Clayton Kershaw Stats

Clayton Kershaw was born on Saturday, March 19, 1988, in Dallas, Texas. Kershaw was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 25, 2008, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Clayton Kershaw baseball stats page.

"In 1988, Orel surgery was all the rage in Southern California. An unimposing, slender 6-foot-3 pitcher with a scholarly appearance, Orel Hershiser used all of his tools to drill his way into baseball history with arguably the greatest season on the mound by a Dodger not named Sandy Koufax . Clayton Kershaw -- a lefty most often associated with Koufax for alliterative and aesthetic reasons -- is positioned to do for Dodgers Nation what Hershiser achieved a quarter-century ago: create a magical ending to a storybook season. So far, so great." - By Lyle Spencer (MLB.com, 08/30/2013, 'Kershaw cementing place in Dodgers history', Source )
Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Autograph on a 2006 Bowman Heritage (#BHP85)
Clayton Kershaw Autograph on a 2006 Bowman Heritage (#BHP85)

Birth Name:
Clayton Edward Kershaw ( Twitter : @ClaytonKersh22 )
Nickname:
Kersh or The Claw
Born On:
03-19-1988  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Dallas, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Highland Park High School (Dallas, TX)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
226
First Game:
05-25-2008 (Age 20)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
2006 : 1st Round (7th)
Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
2008 20 Dodgers 22 21 0 5 5 .500 4.26 0 0 0 107.2 470 109 51 51 11 52 3 100 7 1 0 1
2009 21 Dodgers 31 30 1 8 8 .500 2.79 0 0 0 171.0 701 119 53 55 7 91 4 185 11 1 2 0
2010 22 Dodgers 32 32 0 13 10 .565 2.91 1 1 0 204.1 848 160 66 73 13 81 9 212 5 7 2 0
2011 23 Dodgers 33 33 0 21 5 .808 2.28 5 2 0 233.1 912 174 59 66 15 54 2 248 5 3 1 0
2012 24 Dodgers 33 33 0 14 9 .609 2.53 2 2 0 227.2 901 170 64 70 16 63 5 229 6 5 2 0
2013 25 Dodgers 33 33 0 16 9 .640 1.83 3 2 0 236.0 908 164 48 55 11 52 2 232 12 3 2 0
2014 26 Dodgers 27 27 0 21 3 .875 1.77 6 2 0 198.1 749 140 39 42 9 31 0 239 7 2 2 0
2015 27 Dodgers 33 33 0 16 7 .696 2.13 4 3 0 232.2 890 163 55 62 15 42 1 301 9 5 3 0
2016 28 Dodgers 21 21 0 12 4 .750 1.69 3 3 0 149.0 544 97 28 31 8 11 1 172 5 2 3 0
2017 29 Dodgers 27 27 0 18 4 .818 2.31 1 0 0 175.0 679 136 45 49 23 30 0 202 4 0 2 0
2018 30 Dodgers 26 26 0 9 5 .643 2.73 0 0 0 161.1 650 139 49 55 17 29 0 155 10 2 0 0
2019 31 Dodgers 29 28 0 16 5 .762 3.03 0 0 0 178.1 706 145 60 63 28 41 0 189 7 2 1 0
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
12 Years 347 344 1 169 74 .695 2.44 25 15 0 2,274.2 8,958 1,716 617 672 173 577 27 2,464 88 33 20 1
Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
2008 20 Dodgers 22 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 9 0 0 0 .069 .069 .069
2009 21 Dodgers 31 48 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 16 8 0 0 1 .104 .157 .104
2010 22 Dodgers 32 55 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 17 18 0 0 3 .055 .071 .055
2011 23 Dodgers 33 71 10 16 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 13 11 0 1 1 .225 .267 .225
2012 24 Dodgers 33 58 2 12 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 19 14 1 0 2 .207 .230 .224
2013 25 Dodgers 33 77 8 14 3 0 1 0 10 5 0 24 9 0 1 3 .182 .241 .260
2014 26 Dodgers 27 63 5 11 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 23 6 0 1 1 .175 .235 .206
2015 27 Dodgers 34 71 2 9 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 23 5 0 1 2 .127 .162 .155
2016 28 Dodgers 23 46 2 8 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 12 3 0 0 0 .174 .191 .196
2017 29 Dodgers 27 49 6 9 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 13 6 0 0 2 .184 .245 .204
2018 30 Dodgers 27 46 1 11 2 0 0 0 7 7 0 11 4 0 0 0 .239 .340 .283
2019 31 Dodgers 29 49 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 16 15 0 0 0 .102 .120 .122
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 351 662 44 105 11 1 1 0 37 33 0 200 108 1 4 15 .159 .203 .183
Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2008 Dodgers P 22 21 324 20 0.9 19 1 18 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.58
2009 Dodgers P 31 30 513 27 0.9 27 8 19 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.42
2010 Dodgers P 32 32 612 36 1.1 35 5 30 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.54
2011 Dodgers P 33 33 699 47 1.4 47 9 38 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.82
2012 Dodgers P 33 33 683 51 1.5 51 9 42 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
2013 Dodgers P 33 33 708 35 1.1 34 7 27 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.30
2014 Dodgers P 27 27 594 41 1.5 39 8 31 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.77
2015 Dodgers P 33 33 698 54 1.6 53 8 45 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.05
2016 Dodgers P 21 21 447 18 0.9 17 2 15 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.03
2017 Dodgers P 27 27 525 23 0.9 22 4 18 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.13
2018 Dodgers P 26 26 484 26 1.0 25 1 24 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.39
2019 Dodgers P 29 28 535 26 0.9 26 3 23 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.31
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 347 344 6,822 404 1.2 395 65 330 9 15 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.56
12 Years 347 344 6,822 404 1.2 395 65 330 9 15 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.56
Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
2008 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.2 0.0 1.92 8.36 4.35
2009 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.0 24.0 2.03 9.74 4.79
2010 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.2 55.0 2.62 9.34 3.57
2011 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 5.5 17.8 4.59 9.57 2.08
2012 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 3.1 29.0 3.63 9.05 2.49
2013 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 1 0 77.0 3.2 7.7 4.46 8.85 1.98
2014 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 2.7 21.0 7.71 10.85 1.41
2015 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 3.1 35.5 7.17 11.64 1.62
2016 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0.0 3.8 15.3 15.64 10.39 0.66
2017 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.8 24.5 6.73 10.39 1.54
2018 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 4.2 6.6 5.34 8.65 1.62
2019 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.1 49.0 4.61 9.54 2.07
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 1 0 1.000 5 2 0 662.0 3.3 17.9 4.27 9.75 2.28
Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that when Clayton Kershaw signed his seven-year $215 million dollar contract on January 15, 2014, with the Los Angeles Dodgers it was was the largest contract ever given to a baseball pitcher in Major League history (#2, $180 million, Justin Verlander )? Too easy:

Did you know that Clayton Kershaw made his Major League debut on May 25, 2008 , wearing #54 , but one game later, on May 30, 2008 , he was wearing #22 ? Mark Sweeney had the number, but gave it to Kershaw who wanted to wear it in honor of his boyhood idol, first baseman Will Clark .

Did you know that Clayton Kershaw was the National League ERA Champion in 2011 (2.28 ERA / #1 in Top 25 ), the N.L. ERA Champion in 2012 (2.53 ERA / #1 in Top 25 ), the N.L. ERA Champion in 2013 (1.83 / #1 in Top 25 ) and the N.L. ERA Champion in 2014 (1.77 / #1 in Top 25 )? Four-consecutive seasons leading the senior circuit! Did you know only one pitcher in Major League history has led their league in earned run average five consecutive years and it was also a pitcher from Dodgers , his name was Sandy Koufax ?

Did you know that when Clayton Kershaw reached the 2,000 career strikeouts plateau on June 2, 2017 , he was the third fastest pitcher to reach the mark by innings? Kershaw did it in 1,836 innings, beating out Nolan Ryan (1,874 IP), behind only Pedro Martinez (1,715.1 IP) and Randy Johnson (1,734 IP).


Kershaw Joins Elite Company | June 2, 2017 | MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
In 2011 , Clayton Kershaw fashioned one of the most dominating seasons in Major League history, leading all National League (NL) pitchers in ERA ( Top 25 ), wins ( Top 25 ), and strikeouts ( Top 25 ) - a rare (21st in NL) Triple Crown season. Kersh also appeared in his first All-Star Game in 2011 , won his first Gold Glove , and was awarded his first Cy Young Award !

On June 18, 2014 , Clayton Kershaw struck out fifteen batters, did not allow a walk, and no-hit the Colorado Rockies . One throwing error in the seventh inning prevented the perfect game - do you remember who committed the costly mistake? [ Answer ]
Clayton Kershaw No-Hitter
Clayton Kershaw No Hitter | The Los Angeles Times | June 19, 2014 | Page C

Last-Modified: October 5, 2019 11:49 AM EST

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