the Month
2014 July NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2011 Jun 26th NL Player of the Week
2012 May 20th NL Player of the Week
2013 Apr 7th NL Player of the Week
2014 Jun 22nd NL Player of the Week
2014 Sep 14th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2011 NL  7.2 (5th)
2012 NL  6.6 (6th)
2013 NL  8.4 (2nd)
2014 NL  8.0 (1st)
Active  41.1 (29th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2010 NL  18 (1st)
2011 NL  11 (7th)
2012 NL  14 (3rd)
Active  75 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
2008 NL  born 1988-03-19 (1st)
2009 NL  born 1988-03-19 (3rd)

                           

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