Kyle Hendricks Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/7/1989 (32)
Kyle Hendricks Season Stats
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Kyle Hendricks News
Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks struggled in a 10-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Hendricks allowed seven runs over five innings while striking out three and walking two. He struggled to keep the ball in the yard, serving up four homers before departing after 93 pitches following the fifth inning. Hendricks has been very inconsistent this year, having allowed six or more runs in three starts and two runs or fewer in five outings. Overall, he has a 2-4 record, 4.89 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts over 49 2/3 innings of work.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks allowed one run across 5 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts in a no-decision on Opening Day. In a matchup versus reigning Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes, it was the soft-tossing Hendricks piling up K's as the Milwaukee bats came out cold on a chilly afternoon in Chicago. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect this kind of strikeout production moving forward as Hendricks has a minuscule 16.7% K-rate for his career. Still, it was nice to see the right-hander get off to a good start to the season after pitching to a 4.77 ERA in 2021. He's a start-worthy fantasy option next time out versus a weak Pirates lineup.
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross announced on Saturday that starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks will start Opening Day, according to Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic. This will mark his third straight Opening Day start. Hendricks has been known for his consistency without overpowering stuff but struggled last season. Across 181 innings, the right-hander had a 4.77 ERA with a 16.7 K%, 5.6 BB%, and career highs in HR/9 (1.54) and WHIP (1.35). Hendricks doesn't offer much fantasy value, especially if his ERA is that high, so it may be a good idea for fantasy managers to stay away from the 32-year-old, even with an ADP of 280. ATC doesn't sense a big bounce back, projecting him for a 4.57 ERA, with just 130 strikeouts and a 1.28 WHIP over 181 innings.
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.