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Apr 10, 2024 5.0 0 2 12.08 -5
Apr 5, 2024 4.0 0 1 11.74 -1
Mar 30, 2024 3.2 0 1 12.27 -9

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Kyle Hendricks got a delayed start to his 2023 campaign due to a shoulder strain he sustained in July of the previous season. The veteran debuted in May and ended up tossing 137 innings across 24 starts. He ultimately posted a 3.74 ERA, which was a step down from his 3.48 career mark but a step forward from the 4.80 ERA he recorded in 2022. Per usual, Hendricks continued to pitch to contact, as he recorded only 93 strikeouts across those 137 innings. The righty has now posted a K/9 below 8.0 in each of the last seven seasons. While Hendricks can make that work to some degree in real life, it does limit his fantasy upside. Heading into his age-34 season, Hendricks should once again be a key cog in Chicago's rotation, likely slotting in behind Justin Steele and possibly Jameson Taillon. Hendricks figures to be fairly consistent if he stays healthy and can provide some value to fantasy managers in the right matchups, though keep expectations in check due to his advancing age and low strikeout totals.

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2024 -15-5 12.7 2 8 4 12.08 2.37
2023 269.511.2 137.0 6 8 93 27 3.74 1.20
2022 1398.7 84.3 4 6 66 24 4.80 1.29
3y Avg. 261.510.9 134.0 8 7 97 32 4.43 1.29
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Hit hard Wednesday

    Hendricks (0-2) allowed seven runs on nine hits over five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Padres. He had no walks and struck out two. Hendricks has now allowed at least five earned runs in all three of his starts, leaving him with an unsightly 12.08 ERA. Home runs have been a problem, as he's allowed five of them so far. The veteran has also never been known for missing a ton of bats, and he has just eight strikeouts across 12.2 innings so far this year. Hendricks made that approach work in the past, but at this point in his career, it's fair to wonder whether he's slipped from a skills standpoint. The righty will be a risky fantasy play in his next scheduled start, which is penciled in for Tuesday on the road against the Diamondbacks.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Gives up five versus Dodgers

    Hendricks didn't factor into the decision Friday against the Dodgers, allowing five runs on eight hits over four-plus innings. He struck out one. After allowing a pair of runs in the first inning, Hendricks held the Dodgers off the board until the fifth when he allowed three more runs before recording an out. It's been a rough start to the campaign for the 34-year-old Hendricks -- he's allowed 10 earned runs on 17 hits through his first two starts (7.2 innings). The right-hander will look to get on track in his next outing, tentatively lined up for next week in San Diego.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Roughed up in season debut

    Hendricks (0-1) took a loss against the Rangers on Saturday, yielding five runs on nine hits and two walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out two. Hendricks managed to escape a jam in the first inning but served up two-run home runs in the second and third frames and was chased in the fourth after giving up another tally. The soft-tossing right-hander managed just two whiffs on 72 pitches. Hendricks figures to be startable in more favorable matchups, but this performance is a reminder that he's a volatile option against better offenses.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Likely to slot in second

    Hendricks appears to be lined up to start Chicago's second game of the regular season, behind Opening Day starter Justin Steele, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. The southpaw Steele has emerged as the team's definitive ace, but the rotation gets a little more jumbled after that. Hendricks makes sense in the No. 2 spot, particularly as a veteran righty with Shota Imanaga, Jordan Wicks and possibly Drew Smyly joining Steele as left-handed starting options. Hendricks won't wow with strikeouts, though he's a steady pitcher who recorded a solid 3.74 ERA across 24 starts last season, giving him some fantasy appeal in the right matchups.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Results not there yet

    Hendricks, who allowed three runs over 3.1 innings in a Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks on Friday, now has a 7.56 ERA this spring. Hendricks has made three short appearances so far in camp and has allowed runs each time. It's a small sample size of only 8.1 total innings, so alarm bells don't need to go off yet. However, fantasy managers may want to see the veteran righty get going a bit before the regular season to feel better about his prospects early in the year. Hendricks at least looks healthier this spring compared to last, when he had his throwing routine bumped back due to his recovery from a capsular tear in 2022.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Ramping up earlier this spring

    Hendricks, who threw a bullpen session Saturday, is ramping up earlier this spring compared to last year, when he was returning from a shoulder injury, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Hendricks had his 2022 campaign cut short due to a capsular tear in his right shoulder, and the injury also impacted him in 2023, as the veteran didn't throw his first spring bullpen until Feb. 24. He then didn't make a regular-season start until May as the team built him up slowly. It looks like Hendricks is healthier to kick off this season, so he stands a decent chance of surpassing the 24 starts and 137 innings he compiled in 2023. If the righty can maintain or improve upon his 3.74 ERA and 1.20 WHIP from last season, he should be a solid fantasy option in 2024.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Club option picked up

    The Cubs exercised Hendricks' $16 million club option for 2024 on Sunday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. The veteran right-hander posted a 4.78 ERA between the 2021 and 2022 campaigns, but he rebounded last season with a 3.74 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 93:27 K:BB in 137 innings. Hendricks will enter 2024 with a secure spot in the middle of Chicago's rotation, though his fantasy ceiling is capped by his low strikeout numbers.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Coughs up three runs

    Hendricks allowed three runs on five hits and three walks over 4.1 innings in Friday's loss to Milwaukee. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision. Hendricks turned in four shutout frames before stumbling in the fifth inning. He threw just 41 of 73 pitches for strikes and failed to complete at least five innings for the first time since Aug. 4. Hendricks registered a 4.39 ERA in five September starts and finished the 2023 season with a 3.74 ERA and a 93:27 K:BB through 137 frames.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Takes loss Thursday

    Hendricks (6-8) allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Pirates. He walked two and struck out five. Hendricks pitched well enough, but the Cubs didn't score until the seventh inning and the veteran righty ended up with the loss. This was his first time covering at least six innings this month, and he lowered his season ERA to a solid 3.66. Hendricks has been his typical pitch-to-contact self this year with only 91 strikeouts across 132.2 innings, though he's still managed to be effective. He's in line to start next against Atlanta on the road, which figures to be a challenging matchup and could be his last outing of the regular season.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Decent in no-decision

    Hendricks allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out three over 5.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Hendricks has pitched into the sixth inning without completing it in three straight starts. He's allowed 10 runs (nine earned) over 16.1 innings in that span, though he's also recorded a 12:2 K:BB in September. The right-hander has continued to provide decent but not outstanding work this year, posting a 3.77 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 86:22 K:BB through 126.2 innings across 22 starts. He's lined up for a home start versus the Rockies in his next outing.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Notches sixth win

    Hendricks (6-7) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings Sunday, striking out four and earning a win over the Diamondbacks. Hendricks tossed four shutout frames before Arizona finally broke through with a run in the fifth inning. He coughed up five runs (four earned) against the Giants in his last start but had a streak of five straight appearances with three or fewer runs allowed prior to that. Over his last seven starts, Hendricks has registered a 3.15 ERA, dropping his season mark to 3.71 through 121.1 frames. His next outing is currently projected to be a rematch in Arizona.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Sharp in no-decision

    Hendricks did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing one unearned run on four hits and two walks over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Brewers. He struck out six. Hendricks appeared poised for the win Wednesday, but a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch with two outs in the eighth inning tied the game 2-2, leaving the 33-year-old right-hander with a no-decision. Hendricks has allowed two runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, though he's only been able to pick up one win in that span. He's 5-7 on the season with a 3.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 74:20 K:BB across 19 starts (110.1 innings). Hendricks is currently lined up for a home matchup with the Giants in his next outing.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Looks sharp in fifth win

    Hendricks (5-6) allowed one run on five hits across six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Royals. He walked one and struck out three. It was a pretty typical stat line for Hendricks, as the veteran did a good job of controlling the Kansas City lineup even without a ton of strikeouts. The righty now has a solid 3.83 ERA this season, though he has only 64 strikeouts in 98.1 innings of work. Fantasy managers can still use Hendricks in the right spots, but they'll just need to look elsewhere for strikeouts. He lines up to take the mound again Friday against Pittsburgh, which looks like a promising matchup.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Quality start in no-decision

    Hendricks did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings against the White Sox. He struck out four. Hendricks allowed six baserunners and three runs through the first two innings but settled in, retiring 14 of the final 17 batters he faced to notch his ninth quality start of the year. After the soft-tossing hurler was roughed up by Atlanta on Aug. 4, Hendricks has produced more respectable results in his last two outings, allowing five earned runs with a 10:4 K:BB across 11 innings during that stretch. He is currently slated to face the Royals at Wrigley Field over the weekend.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Settles for no-decision

    Hendricks allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters over five innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday. Hendricks was staked to an early 2-0 lead, but the Mets tied the game on a Pete Alonso two-run homer in the fourth. That was the only time Hendricks allowed runs to cross the plate, but it was enough to send him to a no-decision. The veteran right-hander didn't pitch deep enough to grab a quality start, but he did bounce back well from a seven-run, four-inning loss against Atlanta his last time out. Hendricks also posted his highest strikeout game this season with his six punchouts Wednesday.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Rough outing against Atlanta

    Hendricks (4-6) took the loss Friday, allowing seven runs on eight hits over four innings against Atlanta. He struck out three without issuing a walk. Hendricks had been pitching well, posting a 3.26 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in his last three starts coming into Friday, but he ran into the buzzsaw that is the Atlanta lineup. The NL East leaders hit three home runs in the game -- two against Hendricks -- to tie the 2019 Twins for the most home runs through 107 games in MLB history, per Sarah Langs of MLB.com. Hendricks has shown this season that he still has some of his old magic, but the right-hander will remain susceptible to the occasional blowup given his lack of whiffs.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: No run support in loss

    Hendricks (4-5) allowed three runs on eight hits across seven innings to take the loss Sunday against the Cardinals. He walked one and struck out two. Hendricks logged a quality start but got no run support in the 3-0 loss. That dropped the righty to below .500, though he's pitched pretty well with a 3.49 ERA. Hendricks has now allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 of his 13 starts this season. The righty isn't missing a ton of bats, as he has only 48 strikeouts across 77.1 innings, though that's never been a big part of his game. Hendricks will look to keep pitching well in his next scheduled start, which is projected for Friday against a tough Atlanta squad.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Logs another quality start

    Hendricks (4-4) earned the win Tuesday, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk over 6.1 innings against the White Sox. He struck out four. Hendricks was fantastic outside of the seventh inning, retiring 18 of the first 19 batters he faced before giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in the seventh and getting pulled from the contest. The outing was Hendricks' second consecutive quality start and his fifth quality start in his last seven appearances. During that stretch, Hendricks owns a 3.86 ERA and a 30:5 K:BB across 42 innings.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Bounces back Wednesday

    Hendricks allowed a run on five hits and struck out five without walking a batter over six innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Nationals. Hendricks turned in a quality start Wednesday after getting tagged for nine runs on 18 hits over 10.1 innings across his previous two outings. While his winless skid reached five starts, he's walked just one batter over that span. The right-hander has a 3.38 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 42:10 K:BB through 64 innings over 11 starts this season. Hendricks is tentatively lined up for a road start versus the White Sox next week.
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  • Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Tagged with five runs

    Hendricks (3-4) allowed five runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings Friday, striking out five and taking a loss against Boston. Hendricks gave up just four homers in 53.1 frames prior to Friday's start, during which he coughed up four more. After allowing three or fewer earned runs in his first eight outings, he's given up nine runs in his last two starts. His ERA now sits at 3.57 with a 37:10 K:BB through 58 innings. Hendricks' next start is projected to be at home next week against the Nationals.
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