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Liam Hendriks
Birthdate: 2/10/1989 (28 y, 1 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/200     Position: P
Contract: $1.1M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Hendriks has informed Team Australia that he may be available if they advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. (2/25/2017)
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Profile: Hendriks was traded to Oakland last offseason after posting a 2.92 ERA in 58 appearances for the Blue Jays in 2015, but his first campaign with the A’s did not go as well according to the surface numbers. The Australian hurler went 0-4 with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP in 53 games in relief, but the deeper metrics says he virtually the same pitcher. Hendriks’ 26% strikeout rate and 5% walk rate were excellent (and just a percentage off of his 27%/4% combo from 15), fueling a solid 2.85 FIP. Hendriks was especially effective at home, posting a 2.78 ERA and allowing a .597 OPS (and just one home run) to batters in the spacious Coliseum, but he was pummeled to the tune of a 4.97 ERA while allowing an .820 OPS in 29 innings on the road. Hendriks was also especially effective in the second half, cruising to a 2.15 ERA on the back of a .595 OPS allowed in 33 appearances. Looking ahead, the Perth native will be just 28 next season and should once again be a reliable member of the Oakland bullpen in 2017, but he finds himself behind Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle, and maybe even John Axford on the depth chart. With that in mind, his fantasy value is limited to that of a middle reliever for the time being. (Dylan Higgins)

The Quick Opinion: Hendriks did not quite live up to his strong 2015 campaign in his Oakland debut from a results standpoint, but the underlying numbers suggest he was still a strong reliever last year. Firmly in his prime, the Australian righty is capable of solid ratios -- although he would need things to break the right way to find himself in consistent save situations.

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DateTeamOppGSwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
Total- - -- - -16-6.4-8.0 -2.5-1.6  -0.67-4.08 -1.28-1.37  
DateTeamOppGSwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2012-08-27MINSEA11.51.6 -0.40.8  2.676.36 -3.616.48  
2012-06-26MINCHW11.8-1.1 -0.90.7  2.76-15.32 -6.8310.55  
2012-09-30MINDET10.31.3 0.00.5  0.538.52 0.264.00  
2012-06-21MIN@PIT1-2.3-1.0 0.40.2  -3.71-17.01 2.242.32  
2012-06-16MINMIL10.0-3.3 -0.50.1  0.00-30.13 -2.891.95  
2012-07-02MIN@DET1-1.30.4 -0.40.0  -2.2414.83 -3.181.25  
2012-05-02MIN@LAA1-3.0-0.7 -0.20.0  -7.44-5.66 -3.95-2.40  
2012-04-25MINBOS1-1.7-1.3 -0.80.0  -2.99-14.23 -8.41-0.20  
2012-09-13MINKCR10.8-2.0 0.10.0  1.15-12.36 0.89-3.52  
2012-04-20MIN@TBR1-1.70.6 0.6-0.1  -2.833.23 3.43-3.61  
2012-09-07MINCLE1-0.3-1.2 0.1-0.3  -0.41-7.34 1.35-1.61  
2012-08-22MIN@OAK1-0.80.9 -0.8-0.4  -1.404.58 -6.44-5.97  
2012-09-01MIN@KCR1-1.0-0.4 -1.3-0.4  -1.72-3.61 -17.88-13.45  
2012-04-15MINTEX10.9-1.5 0.8-0.4  1.92-29.13 4.44-2.94  
2012-09-19MIN@CLE12.6-0.3 0.0-0.9  3.60-2.73 0.56-11.37  
2012-09-24MINNYY1-2.1-0.1 0.7-1.4  -3.44-1.16 4.12-27.11