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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 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

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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

Kyle Hendricks hurled three shutout frames in his Cactus League start Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

Hendricks gave up two hits, but they were both first-inning singles and clearly didn't result in any major damage. He struck out two. The right-hander is competing for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation with Adam Warren and can be considered the favorite at this point. Warren figures to open the year in long relief.
Mar 8 - 6:14 PM

Kyle Hendricks struck out four batters and allowed one run over his two innings of work Thursday against the Brewers.

Adam Warren is competing for the fifth spot in Chicago’s rotation this spring, though Hendricks would appear to be the favorite. The 26-year-old had a mediocre 3.95 ERA in 32 starts last season, but his peripherals indicated that he deserved better. He’ll make for a nice sleeper in mixed fantasy leagues if he secures the spot.
Mar 3 - 6:08 PM

Kyle Hendricks and Adam Warren are expected to compete for the No. 5 spot in the Cubs' starting rotation.

The other spots will be filled by reigning Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jason Hammel. Hendricks was quietly solid for the Cubs last year, finishing with an ERA under four and a respectable 8.35 K/9. Warren, who was acquired in the Starlin Castro trade, spent most of last season bouncing back and forth between the bullpen and the starting rotation. Clayton Richard could be a fallback option for Chicago if Hendricks and Warren fail to impress in spring training.
Feb 13 - 7:46 PM

Kyle Hendricks held the Mets to two runs but lasted just four innings in Tuesday's loss.

Hendricks didn't pitch poorly, yielding five hits with one walk and four strikeouts, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon elected to pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the fourth in hopes of getting some offense going. It's his second straight postseason outing where he failed to go five frames, although he has an 11/1 K/BB ratio over 8 2/3 innings. The Cubs will go with Jason Hammel in Game 4 as they attempt to stave off elimination, but expect Maddon to again turn to the bullpen early if he needs to.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 11:31:00 PM

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