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Kyle Hendricks | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Dartmouth
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Hendricks logged his second career complete game in Saturday's one-run, five-hit domination of the Phillies.
Hendricks struck out seven and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. He made a bid for his first career shutout, until Freddy Galvis doubled, advanced on a ground ball and stole home in the ninth inning. Now 3-4 on the season, he'll carry a terrific 2.93 ERA and 0.96 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Nationals. May 28 - 4:55 PM

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Kyle Hendricks pitched well in a losing effort against the Giants on Sunday night, allowing just one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Hendricks also walked three while striking out only one in the ballgame. The lone run scored against him came in an RBI double by opposing pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the fifth inning. Hendricks, who has been terrific for the Cubs this year, will carry a 3.11 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Phillies.
May 22 - 10:42 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

Hendricks gave up five hits and walked two, with two swings -- a Jonathan Lucroy solo homer and a Chris Carter two-run double -- doing most of the damage. The loss dropped him to 2-3 with a 3.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 37/9 K/BB ratio over 41 innings. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Giants.
May 17 - 10:26 PM

Kyle Hendricks was charged with three runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Hendricks struck out eight and only issued one walk, but he had a rough first inning and gave up a two-out bunt single in what became a four-run seventh inning for the visiting Friars. The right-hander still has a cool 3.03 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 31/7 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 frames (six starts) this season. He gets the Brewers on the road next.
May 11 - 4:25 PM

Kyle Hendricks threw six shutout innings en route to the Cubs' 5-2 win over the Nationals on Thursday.

Hendricks allowed just two hits while walking two over his six innings of work. The right-hander struck out four. The win was his first since his season debut despite owning a nice 3.10 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through five starts. He's now 2-2 and will attempt to get over the .500 mark against the Padres on Tuesday.
May 6 - 12:32 AM

Kyle Hendricks will have his start skipped on Sunday.

Hendricks was scheduled to start Sunday against Atlanta but manager Joe Maddon tweaked the rotation after Saturday's rainout. Now John Lackey will start Sunday with Hendricks getting the nod Thursday against Washington. "Kyle's fine, he doesn't need any extra time," said Maddon. "The weather permitted us to do these things, so we're going to do it." Hendricks is 1-2 this year with a 3.52 ERA.
Apr 30 - 4:38 PM

Kyle Hendricks was sharp but didn't have much to show for it Tuesday, holding the Brewers to one run over five innings in a no-decision.

Hendricks allowed just two hits and a walk, striking out four, during his tenure. With his team trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Cubs manager Joe Maddon got aggressive and pinch-hit for Hendricks -- who was at 69 pitches at the time -- with the bases loaded and one out. It left Hendricks from factoring in the decision but ultimately helped the Cubs get the win. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 3.52 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 19/4 K/BB ratio over 23 innings this year. He's got another attractive date up next, taking on the Braves on Sunday.
Apr 26 - 11:43 PM

Kyle Hendricks surrendered four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Hendricks gave up two runs in the first inning courtesy of a Matt Holliday homer and two more in the second on a wild pitch and a Carlos Martinez RBI single. The right-hander yielded seven total hits and walked two as the Cubs failed to finish off a three-game sweep in St. Louis. Hendricks will try to bounce back in his next scheduled outing at home against the Brewers.
Apr 20 - 7:50 PM

Kyle Hendricks was charged with four runs -- two earned -- over six innings of work in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Hendricks was helped by his defense, although he made one of the Cubs' four errors himself. The right-hander did strike out five on the day and didn't walk anyone, so that's a feather in his cap. Hendricks will take on the Cardinals next week the next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 15 - 5:31 PM

Kyle Hendricks twirled a beauty against the Diamondbacks to secure his first win of the season.

Hendricks has quietly turned himself into a reliable mid-rotation starter for the Cubs. He held the high-octane Diamondbacks to just two runs in 6.2 innings. The right-hander threw strikes, as always, and kept the baseball on the ground. His fantasy value will ultimately hinge on his ability to miss bats. He whiffed five on Saturday and struck out 30 batters in 29.2 innings during spring training, but there are question marks as to how sustainable that strikeout rate will be going forward. For now, he’s trying to do his best Mark Buehrle impression and that has been more than useful.
Apr 9 - 11:16 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings Sunday in the Cubs' exhibition finale against the Angels.

Hendricks will make his first real start of the 2016 season later this week in Arizona. The right-hander gave up five hits Sunday afternoon in Anaheim, but he struck out seven Angels hitters without issuing a walk. He'll finish spring training with a 2.73 ERA and 30/4 K/BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings. There's some hidden fantasy value here for mixed leaguers.
Apr 3 - 5:48 PM

Kyle Hendricks had a forgettable performance Monday against the Angels, yielding six runs -- four earned -- across 5 2/3 frames.

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols got to Hendricks in the fourth inning with back-to-back homers. The crafty right-hander had been excellent this spring before today's hiccup. Hendricks could be an underrated fantasy asset in 2016.
Mar 28 - 7:19 PM

Kyle Hendricks pitched a serviceable game in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers, allowing two runs over five innings.

Kendricks surrendered seven hits, walked one and struck out five. It was the continuation of a strong spring through five appearances (four starts). In 19 innings, the 26-year-old right-hander holds a 1.89 ERA with a 19/2 K/BB ratio. Those are spicy stats, even with your usual spring caveats. Hendricks has posted sub-4.00 ERAs in each of his first two seasons in the bigs. Year 3 could serve as a potential breakout campaign.
Mar 23 - 6:49 PM

Kyle Hendricks held the White Sox to one run over five innings on Friday.

He gave up just two hits, with the lone run scoring on a sacrifice fly from Austin Jackson in the third inning. It was enough to put him on the losing side, but it was a fine outing. Hendricks now has a 1.29 ERA and 14/1 K/BB ratio in 14 innings across four appearances (three starts) this spring. He probably won't have to worry about losing his rotation spot at this point, so fantasy owners should feel comfortable targeting him in the late-rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 18 - 6:35 PM

Kyle Hendricks tossed four shutout innings in his Cactus League start Sunday versus the A's.

Hendricks yielded just one hit and one walk while fanning five Oakland batters. He's been very sharp through three Cactus League starts and should have a leg up on Adam Warren for the fifth spot in the Cubs' season-opening starting rotation. There's some possible late-round mixed league value here.
Mar 13 - 7:02 PM

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