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Jim Henderson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth inning, though it was in garbage time, in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.
The big takeaway was that Henderson's velocity was back up in the mid-90's. His lowest fastball registered at 94 mph and his fastest came in at 97 mph. Good news for those who picked up Henderson in fantasy leagues with dreams of bountiful save opportunities. Apr 8 - 7:44 PM

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Jim Henderson gave up a double and a walk to the two batters he faced Saturday against the Red Sox.

That was all Ron Roenicke needed to see before replacing him with Zach Duke in the sixth. It was a significant setback to Henderson's chances of reclaiming the closer's role.
Apr 5 - 11:49 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke reiterated Tuesday that he plans to re-install Jim Henderson as his closer once the reliever figures things out.

Henderson's velocity and mechanics were off in spring training, which led to Roenicke using Francisco Rodriguez in a save chance Monday. The good news is that Henderson is healthy and he should return to the ninth inning soon if he can right the ship. "Ideally, I would like to get him a couple outings where the game wasn’t on the line. That’s ideal," Roenicke said. "I’m not saying we can do that because if he has to pitch in a game where it’s an inning I need him to pitch, then he’ll pitch. We want him as a closer. That’s what we want."
Apr 1 - 7:12 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke announced after Monday's game that he will not use Jim Henderson as closer because he didn't like the way he was throwing the ball at the end of camp.

Specifically, Roenicke wasn't happy with the velocity, command, and life of his pitches. Francisco Rodriguez closed out Monday's win over the Braves and will continue to get save chances for the time being. We'd imagine Henderson will get another shot eventually, but he's going to have to earn it.
Mar 31 - 5:57 PM

Brewers manager Doug Melvin confirmed Friday that Jim Henderson will continue to function as the Brewers closer after the addition of Francisco Rodriguez.

The 31-year-old right-hander usurped the role from John Axford early in the 2013 season and didn't look back. He compiled a 2.70 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 75/24 K/BB ratio over 60 innings of work. While he's locked in to begin the season, if he falters at all, K-Rod has certainly proven capable in the role before and should be the next in line for save chances in Milwaukee.
Feb 8 - 9:57 AM

Jim Henderson surrendered a run on three hits against the Cardinals in the ninth inning on Sunday, but still managed to escape with his 26th save of the season.

Henderson took over with a three-run advantage, but three straight singles, including one of the run-scoring variety from Carlos Beltran, brought the Cardinals to within 6-4 and put the tying runs on base, before Henderson battled back to fan Matt Adams to end the game. He's done an acceptable job as the Brewers primary closer this season, posting a 2.64 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 71/24 K/BB over 58 innings while converting 26 of his 30 save chances.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:20:00 PM

Jim Henderson produced his 24th save of the season Sunday in the Brewers' victory over the Cubs.

Henderson enjoyed his weekend in Chicago, earning saves on Saturday and Sunday courtesy of a pair of perfect innings. The Canadian right-hander allowed four runs over his previous four outings, blowing a save and taking two losses, but his ninth-inning gig was never in question. Henderson is 24-for-29 in save conversions and boasts a 2.19 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Jim Henderson earned his 23rd save of the season Saturday in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Cubs.

Henderson had a perfect ninth inning, fanning Ryan Sweeney before inducing flyouts from Brian Bogusevic and Luis Valbuena. Henderson blew a save last weekend but his job was never in jeopardy. The 30-year-old righty owns a 2.24 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 61/21 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 frames.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 07:34:00 PM

Jim Henderson blew his first save since June 30 on Saturday in the Brewers' loss to the Angels.

It was a rare bad outing for Henderson, who gave up a two-out pinch-hit double to Josh Hamilton and a go-ahead two-run homer to Hank Conger. Henderson still has an exceptional 2.15 ERA in 50 1/3 innings this season and should remain the Brewers' closer as they limp to the finish line.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 10:45:00 PM

Jim Henderson earned his 21st save on Sunday despite allowing a run against the Reds.

Tasked with protecting a 3-0, ninth-inning lead, Henderson ceded the shutout when he served up a solo homer to the second batter he faced, Joey Votto. It was the first run surrendered by the right-hander since July 11, a stretch of 14 straight outings. Henderson also allowed two hits in an appearance for the first time since June. He owns a sensational 1.86 ERA in 48 1/3 frames this year.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Jim Henderson slammed the door on the Reds in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a two-run lead and earning his 20th save of the season.

Henderson usurped the closer's role from John Axford early in the season, and aside from a lengthy stint on the disabled list, hasn't given any indication that he can't handle the role. He's compiled a 1.71 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 57/20 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 10:39:00 PM

Jim Henderson earned his 18th save of the season in the Brewers' win over the Reds on Saturday.

Henderson was dominant, fanning all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning. The right-hander has a sensational 1.79 ERA in 45 1/3 frames this year.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 09:48:00 PM

Jim Henderson notched his 16th save by firing a perfect ninth inning against the Giants on Tuesday.

Henderson struck out a batter, marking the ninth straight appearance he's been successful in doing so. The hard-thrower has also not allowed a run in 10 consecutive outings. Henderson has been one of baseball's best relievers this season, posting a 1.90 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He's 16-for-19 in save conversions.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 01:15:00 AM

Jim Henderson earned his 15th save by tossing a perfect ninth inning against the Nationals on Sunday.

Henderson, who moved back into the closer's role after Francisco Rodriguez was shipped to Baltimore, hasn't allowed a run over his last nine appearances. The hard-thrower has also struck out at least one batter in eight consecutive outings. Henderson's fantasy value is diminished a bit by pitching for the awful Brewers, but he has done his part with a 1.94 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 07:40:00 PM

Jim Henderson is likely to move back into the closer role for the Brewers following the trade of Francisco Rodriguez.

It's possible John Axford will be in the mix for save chances, as well, but Henderson has been pitching the eighth inning in front of K-Rod. He also fared well in the closer role earlier this season before losing the job following an injury. Scoop him up now if he's on your waiver wire. Axford is worth a speculative pick-up, as well.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 08:23:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jeff Bianchi
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Logan Schafer
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Marco Estrada
5Wily Peralta
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Tom Gorzelanny
5Tyler Thornburg
6Will Smith
7Wei-Chung Wang
8Zach Duke
9Rob Wooten