Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

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Thanks, JudasIscariotTheBird.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

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Great job today from The Professor.
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Another great game from The Professor.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

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Oh, conveniently cutting it off to exclude Zambrano? NOT COOL.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby The Logan » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:21 pm

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/269 ... ching-zone

Living upstairs in the strike zone -- or even higher -- is no longer just for the flamethrowers. The launch-angle era has changed strategies for many, including hurlers who average 87 mph on their fastball.

"I've been doing it more lately," Hendricks said last week. "The way the game is going, the way guys are swinging, I feel like more of the holes are being presented up in the zone now."

"More" might be an understatement. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Hendricks has thrown at least 40 pitches in the upper half of the zone in each of his past five starts. The results have been astonishing: he's 4-0 with a .198 batting average against, striking out 37 in 34⅔ innings pitched. For the season, Hendricks is climbing the ladder nearly 10 percent more than he ever has.

"Once you do it and see the swings, you get the confidence to do it more," Hendricks said. "I was a little more timid to do it but once you see those bad swings at the top of the zone, even on 88 or 86 mph, you start trusting it. You realize it's just a swing-path thing, and if I hit my spot, I'm going to get a bad swing."
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

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The pessimist in me hates this stat, because I know it's going to end at the worst possible time.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby NOLA » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:24 pm

The most baller thing ever (yes, I'm talking about Hendricks) is when he could have tried for the double play, but instead he looked back the runner at third and calmly took the out at first. Like, no big deal, I'm going to get the next guy anyway. He wiggled off the hook a few times last night and made it seem effortless.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Regular Show » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:25 am

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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Bull » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:25 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
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Oh, conveniently cutting it off to exclude Zambrano? NOT COOL.

Na. Very cool. I feel like this acknowledges how much better Z was than anyone ever. He's the moment in history from which you measure time.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Rob » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:18 pm

Bull wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Regular Show wrote:


Oh, conveniently cutting it off to exclude Zambrano? NOT COOL.

Na. Very cool. I feel like this acknowledges how much better Z was than anyone ever. He's the moment in history from which you measure time.


I got bored, so here's some numbers for some top "mashers" on the mound from the last few decades.

Mike Hampton - .246/.294/.356 ,16 HR, 67 wRC+
Carlos Zambrano - .238/.248/.388, 24 HR, 57 wRC+
Livan Hernandez - .221/.231/.295, 10 HR, 32 wRC+
Zack Greinke - .225/.263/.337, 9 HR, 60 wRC+
Madison Bumgarner - .177/.228/.303, 19 HR, 45 wRC+
Dontrelle Willis - .244/.287/.378, 9 HR, 75 wRC+

and the undisputed champ:
Micah Owings - .283/.310/.502, 9 HR, 104 wRC+

Surprisingly low on the list was Kerry Wood, with a .171/.196/.249, 7 HR, 9 wRC+ line. He would occasionally get a hold of one, but didn't do much else. I always thought he was better than that when I was younger. Oh well.
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