The Artful Dodger wrote:I think Kershaw will be more decent than your average spot starter, but he's a year or two away from taking that next step. All of his offerings (including his developing changeup) are very good for a pitcher his age, but his pitch inefficiency figures to be an issue. FWIW, this is what he did last September:
28.2 IP, 3.45 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 29 K
Kershaw's upside alone even in a redraft merits where he's taken (16th round more or less), but preferably as a #4-5 starter.
Has the skills and plus pitches to thrive already, but minor control issues and inconsistencies/inexperience will hold him back him the near term.
Agree with both of the above. Has a very good chance to at least be a back of the rotation fantasy starter and has more upside than many of the other #4SPs in the league.