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Kyle Hendricks | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs prospect RHP Kyle Hendricks was sharp on Wednesday in his start for Triple-A Iowa, allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out five batters in seven innings.
Hendricks, 24, was in the mix for a rotation spot this spring, but, in spite of his strong showing in major league camp, but the right-hander ultimately was assigned to Triple-A Iowa to begin the season. The right-hander lacks overpowering stuff but makes up for it with outstanding command of a deep arsenal, evidenced by his career 299/61 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 361.1 minor league innings. Hendricks should be the first Cubs pitching prospect promoted this season once there's an opening the team's starting rotation. Apr 11 - 2:12 PM

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Cubs reassigned RHP Kyle Hendricks to minor league camp.

The 24-year-old impressed during his time in big league camp, but the organization seems to think he needs more minor league seasoning before joining the Cubs rotation. He's likely to make his MLB debut at some point during the 2014 campaign.
Mar 15 - 2:40 PM

Kyle Hendricks fanned four in an impressive Cactus League start against the Dodgers on Friday.

The young right-hander allowed just one hit and a walk in his three innings of work. For the spring, he owns a 3.38 ERA and 10/6 K/BB ratio over eight frames. With each day that he remains in camp, his chances of cracking the Opening Day rotation grow.
Mar 14 - 11:19 PM

Kyle Hendricks racked up four strikeouts over three innings against the Brewers in Cactus League play on Sunday.

The 24-year-old hurler surrendered a pair of runs on two hits and two walks in the contest. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Cubs starting pitchers, with a strong effort in Arizona he could conceivably crack the Opening Day rotation.
Mar 9 - 9:01 PM

Cubs invited pitching prospect Kyle Hendricks to spring training as a non-roster invitee.

It's not out of the ordinary for team's to invite their best young talent to the big league side of spring training, Hendricks could be the rare breed that actually breaks camp with the team though. The 24-year-old right-hander dominated across two minor league levels in 2013, compiling a 2.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 128/34 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 24 - 9:19 PM

Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio would like to see Kyle Hendricks in the starting rotation next season.

Hendricks went 13-4 with a 2.00 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 27 starts between Double- and Triple-A this past season. Hendricks was acquired from the Rangers on the trade deadline in 2012 along with fellow prospect Christian Villanueva for Ryan Dempster. "Who's to say he couldn't start for us?" Bosio asked. "I saw a 22-year-old starter (Michael Wacha) for the St. Louis Cardinals pitch in the World Series. Why can't we take a kid that's just had a couple years in the minor leagues and put him in our rotation? ... What's to say he couldn't be a fourth or fifth starter? ... I'll be talking to Theo, Jed and Rick about giving this guy ample opportunity to be that guy for us. Maybe we don't have to make a lot of moves. Maybe those young guys we have now can be the answer."
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:18:00 PM

Cubs acquired RHP Kyle Hendricks and 3B Christian Villanueva from the Rangers for RHP Ryan Dempster.

Hendricks is a late bloomer that Chicago hopes will continue to develop. A 39th-round pick out of high school by the Angels and later an eighth-rounder in 2011 out of Dartmouth by the Rangers, Hendricks burst onto the scene with a 2.02 ERA over 35 2/3 innings over his professional debut. That earned him a spot in the Top-20 prospects of the Northwest League. This year, he's continued to surge, going 5-8 with a 2.82 ERA over 130-plus innings (20 starts) for Class-A Myrtle Beach. Hendricks rarely reaches 90 mph with his fastball, but he attacks the strike zone with a varied five-pitch arsenal.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 04:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Darwin Barney
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Mike Olt
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
CF1Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
3Ryan Kalish
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeff Samardzija
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Jake Arrieta
5Jason Hammel
6Carlos Villanueva
7James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Veras
2Pedro Strop
3James Russell
4Wesley Wright
5Hector Rondon
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Justin Grimm
8Blake Parker
9Zach Rosscup