Kennedy’s four-seamer featured great arm-side run but poor lateral movement. It had just a 3.8% whiff rate but did produce 45.5% grounders. Still, opponents produced a 188 wRC+ against the pitch.
The slider was about as straight as they come, though it was deceptive, generating an 18.4% whiff rate and 43.8% chase rate. Opponents who did make contact did damage, though, slugging .438 against the pitch.
Kennedy only threw 43 changeups in 2018, and all the ones that were put in play fell for hits.