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Kyle Hendricks
Birthdate: 12/7/1989 (27 y, 3 m, 18 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 will pitch in the team's fifth game of the season April 8 in Milwaukee, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. (3/23/2017)
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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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2011Rangers (A-)22320032.29.921.100.00.24470.8 %  1.931.78  
2011Rangers (AA)000113.06.006.000.00.36483.3 %  3.004.05  
2012Rangers (A+)5802020130.27.711.030.55.30471.5 %  2.822.95  
2012Cubs (A+)1005417.05.821.591.59.26477.4 %  4.245.10  
2013Cubs (AA)10302121126.17.201.850.21.27977.7 %  1.852.36  
2013Cubs (AAA)3106640.06.081.800.45.27377.7 %  2.483.54  
2014Cubs (AAA)10501717102.28.502.020.44.32266.4 %  3.593.17  
2014Cubs720131380.15.271.680.45.27178.5 %47.8 %4.9 %2.463.323.921.5
2015Cubs8703232180.08.352.150.85.29669.9 %51.3 %12.4 %3.953.363.253.3
2015Cubs000228.211.421.044.15.263100.0 %26.1 %40.0 %5.196.942.64 
2016Cubs16803130190.08.052.080.71.25081.5 %48.4 %9.3 %2.133.203.594.5
2016Cubs1105525.16.752.490.36.25085.9 %47.1 %5.6 %1.423.113.78 
2017Depth Charts12802929172.07.892.170.92.29673.7 %  3.403.57 3.3
2017Steamer12902929174.08.022.320.95.29472.8 %49.0 % 3.593.633.763.2
2017Fans (26)16803232194.08.262.090.79.29076.1 %  3.043.21 4.5
2017ZiPS13803130182.07.762.030.89.28674.7 %  3.213.51 3.6
Total- - -311707675450.17.672.040.72.27276.0 %49.4 %9.5 %2.923.293.519.3
Postseason- - -1107734.07.942.121.32.25390.0 %41.9 %17.9 %2.384.083.49 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2011Rangers (A-)221.93200003  32.2122207704002036
2011Rangers (AA)003.0011000  3.0154110200002
2012Rangers (A+)582.822020200  130.251912349418150641112
2012Cubs (A+)104.2454000  17.071178833010011
2013Cubs (AA)1031.852121110  126.150810734263260510101
2013Cubs (AAA)312.4866000  40.015935121128011027
2014Cubs (AAA)1053.591717000  102.2416984641523421097
2014Cubs722.4613130000080.1321722422415240047
2015Cubs873.95323211000180.0739166827917431831167
2015Cubs005.1922000008.23595541000011
2016Cubs1682.13313021000190.0745142534515443850170
2016Cubs111.42550000025.1100195417010019
2017Depth Charts1283.402929  00 172.0 15871651842 7  151
2017Steamer1293.5929291000 174.073016776701845 7  156
2017Fans (26)1683.043232  0  194.0 16870651745 4  178
2017ZiPS1383.213130  0  182.0 161706518413830157
Total- - -31172.92767532000450.118053801591463610262081384
Postseason- - -112.38770000034.01352810958010030

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2011Rangers (A-)9.921.109.000.0029.5 %3.3 %26.2 %.1700.73.24470.8 %  1.78
2011Rangers (AA)6.006.001.000.0013.3 %13.3 %0.0 %.3082.00.36483.3 %  4.05
2012Rangers (A+)7.711.037.470.5521.6 %2.9 %18.7 %.2471.06.30471.5 %  2.95
2012Cubs (A+)5.821.593.671.5915.5 %4.2 %11.3 %.2541.18.26477.4 %  5.10
2013Cubs (AA)7.201.853.880.2119.9 %5.1 %14.8 %.2241.05.27977.7 %  2.36
2013Cubs (AAA)6.081.803.380.4517.0 %5.0 %12.0 %.2331.08.27377.7 %  3.54
2014Cubs (AAA)8.502.024.220.4423.3 %5.5 %17.8 %.2511.18.32266.4 %  3.17
2014Cubs5.271.683.130.4514.6 %4.7 %10.0 %.2381.08.27178.5 %68903.32
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Cubs8.352.153.880.8522.6 %5.8 %16.8 %.2411.16.29669.9 %102863.36
2015Cubs11.421.0411.004.1531.4 %2.9 %28.6 %.2651.15.263100.0 %1331786.94
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Cubs8.052.083.860.7122.8 %5.9 %16.9 %.2050.98.25081.5 %51783.20
2016Cubs6.752.492.710.3619.0 %7.0 %12.0 %.2071.03.25085.9 %34753.11
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts7.892.173.630.92   .2461.16.29673.7 %  3.57
2017Steamer8.022.323.460.9521.3 %6.2 %15.2 %.2461.21.29472.8 %  3.63
2017Fans (26)8.262.093.960.79   .2351.10.29076.1 %  3.21
2017ZiPS7.762.033.830.89   .2391.11.28674.7 %  3.51
Total- - -7.672.043.760.7221.3 %5.7 %15.6 %.2261.07.27276.0 %74833.29
Postseason- - -7.942.123.751.3222.2 %5.9 %16.3 %.2221.06.25390.0 %601014.08

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Cubs1.4619.4 %47.8 %32.8 %14.8 %4.9 %8.5 %25.0 %38.8 %38.8 %22.4 %24.3 %51.0 %24.7 %4.061063.92
2015Cubs1.9121.8 %51.3 %26.9 %8.8 %12.4 %7.7 %18.2 %37.1 %36.2 %26.7 %18.7 %55.6 %25.8 %3.37843.25
2015Cubs0.6030.4 %26.1 %43.5 %0.0 %40.0 %16.7 %0.0 %      2.18682.64
2016Cubs1.5520.2 %48.4 %31.3 %9.3 %9.3 %6.8 %33.3 %37.7 %36.7 %25.6 %25.0 %49.1 %25.8 %3.70873.59
2016Cubs1.8327.1 %47.1 %25.7 %16.7 %5.6 %9.1 %0.0 %      3.82923.78
Total- - -1.6620.7 %49.4 %29.8 %10.3 %9.5 %7.5 %25.0 %37.7 %36.9 %25.4 %22.3 %52.1 %25.6 %3.62893.51
Postseason- - -1.3928.0 %41.9 %30.1 %10.7 %17.9 %10.3 %0.0 %      3.41863.49

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Cubs1188148121082453997571156
2015Cubs26113711112201128697918142793
2015Cubs6107010084291133
2016Cubs249161104151793110100118872888
2016Cubs331819332014141238379
Total- - -6283792633947287241237944586837
Postseason- - -392826342022183329512

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Cubs1.23-4.755.9910.281.121.011.010.871.31130.920.3000
2015Cubs0.43-13.1513.581.360.211.021.020.881.31311.33-0.9100
2015Cubs-0.08-0.650.56-0.94-0.100.780.780.870.782-0.570.4600
2016Cubs4.31-8.3412.6543.944.490.850.850.860.78294.510.5810
2016Cubs0.55-1.191.745.870.630.930.930.881.4450.530.0600
Total- - -5.97-26.2532.2255.585.820.940.940.871.10736.76-0.4510
Postseason- - -0.47-1.842.304.930.520.890.890.881.257-0.040.5600

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Cubs61.3% (87.9) 12.4% (84.9)8.0% (76.3)18.3% (78.6)  0.5%
2015Cubs68.1% (88.3) 4.6% (87.7)7.3% (77.8)20.0% (80.2)  0.3%
2016Cubs65.2% (87.8)  7.8% (75.5)27.1% (80.1)  0.5%
Total- - -65.7% (88.0) 4.0% (86.2)7.6% (76.5)22.7% (79.9)  0.4%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Cubs5.8 % 13.3 %  46.6 %3.7 %7.7 %  22.9 %   
2015Cubs3.6 % 8.5 %  60.7 % 7.2 %  19.9 %   
2016Cubs3.3 % 16.2 %  45.6 % 7.8 %  27.1 %   
Total- - -3.8 % 12.6 %  52.0 %0.6 %7.6 %  23.5 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Cubs89.2 85.8  87.784.876.2  80.3  
2015Cubs89.9 87.7  88.2 77.7  80.1  
2016Cubs89.7 87.9  87.5 75.4  80.1  
Total- - -89.6 87.5  87.984.876.5  80.1  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Cubs3.6 -0.90.46.6  0.51 -0.610.433.16  
2015Cubs3.5 -4.01.29.2  0.19 -3.100.601.65  
2016Cubs13.8  0.821.1  0.73  0.362.71  
Total- - -20.8 -4.82.436.9  0.47 -1.780.462.39  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Cubs-0.8 0.8  4.50.30.4  6.8  
2015Cubs-4.9 -2.2  8.8 2.0  8.9  
2016Cubs-0.7 6.8  9.3 1.1  21.7  
Total- - --6.4 5.4  22.60.33.4  37.5  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Cubs-1.16 0.54  0.840.700.42  2.60  
2015Cubs-4.92 -0.93  0.52 0.99  1.61  
2016Cubs-0.73 1.46  0.72 0.48  2.81  
Total- - --2.45 0.63  0.640.700.67  2.36  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Cubs35.1 %65.1 %48.1 %74.6 %88.7 %82.9 %43.5 %64.2 %8.2 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Cubs30.1 %60.8 %43.2 %68.8 %89.7 %81.3 %42.8 %63.1 %8.1 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Cubs31.7 %59.5 %42.9 %63.2 %87.2 %76.6 %40.2 %68.6 %10.0 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -31.6 %61.0 %43.9 %67.4 %88.5 %79.7 %41.8 %65.5 %8.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Cubs33.8 %62.5 %48.1 %71.8 %88.9 %82.9 %49.9 %20.1
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Cubs29.8 %58.1 %43.3 %66.9 %89.1 %81.1 %47.6 %19.0
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Cubs30.8 %55.6 %42.9 %61.9 %85.3 %76.7 %48.8 %19.0
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.9 %57.9 %44.0 %65.7 %87.5 %79.6 %48.5 %19.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014CubsP131380.14160003003 4   1.000 
2015CubsP3232180.017290001101 13   1.000 
2016CubsP3130190.016300002101 13   1.000 
Total- - -P7675450.137750006205 30   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014CubsP80.10  011              
2015CubsP180.01  013              
2016CubsP190.00  054              
Total- - -P450.11  078              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014CubsP80.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (14)
2015CubsP180.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)50.0%     (2)100.0%      (4)100.0%    (24)
2016CubsP190.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)50.0%      (2)100.0%    (26)
Total- - -P450.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (6)0.0%      (1)33.3%     (3)87.5%      (8)100.0%    (64)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Cubs2.30.50.30.813.21.5$11.4 
2015Cubs2.20.2-1.3-1.230.43.3$26.8 
2016Cubs7.02.20.32.541.34.5$35.7 
Total- - -11.42.9-0.82.185.09.3$73.9 

  • $0.8m / 1 Years (2017) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs on 3/9/2017 (Other)
    • 2017: $0.8M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs on 3/5/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 8, Pick: 23, Overall: 264
    • Team: Texas Rangers
    • School: Dartmouth College
  • 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 39, Pick: 27, Overall: 1189
    • Team: Los Angeles Angels
    • School: Capistrano Valley HS