Today marks the 10th anniversary of Clayton Kershaw being drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. At the time Kershaw was 18-year-old and signed with the Dodgers on June 6, 2006. This transaction can be viewed as the best front-office decision of the century.
Kershaw was the seventh overall pick in the MLB draft that year. He first made his big league debut in 2008 and since then has made a name for himself. Although Kershaw only has 10 years under his belt he might already have a spot alongside Dodger heavyweights Jackie Robinson, Vin Scully and Sandy Koufax.
Scully actually mistakenly called Kershaw, “Koufax” during the Dodgers series vs. the New York Mets.
[VIDEO] Vin Scully "mistakenly" calling Clayton Kershaw 'Sandy Koufax': https://t.co/UNTFAXPT70
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) May 13, 2016
"11 strikeouts for Sandy Koufax" – Gotta love Vinny
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) May 13, 2016
Kershaw was named NL Pitcher of the Month and had more shutouts than walks in May. Watch Kershaw’s progress and achievements through the years.
“The Majors Youngest Player”
“Batters Can’t Take His Fast Ball”
“If You’re a Dodger Fan How Could You Not be Excited about Clayton Kershaw?”
“2014: The Year of Kershaw with his 22nd No Hitter”
Below are Kershaw’s strikeouts per game in 2016.