While the pitch above is most likely a Two-Seamer, Kennedy focuses mostly on Four-Seamers, which had itself quite a season in 2016 with a a 21.0 pVal after a poor -2.2 in 2015. One reason for the major jump could be Kenndy's velocity getting a nice boost last season, pushing him into the 92.5mph range. More importantly, he had a dramatic rise in flyballs from 36.5% to a crazy high 51.6% and the BABIP dropped accordingly down to .236. Sure, his HR/FB wasn't pleasant at 14.2%, but batters held just a .681 OPS against his heater as he pounded the ball in the zone at a startling 60.1% rate. match that with just a 80.1% contact rate and you can see how it had itself a good year.