Dodgers: Measuring Kershaw Against (Possible) Future Hall of Famers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 21: Yoenis Cespedes
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 21: Yoenis Cespedes /

Yoenis Cespedes- .000/.000/.000

One of the game’s most exhilarating talents, Cespedes took the league by storm in 2012. With Oakland in that first year, he hit .292 and crushed 23 long home runs.

Since then, Cespedes has certainly proved he could be Hall of Fame material in the long run. In his six seasons, he’s batting .281 and averages about 25 home runs a season. If he can stay healthy, he certainly can make a huge impact on the league.

Versus Kershaw, he’s been an entirely different story, however. Cespedes has 12 career at-bats versus number 22, and in that sample size has not yet earned a base hit.

In fact, he hasn’t even drawn a walk yet either. Kershaw has struck out Cespedes in four of the 12 at-bats against him, truly showing just how dominant he can be against the best of the best.

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