Kyle Hendricks, Starting Pitcher, Chicago Cubs, #28
Date of Birth: 12/7/1989
Birthplace: San Juan Capistrano, California
College: Dartmouth College
Current Salary: $541,000
Nickname: The Professor
Kyle Hendricks, starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, was first drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2008 but he opted for college instead. Three years later, he was drafted by the Texas Rangers. He stayed just one year with the Rangers before being traded to the Cubs on July 31, 2012.
Hendricks pitched in the minor leagues from 2011 through part of 2014. During that time, he had a 31-19 record, 386 strikeouts to 81 walks, and a 2.69 ERA in 452.1 innings in 90 games.
Hendricks joined the Cubs for 13 games in 2014. He had a 7-2 record and a 2.46 ERA in 80.1 innings.
In 2015, Hendricks pitched 180.0 innings in 32 games with the Cubs. He finished the season with an 8-7 record, 167 strikeouts to 43 walks, and a 3.95 ERA. On May 21st, he pitched his first career complete game shutout. He pitched 8.2 innings in 2 postseason games and he gave up 9 hits, including 4 home runs, and 5 runs.
Hendricks had a strong 2016 season, finishing with a 2.13 ERA in 31 games. He had 16 wins to 8 losses and 170 strikeouts to 44 walks in 190.0 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 25.1 innings in 5 games and he gave up 19 hits and 5 runs.
Career pitching statistics for Hendricks through 2016 include:
- 76 games played
- 450.1 innings pitched
- 31-17 win-loss record
- 384 strikeouts to 102 walks
- 2.92 ERA
Hendricks earned a BA degree in economics from Dartmouth University in December, 2013.