28-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Even though his ERA rose by nearly a run last season, Hendricks solidified himself as the Cubs' ace while Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta saw their numbers plunge following the team's World Series-winning...
Kyle Hendricks Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $4.175 million deal with the Cubs in January of 2018 to avoid arbitration.
Hendricks threw 4.2 innings in Thursday's victory over the Cardinals, allowing three runs on nine hits, a walk and a hit by pitch, while striking out four. He exited with the lead but did not pitch the five innings required to get the win.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Kyle Hendricks||3-Year Averages||29||28||0||169.9||144||57||16||153||42||10||6||0||0||0||3.02||1.09|
|Career (View All)||120||119||2||705.0||616||244||71||594||174||44||30||0||–||–||3.11||1.12|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.8 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.3 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.4 IP/G
Kyle Hendricks Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|Next 7 Days||0||1||5.8||8.05||3.45||2.33||1.08||–||73.6%||–||3.94||4.13||.299|
|Rest Of Season||0||12||70.6||7.69||3.32||2.32||1.28||–||74.3%||–||3.98||4.45||.289|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Kyle Hendricks||3-Year Averages||29||28||169.9||8.11||2.22||3.64||0.85||–||75.9%||–||3.02||3.36||.282|
Kyle Hendricks Defensive Stats
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2018 Stat Review for Kyle Hendricks As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
Chicago Cubs Roster
MajorsAlmora, Albert (OF)
AABalaguert, Yasiel (OF)
A+Ademan, Aramis (SS)
AAbbott, Cory (P)
Kyle Hendricks: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Hendricks took another step forward in 2016 and established himself as one of the best starters in the National League. Concerns about his strikeout rate in 2015 were erased as he improved his swinging-strike rate to a career-high 10 percent, while maintaining the pinpoint control he's shown throughout his time as a professional. While he does not overpower opposing hitters, Hendricks locates his offerings exceptionally well, and he consistently works ahead in the count by pounding the strike zone early (his 68.6 percent first-strike rate tied him with Johnny Cueto as the MLB leader among qualified starters). His changeup continues to be his best pitch, and that offering generated the fourth-most swinging strikes among all changeups league-wide last season. Even though his skills appear to be stable, Hendricks' ERA seems almost certain to rise, but he could stay below the 3.00 mark if the defense behind him continues to rank as the league's best.
Hendricks saw a substantial gain in strikeout rate last year, from 5.3 K/9 to 8.4, despite zero increase in his swinging-strike rate. Called strikes were the stark difference in his profile, as his called strike rate jumped six percentage points to 38-percent, third-highest among qualified starters. He shifted to a sinker-changeup focus and he buries both pitches low & away to righties and lefties for called strikes: sinker for righties, change for lefties. Hendricks also exploits the biggest general change in the strike zone as a means to gain a lot of these strikeouts: the lower third. He threw 52-percent of his pitches in the lower third, 13th-highest among the 78 qualified starters. He leveraged the framing of Miguel Montero and David Ross as well, posting an 8.8 K/9 (24-percent K rate) with them. The strikeouts will likely decline without some added swing-and-miss, but his groundball lean and penchant for strikes should enable him to maintain solid value.
Hendricks has put a lot of innings on his young arm, but if you're going to pitch as well as he has, 180 innings seems appropriate. He blew threw the minors in less than four years, dominating at every stop, before he got the call from the Cubs last year, when he finished 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 13 starts. Hendricks' excellent control (15 walks in 80.1 innings) contributed to his strong results, but his strikeout rate was poor. He had good strikeout rates in the minors, so there is hope that he can improve in that area. If he does, Hendricks will become much more useful to fantasy owners.
The Dartmouth-educated Hendricks was the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year when he went 13-4 with a 2.00 ERA between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Even better was the outstanding 128:34 K:BB ratio in 166.1 innings. Given his success on the field and between the ears, it looks like he could be spending time in Chicago this season.