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Kyle Hendricks: MLB Prospects, Rookies & Call-Ups Evaluation

Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospect Kyle Hendricks After trading away both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago Cubs are short on major league starting pitching for the rest of 2014. With all the hype around the Cubs stacked infield prospects, including Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Adison Russel, their […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Predicting the second half

Chicago Cubs Yesterday kicked off the second half of the MLB season and the Chicago Cubs find themselves in an all too familiar position. The Cubs sit in last place in the National League Central division with a  40-55 record. The Cubs are on pace for yet another losing season and another top 5 draft pick. Although the Cubs seem to be all but out of contention, the second half could...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Closer Look At Kyle Hendricks’s Debut

Kyle Hendricks was the “other” prospect in the Ryan Dempster trade behind Christian Villanueva. Ostensibly part of Theo’s “get an arm in every trade” mantra, scouts didn’t think that highly of him, but he showed good control in the minor leagues. Hendricks made his major league debut last Thursday for the Cubs. After a rough first-inning, he settled down and finished...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Kyle Hendricks

Kyle Hendricks is a 6-3, 190 pound right-handed starting pitcher. He turns 24 on December 7th and was drafted 8th round of the 2011 Draft out of Dartmouth College. Here's what Baseball America wrote at the time of the draft. An economics major at Dartmouth, Hendricks brings a heady presence to the mound. He does more than just outsmart hitters, though, as he has legitimate...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs prospects: three on unstoppable track to Wrigley Field

  Here are features on three Chicago Cubs’ prospects who are on the fast track to Wrigley Field.   Kyle Hendricks:   Right-handed pitcher Hendricks, 24 in December, was acquired in the Ryan Dempster deal in July of 2012.  An Ivy League Dartmouth product, Hendricks, according to scouting reports, is a cerebral pitcher with a full arsenal that includes a two and four seam...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Hendricks Scouting Report

Marc Hulet over at Fangraphs has a scouting report up on Kyle Hendricks after seeing him pitch August 1st. His review is mixed.  The Good: He’s dominated hitters in the minors due to above-average control and command of his four-pitch repertoire (fastball, curveball, cutter, changeup) His simple mechanics allow him to consistently repeat his delivery — both from the full windup...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Stock Watch: Kyle Hendricks

I’ve received more emails asking about Kyle Hendricks than any other prospect in recent weeks. Everyone seems to be curious about the Cubs’ right-handed pitching prospect who posted a 1.85 ERA in 21 Double-A starts. Due to popular demand, he leads off this edition of the Prospect Stock Watch. Kyle Hendricks, RHP, Chicago Cubs: The […]
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-8-13

I said that I was taking Friday’s off of Iowa, but Kyle Hendricks had to go and start. Fresno Grizzlies 1 @ Iowa Cubs 2 Kyle Hendricks went 0-1 with a walk. That was better than Mike Olt, who went 0-3. Hendricks was sublime, with 7 scoreless innings (though he allowed an unearned run off an Olt fielding error). He allowed 4 his, a walk, and struck out 5. Alberto Cabrera and Brian...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

New Cub Kyle Hendricks

Minutes before the deadline yesterday the Cubs matched up with the Rangers for the second time in less than 24 hours as they traded Ryan Dempster. In the trade the Cubs acquired Kyle Hendricks and Christian Villanueva. lists the 22 year old right handed Hendricks at 6'3", 190 lbs. He's been described as the throw-in, but he has very impressive numbers. Hendricks...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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