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Liam Hendriks

RP, Chicago White Sox

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'0" Weight 200
DOB 1989-02-10 Age 32
Hometown Perth, AUS
2021 Fantasy Rankings
5X5 $12 · RP # 2 (Tier 1)
NFBC ADP (15-team): 4.09, 54th
Season Projections
Source 5X5 G IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
ATC $20 63 66.0 4 3 32 0 3 92 17 49 7 0 0 20 2.73 1.00
Steamer $16 68 68.0 4 3 29 0 0 91 21 53 9 0 0 25 3.31 1.09
THE BAT $7 68 68.0 3 2 0 0 0 93 20 55 8 2 0 25 3.31 1.10
Zeile $19 63 65.8 4 3 33 7 2 91 18 52 0 0 0 22 2.93 1.03
Draft Buddy $12 - 65.0 4 3 31 0 0 69 21 57 7 2 29 27 3.74 1.19

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

Position Rankings
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1 Comment
Tier 1
1 Josh Hader, MIL $14 4.11
2 Liam Hendriks, CWS $12 4.09
Tier 2
3 Aroldis Chapman, NYY $15 5.01
4 Edwin Diaz, NYM $7 5.11
1 NFBC (15-team)
White Sox News · Older Hendriks News
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Liam Hendriks Picks Up Eighth Save

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks pitched for the third day in a row and recorded his eighth save of the season in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader versus the Kansas City Royals. Hendriks has been an ironman for manager Tony La Russa and allowed a single in an otherwise perfect inning. Hendriks has now thrown 3 2/3 innings in the last three days and will likely be unavailable on Saturday. The closer now sports a 4.06 ERA with 26 strikeouts and one walk on the season. He remains one of the top closers in the game.

    May 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Earns Seventh Save

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks picked up his seventh save of the season versus the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Hendriks was called upon in the top of the eighth inning with two runners on with one out and got the White Sox out of a big jam to maintain a 3-2 lead at the time. Hendriks would follow that up with an easy 1-2-3 top of the ninth inning. Hendriks has shown why the White Sox paid him a pretty penny this offseason and he has now converted seven saves in nine opportunities. Managers should be aware that Hendriks has throw in back-to-back games and he could be unavailable on Friday. If Hendriks is unavailable, relievers Aaron Bummer or Codi Heuer are the likely candidates for a save opportunity. Hendriks now owns a 2.93 ERA with 26 strikeouts and remains one of the best closers in the game.

    May 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Pitches In Non-Save Situation On Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks allowed two hits, one run (zero earned) and struck out three in a non-save situation versus the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Hendriks entered the game with the White Sox leading 13-7 in the top of the ninth inning and allowed three baserunners before getting Nelson Cruz, Mitch Garver and Jorge Polanco to all go down swinging to end the ballgame. Hendriks continues to be one of the best closers in the league and he now owns 3.29 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.

    May 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Suffers Loss On Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks suffered his first loss of the season on Wednesday versus the Cincinnati Reds. Hendriks entered the game in the bottom of the ninth and recorded one out, but then came extra innings. Hendriks was then brought back out for the bottom of the tenth inning. With a runner starting the inning on second base, Hendriks would allow a single to outfielder Nick Senzel and then fellow outfielder Jesse Winker came through with the game winning single. Hendriks didn't have the run charged to him, but did suffer the loss. Hendriks remains one of the safest and best options at the closer and now owns a 3.86 ERA with five saves in seven opportunities.

    May 5 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Blows Second Save

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks blew his second save of the season on Saturday versus the Texas Rangers. Hendriks served up a solo home run to designated Willie Calhoun with one out and that would tie the game at 1-1. Despite the blown save, Hendriks was able to pick up the win when second baseman Nick Madrigal sent the crowd home with a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Despite the blown save, Hendriks remains one of the top closers in the game and managers have no reason to worry about tonight's performance.

    Apr 24 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Records Final Five Outs

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks picked up his fourth save of the season in Friday's victory versus the Texas Rangers. Hendricks was summoned to get the final five outs of the game and he did just that. He did allow a home run to Adolis Garcia, but struck out the other five batters that he faced. Hendriks has now converted three consecutive save opportunities. The White Sox big offseason acquisition has been everything the White Sox have hoped for so far and he remains one of the best options out of the bullpen in all formats.

    Apr 24 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Secures Third Save

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks picked up his third save of the season on Tuesday versus the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox were up five runs to start the bottom of the ninth inning, but relief pitcher Codi Heuer struggled to get the final out and allowed two runs in the inning. Hendriks was called on when the lead shrunk to three with two outs and a runner on first. The closer would then get first baseman Jake Bauers to groundout and pick up the save. Hendriks has now gone four straight appearances without allowing a run and he continues to operate as one of the best closers in the league.

    Apr 20 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Picks Up Second Save

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks picked up his second save of the season with a scoreless inning in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Hendriks allowed one hit and struck out one. The White Sox big free agent signing this offseason got off to a rough start with three runs given up in his first three outings, but has now thrown three straight scoreless innings. Hendriks has been one of the best closers over the past few seasons and he should continue to be one of the best closer options for managers. He now owns a 4.26 ERA with nine strikeouts, one walk and two saves.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Throws Scoreless Inning

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks recorded two strikeouts in a scoreless inning on Tuesday versus the Cleveland Indians. Hendriks entered the game with a 0-0 score and looked lights out. The White Sox big free agent acquisition had given up three runs in three outings prior to Tuesday, so tonight's performance was encouraging. Hendriks has been one of the top closers over the past few seasons and managers should remain confident having in their bullpen. He now has seven strikeouts and just one walk over 4 1/3 innings in four appearances this season.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Blows First Save Of 2021

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks blew his first save as a member of the White Sox on Sunday versus the Kansas City Royals. Hendriks started the top of the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead but served up a solo home run to designated hitter Carlos Santana to start the inning. Hendriks would then strikeout Jorge Soler and Hanser Alberto, before allowing a single to Kyle Isbel and eventually getting Michael A. Taylor to fly out. Hendriks has now appeared allowed runs in two of his three appearances, including two runs in his season debut versus the Los Angeles Angels. Managers who spent high capital on the closer will want to remain patient and the odds are in favor of Hendriks turning it around. Hendriks will remain entrenched in the closer's role for the White Sox and there should be no concern from managers about his slow start for now.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Picks Up First Save

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks picked up his first save with new club on Friday versus the Los Angeles Angels. Hendriks entered in the bottom of the eighth inning with two runners on base in a one-run game and got shortstop Jose Iglesias to pop out to end the inning. The White Sox had a monster top of the ninth inning by scoring five runs, but Hendriks was summoned to finish the job and gave up a two-run home run to Shohei Ohtani with two outs before walking Mike Trout and eventually getting Anthony Rendon to strike out to end the game. Hendriks finished with a line of two hits, two runs, one walk and two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings, but the bigger issue may be the fact that he threw 34 pitches and could be unavailable on Saturday making Aaron Bummer a candidate to pick up a save. Hendriks got paid the big bucks this offseason to come over from the Oakland Athletics and will play a vital part as part of the White Sox bullpen. He remains one of the top closers in all formats.

    Apr 3 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Dealing With Kidney Stones

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks (kidney stones) will look to make another appearance this weekend after missing the last week of action while dealing with kidney stones, reports Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Manager Tony La Russa said that the team is hopeful Hendriks will be able to get two or three more appearances before Opening Day. Hendriks has been solid for the White Sox this spring, allowing just one run on one hit a solo home run in his second spring appearance while striking out four in three innings of work. Despite this ailment, Hendriks should continue to be targeted as one of the top closers in fantasy.

    Mar 24 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Makes Spring Debut Friday

    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Liam Hendriks made his Spring Training debut on Friday, tossing a scoreless inning against the Rangers in a 3-2 loss. Hendriks allowed no baserunners while picking up a swinging strikeout against Charlie Culberson in the fifth inning. It was a good start to the year for Hendriks, who will be one of the top closers in fantasy in 2021 after posting a 1.78 ERA while converting 14-of-15 save opportunities last season.

    Mar 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Liam Hendriks Looking To Bring Intensity To Chicago

    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Liam Hendriks hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game yet, but his presence has been felt in camp thanks to his intense demeanor on the mound. The Aussie closer signed a $54 million contract to come to Chicago and help give the team a "killer instinct" after Chicago limped to the finish line last year and were eliminated by Hendriks' Oakland squad in the Wild Card round. Hendriks was the 2020 AL Reliever of the Year in converting 14 of 15 save chances with a 1.14 ERA and pristine peripheral metrics including a 1.90 SIERA and a 40.2 strikeout-rate. He'll be among the top relievers drafted in fantasy closing for a White Sox team that should provide plenty of save opportunities.

    Mar 5 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Pitching
    Season Team 5X5 G IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    2011 MIN - 4 23.1 0 2 0 0 0 16 6 29 3 0 16 16 6.17 1.50
    2012 MIN - 16 85.1 1 8 0 0 0 50 26 106 17 4 61 53 5.59 1.55
    2013 MIN -$17 10 47.1 1 3 0 0 0 34 14 67 10 3 39 36 6.85 1.71
    2014 KC -$7 6 19.1 0 2 0 0 0 15 3 26 0 1 12 10 4.66 1.50
    2014 TOR -$7 3 13.1 1 0 0 0 0 8 4 12 3 2 9 9 6.08 1.20
    2015 TOR $4 58 64.2 5 0 0 0 0 71 11 59 3 2 23 21 2.92 1.08
    2016 OAK -$5 53 64.2 0 4 0 0 0 71 14 69 6 1 31 27 3.76 1.28
    2017 OAK -$2 70 64.0 4 2 1 2 12 78 23 57 7 0 34 30 4.22 1.25
    2018 OAK -$6 25 24.0 0 1 0 0 0 22 10 25 3 1 11 11 4.13 1.46
    2019 OAK $21 75 85.0 4 4 25 7 7 124 21 61 5 2 18 17 1.80 0.96
    2020 OAK $21 24 25.1 3 1 14 1 0 37 3 14 1 0 5 5 1.78 0.67
    2021 CWS - 15 15.1 1 1 8 2 0 25 1 14 4 0 7 5 2.93 0.98
    2021 ATC $20 63 66.0 4 3 32 0 3 92 17 49 7 0 0 20 2.73 1.00
    2021 Steamer $16 68 68.0 4 3 29 0 0 91 21 53 9 0 0 25 3.31 1.09
    2021 THE BAT $7 68 68.0 3 2 0 0 0 93 20 55 8 2 0 25 3.31 1.10
    2021 Zeile $19 63 65.8 4 3 33 7 2 91 18 52 0 0 0 22 2.93 1.03
    2021 Draft Buddy $12 - 65.0 4 3 31 0 0 69 21 57 7 2 29 27 3.74 1.19

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

    Date Opp Result IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    Apr 2 at LAA W 12-8 1.1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 2 2 13.50 2.25
    Apr 7 at SEA L 4-8 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Apr 11 vs KC L 3-4 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 9.00 2.00
    Apr 13 vs CLE L 0-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Apr 18 at BOS W 3-2 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Apr 20 at CLE W 8-5 0.1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Apr 23 vs TEX W 9-7 1.2 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 5.40 0.60
    Apr 24 vs TEX W 2-1 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 9.00 1.00
    Apr 29 vs DET W 3-1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    May 2 vs CLE L 0-5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    May 5 at CIN L 0-1 0.1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.00 6.00
    May 7 at KC W 3-0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
    May 12 vs MIN W 13-8 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.00 2.00
    May 13 vs MIN W 4-2 1.2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    May 14 vs KC W 3-1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    2020
    Date Opp Result IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    Jul 24 vs LAA W 7-3 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 9.00 4.00
    Jul 26 vs LAA W 6-4 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 1 at SEA W 3-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 2 at SEA W 3-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Aug 4 vs TEX W 5-1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 6 vs TEX W 6-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Aug 7 vs HOU W 3-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Aug 8 vs HOU W 3-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 9.00 2.00
    Aug 12 at LAA W 8-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 14 at SF W 8-7 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 15 at SF W 7-6 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Aug 19 vs ARI W 4-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 20 vs ARI W 5-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 21 vs LAA W 5-3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Aug 23 vs LAA W 5-4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 26 at TEX W 3-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 5 vs SD W 8-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 9.00 2.00
    Sep 8 at HOU W 4-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Sep 9 vs HOU W 3-2 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 10 vs HOU W 3-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 16 at COL W 3-1 1.2 0 0 14 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
    Sep 23 at LAD W 6-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 25 vs SEA W 3-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 26 vs SEA L 1-5 1.1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 13.50 1.50