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Old 05-15-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I'm not just saying this because I'm a fan of the Dodgers but Clayton Kershaw is on the short list of 'best pitchers in baseball'.

This article sings his praises

A Moment of Not Taking Clayton Kershaw for Granted | FanGraphs Baseball

There's a multitude of interesting stats but the one that jumped out at me the most was:
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Over the past three years, Kershaw has ended 200 at bats with curveballs. Of those at bats, 19 have ended with hits, and 122 have ended with strikeouts.
The second one was this:
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He’s allowed one home run off of his curveball, ever. He’s thrown almost 2,000 of them


A few reminders of what that curveball looks like.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I do not blame you for celebrating the greatness of Kershaw, the Dodgers have not been providing many other reasons to be excited about the team.
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