Dodgers’ Kershaw: He’s, Like, Really Good

By Glen Sparks

Clayton Kershaw can pitch for your team.

Clayton Kershaw can pitch for your team.

Clayton Kershaw, ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers, leads the National League in the following categories:

Wins (19)

E.R.A. (1.70)

E.R.A.+ (210)

E.R.A.- (48)

Winning Percentage (.864)

WHIP (0.826)

WAR (8.0, Baseball-Reference.com)

WAR for Pitchers (7.6, Baseball-Reference.com)

Hits/9 innings (6.1)

K/9 innings (10.6)

K percentage (31.6)

Complete Games (six)

Strikeout/Walk Ratio (7.82)

Batting Average Against (.190)

On-base Percentage Against (.224)

Slugging Percentage Against (.283)

OPS Against (.507)

Component ERA (1.36)

Defense-Independent ERA (1.96)

Defense-Independent ERA Ratio (1.15)

Fewest Pitchers per Inning (13.5)

Win Probability Added (4.87)

FIP (1.86)

xFIP (2.09)

SIERA (2.09)

Wow.

(More tomorrow)

Thank you to Baseball-Reference.com, fangraphs.com and espn.go.com for the statistics.

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