Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

SP - LAD
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 228 lbsAge: 30Bats: LThrows: LCountry: USA

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
N/A
Draft Rank (ECR) P #10
Best / Worst #5 / #17
ADP #33

Ownership

 
Yahoo
99%
 
ESPN
95%

Eligibility

Yahoo SP
ESPN SP
CBS SP
Expert Note
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Last year, drafters accepted the dice roll of taking 180 otherworldly innings from Kershaw. The gambit fell short not only because of his 161.1 frames-he hasn't topped 175 since 2015-but his performance when healthy. A 2.73 ERA and 1.03 WHIP are still stellar, and he maintained excellent command by issuing 29 walks over 26 starts. Yet his 23.9 K% represents the lowest rate of any starter inside the ECR's top 15. He may not be better than Trevor Bauer, Blake Snell, Carlos Carrasco, or Luis Severino on a per-inning basis, so why take the veteran southpaw knowing back woes (and the Dodgers' careful rotation management) will shield him well short of 200 frames?

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Clayton Kershaw signs on for three years and $93 million

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed to a three year contract worth $93 million.

Fantasy Impact

The 30-year-old southpaw had two years and $65 million left on his current deal, so this new contract keeps him in Los Angeles through the 2021 season. There are no opt outs in the new deal and there are bonuses that could increase the value. Kershaw wasn’t as great in 2018 as he has been in the past, but he’s still one of the best pitchers in baseball. He’ll be a top 10 fantasy starter in early 2019 drafts.

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Projections
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GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
2828146000175.51485620341782.871.03
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGAMESGSWLSVCGIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
2016LAD232112403149972288111721.690.72
2017LAD27271840117513664523302022.310.95
2018LAD27269500161.113914917291552.731.04
History
Game Log
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GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sat, Sep 29@ SFW, 10-6-5.08050049.001.60
Mon, Sep 24@ ARIW, 7-4W6.06031164.501.17
Tue, Sep 18vs. COLW, 2-3-7.03011531.291.14
Thu, Sep 13@ STLW, 9-7W6.08131284.501.67
Game Schedule
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GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Mar 28thvs ARI4:10pm
Fri, Mar 29thvs ARI10:10pm
Sat, Mar 30thvs ARI9:10pm
Sun, Mar 31stvs ARI4:10pm