Liam Hendriks Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/10/1989 (32)
- Sacred Heart College (Australia)
Liam Hendriks Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Liam Hendriks News
Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks worked a perfect 1-2-3 inning to secure his 32nd save of the season Saturday versus the Kansas City Royals. Hendriks recorded one strikeout in the frame. Despite having some shaky outings in the second half of the season, Hendriks continues to get the job done and remains one of the best closers in the game. For the season, he owns a steady 3.00 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched.
Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks recorded a save for the second day in a row versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Hendriks went 1 2/3 innings to record the final five outs and allowed one hit with two strikeouts. The All-Star has hit some bumps in the road during the second half of the season, but he continues to have a good season overall. The Pale Hose have Thursday off, so it's unclear at the moment if Hendriks will be unavailable on Friday. For the season, Hendriks has 31 saves with a 3.05 ERA. He remains one of the best closers in the league. If Hendriks were to be unavailable on Friday, look for Craig Kimbrel to get the first crack at a save chance.
Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks recorded his 30th save of the season in Tuesday's victory versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hendriks was dominant in the first half of the season, but has had some struggles in the second half of the year. Hendriks allowed one hit during his outing and failed to record a strikeout, but he was able to get the job done. The White Sox acquired relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs at the trade deadline and despite working a clean top of the eighth inning on Tuesday, Kimbrel has mostly struggled with his new club. Hendriks has previously said he would pitch in whatever role is necessary, but it seems that manager Tony La Russa feels his best options at the end of the game are Kimbrel in the eighth inning and Hendriks in the ninth. For the season, Hendriks has 30 saves and a 3.14 ERA. He remains one of the better closers in the game.
Liam Hendriks was an All-Star with the Oakland Athletics in 2019 when he posted a fantastic 1.80 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, a career-high 124 strikeouts, 21 walks and a career-high 25 saves in 75 games (85 innings pitched). He had an even better ERA (1.78) and WHIP (0.67) while striking out 37, walking just three and recording 14 saves in the shortened 2020 season over 24 appearances and 25 1/3 innings. The 31-year-old signed with the Chicago White Sox in the offseason for three years and $39 million to be their closer with Alex Colome departing in free agency. Although he'll now be pitching in a much more hitter-friendly home park in Chicago, there's no question that Hendriks has established himself as an elite fantasy closer. A strong up-and-coming White Sox club should hand him plenty of save opportunities as well. The Aussie right-hander's 67 ADP makes him a top-three fantasy fireman.