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Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

SP - LAD

Age: 32Bats: LThrows: L

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #10
Best / Worst #5 / #15
ADP #29

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Kershaw turned back the clock a bit in 2020, as the shortened season allowed him to let things go a bit more and add some of the velocity he had lost over the previous two seasons. The result was his best WHIP and ERA since 2016 and best strikeout rate since 2017. Kershaw isn't going to reach 200 innings pitched at this stage of his career, not with his injury history and the Dodgers' depth in their rotation and World Series aspirations. But even entering his age-33 season, he offers next to no downside. Consider this: Kershaw had probably the worst season of his career in 2019 and pitched to a 3.03 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP with more than a strikeout per inning. Draft him as a strong SP2 but bank on 160 innings. Anything more is gravy.

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Clayton Kershaw throws first bullpen on Saturday

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Clayton Kershaw threw his first bullpen on Saturday in Arizona.

Fantasy Impact

Kershaw is coming off a fantastic season that culminated in his first ever World Series championship. In 10 starts during the regular season he posted a fantastic 2.16 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP, and he's once again being treated as a top-12 starter in early drafts this spring.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#30#23#6123
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Dynasty #67#50#914
Projections
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Projections (2021 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
2829147000169.11486324381783.341.10
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018LAD2626950161.1139554917294.4615523.852.731.04
2019LAD29281650178.1145636028415.8118926.773.031.04
2020LAD101062058.1411814883.626228.052.160.84
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Fri, Sep 25vs. LAA--4.08412032.252.00
Sat, Sep 19@ COL-W7.04110061.290.57
Mon, Sep 14@ SD-L6.15331094.260.79
Wed, Sep 9@ ARI--5.04430235.401.20
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1st@ COL4:10pm
Fri, Apr 2nd@ COL8:40pm
Sat, Apr 3rd@ COL8:10pm
Sun, Apr 4th@ COL3:10pm
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