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Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Edward Kershaw (The Claw or Kid K) (twitter: @ClaytonKersh22)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", 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)   vs. STL 6.0 IP, 5 H, 7 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 2008-2015
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 Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2008 LAD NL 20 P 22 21 0 107.2 20 1 18 1 2 .950 1 2 1.59 0.86 .959 1.73 1.72 5 2 29% 27% 2
2009 LAD NL 21 P 31 30 0 171.0 27 8 19 0 2 1.000 1 1 1.42 0.87 .955 1.72 1.70 6 7 54% 29% 7
2010 LAD NL 22 P 32 32 1 204.1 36 5 30 1 0 .972 3 3 1.54 1.09 .954 1.73 1.72 8 8 50% 29% 8
2011 LAD NL 23 P 33 33 5 233.1 47 9 38 0 2 1.000 5 4 1.81 1.42 .955 1.80 1.79 14 9 39% 28% 9 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12,GG
2012 LAD NL 24 P 33 33 2 227.2 51 9 42 0 1 1.000 6 5 2.02 1.55 .950 1.77 1.75 8 12 60% 27% 11 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16
2013 LAD NL 25 P 33 33 3 236.0 35 7 27 1 2 .971 4 3 1.30 1.03 .964 1.76 1.76 5 4 44% 28% 7 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2014 LAD NL 26 P 27 27 6 198.1 41 8 31 2 3 .951 7 7 1.77 1.44 .955 1.72 1.71 5 4 44% 28% 4 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
2015 LAD NL 27 P 17 17 0 114.0 26 6 19 1 0 .962 1 2 1.97 1.47 .958 1.74 1.73 6 5 45% 29% 3
8 Seasons P 228 226 17 1492.1 283 53 224 6 12 .979 28 3 1.67 1.21 .956 1.75 1.74 57 51 47% 28% 51
8 Seasons TOT 228 226 17 1492.1 283 53 224 6 12 .979 28 22 1.67 1.21 .956 1.75 1.74 57 51 47% 28% 51
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2008 LAD NL 20 P 1 2 0 1 0
2009 LAD NL 21 P 1 1 -2 0 0 3
2010 LAD NL 22 P 3 3 0 0 1 3
2011 LAD NL 23 P 5 4 1 0 1 3
2012 LAD NL 24 P 6 5 1 0 5
2013 LAD NL 25 P 4 3 0 1 3
2014 LAD NL 26 P 7 7 6 -1 2
2015 LAD NL 27 P 0 1 2 -1 1 1
8 Seasons P 0 28 3 5 0 4 20
8 Seasons TOT 0 28 22 5 0 4 20

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2008 LAD NL 20 22 21 21 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 LAD NL 21 31 30 30 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 LAD NL 22 32 32 31 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 LAD NL 23 33 33 32 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 LAD NL 24 34 33 32 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 LAD NL 25 35 33 35 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 LAD NL 26 27 27 26 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 LAD NL 27 17 17 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 231 226 224 228 228 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2008 LAD NL 20 470 71% 32% 18 89% 0 1 0 0 18 15 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 5 80%
2009 LAD NL 21 701 64% 23% 21 86% 1 8 4 1 19 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 11 91%
2010 LAD NL 22 848 67% 26% 27 85% 0 5 1 3 30 19 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 100%
2011 LAD NL 23 912 70% 28% 38 84% 1 9 3 4 38 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 15 87%
2012 LAD NL 24 901 70% 31% 37 89% 1 9 1 6 42 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 10 100%
2013 LAD NL 25 908 71% 32% 28 75% 2 7 2 5 27 16 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 7 86%
2014 LAD NL 26 749 66% 33% 29 93% 0 8 1 6 31 24 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 1 2 1 6 83%
2015 LAD NL 27 454 65% 31% 21 86% 0 6 2 4 19 15 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
8 Seasons 5943 68% 29% 219 86% 5 53 14 29 224 147 9 6 1 1 4 2 12 3 8 4 66 91%
MLB Averages 75% 32% 85% 80%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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
2015 Jun 7th NL Player of the Week

Assists as P s c a p y
2011 NL  38 (5th)
2012 NL  42 (5th)
2015 NL  19 (5th)
Active  224 (23rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2009 NL  1.000 (1st)
2011 NL  1.000 (1st)
2012 NL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
2015 NL  $32,571,000 (1st)

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

             

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Name and misspellings: The Claw The Clayton Kid Kid The K Edward Clayton Claw Kershaw

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