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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
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Birth Date12-7-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age26 years, 9 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
0.92014
4.22015
3.92016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 CHN MLB 13 13 80.3 7 2 0 72 15 47 4 .256 102 8.1 1.7 0.4 5.3 51% .271 .230 1.08 3.29 2.46 101 3.96 0.9
2015 CHN MLB 32 32 180.0 8 7 0 166 43 167 17 .255 97 8.3 2.1 0.8 8.3 53% .296 .244 1.16 3.38 3.95 89 3.13 4.2
2016 CHN MLB 30 29 185.0 16 8 0 136 43 166 15 .262 92 6.6 2.1 0.7 8.1 50% .246 .212 0.97 3.25 1.99 93 3.52 3.9
CareerMLB7574445.33117037410138036.258967.62.00.77.751%.271.2291.073.312.87933.449.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
2011 SPO A- 20 0 32.7 2 2 3 20 4 36 0 .263 103 5.5 1.1 0.0 9.9 54% .244 .165 0.73 1.78 1.93 70 1.62
2011 FRI AA 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 .242 102 12.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 64% .364 .260 2.00 4.04 3.00 100 4.78
2012 DAY A+ 5 4 17.0 1 0 0 17 3 11 3 .239 110 9.0 1.6 1.6 5.8 46% .264 .231 1.18 5.10 4.24 97 3.73
2012 MYR A+ 20 20 130.7 5 8 0 123 15 112 8 .262 91 8.5 1.0 0.6 7.7 54% .304 .233 1.06 2.95 2.82 81 2.71
2013 TEN AA 21 21 126.3 10 3 0 107 26 101 3 .248 104 7.6 1.9 0.2 7.2 59% .279 .217 1.05 2.36 1.85 76 1.68
2013 IOW AAA 6 6 40.0 3 1 0 35 8 27 2 .260 90 7.9 1.8 0.5 6.1 62% .273 .221 1.07 3.54 2.48 85 2.43
2014 CHN MLB 13 13 80.3 7 2 0 72 15 47 4 .256 102 8.1 1.7 0.4 5.3 51% .271 .230 1.08 3.29 2.46 101 3.96
2014 IOW AAA 17 17 102.7 10 5 0 98 23 97 5 .261 92 8.6 2.0 0.4 8.5 56% .322 .235 1.18 3.17 3.59 70 1.26
2015 CHN MLB 32 32 180.0 8 7 0 166 43 167 17 .255 97 8.3 2.1 0.8 8.3 53% .296 .244 1.16 3.38 3.95 89 3.13
2016 CHN MLB 30 29 185.0 16 8 0 136 43 166 15 .262 92 6.6 2.1 0.7 8.1 50% .246 .212 0.97 3.25 1.99 93 3.52

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 1144 0.4991 0.4755 0.8107 0.6217 0.3298 0.8704 0.6984 0.1893
2015 2788 0.4796 0.4286 0.7933 0.5722 0.2963 0.8745 0.6488 0.2067
2016 2755 0.4969 0.4276 0.7504 0.5530 0.3038 0.8349 0.5986 0.2496
Career66870.49010.43620.77860.57280.30510.85750.63660.2214

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $541,000
2015 CHN $510,000
2014 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$510,000
2011Current$541,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,051,000
2 yrTotal$1,051,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 81 dWasserman Media Group1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15.
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .262 .320 .438 .269
11 vs R (Multi) .229 .274 .315 .218
18 Split (Multi) .033 .046 .122 .051
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .267 .325 .472 .279
31 vs R (2015) .225 .273 .307 .215
38 Split (2015) .042 .052 .165 .064
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)A little early, but who are the Cubs all- star representatives this year?
(BC from Urbandale)
All of them? We're talking three weeks here obviously, so this is a terrible exercise. But I think Rizzo and Arrieta are virtual locks barring injury, and Lester and Fowler've been almost on their level. I wrote about Kyle Hendricks as a good fit for his defense recently, and he makes for a dark horse IMO. Heyward, Russell, Bryant, Zobrist...any and all of those guys can and may up and start destroying everything in their path. It's a really impressive collection of talent. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Hendricks.....cheap rotation filler, or reliable #4 on a winning club?
(Zonk from Chi Town)
The second one. Underrated guy. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Hendricks has had very volatile performance this year. Are you finding anything analytically insightful, with regard to his successes and failures?
(Matt from Chicago)
He's the poster child for "digital scouting is hard". So, when I can answer this question intelligently I will likely shout about it from the highest mountain (in Chicago, so no one will hear me but still). (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-03-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)who is your favorite "from the Rangers" prospect?
(JP from TX)
Kyle Hendricks. He has become a valuable piece for the Cubs some called him an organizational filler at the point of the trade. Hendricks continues to develop he won't blow hitters away but mixes his four pitches well and really invests time in studying the game. In Chicago last year we saw a sample size of 13 starts but the plan is to get him around 25-30 starts. There will be some adjustments made by hitters as they gather more film on Hendricks but he'll be one of the story-lines to watch in the 2015 season. (Rob Willer)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)In a 6x6 (QS and OPS are added but features SVHDs) 12-team league with 40 man rosters (keep 35) would you rather have Patrick Corbin coming back from Tommy John or Kyle Hendricks as the 35th keeper?
(Matt from IL)
I like Corbin better than Hendricks. Corbin is slated to return in June but even so I would much rather roll dice with him moving forward over Hendricks. (Mauricio Rubio)
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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Kyle Hendricks has thrown 6,989 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph) and Change (81mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Curve (76mph).