Kyle Hendricks Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/7/1989 (33)
Kyle Hendricks Season Stats
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Kyle Hendricks News
The Chicago Cubs exercised right-hander Kyle Hendricks' $16.5 million option for the 2024 season, according to sources. The move was expected, especially after starter Marcus Stroman opted out of his deal over the weekend. Hendricks, the team's longest-tenured player, will return next year for his 11th season. The 33-year-old is a soft-tosser and doesn't strike out many batters, but he posted a respectable 3.74 ERA (3.81 FIP) and 1.20 WHIP in 24 starts in 2023 while walking 27 and striking out 93 in 137 innings pitched for the Cubbies. Hendrick's fantasy ceiling is very low, but he'll remain a valuable real-life pitcher in the middle of Chicago's starting rotation in 2024.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivered a quality start but came away with a no-decision in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the White Sox. Hendricks pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts. The 33-year-old has been serviceable in 16 starts this season, going 4-6 with a 4.00 ERA, a 5.95 K/9 rate, a 1.56 BB/9 rate, and almost six IP per start. While he won't strike many hitters out, Hendricks' ability to pitch deep into games makes him a worthwhile streamer in points leagues where quality starts are rewarded. His next start should be one of those opportunities against the Royals.
Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks is not expected to be moved at this year's trade deadline, according to sources. Hendricks has a team option for next year and will likely remain a Cub in 2024. Despite not throwing very hard and not inducing many swings and misses, Hendricks is having a fine season. He picked up his fourth win over the year against the crosstown Chicago White Sox on Tuesday by giving up three earned runs on four hits while walking one and striking out four in 6 1/3 innings to lower his season ERA to 3.45 (4.05 FIP) and his WHIP to 1.04 in 70 1/3 innings and 12 starts. Hendricks missed some time with injury along the way. Don't look now, but the 33-year-old has had quality starts in five of his last seven outings.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivered one of his strongest seasons in some time in 2020, going 6-5 with a 2.88 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 20.3% strikeout rate, and almost seven innings pitched per start. As per his style, Hendricks relied on his control and command, posting a 2.5% walk rate with an average exit velocity and hard-hit rate in the top 18 percent of baseball. Hendricks has never been a strikeout pitcher, throwing an 87-MPH fastball and sinker. As such, he's not the sexiest fantasy pitcher, but his proven track record makes him a solid, mid-rotation fantasy starter, particularly in roto leagues. Hendricks is currently being drafted at pick 87 overall, making him the 32nd pitcher off the board. While there are a few hitters in that range who would be reasonable picks ahead of Hendricks, his relative draft ADP for pitchers makes sense.