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Chicago Cubs: why Kyle Hendricks is important

The Chicago Cubs will be chasing a World Series during the 2016 MLB season. It is finally time for the Cubs to be represented as contenders. If the Cubs will be in the hunt for their first championship in 107 years, their starting pitching will have to be outstanding next season. Realizing this, the Cubs signed John Lackey to a two year deal this offseason. With a staff now led by...
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Cubs Player Profile: Kyle Hendricks

2015 Stats 32 G, 180.0 IP, 3.95 ERA, 3.87 DRA, 22.6 K%, 5.8 BB% Year in Review “If broadcasters are right about the keys to pitching success—get ahead of hitters, change speeds, avoid walks—Hendricks is destined to be a booth favorite. The Dartmouth product doesn’t have great stuff but he commands it well, varying his […]
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Murphy on postseason power surge: ‘I wish I could explain it’

When Daniel Murphy deposited an offering from Kyle Hendricks over the center-field fence during the third inning of the New York Mets’ 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the NLCS, he became only the second player in MLB playoff history to hit a home run in five consecutive games. Tuesday night’s round-tripper also tied a Mets franchise record with his sixth postseason...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Hendricks Has Two Changeups

It’s easy to dismiss the Cubs starter for Game Three, Kyle Hendricks. I did it earlier today, when I called him a two-pitch pitcher. I mean, he throws a cutter and a curve about 10% of the time combined, but both pitches are fairly substandard by whiffs and grounders, and with two strikes, they all but disappear. He doesn’t have much faith in them. He can locate his sinker well...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hendricks first Ivy Leaguer in years to produce three wins

This past spring, we published a three–part series in these electronic pages with a view towards examining the amateur origins of baseball’s good players — where “good” was defined by the half-arbitrary threshold of three wins in a given season. The results of the study suggest that — over the five years in question, at least — that a number of junior-college players...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Calm Kyle Hendricks No More Volatile Than You’d Expect

On Friday, August 14th, I found myself on Twitter. This happens a lot. It’s not localized to Fridays, honestly, or to Augusts, or to days which fall a fortnight into their respective months. It’s just something I do from time to time. And on this particular Friday, I spotted on my timeline the following tweet: I am curious if Kyle Hendricks has more volatility in his outings...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: 4 burning questions this offseason

Finishing baseball’s regular season at 73-89 may not seem like much, but for fans of the Chicago Cubs, 2014 was successful and gave hope for the future. With the Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, announcing the team’s goal in 2015 being the NL Central title, this offseason looks to be a meaningful one. Here are four burning questions about the Cubs’ offseason...
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Hendricks set to continue strong production with two starts this week (Week 20 fantasy two start P)

Week 20 Two Start Pitchers Last week there were a number of big time aces as Two Start Pitchers. In Week 20 there are only a handful of elite Two Start Pitchers with only eight games Monday and eight games on Thursday. If you own a couple aces and you don’t have many starts, this marks as a good week to stream if you can. With that said, it’s good to get these weeks out of the...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Hendricks, Baez are the Crystal Ball

The excitement of prospects has been filling up most Cub fans for the last couple of seasons, and now we have finally gotten a sneak preview of what the Cubs future will hold. Rookies like Javier Baez and Kyle Hendricks have shown a glimpse of what a winning Cubs team could hold, and with a lot more appearances to be made, the Cubs future is finally showing that light that we have...
August 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks to make debut

With the recent trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics, two holes have opened up in the Chicago Cubs’ starting rotation. Carlos Villanueva made a spot-start on Saturday, which would have been Samardzija’s turn in the rotation, but he was unlikely going to be a long term fit in that role. Every pitcher in the Triple-A rotation was qualified and...
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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