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Kyle Hendricks | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Kyle Hendricks was on his game in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Marlins, tossing 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball.
Hendricks and Marlins starter Mat Latos were locked into an old school pitcher's duel, with both pitchers lasting through seven innings. It was Hendricks who persevered for the victory, improving to 4-4 on the year. He'll carry a 3.82 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into his next start, a home showdown with the rival White Sox. Jul 5 - 5:19 PM

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Kyle Hendricks held the Mets scoreless over six innings in Tuesday's 1-0 victory.

Hendricks allowed just three hits and a walk over his six innings. He struck out six in the effort. The win was his first since June 7, raising his record to 3-4 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. More than that, it righted the ship a bit after a few tough starts for the 25-year-old. He'll try to keep it going Sunday at the Marlins.
Jun 30 - 9:54 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded four runs in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Dodgers.

A pair of homers accounted for all of the damage. He threw just 71 pitches over the five innings, but with his spot due up in the bottom of the fifth, the Cubs had little choice other than to pinch-hit for him. After 14 starts this year, Hendricks has a disappointing 4.46 ERA, a fine 1.22 WHIP and an abysmal two victories. Bad luck has played a role in the win total, for sure, but so has his tendency to wear down quickly in the middle innings. Hendricks deserves to keep his rotation spot, but he's just an NL-only guy right now.
Jun 24 - 11:41 PM

Kyle Hendricks was slaughtered in Friday's loss to the Twins, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits in his five innings.

Hendricks struck out one on the night and issued one walk. Trevor Plouffe did most of the damage against him, drilling a pair of two-run doubles. It marks the third time this season that Hendricks has allowed five or more runs in a start. Each of the previous two times, he bounced back with a strong effort his next time out. Fantasy owners should keep that in mind when he takes on the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Jun 19 - 11:03 PM

Kyle Hendricks surrendered three runs (two earned) over five innings in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

Hendricks struck out four without walking a batter. He scattered six hits over his relatively brief time on the mound, with two runs coming in on a homer by Ian Desmond in the second inning and another run scoring in the fifth on a Yunel Escobar RBI single. The win evened his record at 2-2. He'll take a 3.96 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into his next start, a home outing against the Reds.
Jun 7 - 7:52 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed four runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

Hendricks had navigated the Marlins lineup safely for much of the evening, including racking up seven strikeouts, before loading the bases in the fifth. A subsequent Marcell Ozuna double cleared them and saddled Hendricks with his second loss of the year. The right-hander is now 1-2 with a 3.99 ERA and 1.18 WHIP through 10 starts this year. He'll try to draw his record even when the Cubs visit the Nationals on Sunday.
Jun 2 - 9:46 PM

Kyle Hendricks limited the Nationals to one run in seven innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's walk-off 3-2 victory.

Hendricks was working on a shutout until Bryce Harper clubbed a home run to left-center. The young right-hander allowed only four hits in total while walking two and striking out four. Hendricks has been hit or miss this season, but has been mostly hit in the month of May as he was coming off of a shutout of the Padres in his previous start. He carries a 3.76 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 41/11 k/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings, which he'll bring into a road start versus the Marlins.
May 26 - 10:09 PM

Kyle Hendricks fired a complete game shutout on Thursday against the Padres, striking out seven in a 3-0 win.

It was the Cubs' first complete game shutout of the season. Hendricks (4.14 ERA) scattered five hits and didn't walk a batter. The right-hander was so efficient and in control that Joe Maddon allowed him to bat in the top of the ninth inning in order to polish off the shutout in the bottom half. The outing itself came out of nowhere, as Hendricks hadn't topped six innings in an appearance all season. Doing so allowed him to notch his first win of the season while recording his first career complete game. The 25-year-old will try for an encore next week against the Nationals.
May 21 - 11:32 PM

Kyle Hendricks had a mixed-bag of a start against the Pirates on Friday, striking out seven but also allowing five runs over 5 2/3 innings.

The Cubs spotted Hendricks a 7-1 lead, but Hendricks blew almost the entirety of that and the game was 7-5 by the time he exited in the sixth inning. He struck out seven and walked one in the contest. Hendricks had been pitching to an ERA in the mid-4.00's, but this rough outing upped the number to 5.15. He also holds a 1.34 WHIP. Hendricks will try to lower those numbers when he takes to the road for a start against the Padres.
May 15 - 7:25 PM

Kyle Hendricks did not allow a run over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's contest against the Brewers.

Hendricks was locked into an old-fashioned pitcher's duel with Matt Garza in this one. Neither starter allowed a run until the sixth inning, when Garza served up a solo homer to Miguel Montero. Over his 5 1/3 innings, Hendricks allowed five hits, struck out three and walked two. The outing lowered his ERA to 4.65 and dropped his WHIP to 1.29. He'll take on the Pirates in his next start.
May 10 - 5:41 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed four runs in five innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Hendricks was given a three-run lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but the right-hander gave up a double, hit a batter and allowed a Matt Carpenter three-run homer to tie the score. Hendricks gave up six hits and walked two on the night. It's been a frustrating start to the season for Hendricks, who is still looking for his first win. He'll keep searching Sunday against the Brewers.
May 6 - 12:54 AM

Kyle Hendricks limited the Pirates to two runs over five innings on Wednesday, but was handed a loss.

A fourth-inning RBI single by Jung Ho Kang and a fifth-inning bases-loaded walk to Starling Marte accounted for the two runs the right-hander allowed. Overall, he gave up five hits, walked three, and struck out six. Hendricks, who finished with a 2.46 ERA in 13 starts last season, hasn't been too effective over his first four starts to the 2015 season. Wednesday's outing lowered his ERA to 5.23 and he carries a 1.21 WHIP and a 19/4 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings as well. Hendricks will look for better results in his next start, when he takes on the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Apr 29 - 11:18 PM

Kyle Hendricks got a no-decision in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Pirates, allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Hendricks was stingy through the first five innings, allowing only one run on a Sean Rodriguez home run, but tired in the sixth to allow the Pirates to rally. The right-hander sandwiched a ground out between two doubles, leading to the first of three Pirate runs in the frame. Overall, he allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out two. A weak start on April 12 has skewed Hendricks' ERA, as his current 5.74 ERA isn't indicative of how he has pitched in his last two outings. He'll look to keep improving in his next start against the Pirates at home.
Apr 23 - 4:00 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded two runs over six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Hendricks surrendered a two-run homer to Matt Kemp in the first inning, but he held the Padres off the board the rest of the way. All told, he gave up just three hits to go along with no walks and eight strikeouts. While he didn't get the win, it was a solid bounceback outing after he got blasted by the Rockies in his season debut last week. He'll bring a 6.10 ERA into a start against the Pirates on the road next week.
Apr 18 - 6:41 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday.

Hendricks surrendered eight hits, struck out three and walked one in the contest. The Rockies touched him up for four runs in a big second inning, the big blow coming in the form of a three-run double off the bat of D.J. LeMahieu. Hendricks pitched well in 13 starts for the Cubs in 2014, posting a 2.46 ERA in 80 1/3 innings, but there's good reason to expect regression in 2015. He'll take on the Padres in his next outing.
Apr 12 - 8:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Clayton Richard
7Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood