Kyle Kendrick
Kyle Kendrick
34-Year-Old PitcherSP
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Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox in January of 2017 that includes an invite to spring training.
Removed from 40-man roster
PBoston Red Sox  
June 22, 2017
The Red Sox outrighted Kendrick from the 40-man roster Thursday, though he remains with Triple-A Pawtucket, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.
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The right-hander will continue serving as organizational depth, but when the Red Sox need Kendrick next, they'll have to make a roster move to clear a space for him.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .538 14 1 1 7 2 0 0
Since 2016vs Right .379 31 2 2 11 2 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .538 14 1 1 7 2 0 0
2017vs Right .379 31 2 2 11 2 0 1
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2016
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 13.50 2.50 4.0 0 1 0 2.3 4.5 2.3
Since 2016Away 12.46 2.54 4.1 0 1 0 4.2 2.1 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 13.50 2.50 4.0 0 1 0 2.3 4.5 2.3
2017Away 12.46 2.54 4.1 0 1 0 4.2 2.1 0.0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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The Rockies were hoping for a solid veteran starter when they signed Kendrick prior to the 2015 season, but the 31-year-old was unable to meet their expectations. Kendrick faltered in hitter-friendly Coors Field, posting a 7.62 ERA and 1.71 WHIP at home to spike his 2015 totals to 6.32 and 1.52 respectively. The right-hander's contract was up at season's end, and his numbers may improve if he can earn a spot in the Braves' rotation after signing with Atlanta in December. However, Kendrick's best days are probably behind him, which could limit him to a back-end rotation spot or a long-relief role going forward.
Kendrick was a valuable innings eater for the Phillies last season, but he did little to help fantasy owners in most formats. He works in the high-80s with his sinker and complements that pitch with a cutter, splitter and curveball, but none of those pitches are true plus offerings. Kendrick hit free agency for the first time in his career this offseason, signing with the Rockies on a one-year commitment. Since Kendrick puts the ball in play quite frequently, it wouldn't be a surprise if his numbers dropped off further with the move to Coors Field.
Kendrick was hyped as a bit of a breakout candidate last season after a very strong second half in 2012. He put together a very nice April and a solid first half in 2013, before things started going down hill in July. His year ultimately ended early when he was shut down in September with tendinitis in his right rotator cuff. It is possible that injury was affecting Kendrick for some time before he was diagnosed it. His second-half struggles could also be partially attributable to luck, as his BABIP rose to .368 after the All-Star break. Expectations for Kendrick in 2014 should remain similar to the past. He will be a decent option at times, but his low strikeout rate leaves him susceptible to bad outings.
Kendrick began last season in the bullpen, but injuries and the trade of Joe Blanton to the Dodgers helped Kendrick earn 25 starts. He made the most of his opportunity, especially in the second half of the season where he went 9-4 with a 2.64 ERA. Kendrick finally found comfort with his change-up last season, which helped him bump his K/9 up past 6.0 for the first time in his major league career. If he can maintain that ratio, there is a good chance Kendrick can be a decent back-of-the-rotation starter this season. He's not the kind of pitcher that can anchor a fantasy staff, but he could prove to be a useful matchup play.
Kendrick opened last year slotted into a long relief role, but injuries to Joe Blanton and Roy Oswalt allowed him to make 15 starts for the Phillies. Kendrick was his typical self, relying on his sinker while struggling to rack up strikeouts. He also benefited from a .266 BABIP that will likely correct itself this season. The Phillies have kept him around and expect to have him open the year back in long relief. He will be the first option to join the rotation should injuries strike, but we would be hesitant to roster him unless your ratios can take a bit of a beating.
Kendrick spent the majority of last season in the Phillies' rotation before eventually losing his job to Vance Worley at the end of the year. Kendrick relies on his sinker to get outs and when the pitch is working for him he can be successful. If it isn't, he gets hit pretty hard as he doesn't have the stuff to put hitters away by missing bats. He will be competing with Worley and perhaps a veteran pitcher or two this spring for the fifth spot in the Phillies' rotation. We expect him to earn the job, but recommend that fantasy leaguers avoid rostering him.
Kendrick spent the majority of last season at Triple-A where he was asked to work on adding a changeup to his repertoire. He made some strides with the pitch and found himself back in the majors in August working out of the Phillies' bullpen. Kendrick generally relies on his sinker to get outs and if the pitch is working for him he can be successful. If it isn't, he gets hit pretty hard as he doesn't have the stuff to blow hitters away. The Phillies were likely happy enough with what they saw from Kendrick over the final two months of the season to give him another shot at winning a spot in the back of their rotation this spring.
Kendrick, who served as Philadelphia's No. 5 starter for most of the 2008 season but was stripped of his role in mid-August. He posted an awful 7.59 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in his 12 appearances (11 starts) after the All-Star break and was not given a chance to pitch in the postseason. He'll have a chance to reclaim the No. 5 spot in Philadelphia's rotation, although he'll have to outperform J.A. Happ, Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Carpenter to do so. Given his poor strikeout rate, fantasy owners should probably avoid Kendrick even if he is able to win a spot in the rotation.
Kendrick wasn't scheduled to make his major league debut last season, but the Philadelphia rotation was reeling from Brett Myers' move to closer on top of getting nothing from Freddy Garcia and watching Adam Eaton struggle every fifth day. Despite being thrown into the fire without much warning, Kendrick only had one start that didn't go longer than five innings. He's not really a power pitcher (just 49 strikeouts) but he should miss more bats as he rolls up big league innings. There's a good chance he'll return as the Phillies' No. 4 starter in 2008, but tread carefully here and don't buy into last year's 10-4 record.
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Sent back to minors
PBoston Red Sox  
May 10, 2017
Kendrick was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after Wednesday's loss to the Brewers, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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In rotation for foreseeable future
PBoston Red Sox  
May 5, 2017
Kendrick will remain in Boston' starting rotation for the foreseeable future, Julian Benbow of The Boston Globe reports.
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Officially added to roster
PBoston Red Sox  
May 4, 2017
Kendrick had his contract purchased from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.
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Likely in rotation for a while
PBoston Red Sox  
May 3, 2017
Kendrick's impending addition to the roster suggests he'll be around for a while, Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com reports. He is scheduled to start in place of the injured Steven Wright (knee) on Thursday.
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Tabbed as Thursday's starter
PBoston Red Sox  
May 2, 2017
Kendrick will be added to the 40-man roster and start Thursday's game against the Orioles, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.
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