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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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Kyle Hendricks limited the Padres to five hits over seven shutout innings in a win on Tuesday.
In just his second big league start, Hendricks shut down an impotent Padres offense for his first career victory. The right-hander walked three while striking out five. Hendricks pitched well enough to earn a longer look, and his next start will likely come this weekend against the Cardinals. Jul 22 - 10:44 PM

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Cubs recalled RHP Kyle Hendricks from Triple-A Iowa.

Hendricks will return to make the start Tuesday night against the Padres. The 24-year-old has a decent chance to stick in Chicago's rotation the rest of the way and is worth picking up in NL-only leagues.
Jul 22 - 3:13 PM

Cubs manager Rick Renteria announced Friday that Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs on Tuesday against the Padres.

Renteria has still yet to confirm who will open the second half of the season as the fifth starter in the rotation, though Tsuyoshi Wada remains the most likely candidate. Hendricks gave up four runs over six innings in a spot start before the All-Star break.
Jul 18 - 7:57 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Kyle Hendricks to Triple-A Iowa.

This means that the Cubs have decided to keep Arismendy Alcantara around for a little longer. Hendricks gave up four runs in six innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Reds and should get another shot in the Cubs' rotation after the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 5:23 PM

Making his major league debut, Kyle Hendricks gave up four runs in six innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Three of the runs came in the first. Hendricks walked the first two batters he faced, getting squeezed a couple of times, and went on to give up three hits in the frame. He settled down nicely afterwards, though he was doing so against one of the worst lineups any major league team will put on the field this year (Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips, Devin Mesoraco and Billy Hamilton were all absent for various reasons). Hendricks ended up striking out seven, and he gave up just one walk after the first. He's not going to be a world beater with his below average fastball, but he should be able to hold his own and contribute in NL-only leagues.
Jul 10 - 5:09 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Kyle Hendricks from Triple-A Iowa.

Hendricks will make his major league debut on Thursday against the Reds. The 24-year-old right-hander has posted a decent 3.59 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 97/23 K/BB ratio in 102 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level and may be worth a try in NL-only fantasy leagues.
Jul 10 - 9:16 AM

Kyle Hendricks will be called up to make his major league debut on Thursday versus the Reds.

The Cubs have a couple rotation vacancies to fill following the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Hendricks has earned a shot with a 3.59 ERA and 97/23 K/BB ratio over 102 2/3 frames at Triple-A Iowa. He gets by more on guile than stuff, but Hendricks boasts a 2.69 ERA in his minor league career. He'll stick around for a while if he pitches well and is worth a gamble in NL-only leagues.
Jul 7 - 11:10 PM

Kyle Hendricks was lifted from his start at Triple-A Iowa after just two innings on Sunday, fueling speculation that he will join the Cubs to fill one of the vacancies in their starting rotation.

Tsuyoshi Wada is expected to fill one of the voids, with the other spot seemingly up for grabs. The 24-year-old right-hander has posted a 10-5 record, 3.58 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 93/23 K/BB ratio over 100 2/3 innings at Iowa. He would be worth a look in deeper mixed leagues should the Cubs indeed give him the call.
Jul 6 - 9:55 PM

Cubs right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Hendricks fanned six for Triple-A Iowa, allowing just two hits and two walks over six shutout innings.

Hendricks also induced two double plays, and has induced five double plays on the season. Hendricks lacks upside to be much more than a back of the rotation innings eater, but he is ready to handle 180-plus innings at the highest level and could put up a sub-4 ERA with respectable peripherals.
Apr 22 - 9:58 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Schlitter
9Kyuji Fujikawa