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Kyle Hendricks | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 allowed three earned runs, five hits and no walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a win at Colorado on Friday.
Hendricks threw just 57 of his 95 pitches for strikes, and he hit one batter with a pitch. However, it was good enough to qualify for his first victory of 2018, helped out by plenty of run support. He'll look to piece together a win streak when he toes the slab at Wrigley Field on Thursday against the Brewers. He was 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA with 26 strikeouts over 28 innings in five outings against Milwaukee in 2017. Apr 21 - 12:31 AM

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Kyle Hendricks pitched six innings of two-run ball Thursday in a loss to the Pirates.

The runs came on solo homers from Gregory Polanco and Adam Frazier. Hendricks struck out seven, which in one more K than he had in his first two starts combined. He's still winless despite a 3.71 ERA in three turns.
Apr 12 - 5:43 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded four runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision to the Brewers.

The fifth inning was one to forget for Hendricks, as he gave up two-run homers to both Eric Thames and Travis Shaw. He struck out just one batter in the loss and had only five swinging strikes in his 84 pitches. He’ll try to improve in his next outing against the Pirates next week.
Apr 7 - 1:26 AM

Kyle Hendricks pitched well in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday, surrendering just one run on four hits over his six innings of work.

The right-hander walked three and struck out five on the night. The only blemish against him was an RBI single by Starlin Castro in the third inning. While he pitched well enough to win, the Cubs' offense was unable to provide the requisite run support. He'll try to get in the win column on Thursday when he does battle against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Mar 31 - 12:39 AM

Kyle Hendricks allowed just one hit over four scoreless innings Sunday in his final Cactus League start against the Royals.

Hendricks was super sharp in his last tuneup before the regular season, walking two while striking out two as well. The good day lowered his spring ERA to 2.37. He seems ready for the games to count.
Mar 25 - 6:15 PM

Kyle Hendricks was scratched from a scheduled minor league start Tuesday due to strep throat.

Hendricks will play catch instead, and perhaps even throw a bullpen session. The crafty 28-year-old right-hander should be ready for his first turn in the Cubs' regular-season rotation. He registered a 3.03 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 123/40 K/BB ratio across 139 2/3 innings (24 starts) last year.
Mar 20 - 1:18 PM

Kyle Hendricks was excellent on Thursday against the Diamondbacks, striking out seven over six one-run innings.

Hendricks allowed just three hits, and he didn't walk anyone.This was easily his best start of the Cactus League, and he now has his ERA in Arizona down to a crisp 3.00. You know what you're going to get from Hendricks -- assuming good health -- and that makes him one of the safest starters to go after in fantasy leagues. Another quality year should be in store.
Mar 15 - 5:48 PM

Kyle Hendricks had the strikeout ball working in Saturday's Cactus League tie with the White Sox, fanning seven batters over four innings.

Beyond the sharp strikeout total, Hendricks allowed two runs on five hits without walking a batter. The 28-year-old right-hander has yet to post an ERA higher than 4.00 in any of his four major league seasons. For the most recent campaign, he turned in a 3.03 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 123/40 K/BB ratio across 139 2/3 frames. A hand injury prevented Hendricks from throwing more innings in 2017.
Mar 10 - 6:23 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded two earned runs over three innings Monday in a Cactus League start against the Rockies.

Both runs came on a Charlie Blackmon homer in the bottom of the first inning. Hendricks settled in from there, striking out four batters and issuing zero walks. The 28-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.51 ERA and 8.0 K/9 in 329 2/3 innings over the last two seasons and should remain a high-level fantasy starter in 2018.
Mar 5 - 5:19 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed one hit and a pair of unearned runs in two innings of work Wednesday in the Cubs’ Cactus League win over the Athletics.

Both runs came across on Khris Davis’ two-run homer in the first inning. Hendricks fanned three and didn’t walk anyone. The 28-year-old led the majors in ERA during his breakout 2016 campaign and turned in another solid year last season (7-5, 3.03 ERA), though injuries limited him to just 24 starts. Hendricks has never been very helpful in the strikeout department (7.73 K/9 for his career) but is still a worthy mid-round stab in most fantasy formats.
Feb 28 - 8:20 PM

Cubs and RHP Kyle Hendricks avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.175 million contract.

It's a well-deserved huge raise for Hendricks, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time. The right-hander boasts a 2.94 ERA across 100 appearances -- 99 starts -- for the Cubbies.
Jan 12 - 11:44 AM

Kyle Hendricks allowed four runs -- three earned -- over five-plus innings Tuesday as the Cubs lost to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS.

Kyle Schwarber put Chicago ahead 1-0 with a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning, but Hendricks couldn't make it stick. Andre Ethier went yard in the top of the second and then Chris Taylor took the game over for the visiting Dodgers, homering in the top of the third and smacking an RBI triple in the top of the fifth. Los Angeles went on to win 6-1, jumping out to a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 12:43:00 AM

Kyle Hendricks will start NLCS Game 3 Tuesday against the Dodgers.

And Jake Arrieta will start Game 4, the team announced Saturday. Jon Lester was already tapped for the Game 2 start Sunday. Hendricks was a mixed bag in the Division Series, owning the Nationals in Game 1 before surrendering four runs in an abbreviated Game 5 start. He'll have the luxury of starting at home Tuesday.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Kyle Hendricks will get the ball on Thursday in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals.

With Jon Lester throwing 3 1/3 innings on Wednesday, any debate as to who would start Game 5 for Chicago was taken away. Hendricks was dominant in his first NLDS start against the Nationals, shutting out Washington in a 3-0 Game 1 win. The Nationals have yet to announce who will start Game 5, but you can expect to see Max Scherzer at some point on Thursday.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 09:15:00 PM

Kyle Hendricks earned a 3-0 playoff win over the Nationals by allowing just two hits and no runs in seven innings on Friday.

He made it look easy against one of the toughest lineups in baseball. He out-battled opposing starter Stephen Strasburg on a night when hits were hard to come by on both sides. Hendricks registered six strikeouts against three walks and also hit a batter. Only one runner was able to make it to second base against him. He struggled early in the season and spent some time on the disabled list but everything fell into place in the second half. He had a 3.03 ERA in 24 starts in the regular season.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 11:51:00 PM

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