Liam Hendriks

Liam Hendriks

33-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago White Sox
Out
Injury Illness
Est. Return 5/2/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Based on Hendriks' lofty 2022 draft cost - he was one of the top two closers off the board, often within the first few rounds - one might suggest that he had a down year. While he did not produce at the level of his 2019-2021 seasons, the veteran was still outstanding. Hendriks was third in the league with 37 saves, marking the third consecutive year he finished top 3 or better in the category. The Aussie also carried a 98th percentile strikeout rate (36.2%) and elite 18.4% swinging strike percentage. His command was worse, but still above average overall and his 29.4% K-BB% ranked sixth among qualified relievers. Hendriks missed 3 weeks last summer with a forearm strain, which is mildly concerning as he enters his age-34 season. Some additional red flags include a below average hard-hit rate and recent trend of starting the season slow. Hendriks announced in January he's been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and is undergoing treatment, so baseball is obviously a secondary concern for the foreseeable future. Hendriks isn't expected to be available for Opening Day, and it's unclear if/when he'll be able to take the mound in 2023. Read Past Outlooks
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