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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
137.7 3.86 1.23 96 6 10 0 1.2
Birth Date12-7-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age24 years, 10 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2014 CHN 24 13 13 80.3 80.3 0.0 7 2 0 0 8 0 321 72 24 22 4 96 15 13 4 47 2.46 3.29 3.65 9.8 1.2
Career131380.380.30.072008032172242249615134472.463.293.659.81.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 SPO A- 20 0 32.7 2.93 141 .165 .252 .328 .364 .263 .244 103 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2011 FRI AA 1 1 3.0 3.00 140 .260 .254 .333 .371 .242 .364 102 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 DAY A+ 5 4 17.0 6.53 75 .231 .246 .312 .354 .239 .264 110 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2012 MYR A+ 20 20 130.7 3.95 109 .233 .257 .325 .393 .262 .304 91 13.5 1.3 13.5 1.3
2013 TEN AA 21 21 126.3 3.81 114 .217 .236 .309 .350 .248 .279 104 16.9 1.8 17.9 2.5
2013 IOW AAA 6 6 40.0 4.10 104 .221 .262 .326 .382 .260 .273 90 4.4 0.5 4.8 0.5
2014 CHN MLB 13 13 80.3 3.65 110 .230 .251 .306 .381 .257 .271 102 8.7 1.0 9.8 1.2
2014 IOW AAA 17 17 102.7 4.06 113 .233 .267 .324 .412 .259 .322 95 18.0 1.8 15.0 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 SPO A- 2 2 3 20 0 32.7 20 4 36 0 54% .244 5.5 1.1 0.0 9.9 0.73 1.93 8.8 0.9
2011 FRI AA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 4 2 2 0 64% .364 12.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 2.00 3.00 1.2 0.1
2012 MYR A+ 5 8 0 20 20 130.7 123 15 112 8 54% .304 8.5 1.0 0.6 7.7 1.06 2.82 13.5 1.3
2012 DAY A+ 1 0 0 5 4 17.0 17 3 11 3 46% .264 9.0 1.6 1.6 5.8 1.18 4.24 -0.5 -0.0
2013 IOW AAA 3 1 0 6 6 40.0 35 8 27 2 62% .273 7.9 1.8 0.5 6.1 1.07 2.48 4.8 0.5
2013 TEN AA 10 3 0 21 21 126.3 107 26 101 3 59% .279 7.6 1.9 0.2 7.2 1.05 1.85 17.9 2.5
2014 CHN MLB 7 2 0 13 13 80.3 72 15 47 4 51% .271 8.1 1.7 0.4 5.3 1.08 2.46 9.8 1.2
2014 IOW AAA 10 5 0 17 17 102.7 98 23 97 5 56% .322 8.6 2.0 0.4 8.5 1.18 3.59 15.0 1.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 1151 0.5074 0.4857 0.8283 0.6387 0.3280 0.8820 0.7204 0.1699
Career11510.50740.48570.82830.63870.3280.8820.72040.1699

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/10/14.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/31/12 (Dempster deal).
  • Drafted by Texas 2011 (8-264) (Dartmouth). $0.125M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 37.8 31 7 26 3 .266 1.02 2.93 3.19 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 32.7 29 7 22 3 .279 1.09 3.26 3.55 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 29.2 27 6 20 3 .288 1.14 3.51 3.81 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 26.2 25 6 18 3 .297 1.19 3.72 4.04 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 23.5 23 5 16 3 .304 1.23 3.91 4.26 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 20.8 21 5 14 2 .312 1.27 4.12 4.47 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 19 5 12 2 .320 1.32 4.33 4.71 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 14.9 17 4 10 2 .330 1.38 4.59 4.99 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 10.6 12 3 7 1 .343 1.46 4.95 5.38 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000023.1235163.3031.223.894.230.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
21% 31% 13% 29% 51%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152531159062581349752.3001.143.483.788.41.97.11.00.9
2016262104704949937552.3121.183.714.048.91.66.80.90.5
2017272104304545934552.3081.193.844.178.91.86.81.00.4
2018282104404745836552.3051.143.553.868.71.56.91.00.6
2019292103804139730552.3051.133.643.958.61.56.61.10.5
2020302103904240832552.3041.153.563.868.61.76.91.10.5
2021312103703938729452.3041.153.603.918.81.66.70.90.5
2022322103503736728452.3041.163.593.908.81.76.81.00.5
2023332103303533626452.3031.123.553.868.61.66.71.00.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball25.35.54.82.517.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Adam Warren 2012 23.14
2 89 Dallas Keuchel 2012 5.91
3 88 Justin Grimm 2013 6.43
4 87 Kevin Mulvey 2009 8.14
5 86 Jorge Reyes 2012 0.00 DNP
6 85 Carlos Rosa 2009 3.38
7 85 David Phelps 2011 0.00 DNP
8 85 T.J. McFarland 2013 4.46
9 84 Charles Brewer 2012 0.00 DNP
10 84 AJ Schugel 2013 0.00 DNP
11 84 Zach McAllister 2012 5.60
12 83 Alex Sanabia 2013 5.37
13 83 Brooks Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
14 83 Ivan Nova 2011 4.03
15 82 Zach Stewart 2011 5.88
16 82 Elih Villanueva 2011 24.00
17 82 Justin Cassel 2009 0.00 DNP
18 82 Zach Phillips 2011 1.12
19 82 Daniel Rosenbaum 2012 0.00 DNP
20 82 Seth Maness 2013 2.47
21 82 Dillon Gee 2010 2.73
22 82 Robbie Ross 2013 3.03
23 82 David Huff 2009 5.75
24 82 Anthony Bass 2012 5.47
25 82 Adam Wilk 2012 9.00
26 81 Travis Wood 2011 4.84
27 80 Rafael Dolis 2012 6.87
28 80 D.J. Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
29 80 Wade Davis 2010 4.07
30 80 Michael Kirkman 2011 7.24
31 80 Chris Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
32 80 Lance Lynn 2011 3.12
33 80 Graham Stoneburner 2012 0.00 DNP
34 80 Joe Gardner 2012 0.00 DNP
35 80 Charlie Haeger 2008 20.77
36 79 Nick Barnese 2013 0.00 DNP
37 79 Gus Schlosser 2013 0.00 DNP
38 79 Merrill Kelly 2013 0.00 DNP
39 79 Alex Cobb 2012 4.42
40 79 Brad Bergesen 2010 5.51
41 79 Chad Bettis 2013 6.85
42 79 Rudy Owens 2012 0.00 DNP
43 78 John Gast 2013 5.11
44 78 Carlos Hernandez 2011 0.00 DNP
45 78 Clayton Tanner 2012 0.00 DNP
46 78 Justin Masterson 2009 4.94
47 78 Matt Packer 2012 0.00 DNP
48 78 Liam Hendriks 2013 7.42
49 78 Aaron Laffey 2009 5.10
50 78 Kevin Pucetas 2009 0.00 DNP
51 78 Eric Surkamp 2012 0.00 DNP
52 77 Juan Gutierrez 2008 0.00 DNP
53 77 Andrew Cashner 2011 1.69
54 77 Joe Kelly 2012 4.21
55 77 Brandon Cumpton 2013 2.35
56 77 Nathan Baker 2012 0.00 DNP
57 77 Jose De Paula 2012 0.00 DNP
58 77 Kris Johnson 2009 0.00 DNP
59 77 Chris Archer 2013 3.43
60 77 Troy Patton 2010 0.00
61 77 Trevor Bell 2011 3.67
62 77 Kyle Weiland 2011 8.03
63 77 Steven Hensley 2011 0.00 DNP
64 77 Jay Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
65 76 Brad Meyers 2010 0.00 DNP
66 76 Casey Coleman 2012 7.40
67 76 Vin Mazzaro 2011 8.26
68 76 Garrett Richards 2012 5.83
69 76 Wily Peralta 2013 5.25
70 76 Aaron Poreda 2011 0.00 DNP
71 76 Anthony Swarzak 2010 0.00 DNP
72 76 Dan Cortes 2011 5.91
73 76 Anthony Vasquez 2011 10.74
74 76 Bryan Shaw 2012 4.40
75 76 Chuck Lofgren 2010 0.00 DNP
76 76 Michael Bowden 2011 4.05
77 76 Kyle Gibson 2012 0.00 DNP
78 76 Brandon Beachy 2011 3.94
79 76 Ian Kennedy 2009 0.00
80 76 Adam Mills 2009 0.00 DNP
81 76 Chad Jenkins 2012 4.50
82 76 Daniel Hudson 2011 3.97
83 76 Connor Graham 2010 0.00 DNP
84 76 Jarrod Parker 2013 4.20
85 76 Brandon Workman 2013 4.97
86 76 Tyson Ross 2011 3.00
87 75 Tommy Milone 2011 3.81
88 75 Jose Quintana 2013 3.73
89 75 Josh Bowman 2013 0.00 DNP
90 75 Dana Eveland 2008 4.39
91 75 Jess Todd 2010 7.50
92 75 Jake McGee 2011 4.50
93 75 Chris Heston 2012 0.00 DNP
94 75 Eric Berger 2010 0.00 DNP
95 75 Chris Dwyer 2012 0.00 DNP
96 75 Jake Petricka 2012 0.00 DNP
97 75 Esmil Rogers 2010 7.38
98 75 Micah Owings 2007 4.78
99 75 Clayton Mortensen 2009 9.98
100 74 Mark Holliman 2008 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

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2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Out of the copious amounts of #4 and #5 pitchers the Cubs have, who do you expect to start next year? (Felix Doubront, Kyle Hendricks, Wada if he resigns, Jacob Turner, Edwin Jackson, Dallas Beeler, Dan Strailey, Travis Wood)
(Pelecos from Granville)
It's a very interesting conundrum for the Cubs, and the buzz indicates that they will look to sign a front-line SP over the winter. I'm an Edwin apologist, but I think that he has run out of excuses. I think that T.Wood and K. Hendricks will both be a part of the rotation, and Doubront will either pitch his way to the bullpen or earn a spot in the rotation. I would give Beeler more time on the farm, and Turner could be a reliever in the end. Straily is the wild card.

On the jukebox: Thrice, "The Melting Point of Wax" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any thoughts on Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada? Scouts and prognosticators seem to mostly tab them as back-end-of-the-rotation pitchers, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Based off what you've seen from them this year, do you think the Cubs are considering them as rotation options in the mid-to-long term?
(tomshipley75 from Chicago)
They're both cheap, so I don't see why not. It isn't like they have a bevy of options as the roster is currently constructed. I'm sure they'll sign one, if not two pitchers this offseason. I like Hendricks more, but it's still a back end profile. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Kyle Hendricks worth owning in the deepest of leagues? What about Shane Greene? Also whose future do you like better in rate leagues with K/9 Steven Matz or Jake Thompson
(John from Missurah)
Oh yes. In deep leagues you need innings and he will give innings as the Cubs have no SPs. Same with Greene. I prefer Thompson. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of K% numbers do you expect to see from Kyle Hendricks going forward?
(Thorny from Car RamRod)
low 20's. He's fastball change primarily. I actually like him in deep leagues. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)What were your thoughts on Dallas Beeler's start on Saturday? Do you think he plays into the Cubs rotation after the deadline, more so than a guy like Kyle Hendricks?
(Matt from DC)
I think he earned another look. I know Bosio loves Hendricks but I definitely think Beeler earned at least one more start at Wrigley with his performance. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Always enjoy your no bs style Jason. Kyle Hendricks been doing nothing but get guys out for 2 years. His velocity gonna play against the big kids? And call me crazy, to me Soler could be the best of the bunch in 5 years. Plate discipline, bat speed and 65 power is not a bad combo, no?
(racehorse1 from siesta key)
Hendricks can pitch and keep hitters off-balance with his stuff, but I don't see a lot of sustainable success at the major league level. As for Soler, he's my least favorite of the CUbs thumpers. He has 80 grade raw power, but I dislike his approach and his ability (inability) to make adjustments could end up fucking him against better arms. I wouldn't be surprised if he is the one that fails to reach his potential. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Despite having guys like CJ Edwards, Kyle Hendricks, and others, conventional wisdom is that the Cubs have a dearth of arms (in comparison to bats) in their farm system. Any pitching prospects you feel especially good about, or do you agree with that assessment?
(HoosierCub from Bloomington)
They have more bats than arms, but Edwards, Johnson, and Blackburn are a nice foundation, and I expect the Cubs to go heavy on arms in the 2014 draft. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seems like only yesterday that Justin Grimm was projected to be a future mid-rotation starter. Now he gets less mention on their rotation depth discussions than Kyle Hendricks. What do you know about the Cubs' plans for Grimm, and do you think he could be a force as a late-inning reliever instead? Who is the next SP to make Chicago's rotation in case of injury?
(Oliver from Boston)
The mid-rotation starter thing was a ceiling. It didn't mean it was going to happen. He's depth for the Cubs. He probably won't make their rotation this season, but he'll probably be up at some point. He's in their plans as one of the 8-9 starters teams lineup that they know they'll need over the course of a long season. If not, he'll settle in as a middle reliever. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Will Kyle Hendricks be a GUY for the Cubs in the future?
(Tim from Wrigleyville)
Not really. He will contribute, which is a developmental win. But he's not a top ten talent in their system and his long term future is more of a back-end type at best. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Hey sexy, thanks for doing these chats that get me #wet. My question is about Soler. There have been some people question his #want and aren't very high on him overall. What do you think about him? Oh and do you like Kyle Hendricks?
(LanceArmstrongsMissingTestacle from France)
Elite raw power, but the utility is unlikely to play that high. Soler struggles with the adjustment game, both during at-bats and during games. Not that he's an easy out; he's not. But he has more tools than skills, and pitchers with a plan of attack can exploit his weaknesses. His slow to adjust approach makes the exploitation that much easier, as the recipe will continue to be effective. I don't question his #want as much as I question his feel for the game. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Justin Grimm hasn't been in the discussion much as a SP in Chicago-know he was highly rated going into last season. Have people overreacted to his rough audition in TEX last yr? Thoughts on Kyle Hendricks?
(Matt from Chicago)
I think they have. It wasn't that long ago that Grimm was a potential #3 starter. I think he has retained that upside, but is less likely to reach it. That said he can be a serviceable backend starter and I think he sees plenty of time in Chicago these next two seasons. Hendricks is more of a 5/6 guy. Nice guy to have in the minors. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Kyle Hendricks surprising to the upside or should we be happy if he's a league-average #5?
(Matt from Chicago)
I'd be happy if he made any kind of impact in the majors, at the back of a rotation. Maybe there's a teeny weeny glimmer of a #3 in him, but I doubt it. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Kyle Hendricks? What is his ceiling and floor?
(Cubbyboy13 from Las Vegas)
I think he has number 5 starter ceiling and his floor is an up and down guy who can not stick on a big league roster do to lack of stuff. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you done any analysis on Kyle Hendricks? He appears to be that rare breed of finesse righty who has a decent K rate. What gives
(Matt from Chicago)
the word on Kyle is plus command and plus pitchability. Smart kid, too. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)This subject has probably been discussed in a previous chat, but of the young pitchers you've seen this year, who would you say is doing the most (whether it be with location, deception, sequencing, something inexplicable) with the least "stuff"?
(Lucas Apostoleris from getting a haircut)
Kyle Hendricks, Cubs minor leaguer. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you surprised at Kyle Hendricks success this season at AA for Tennessee (Cubs) and should he be considered one of the Cubs top pitching prospects?
(Mike from Illinois)
The Cubs are obviously very bat-heavy in their system, and many of the top arms are either hurt (Vizcaino) or at the lower levels (Pierce Johnson in Low-A, Dillon Maples in Low-A, Duane Underwood in extended spring). So by default Hendricks is one of their better arms at the upper levels.

There's nothing too sexy about Hendricks, but he can really pitch, so I'm not surprised he's having success this year. I saw Hendricks a couple times last year in Myrtle Beach. Haven't gotten a report on him last year but here's what I saw – located and mixed deep arsenal very well. Not a lot of life on anything but sat 87-91-ish with his fastball but showed the ability to pop 92-93 and the occasional 94 when needed. Very deceptive changeup that also didn't have a lot of movement. He also had a cut-slider and big get-me-over curveball. The stuff is very fringe and it's probably a no. 5 starter at best, but he can locate and mix, so that gives him a shot. (Jason Cole)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Kyle Hendricks has thrown 1,149 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph), also mixing in a Change (79mph), Cutter (86mph), Curve (77mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph).