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Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Edward Kershaw (The Claw, Kid K or The Minotaur) (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, 16,930th 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 2008-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2020, 7 yrs/$215M (14-20) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 8.105, Free Agent: 2021 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2008 20 LAD NL 5 5 .500 4.26 22 21 0 0 0 0 107.2 109 51 51 11 52 3 100 1 0 7 470 98 4.08 1.495 9.1 0.9 4.3 8.4 1.92
2009 21 LAD NL 8 8 .500 2.79 31 30 1 0 0 0 171.0 119 55 53 7 91 4 185 1 2 11 701 143 3.08 1.228 6.3 0.4 4.8 9.7 2.03
2010 22 LAD NL 13 10 .565 2.91 32 32 0 1 1 0 204.1 160 73 66 13 81 9 212 7 2 5 848 133 3.12 1.179 7.0 0.6 3.6 9.3 2.62
2011 ★ 23 LAD NL 21 5 .808 2.28 33 33 0 5 2 0 233.1 174 66 59 15 54 2 248 3 1 5 912 161 2.47 0.977 6.7 0.6 2.1 9.6 4.59 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12,GG
2012 ★ 24 LAD NL 14 9 .609 2.53 33 33 0 2 2 0 227.2 170 70 64 16 63 5 229 5 2 6 901 150 2.89 1.023 6.7 0.6 2.5 9.1 3.63 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16
2013 ★ 25 LAD NL 16 9 .640 1.83 33 33 0 3 2 0 236.0 164 55 48 11 52 2 232 3 2 12 908 194 2.39 0.915 6.3 0.4 2.0 8.8 4.46 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2014 ★ 26 LAD NL 21 3 .875 1.77 27 27 0 6 2 0 198.1 139 42 39 9 31 0 239 2 2 7 749 197 1.81 0.857 6.3 0.4 1.4 10.8 7.71 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
2015 ★ 27 LAD NL 16 7 .696 2.13 33 33 0 4 3 0 232.2 163 62 55 15 42 1 301 5 3 9 890 173 1.99 0.881 6.3 0.6 1.6 11.6 7.17 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
2016 ★ 28 LAD NL 12 4 .750 1.69 21 21 0 3 3 0 149.0 97 31 28 8 11 1 172 2 3 5 544 230 1.80 0.725 5.9 0.5 0.7 10.4 15.64 AS,CYA-5
9 Yrs 126 60 .677 2.37 265 263 1 24 15 0 1760.0 1295 505 463 105 477 27 1918 29 17 67 6923 159 2.55 1.007 6.6 0.5 2.4 9.8 4.02
162 Game Avg. 16 8 .677 2.37 34 34 0 3 2 0 227 167 65 60 14 61 3 247 4 2 9 892 159 2.55 1.007 6.6 0.5 2.4 9.8 4.02
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2008 20 LAD NL 107.2 22 21 51 4.26 4.57 -0.07 0.18 96.9 4.67 5 0.6 1.57 -0.1 1.4 14 .526 .504
2009 21 LAD NL 171.0 31 30 55 2.89 4.56 0.07 0.17 96.3 4.49 30 3.3 .00 -0.1 4.7 45 .608 .521 $404,000
2010 22 LAD NL 204.1 32 32 73 3.22 4.42 -0.34 0.17 96.3 4.74 34 3.9 -0.1 5.5 52 .622 .524 $440,000
2011 ★ 23 LAD NL 233.1 33 33 66 2.55 4.14 0.02 0.15 96.4 4.12 39 4.7 -0.1 6.5 59 .642 .529 $500,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12,GG
2012 ★ 24 LAD NL 227.2 33 33 70 2.77 4.40 -0.03 0.17 94.2 4.33 38 4.4 -0.1 6.2 58 .634 .527 $7,500,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16
2013 ★ 25 LAD NL 236.0 33 33 55 2.10 4.12 0.25 0.16 96.1 3.88 48 6.0 -0.2 7.8 65 .681 .537 $11,000,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2014 ★ 26 LAD NL 198.1 27 27 42 1.91 3.99 0.08 0.15 97.1 3.94 46 5.9 -0.1 7.5 60 .719 .537 $4,000,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
2015 ★ 27 LAD NL 232.2 33 33 62 2.40 4.20 0.02 0.17 95.7 4.17 47 5.6 -0.2 7.5 65 .670 .535 $32,571,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
2016 ★ 28 LAD NL 149.0 21 21 31 1.87 4.42 0.19 0.19 92.5 4.09 37 4.4 -0.1 5.6 50 .708 .527 AS,CYA-5
9 Seasons 1760.0 265 263 505 2.58 4.29 0.02 0.17 95.7 4.24 324 38.8 .79 -1.2 52.7 469 .646 .527 $56,415,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2008 20 LAD NL NLCS L PHI 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
2009 21 LAD NL NLDS W STL 0 0 2.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 9 2 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 28 1.500 12.2 1.4 1.4 5.4 4.00
2009 21 LAD NL NLCS L PHI 0 1 .000 9.45 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 5 7 7 2 6 0 6 1 0 3 31 1.650 6.8 2.7 8.1 8.1 1.00
2013 25 LAD NL NLDS W ATL 1 0 1.000 0.69 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.0 6 3 1 0 4 0 18 0 0 2 50 0.769 4.2 0.0 2.8 12.5 4.50
2013 25 LAD NL NLCS L STL 0 2 .000 6.30 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 12 8 7 0 3 1 10 0 0 2 44 1.500 10.8 0.0 2.7 9.0 3.33
2014 26 LAD NL NLDS L STL 0 2 .000 7.82 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.2 12 11 11 3 2 0 19 0 0 1 51 1.105 8.5 2.1 1.4 13.5 9.50
2015 27 LAD NL NLDS L NYM 1 1 .500 2.63 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.2 7 4 4 2 5 0 19 0 0 0 53 0.878 4.6 1.3 3.3 12.5 3.80
2016 28 LAD NL NLDS W WSN 1 0 1.000 5.84 3 2 1 0 0 1 12.1 15 8 8 0 3 0 19 0 0 0 56 1.459 10.9 0.0 2.2 13.9 6.33
2016 28 LAD NL NLCS L CHC 1 1 .500 3.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 9 5 4 2 1 0 10 0 0 0 46 0.833 6.8 1.5 0.8 7.5 10.00
6 Yrs (9 Series) 4 7 .364 4.55 18 14 1 0 0 1 89.0 76 49 45 10 27 2 106 1 0 9 368 1.157 7.7 1.0 2.7 10.7 3.93
5 NLDS 3 3 .500 4.01 10 9 1 0 0 1 58.1 49 28 26 6 15 1 79 0 0 4 238 1.097 7.6 0.9 2.3 12.2 5.27
4 NLCS 1 4 .200 5.58 8 5 0 0 0 0 30.2 27 21 19 4 12 1 27 1 0 5 130 1.272 7.9 1.2 3.5 7.9 2.25

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2011 LAD NL 23 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2012 LAD NL 24 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2013 LAD NL 25 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 LAD NL 26 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2015 LAD NL 27 0 0 1 .000 18.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 4.000 27.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
2016 LAD NL 28
6 Yrs (5 GP) 0 0 1 .000 3.60 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 22 1.400 9.0 0.0 3.6 5.4 1.50

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2008 20 LAD NL 22 470 411 51 109 22 2 11 5 2 52 100 .265 .347 .409 .756 .323 168 12 1 3 3 3 3
2009 21 LAD NL 31 701 596 55 119 28 0 7 6 7 91 185 .200 .306 .282 .588 .276 168 12 1 11 2 4 2
2010 22 LAD NL 32 848 748 73 160 32 4 13 8 8 81 212 .214 .295 .320 .615 .279 239 9 7 8 4 9 9
2011 23 LAD NL 33 912 842 66 174 30 1 15 14 9 54 248 .207 .256 .298 .554 .274 251 14 3 11 2 2 11
2012 24 LAD NL 33 901 810 70 170 38 3 16 8 12 63 229 .210 .270 .323 .593 .271 262 17 5 18 4 5 10
2013 25 LAD NL 33 908 840 55 164 30 3 11 5 4 52 232 .195 .244 .277 .521 .255 233 20 3 8 3 2 11
2014 26 LAD NL 27 749 709 42 139 29 5 9 5 4 31 239 .196 .231 .289 .521 .281 205 15 2 6 1 0 7
2015 27 LAD NL 33 890 839 62 163 26 2 15 7 9 42 301 .194 .237 .284 .521 .283 238 8 5 4 0 1 5
2016 28 LAD NL 21 544 526 31 97 18 1 8 1 1 11 172 .184 .204 .268 .472 .256 141 9 2 4 1 1 2
9 Yrs 265 6923 6321 505 1295 253 21 105 59 56 477 1918 .205 .263 .301 .564 .276 1905 116 29 73 20 27 60
162 Game Avg. 34 892 814 65 167 33 3 14 8 7 61 247 .205 .263 .301 .564 .276 245 15 4 9 3 3 8
MLB Averages .256 .322 .405 .727 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2008 20 LAD NL 1.0 0.1 486 0.4 8.6 -8.2 1.00 -0.1 0.5 1.0 0.1 0.95 -2.0 1 0 0
2009 21 LAD NL 25.2 2.6 727 3.1 13.6 -10.5 1.06 3.0 -0.1 28.6 3.1 0.94 32.0 0 0 0
2010 22 LAD NL 22.4 2.4 871 3.5 16.0 -12.5 1.03 3.0 0.4 25.8 2.8 0.93 32.5 0 0 0
2011 23 LAD NL 37.0 4.1 944 3.7 17.1 -13.3 1.00 4.6 -0.8 37.5 4.3 0.89 45.3 0 0 0
2012 24 LAD NL 33.3 3.6 933 3.7 17.0 -13.3 1.02 4.1 -0.5 38.9 4.4 0.90 42.7 0 0 0
2013 25 LAD NL 46.2 5.4 935 4.9 17.0 -12.1 .99 5.5 -0.5 47.8 5.7 0.88 55.1 0 0 0
2014 26 LAD NL 40.2 4.7 770 5.3 14.9 -9.6 .99 5.2 0.1 45.6 5.6 0.87 52.1 0 0 0
2015 27 LAD NL 42.2 4.7 923 5.1 16.4 -11.3 .96 5.8 -0.5 47.9 5.6 0.86 59.7 0 0 0
2016 28 LAD NL 38.8 4.3 557 4.8 11.1 -6.3 .99 5.0 -0.1 41.7 4.9 0.82 52.5 0 0 0
9 Yrs 286.4 32.0 7146 34.6 131.7 -97.1 1.00 36.0 -1.6 314.7 36.6 0.89 369.9 1 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2008 20 LAD NL 22 21 5 5 11 1 0 13 8 .619 5 3 0 0 8 38% 50.0 70 18 20 6 0 8 4.4 3.9 5.1 88 4 13 4 0 108
2009 21 LAD NL 31 30 8 8 14 1 1 14 16 .467 3 4 0 0 16 53% 58.0 83 12 19 6 0 13 4.0 2.9 5.6 100 1 13 16 0 112
2010 22 LAD NL 32 32 13 10 9 3 6 18 14 .563 5 3 1 1 23 72% 59.2 84 17 18 5 0 12 3.9 3.8 6.4 106 1 4 27 0 118
2011 23 LAD NL 33 33 21 5 7 1 1 23 10 .697 2 4 5 2 25 76% 64.8 93 32 19 5 0 17 4.4 4.3 7.1 105 1 8 22 2 125
2012 24 LAD NL 33 33 14 9 10 0 6 21 12 .636 3 3 2 2 25 76% 63.0 83 24 9 6 0 14 4.0 3.1 6.9 105 1 6 25 1 120
2013 25 LAD NL 33 33 16 9 8 1 5 19 14 .576 3 0 3 2 27 82% 66.9 87 28 10 3 0 15 3.9 3.7 7.2 104 0 9 22 2 132
2014 26 LAD NL 27 27 21 3 3 2 2 23 4 .852 1 2 6 2 24 89% 70.3 102 16 3 1 0 14 5.3 4.5 7.3 101 2 6 19 0 117
2015 27 LAD NL 33 33 16 7 10 1 5 20 13 .606 4 4 4 3 27 82% 68.0 97 33 10 6 0 15 4.2 3.6 7.1 103 1 9 21 2 132
2016 28 LAD NL 21 21 12 4 5 0 1 17 4 .810 1 2 3 3 17 81% 70.3 95 40 1 1 0 11 4.4 3.6 7.1 98 2 7 12 0 116
9 Yrs 265 263 126 60 77 10 27 168 95 .639 27 25 24 15 192 73% 64 102 12 109 39 0 119 4.2 3.7 6.7 102 13 75 168 7 132
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 104 -16 4.4 4.2 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2008 20 LAD NL 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1.004 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 13
2009 21 LAD NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.059 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 39
2 Yrs 53 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1.037 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 4.5 26

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2008 20 LAD NL 470 20% 2.3% 21.3% 11.1% 7.5% 32% 0.97 1.54 64% 19% 8.0% 10% 96 12 13%
2009 21 LAD NL 701 22% 1.0% 26.4% 13.0% 5.0% 29% 0.66 0.87 58% 18% 3.4% 18% 130 12 9%
2010 22 LAD NL 848 21% 1.5% 25.0% 9.6% 5.8% 31% 0.70 0.90 62% 18% 5.1% 19% 152 9 6%
2011 23 LAD NL 912 17% 1.6% 27.2% 5.9% 5.0% 26% 0.77 0.95 64% 15% 5.7% 20% 140 14 10%
2012 24 LAD NL 901 19% 1.8% 25.4% 7.0% 6.3% 34% 0.90 1.23 63% 16% 6.3% 16% 130 17 13%
2013 25 LAD NL 908 19% 1.2% 25.6% 5.7% 4.9% 27% 0.92 1.21 66% 23% 4.1% 16% 134 20 15%
2014 26 LAD NL 749 19% 1.2% 31.9% 4.1% 5.7% 31% 1.09 1.55 62% 23% 4.9% 17% 113 15 13%
2015 27 LAD NL 890 23% 1.7% 33.8% 4.7% 4.8% 26% 1.06 1.38 59% 25% 6.9% 15% 136 8 6%
2016 28 LAD NL 544 26% 1.5% 31.6% 2.0% 5.0% 28% 1.01 1.32 64% 25% 5.2% 11% 60 9 15%
9 Yrs 6923 20% 1.5% 27.7% 6.9% 5.5% 29% 0.88 1.17 62% 20% 5.4% 16% 1091 116 11%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 19.3% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.8% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

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 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2008 20 LAD NL 470 1859 3.96 1130 61.2% 32.0% 14.5% 25.4% 28.1% 68.0% 1.6% 41.6% 78.6% 54.5% 5.7% 27 15 22.1% 104 46 2 36 64 36.0% 14 9 0 0 0
2009 21 LAD NL 704 3028 4.30 1851 61.4% 28.8% 17.5% 30.7% 22.9% 71.2% 1.2% 43.7% 75.4% 55.4% 6.8% 48 27 25.1% 177 98 7 54 128 29.2% 26 17 0 0 0
2010 22 LAD NL 853 3390 3.97 2135 63.6% 30.4% 17.1% 26.8% 25.7% 69.6% 2.7% 44.3% 75.4% 59.9% 5.6% 48 27 27.7% 236 129 12 51 160 24.1% 47 12 0 0 0
2011 23 LAD NL 918 3469 3.78 2264 65.4% 25.8% 18.6% 28.8% 26.8% 74.2% 0.5% 48.5% 75.0% 63.8% 4.1% 38 21 25.1% 230 110 8 48 200 19.4% 43 16 0 0 0
2012 24 LAD NL 904 3469 3.84 2234 64.7% 27.6% 18.7% 26.7% 27.0% 72.4% 1.3% 46.8% 74.1% 64.7% 2.8% 25 15 25.6% 231 118 11 64 165 27.9% 41 6 0 0 1
2013 25 LAD NL 910 3428 3.77 2286 66.8% 26.7% 18.9% 27.3% 27.1% 73.3% 0.4% 48.9% 74.2% 64.9% 2.6% 24 15 29.9% 272 145 10 67 165 28.9% 57 8 0 0 0
2014 26 LAD NL 750 2722 3.63 1887 69.3% 23.3% 21.8% 29.6% 25.3% 76.7% 0.0% 53.2% 71.6% 68.7% 2.5% 19 14 32.9% 247 140 12 64 175 26.8% 62 5 0 0 0
2015 27 LAD NL 897 3392 3.78 2303 67.9% 24.2% 24.7% 27.6% 23.5% 75.8% 0.2% 51.5% 67.4% 67.8% 2.5% 22 16 31.1% 279 152 9 84 217 27.9% 61 5 0 0 0
2016 28 LAD NL 544 2062 3.79 1426 69.3% 25.2% 23.6% 26.1% 25.2% 74.8% 0.6% 51.8% 68.5% 69.7% 1.3% 7 5 29.4% 160 86 7 45 127 26.2% 25 1 0 0 0
9 Yrs 6950 26819 3.86 17516 65.5% 26.9% 19.6% 27.8% 25.7% 73.1% 1.0% 47.9% 73.1% 63.6% 3.7% 258 155 27.9% 1936 1024 78 513 1401 26.7% 376 79 0 0 1
MLB Averages 3.82 63.6% 27.5% 15.8% 27.2% 29.5% 72.5% 1.5% 46.1% 78.3% 59.5% 4.7% 23.7% 24.2%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2008 20 LAD NL 470 109 18 3 11 0 9 8 3 6 5 26 9 4 35% 3 7 1 173 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 13 0
2009 21 LAD NL 701 119 12 0 7 0 16 6 1 1 6 29 16 4 55% 2 11 0 252 6 7 46% 4 5 2 2 0 0 7 4 20 0
2010 22 LAD NL 848 160 17 2 13 0 14 6 7 10 3 27 16 6 59% 9 5 1 309 8 8 50% 7 8 1 0 0 0 8 7 10 0
2011 23 LAD NL 912 174 26 3 15 0 15 12 3 5 10 30 12 8 40% 11 5 0 282 14 9 61% 12 9 2 0 0 0 9 7 12 0
2012 24 LAD NL 901 170 30 0 16 0 14 12 4 8 8 32 14 7 44% 10 6 4 282 8 12 40% 8 12 0 0 0 0 11 9 15 0
2013 25 LAD NL 908 164 14 2 11 0 9 9 2 6 5 36 14 6 39% 11 12 1 282 5 4 56% 5 4 0 0 0 0 7 3 23 0
2014 26 LAD NL 749 139 12 0 9 0 3 8 1 7 2 27 8 10 30% 7 7 1 226 5 4 56% 5 3 0 1 0 0 4 2 15 0
2015 27 LAD NL 890 163 25 4 15 0 9 10 5 6 9 32 14 11 44% 5 9 2 263 7 9 44% 7 7 0 1 0 1 9 5 16 0
2016 28 LAD NL 544 97 13 0 8 0 6 8 0 1 7 14 5 7 36% 2 5 1 123 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
9 Yrs 6923 1295 167 14 105 0 95 79 26 50 55 253 108 63 43% 60 67 11 2192 59 56 51% 53 51 6 4 0 1 57 39 139 0
MLB Averages 52% 72%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2008 20 5 5 .500 4.26 22 21 0 0 0 0 107.2 109 51 51 11 52 3 100 1 0 7 470 98 1.495 9.1 0.9 4.3 8.4 1.92 98
2009 21 13 13 .500 3.36 53 51 1 0 0 0 278.2 228 106 104 18 143 7 285 2 2 18 1171 121 1.331 7.4 0.6 4.6 9.2 1.99 121
2010 22 26 23 .531 3.17 85 83 1 1 1 0 483.0 388 179 170 31 224 16 497 9 4 23 2019 126 1.267 7.2 0.6 4.2 9.3 2.22 126
2011 23 47 28 .627 2.88 118 116 1 6 3 0 716.1 562 245 229 46 278 18 745 12 5 28 2931 135 1.173 7.1 0.6 3.5 9.4 2.68 135
2012 24 61 37 .622 2.79 151 149 1 8 5 0 944.0 732 315 293 62 341 23 974 17 7 34 3832 138 1.137 7.0 0.6 3.3 9.3 2.86 138
2013 25 77 46 .626 2.60 184 182 1 11 7 0 1180.0 896 370 341 73 393 25 1206 20 9 46 4740 146 1.092 6.8 0.6 3.0 9.2 3.07 146
2014 26 98 49 .667 2.48 211 209 1 17 9 0 1378.1 1035 412 380 82 424 25 1445 22 11 53 5489 151 1.059 6.8 0.5 2.8 9.4 3.41 151
2015 27 114 56 .671 2.43 244 242 1 21 12 0 1611.0 1198 474 435 97 466 26 1746 27 14 62 6379 154 1.033 6.7 0.5 2.6 9.8 3.75 154
2016 28 126 60 .677 2.37 265 263 1 24 15 0 1760.0 1295 505 463 105 477 27 1918 29 17 67 6923 159 1.007 6.6 0.5 2.4 9.8 4.02 159

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2008 20 6 6 .500 3.67 108.0 108 49 44 11 52 100 1 1.481 9.0 4.3 8.3 1.92 0.9 22
2009 21 11 8 .579 2.63 171.0 122 55 50 7 93 185 1 1.257 6.4 4.9 9.7 1.99 0.4 31
2010 22 13 10 .565 3.00 204.0 164 75 68 13 83 212 7 1.211 7.2 3.7 9.4 2.55 0.6 32
2011 23 17 9 .654 2.47 233.0 183 71 64 16 57 248 3 1.030 7.1 2.2 9.6 4.35 0.6 33
2012 24 16 9 .640 2.61 228.0 176 73 66 17 65 229 5 1.057 6.9 2.6 9.0 3.52 0.7 33
2013 25 18 8 .692 2.14 236.0 177 62 56 12 56 232 3 0.987 6.8 2.1 8.8 4.14 0.5 33
2014 26 16 6 .727 1.91 198.0 151 47 42 10 34 239 2 0.934 6.9 1.5 10.9 7.03 0.5 27
2015 27 17 9 .654 2.36 233.0 174 68 61 16 45 301 5 0.940 6.7 1.7 11.6 6.69 0.6 33
2016 28 12 5 .706 1.75 149.0 100 32 29 8 11 172 2 0.745 6.0 0.7 10.4 15.64 0.5 21
9 Yrs 126 70 .643 2.45 1760.0 1355 532 480 110 496 1918 29 1.052 6.9 9.8 3.87 0.6 265



* - 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 1930 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%)
2015 NL (10, 12%)
1 MVP
1.41 Career Shares (165th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (1, 92%)
2012 NL (2, 43%)
2013 NL (1, 99%)
2014 NL (1, 100%)
2015 NL (3, 48%)
2016 NL (5, 14%)
3 Cy Youngs
3.96 Career Shares (6th)

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
2015 July NL Pitcher of the Month
2016 May 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
2015 Jul 19th 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)
2015 NL  7.5 (7th)
2016 NL  5.9 (9th)
Active  54.4 (9th)
Career  54.4 (236th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2010 NL  5.5 (7th)
2011 NL  6.5 (4th)
2012 NL  6.2 (1st)
2013 NL  7.9 (1st)
2014 NL  7.5 (1st)
2015 NL  7.5 (3rd)
2016 NL  5.6 (2nd)
Active  52.7 (2nd)
Career  52.7 (84th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2009 NL  2.79 (5th)
2010 NL  2.91 (9th)
2011 NL  2.28 (1st)
2012 NL  2.53 (1st)
2013 NL  1.83 (1st)
2014 NL  1.77 (1st)
2015 NL  2.13 (3rd)
Active  2.37 (1st)
Career  2.37 (24th)

Wins s c a p y
2011 NL  21 (1st)
2013 NL  16 (3rd)
2014 NL  21 (1st)
2015 NL  16 (6th)
Active  126 (17th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2011 NL  .808 (2nd)
2013 NL  .640 (9th)
2014 NL  .875 (1st)
2015 NL  .696 (5th)
2016 NL  .750 (4th)
Active  .677 (1st)
Career  .677 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2011 NL  0.977 (1st)
2012 NL  1.023 (1st)
2013 NL  0.915 (1st)
2014 NL  0.857 (1st)
2015 NL  0.881 (3rd)
Active  1.007 (1st)
Career  1.007 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 NL  6.263 (1st)
2010 NL  7.047 (4th)
2011 NL  6.711 (1st)
2012 NL  6.720 (1st)
2013 NL  6.254 (2nd)
2014 NL  6.308 (2nd)
2015 NL  6.305 (3rd)
Active  6.622 (1st)
Career  6.622 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 NL  1.983 (9th)
2014 NL  1.407 (4th)
2015 NL  1.625 (5th)
Active  2.439 (17th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 NL  9.737 (5th)
2010 NL  9.338 (4th)
2011 NL  9.566 (2nd)
2012 NL  9.053 (5th)
2013 NL  8.848 (8th)
2014 NL  10.845 (1st)
2015 NL  11.643 (1st)
Active  9.808 (3rd)
Career  9.808 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2011 NL  233.3 (3rd)
2012 NL  227.7 (2nd)
2013 NL  236.0 (2nd)
2015 NL  232.7 (1st)
Active  1,760.0 (20th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2010 NL  212 (5th)
2011 NL  248 (1st)
2012 NL  229 (2nd)
2013 NL  232 (1st)
2014 NL  239 (3rd)
2015 NL  301 (1st)
Active  1,918 (10th)
Career  1,918 (94th)

Games Started s c a p y
2011 NL  33 (4th)
2012 NL  33 (1st)
2013 NL  33 (2nd)
2015 NL  33 (1st)
Active  263 (26th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2011 NL  5 (3rd)
2012 NL  2 (4th)
2013 NL  3 (3rd)
2014 NL  6 (1st)
2015 NL  4 (1st)
2016 NL  3 (3rd)
Active  24 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2010 NL  1 (8th)
2011 NL  2 (2nd)
2012 NL  2 (2nd)
2013 NL  2 (1st)
2014 NL  2 (3rd)
2015 NL  3 (1st)
2016 NL  3 (1st)
Active  15 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2009 NL  91 (3rd)
2010 NL  81 (7th)
Active  477 (40th)

Hits s c a p y
Active  1,295 (48th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  4.593 (3rd)
2012 NL  3.635 (10th)
2013 NL  4.462 (5th)
2014 NL  7.710 (1st)
2015 NL  7.167 (2nd)
Active  4.021 (3rd)
Career  4.021 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 NL  0.368 (2nd)
2010 NL  0.573 (7th)
2011 NL  0.579 (5th)
2012 NL  0.633 (6th)
2013 NL  0.420 (2nd)
2014 NL  0.408 (2nd)
2015 NL  0.580 (7th)
Active  0.537 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2009 NL  11 (6th)
2013 NL  12 (6th)
2015 NL  9 (8th)
Active  67 (17th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2011 NL  912 (6th)
2012 NL  901 (3rd)
2013 NL  908 (3rd)
2015 NL  890 (3rd)
Active  6,923 (27th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2009 NL  143 (10th)
2010 NL  133 (9th)
2011 NL  161 (2nd)
2012 NL  150 (1st)
2013 NL  194 (1st)
2014 NL  197 (1st)
2015 NL  173 (3rd)
Active  159 (1st)
Career  159 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2009 NL  3.08 (5th)
2010 NL  3.12 (8th)
2011 NL  2.47 (2nd)
2012 NL  2.89 (2nd)
2013 NL  2.39 (2nd)
2014 NL  1.81 (1st)
2015 NL  1.99 (1st)
Active  2.55 (1st)
Career  2.55 (27th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2009 NL  25 (10th)
2010 NL  22 (9th)
2011 NL  37 (3rd)
2012 NL  33 (2nd)
2013 NL  46 (1st)
2014 NL  40 (1st)
2015 NL  42 (3rd)
2016 NL  39 (2nd)
Active  286 (1st)
Career  286 (31st)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2010 NL  2.4 (10th)
2011 NL  4.1 (3rd)
2012 NL  3.6 (2nd)
2013 NL  5.4 (1st)
2014 NL  4.7 (1st)
2015 NL  4.7 (3rd)
2016 NL  4.3 (1st)
Active  31.9 (1st)
Career  31.9 (29th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2010 NL  25.80 (10th)
2011 NL  37.48 (3rd)
2012 NL  38.92 (1st)
2013 NL  47.79 (1st)
2014 NL  45.63 (1st)
2015 NL  47.90 (3rd)
2016 NL  41.68 (2nd)
Active  314.73 (1st)
Career  314.73 (21st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 NL  3.1 (8th)
2010 NL  3.5 (10th)
2011 NL  3.7 (8th)
2012 NL  3.7 (2nd)
2013 NL  4.9 (1st)
2014 NL  5.3 (1st)
2015 NL  5.1 (4th)
2016 NL  4.8 (3rd)
Active  34.6 (1st)
Career  34.6 (19th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2009 NL  3.0 (4th)
2010 NL  3.0 (6th)
2011 NL  4.6 (1st)
2012 NL  4.1 (1st)
2013 NL  5.5 (1st)
2014 NL  5.2 (1st)
2015 NL  5.8 (1st)
2016 NL  5.0 (1st)
Active  36.0 (1st)
Career  36.0 (17th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2009 NL  3.1 (9th)
2011 NL  4.3 (3rd)
2012 NL  4.4 (1st)
2013 NL  5.7 (1st)
2014 NL  5.6 (1st)
2015 NL  5.6 (3rd)
2016 NL  4.9 (1st)
Active  36.6 (1st)
Career  36.6 (18th)

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)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 57 (21), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 138 (118), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 125 (64), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 45 (53), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (65th), 54.4 career WAR/48.7 7yr-peak WAR/51.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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