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Kyle Hendricks
Birthdate: 12/7/1989 (27 y, 3 m, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/165     Position: P
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 8, Pick: 23, Overall: 264, Team: Texas Rangers
Contract: $0.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Hendricks flew back to the Cubs' facility Monday morning after battling food poisoning late Saturday evening, Bruce Levine of 670 AM The Score reports. (3/27/2017)
Injury: Illness, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Kyle Hendricks evolved from fifth starter and fringe fantasy option to a pitcher who is likely to be heavily pursued in drafts this year. In deploying his changeup 27.0% of the time last year, more than any starter not named Marco Estrada, Hendricks was able to realize another level of his potential. He maintained a strikeout rate of 8.09 per nine, a very similar mark to his 2015 total. His walks remained extremely low, coming in 12th among major league starters with 2.06 walks per nine. Opposing hitters went for an average of just .250 on balls that they put into play, as Hendricks was able to induce soft contact 25.0% of the time. That represented a sizable increase from 2015, where they went for an 18.7 Soft%. Also of note is his ground ball rate, as it remained high at 48.4% in 2016. He's likely not going to repeat a 2.13 ERA, as his 3.20 FIP was much more in line with what he's done throughout his career, but there are no shortage of reasons to like Hendricks. A combination of low walks and a high GB% in front of an infield defense that is as good as the Cubs are likely makes him among the more reliable entities on the bump in the coming season. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: With a fastball that tops out in the high-80s, Kyle Hendricks obviously doesn't possess overpowering stuff. However, his formula of a delightful changeup, minuscule walk rate, and high GB% make him among the more intriguing pitching options in 2017.

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SeasonMen on BaseIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014Men on Base35.2- - -13225502119192221.207.281.284.252
2015Men on Base72.0- - -2796618173708201259.257.322.438.329
2016Men on Base71.2- - -255457140322163158.189.247.260.221
TotalMen on Base179.1- - -666136302134121114565138.221.285.339.273

SeasonMen on BaseK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014Men on Base5.302.272.330.2515.9 %6.8 %9.1 %- - -0.95.24243.4 %3.243.88
2015Men on Base7.382.502.951.0021.2 %7.2 %14.0 %- - -1.19.30519.5 %3.863.58
2016Men on Base7.282.013.630.2522.8 %6.3 %16.5 %- - -0.85.24237.2 %2.603.56
TotalMen on Base6.932.263.070.5520.7 %6.8 %14.0 %- - -1.01.26830.5 %3.233.63

SeasonMen on BaseGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014Men on Base1.6618.1 %51.1 %30.9 %17.2 %3.4 %12.5 %16.7 %40.0 %37.0 %23.0 %24.0 %56.0 %20.0 %465166299
2015Men on Base1.5823.0 %47.1 %29.8 %8.8 %14.0 %4.4 %14.3 %36.4 %33.3 %30.3 %24.2 %50.5 %25.3 %1004369635
2016Men on Base1.4021.3 %46.0 %32.8 %19.3 %3.5 %7.5 %16.7 %39.4 %32.2 %28.3 %28.9 %45.6 %25.6 %940326614
TotalMen on Base1.5221.4 %47.5 %31.2 %14.7 %7.7 %7.3 %15.8 %38.3 %33.7 %28.0 %25.9 %49.8 %24.3 %24098611548