DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
1 day ago

Kershaw said he's not concerned about his bruised right calf, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw had it wrapped to reduce swelling, but he was still able to do his usual outfield running the day after his start against the Giants -- a seven-inning effort of one-run ball, allowing six hits and one walk with seven strikeouts. He should be considered day-to-day for now, though it doesn't appear to be anything overly serious. Unless something goes wrong this week, it appears Kershaw should be in line to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Phillies.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 days ago

Kershaw (4-1) tossed seven innings of one-run ball in Tuesday's win over the Giants, allowing one run on six hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The home team got to Kershaw for a run on three hits in the third inning, but he allowed multiple batters to reach just once during the rest of his outing en route to another win. He has made it past the seventh inning just once this season and was pulled after 90 pitches in this one, indicating that the club may be hesitant to fully unleash him after injury issues last season. That is nitpicking when you consider that Kershaw carries a 2.29 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and a 9.9 K/8 through 35.1 innings. He will look to continue what has been a typically strong start Sunday against the Phillies.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
1 week ago1 Comment

Kershaw (3-1) went seven strong innings Wednesday night against the Rockies, allowing two hits on five hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters.

EDGE Analysis

The stud southpaw was bounced around by Colorado his last time around, but he turned it around this time with a solid effort to help Los Angeles to a victory. Outside of a shaky first inning, Kershaw was sharp, firing 70 of his 97 offerings for strikes and inducing six groundouts compared to two flyouts. He'll make his next start Tuesday in San Francisco.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Kershaw (2-1) fired 8.1 innings of one-run ball Friday. He struck out eight batters in a 7-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The dominant lefty bounced back in a big way Friday after getting shelled (by his standards) in his last start against the Rockies. Kershaw reached the 100-pitch mark for the first time this season, indicating that manager Dave Roberts is ready to loosen the reigns on his ace after having him slowly build up arm strength in his first couple of starts. Kershaw's next start comes against the same Rockies that touched him up for four runs last week, but this time it comes in a much more pitcher-friendly venue in Los Angeles.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kershaw (1-1) allowed four runs on eight hits across six innings in Saturday's loss to the Rockies. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw fell victim to the long ball in this one, allowing a solo home run in the first inning before allowing a pair of homers that accounted for three total runs in the sixth. He still consistently threw strikes and has still not walked a batter while striking out 14 through 13 innings thus far. Given his excellence in his first start, Kershaw's struggles Saturday are likely nothing more than a speed bump in what should be another great season, which he will continue Thursday against the Cubs.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kershaw allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits with eight strikeouts and no walks across seven innings in Monday's 14-3 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw conceded an unearned run in the first after a man reached due to Corey Seager's error, but he then retired 19 straight batters before allowing a solo homer in the seventh. He likely could have carried on as he left with just 84 pitches under his belt, but he was removed in part due to the massive lead he was staked to. Kershaw appeared utterly dominant in his first outing and will look to provide more of the same Saturday against the Rockies.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
1 month ago

Kershaw was in mid-season form Thursday, tossing six shutout innings while striking out 11 batters in a win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Sure, spring training stats don't count towards anything, but Kershaw's fantasy owners have to feel good about their fantasy ace's dominant showing this spring (2.14 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 21 innings). The 29-year-old looks to be completely past the back troubles that cost him a couple months of action last season. When healthy, every aspect of Kershaw's game point to him being the best pitcher in fantasy.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kershaw is throwing a bullpen session Thursday despite the Dodgers having their first rest day of spring training, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw is staying on his workout schedule to build himself up for the Opening Day start. It's a positive sign that he's sustaining his normal pace heading into this season. The apparent clean bill of health surrounding his previously balky back upholds his status as the unquestioned No. 1 starting pitcher in fantasy baseball -- and perhaps the No. 1 overall pick.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kershaw was near perfect in his third spring training start, firing three hitless innings while walking one and striking out three against the Giants on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants stacked their lineup with seven right-handed batters in an effort to test their in-state rival's ace. Kershaw walked their leadoff batter, picked him off first, then proceeded to retire the next eight batters he faced. The Dodgers' ace already dismissed any concerns regarding the herniated disk in his back that cost him two months last season, and now he is letting his play do the talking. Fantasy owners can rest easy taking Kershaw as the first pitcher off the boards in drafts.

DTDClayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kershaw said that his back was "all good" after making his one-inning appearance against the White Sox on Saturday, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw has insisted that his back is healthy heading into this season, so much so that he was very dismissive when reporters asked him about it after Saturday's game. The three-time Cy Young winner was limited to 21 starts last season due to back issues, but it sounds like the injury is his rear-view mirror. Owners can rest easy knowing that the top pitcher in fantasy is completely healthy heading into the season.