Kyle Hendricks Bio
Kyle Christian Hendricks (born December 7, 1989), is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball(MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2014, and led MLB in earned run average during the 2016 season. Hendricks is listed at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and 190 pounds (86 kg). He throws and bats right-handed.
Trivia and Quick info/Stats
|Chicago Cubs – No. 28|
|Born: December 7, 1989
Newport Beach, California
|July 10, 2014, for the Chicago Cubs|
(through September 28, 2018)
|Earned run average||3.07|
|Career highlights and awards|
Hendricks attended Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 39th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but did not sign and instead chose to attend Dartmouth College.
He played college baseball for the Dartmouth Big Green under head coach Bob Whalen. In his junior year, Hendricks pitched to a 6–3 win–loss record and a 2.47 earned run average with 70 strikeouts in 62 innings pitched.
The Texas Rangers selected Hendricks in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He signed with the Rangers, and began his professional career with the Spokane Indians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League The Cubs acquired Hendricks with Christian Villanueva in exchange for Ryan Dempster at the 2012 trade deadline. Hendricks began the 2013 season with the Tennessee Smokies of the Class AA Southern League, and the Cubs promoted Hendricks to the Iowa Cubs of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) during the season. The Cubs named Hendricks their minor league pitcher of the year for 2013.
Hendricks began the 2014 season with Iowa. He was named the PCL’s Pitcher of the Week for May 12–18.
After the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics on July 4, 2014, Hendricks made his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago Cubs on July 10, 2014 against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. He earned his first win in front of a home crowd against the San Diego Padres on July 22, 2014.
Following an impressive rookie season, Hendricks began the 2015 season as a member of the Cubs’ starting rotation, led by the newly signed Jon Lester. On May 21, Hendricks threw his first career complete game shutout against the San Diego Padres, striking out seven and facing three batters over the minimum.
Moreover, His record was 8–7 with 180 innings pitched and he had an ERA of 3.95 His 17 no decisions were the most among MLB starting pitchers in 2015. He was the starter for game two of the 2015 National League Division Series with St. Louis and game three in the 2015 National League Championship Series against the New York Mets.
Furthermore, Hendricks finished his first half of the 2016 season with a solid 7–6 record with a rotation leading 2.55 ERA. He threw his second career complete game against the Phillies on May 28 and was one out short of a shutout. He skipped in front of a struggling John Lackey to get the third spot in the Cubs rotation for the second half of the season. On August 1, Hendricks threw another complete game for a shutout in a 5–0 victory against the Miami Marlins. He had the best ERA from July 1 – August 1 in the whole league at 1.00. On August 7, Hendricks picked up his 11th win and moved his ERA down to 2.17, placing him as the second-lowest in the NL and lowest among Cubs starters.
In Game 6 of the NLCS, Hendricks pitched 7 1⁄3 innings facing the minimum in the clinching game to send the Cubs to their first World Series since 1945. The Cubs won the 2016 World Seriesover the Cleveland Indians, with Hendricks as the starting pitcher in Games 3 and 7, giving them their first title in 108 years.
On June 8, 2017, Hendricks was placed on the 10-day disabled list (transaction retroactive 3 days prior). Due to middle finger tendon inflammation in his right hand. As well as His record at the time was 4–3 with a 4.09 earned run average in 61.2 innings pitched. Hendricks returned from the disabled list on July 24, and over his final 13 starts posted a much improved 2.19 ERA in 78 innings pitched.
He finished the season with a 7–5 record and a 3.03 ERA over 139.2 innings. He tied for the major league lead in pickoffs, with seven, while allowing 13 stolen bases and having four caught stealing. Hendricks pitched Games 1 and 5 of the NLDS, and Game 3 of the NLCS. Across the three games, Hendricks was 1–1 with a 3.94 ERA in a combined 17 innings.
Moreover, In 2018, he was 14–11 with a 3.44 ERA and led all major league pitchers in changeup percentage (30.7%). Moreover, He was the losing pitcher in the NL Wild Card Game, giving up three straight hits and one run in the 13th inning against the Colorado Rockies.
Furthermore, Hendricks grew up in San Juan Capistrano, California, and later attended Capistrano Valley High School. His father, John, is a golf pro; his mother, Ann Marie, is a medical-management consultant. The nickname is not only a reference to Hendricks’ Ivy League education, but also an homage to Greg Maddux, who also sported the same nickname. Hendricks chose “Hendo” as his nickname for the Players Weekend during the 2017 season
Hendricks married longtime girlfriend Emma Cain in November 2017.
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