Kyle Christian Hendricks, nicknamed "The Professor", is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

He made his MLB debut in 2014, and led MLB in earned run average for the 2016 season.

Hendricks attended Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California.

He played college baseball for the Dartmouth Big Green under head coach Bob Whalen.

In 2010, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Hendricks tied for seventh place with Travis d'Arnaud and Jeurys Familia in the NL Rookie of the Year Award voting.

The Texas Rangers selected Hendricks in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB draft.

The Cubs acquired Hendricks with Christian Villanueva in exchange for Ryan Dempster at the 2012 trade deadline.

Hendricks began the 2014 season with Iowa. He was named the PCL's Pitcher of the Week for May 12–18.

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