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Howie Kendrick

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

AVG

.315

HR

9

RBI

41

R

40

SB

12

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kendrick had a 2016 season to forget in multiple ways. He hit .255 after spending most of his career hovering around .290 to .300 and had to split time between left field and second base due to positi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 200   DOB: 7/12/1983   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Howie Kendrick Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Dodgers in January of 2016.

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Kendrick is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Saturday, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Howie Kendrick Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 A CED 75 337 313 66 115 40 24 6 10 49 15 6 12 41 3 3 6 .367 .398 .578 .976
2005 21 A RAN 63 293 279 69 107 41 23 6 12 47 13 4 14 42 0 0 0 .384 .421 .638 1.059
2005 21 AA ARK 46 204 190 35 65 29 20 2 7 42 12 4 6 20 0 1 7 .342 .382 .579 .961
2006 22 AAA SAL 69 312 290 57 107 44 25 6 13 62 10 3 12 48 1 1 8 .369 .408 .631 1.039
2006 22 MAJ LAA 72 283 267 25 76 26 21 1 4 30 6 0 9 44 0 3 4 .285 .314 .416 .730
2007 23 A RAN 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2007 23 AAA SAL 13 54 50 9 15 4 1 0 3 11 1 0 1 9 0 1 2 .300 .333 .500 .833
2007 23 MAJ LAA 88 353 338 55 109 31 24 2 5 39 5 4 9 61 1 1 4 .322 .347 .450 .796
2008 24 A RAN 2 6 6 3 5 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833 .833 1.833 2.666
2008 24 AAA SAL 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2008 24 MAJ LAA 92 361 340 43 104 31 26 2 3 37 11 4 12 58 1 4 4 .306 .333 .421 .754
2009 25 AAA SAL 20 87 78 11 27 9 6 1 2 11 4 2 7 12 0 0 2 .346 .414 .526 .940
2009 25 MAJ LAA 105 400 374 61 109 34 21 3 10 61 11 4 20 71 2 0 4 .291 .334 .444 .778
2010 26 MAJ LAA 158 658 616 67 172 55 41 4 10 75 14 4 28 94 4 5 5 .279 .313 .407 .721
2011 27 MAJ LAA 140 583 537 86 153 54 30 6 18 63 14 6 33 119 3 0 10 .285 .338 .464 .802
2012 28 MAJ LAA 147 594 550 57 158 43 32 3 8 67 14 6 29 115 6 5 4 .287 .325 .400 .725
2013 29 MAJ LAA 122 513 478 55 142 38 21 4 13 54 6 3 23 89 3 3 6 .297 .335 .439 .774
2014 30 MAJ LAA 157 674 617 85 181 45 33 5 7 75 14 5 48 110 3 2 4 .293 .347 .397 .744
2015 31 MAJ LAD 117 495 464 64 137 33 22 2 9 54 6 2 27 82 1 1 2 .295 .336 .409 .745
2016 32 A+ RAN 4 16 15 2 5 3 3 0 0 4 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 .333 .375 .533 .908
2016 32 MAJ LAD 146 543 487 65 124 36 26 2 8 40 10 2 50 96 0 3 3 .255 .326 .366 .692
2017 33 AA REA 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
2017 33 AAA LEH 4 15 12 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 .167 .333 .250 .583
2017 33 MAJ PHI 39 156 141 16 48 11 8 1 2 16 8 3 11 30 0 1 3 .340 .397 .454 .851
2017 33 MAJ WAS 52 178 164 24 48 17 8 2 7 25 4 2 11 38 0 1 2 .293 .343 .494 .837
2017  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ PHI/WAS 91 334 305 40 96 28 16 3 9 41 12 5 22 68 0 2 5 .315 .368 .475 .844
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3-Year Averages     140 569 522 71 147 38 27 3 8 56 10 3 41 96 1 2 3 .282 .336 .391 .727
Career  (View All)     1435 5,791 5,373 703 1,561 454 313 37 104 636 123 45 310 1,007 24 29 55 .291 .334 .421 .755

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Howie Kendrick Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Pit 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .368 .475 .843
Sep. 30 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .367 .472 .839
Sep. 29 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 28 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .369 .474 .843
Sep. 27 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Phi 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .370 .475 .845
Sep. 25 @Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .370 .466 .836
Sep. 24 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .372 .470 .842
Sep. 23 @NYM 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .377 .476 .853
Sep. 22 @NYM 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .321 .376 .476 .852
Sep. 21 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .373 .472 .845
Sep. 20 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .376 .477 .853
Sep. 17 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .375 .479 .854
Sep. 16 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .376 .482 .858
Sep. 15 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .381 .489 .870
Sep. 14 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 13 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .380 .491 .871
Sep. 12 Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .332 .385 .498 .883
Sep. 10 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 9 Phi 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .332 .385 .500 .885
Sep. 8 Phi 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .384 .488 .872
Sep. 7 Phi 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .382 .488 .870
Sep. 6 @Mia 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .324 .378 .486 .864
Sep. 5 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Mia 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .377 .486 .863
Sep. 3 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .331 .381 .494 .875
Sep. 2 @Mil 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .335 .385 .500 .885
Sep. 1 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .339 .387 .506 .893
Aug. 31 @Mil Did not play.
Last 7 Games 9 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .667 .889
Last 14 Games 29 3 7 2 0 1 2 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 .241 .290 .414 .704
Last 30 Games 70 11 16 3 0 2 4 5 17 2 1 2 0 0 .229 .299 .357 .656

Howie Kendrick: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 4 15 63 62 3 1
2016 11 32 17 94 94 1
2015 113
2014 154 3
2013 118 1 1 4
2012 2 143 2 2 1
2011 17 108 23 23
2010 15 143 1 1
2009 95 5

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Howie Kendrick Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201790104112.322.511.901
201615422054.234.292.626
2015110172180.291.391.721

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172153053010.312.460.819
2016333438356.264.399.722
2015354477366.297.415.753

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017161214252.323.466.844
2016246323195.248.341.655
2015231376295.312.463.812

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171441951610.306.486.843
2016241335215.261.390.728
2015233273251.279.356.680
Howie Kendrick vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Howie Kendrick Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A CED 337 313 3.6% 12.2% 0.29 87% .396 .211
2005 21 A RAN 293 279 4.8% 14.3% 0.33 85% .422 .254
2005 21 AA ARK 204 190 2.9% 9.8% 0.30 89% .354 .237
2006 22 AAA SAL 312 290 3.8% 15.4% 0.25 83% .409 .262
2006 22 MAJ LAA 283 267 3.2% 15.5% 0.20 84% .324 .131
2007 23 A RAN 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2007 23 AAA SAL 54 50 1.9% 16.7% 0.11 82% .308 .200
2007 23 MAJ LAA 353 338 2.5% 17.3% 0.15 82% .381 .128
2008 24 A RAN 6 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .750 1.000
2008 24 AAA SAL 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .000
2008 24 MAJ LAA 361 340 3.3% 16.1% 0.21 83% .357 .115
2009 25 AAA SAL 87 78 8% 13.8% 0.58 85% .391 .180
2009 25 MAJ LAA 400 374 5% 17.8% 0.28 81% .338 .153
2010 26 MAJ LAA 658 616 4.3% 14.3% 0.30 85% .313 .128
2011 27 MAJ LAA 583 537 5.7% 20.4% 0.28 78% .338 .179
2012 28 MAJ LAA 594 550 4.9% 19.4% 0.25 79% .347 .113
2013 29 MAJ LAA 513 478 4.5% 17.3% 0.26 81% .340 .142
2014 30 MAJ LAA 674 617 7.1% 16.3% 0.44 82% .347 .104
2015 31 MAJ LAD 495 464 5.5% 16.6% 0.33 82% .342 .114
2016 32 A+ RAN 16 15 0% 18.8% 0.00 80% .417 .200
2016 32 MAJ LAD 543 487 9.2% 17.7% 0.52 80% .301 .111
2017 33 AA REA 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .750
2017 33 AAA LEH 15 12 6.7% 33.3% 0.20 58% .286 .083
2017 33 MAJ PHI 156 141 7.1% 19.2% 0.37 79% .418 .114
2017 33 MAJ WAS 178 164 6.2% 21.3% 0.29 77% .342 .201
2017  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ PHI/WAS 334 305 6.6% 20.4% 0.32 78% .378 .160
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3-Year Averages     569 522 7.2% 16.9% 0.43 82% .331 .109
Career     5,791 5,373 5.4% 17.4% 0.31 81% .340 .130

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Howie Kendrick Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 989 -13 246 -11 -2 0 518 -7 410 -4 -1 -4 -7
2016 1B 69.7 0 4 1 -1 1 13 0 20 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 210.3 -4 39 -3 -1 0 145 -3 112 -2 0 2 -5
2016 3B 126 -2 18 -1 -1 -1 52 0 42 -1 0 -1 1
2016 LF 675.3 8 127 4 8 360 0 255 5
2017 1B 15 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 34.7 -1 8 -1 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 -1 0
2017 LF 264.7 -1 50 2 -1 143 -1 74 0
2017 RF 22 0 5 0 0 15 0 6 0
2017 1B 2.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 94.3 3 18 2 1 0 67 2 3 0 0 1 0
2017 LF 194 2 41 2 2 105 1 14 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 -2 0 -10 0 -12
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 -1 0 -3 0 -4
2016 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 LF -3 5 1 0 0 -2 -2 4 0 0
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 LF 3 3 -4 0 0 -2 -2 0 0 -4
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 2 0 2
2017 LF 2 1 -1 0 0 -1 -1 2 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Howie Kendrick    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
6.6% BB Rate
WEAK
20.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.844 OPS
GREAT
.368 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.315 AVG
ELITE
.378 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.475 SLG
GOOD
.160 ISO
WEAK

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Howie Kendrick: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kendrick is not in the lineup for Friday's contest against the Cubs, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Kendrick (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Kendrick (hamstring) is not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Kendrick was removed from Thursday's game with hamstring tightness, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Kendrick is out of the lineup against the Phillies on Wednesday, MLB.com's Jamal Collier reports.

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Kendrick is out of the lineup for Monday's matchup against the Phillies.

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Kendrick is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets, according to Dan Kolko of MASN Sports.

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Kendrick is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs Saturday against the Phillies.

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Kendrick is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Kendrick dealt with hamstring issues that limited him to 464 at-bats in 2015, ultimately pushing the Dodgers to deal for Chase Utley to fill the late-season gap. He put up his usual numbers in those 117 games, batting .295/.336/.412 with nine home runs and six stolen bases. Kendrick never developed into the batting title contender that some thought he could be many years ago, but few players in the game have shown the level of consistency he's shown over the past nine seasons. He doesn't draw a lot of walks (4.8% career BB%), but Kendrick makes good enough contact to hit in the .290s every year. Kendrick returned to the Dodgers on a two-year deal, but it is unclear if he will play every day, as Enrique Hernandez and Chase Utley are also expected to make the 25-man roster. Look for Kendrick to lead the team in starts at second base, but if he's not playing every day, he may only be a middle-infield option in standard leagues.

2015

Kendrick came into 2014 fully healthy after playing just 123 games the previous season due to knee issues, but delivered mixed results. While his power evaporated (.104 ISO) he tied career highs in OBP (.347) and RBI (75) in a record 674 plate appearances. Kendrick showed some encouraging signs in 2014, as he lowered his strikeout rate for the third consecutive season, while bringing his walk rate up to a respectable 7.1%. He also kept his average high, hitting .293 while stealing 14 bases for the fourth time in his career. This ability to consistently steal bases will likely give him the floor of a two-category producer, with the potential for more if the power returns. Entering the final year of a four-year, $33.5 million contract, Kendrick was traded to the Dodgers in December, where he will take over as the starting second baseman after Dee Gordon was dealt to Miami.

2014

Kendrick came into 2013 with the profile of a solid, if unspectacular player at a shallow second base position, and he did his best to shatter those perceptions early in the season, posting OPS marks of .844 and .919 in May and June, respectively. The productivity was halted there, however, as nagging injuries in July were followed by a hyperextended knee in August, which kept him out of action for over a month. Kendrick finished 2013 with an extremely low walk rate (4.5%), but he makes enough contact and has enough power that he is able to compensate. His final line of .297/.335/.439 in 2013 should keep him in the mix to continue providing steady value at the keystone this season.

2013

After bopping a career-high 18 homers in 2011, Kendrick's power fell back down to its previous levels in 2012 and he finished with only eight long balls. He was, however, able to maintain a solid batting average of .287, which is about what you can expect from him going forward, and he stole exactly 14 bases for the third year in a row. Kendrick was a disappointment to most of his fantasy owners last year, but he's still a good hitter for his position despite the influx of talent at second base, and could be a nice sleeper this year for fantasy owners who are looking for stability and willing to accept limited upside.

2012

Injuries limited Kendrick to 140 games last season, but that didn't stop him from hitting a career-high 18 home runs and posting an .802 OPS. Kendrick also added 14 stolen bases and 86 runs, a number that could go up significantly if he is used in the two-hole in front of Albert Pujols. Kendrick has steadily improved the last couple seasons, and 2012 could wind up being his best yet provided that his trade of contact for power is sustainable.

2011

Kendrick played a full season for the first time in his career, but didn't deliver the high batting average or overall production many thought was possible if he could just stay healthy. Kendrick posted strong batting averages in the minor leagues, but he hasn't been able to duplicate that success in the majors due to a low walk rate that didn't get any better last season. A below average BABIP last season suggests he could improve and he'll be entering his prime at age 27, but his upside may not be much more than last year's numbers.

2010

After 1,300 at-bats, it's becoming clear that Kendrick is what he is, a legitimate .300 hitter with some other skills, none of which includes drawing walks or staying on the field. He's Robinson Cano without the power or durability, but the power is coming along a bit. He should be helped by Chone Figgins' departure, which may get Maicer Izturis out of his way. Big postseason hits may keep him from being a true sleeper on draft day, though.

2009

Kendrick batted .306 with three home runs and 37 RBI during a 2008 season in which he only played in 92 games. Kendrick battled injuries again last season, most notably a slow-healing hamstring injury; hopefully this doesn't turn into a yearly problem for the young second baseman. Kendrick has the tools to be a very good player; and if he can stay healthy next season, he should finally prove to be one of the better second base options in fantasy baseball.

2008

Kendrick was supposed to have a breakout season in 2007, but he suffered a broken finger early in the season and never completely recovered. Kendrick proved that he could hit major league pitching by hitting at a .322 clip over the course of the season, but he only saw action in 86 games and couldn't contribute as much as the Angels had hoped. Still, Kendrick should be healthy heading into next season and his numbers should improve simply by playing more games. With that in mind, expect Kendrick to emerge as a post-hype sleeper and deliver in 2008.

2007

Beware. Despite a pretty stat line and a beautiful swing, Kendrick's indicators went haywire last year. His strikeout rate jumped more than 20%, as did his K/BB. He's eventually going to meet expectations, but with just one season above Double-A, there's good reason to believe it won't happen in 2007. Still, he's likely to enter next season with the everyday job at second base.

2006

Injuries limited Kendrick to just 75 games in A-ball in 2004, but he hit a loud .367/.398/.578 in those 75 games, positioning himself for a breakout in '05. Breakout he did, battering the California League and the Texas League, hitting .384 at his first stop, and a mere .342/.382/.579 in Double-A. It's for real, folks: Kendrick may have the quickest wrists in the minor leagues. Like most Angels prospects, he doesn't draw many walks, but he makes hard contact against everything the pitcher can throw up there. He's improved his defense considerably at second base, and he'll be able to hold down the position long-term with a bit more polish. Kendrick's bat is ready for the majors right now, he only needs to tighten up the defense a little more. Look for him sometime in '06, possibly pushing Adam Kennedy out of a job.

2005

Kendrick had a strong season at low Single-A Cedar Rapids, giving the organization another second baseman behind Alberto Callaspo with high offensive potential. Look for continued growth at high Single-A in 2005.

2004

Kendrick had a strong season at low Single-A Cedar Rapids, giving the organization another second baseman behind Alberto Callapson with high offensive potential.