Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:50:37 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (tooth) started Thursday, March 26, against the Chicago White Sox and allowed one run, with eight strikeouts in six innings.
Fantasy Tip: Kershaw ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) is the consensus top pitcher in baseball, and his quick return to sharp form in his first start since getting hit in the mouth with a line drive is excellent for his fantasy outlook. Continue to draft him in the first round, but a matchup with the San Diego Padres in the season opener isn't as juicy as it would have been last year. Still, he's capable of carrying FantasyScore teams and worthy of consideration on opening day.
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:25:45 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (tooth) will require more dental work after being hit in the face by a line drive Friday, March 20, but he is still slated to start Opening Day. Kershaw had one tooth extracted and another one repaired, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Fantasy Tip: This development will not affect Kershaw's status as the top pitcher in fantasy baseball. He is likely to be drafted in the middle of the first round in universal fantasy drafts.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:15:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw said he lost a part of a tooth when he was hit by a broken-bat line drive Friday, March 20, but was otherwise unhurt.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to view Kershaw ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) as the top pitcher in fantasy baseball, and expect him to be drafted in the middle of Round 1. Kershaw and the Dodgers host the San Diego Padres in their first game, and Kershaw is worth considering as your No. 1 starter for FantasyScore contests.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:01:37 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw was struck in the face with a broken-bat line drive Friday, March 20. He avoided injury and remained in the game, though.
Fantasy Tip: Kershaw is the No. 1 pitcher in baseball, and he projects to go in the middle of Round 1 in the majority of drafts. Over the past five seasons, Kershaw has averaged 17 wins, a 2.26 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 232 strikeouts over 220 innings pitched. He has been even better the past two years, too, and at just 27, there is no reason to expect a drop off.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:57:43 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw will make the start on opening day, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Fantasy Tip: Surprise, surprise. Kershaw is easily baseball's best all-around starting pitcher by a mile. He'll likely come off the board in the middle of the first round in fantasy baseball drafts.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:40:13 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis was a player the San Diego Padres were seeking in the trade involving OF Matt Kemp. The Dodgers wouldn't let him go because SP Clayton Kershaw and others would have been unhappy.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:53:29 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw was announced as the winner of the National League Most Valuable Player Award Thursday, Nov. 13.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:22:30 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw was awarded the National League Cy Young Award Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:16:26 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series. SP Zack Greinke will start Game 5, if necessary.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:38:03 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers remain undecided on whether SP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 of the National League Division Series on short rest. SP Dan Haren could pitch the game if he is not used in Game 3.