SP - Chicago Cubs
The Cubs have exercised their 2024 option on SP Kyle Hendricks.
Hendricks is set to make $16.5 million in 2024. The veteran will look to build off a 2023 season that saw him log a 3.74 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 24 starts. Hendricks should remain a solid option for fantasy managers in 2024.
Despite a solid 3.74 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season, his performance on Friday was lackluster, allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in just 4.1 innings pitched.
With only 2 strikeouts, Hendricks' lack of dominance and inconsistent performances make him a potential risky fantasy option next season.
Despite the rough outing, Hendricks maintains a solid 3.80 ERA and 1.19 WHIP through 23 starts this season, making him a reliable fantasy option moving forward.
His 3.83 FIP and 3.79 K/BB ratio suggest that his performance has been mostly in line with his underlying metrics, while his 0.285 BABIP indicates some potential for positive regression in the future. With 6 wins on the season, Hendricks should continue to provide value in the win column as well.
Hendricks delivered a quality start, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and one walk over 5 2/3 innings while striking out four.
With this performance, Hendricks now has a 3.71 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP through 20 starts this season. While his strikeout numbers remain relatively low with a 6.1 K/9, his 3.95 strikeout-to-walk ratio indicates solid command. Fantasy owners can continue to rely on Hendricks for consistent outings, although his lack of strikeouts may limit his upside in certain formats.
Despite the high pitch count and lack of control, Hendricks managed to strike out five batters, maintaining his below-average strikeout rate of 6.1 K/9.
With a 4.02 FIP and a 1.15 WHIP, Hendricks' fantasy value remains limited, and his 3.95 strikeout-to-walk ratio suggests he may continue to struggle going forward.