Liam Johnson Hendriks was originally signed by Twins scout Howard Norsetter…is married, Kristi…is an avid animal supporter and makes regular visits to animal shelters…attended Sacred Heart College in Australia.
Was 4-2 with a save and a 4.22 ERA in a career-high 70 games…also had career highs in strikeouts (78), saves and wild pitches (6) and a career-low in opponents batting average (.229)…his average of 3.23 walks per nine innings was a career high…tossed 64.0 innings after pitching 64.2 innings in each of the previous two seasons…tied for eighth in the American League in games pitched… tied for eighth among AL relievers in runs allowed (34), ranked 10th in pitches (1164) and tied for 10th in earned runs (30)…logged a 5.40 ERA and .260 opponents batting average in 38 games before the All-Star Break…then posted a 2.63 ERA and .182 opponents average in 32 games after the break…in two seasons with Oakland, he has a 5.65 ERA (40 er in 63.2 ip) and .299 (79-for-264) opponents average before the break, a 2.35 ERA (17 er in 65.0 ip) and .195 (47-for-241) opponents average after the break…his opponents batting average broke down to .206 (20-for-97) against left-handed hitters, .243 (37-for-152) against right-handers…first batters faced hit .190 but he walked seven, which tied for seventh most in the AL…allowed 8-of-37 (21.6%) inherited runners to score, which tied for the seventh lowest percentage in the AL…has allowed 22-of-101 (21.8%) to score in his career…was 3-0 with a 2.33 ERA and .176 opponents batting average in 40 games at home compared to 1-2 with a 7.11 ERA and .299 opponents average in 30 games on the road…in two seasons with the A's, he has a 2.54 ERA (21 er in 74.1 ip) in Oakland, 5.96 (36 er in 54.1 ip) on the road…had a 2.87 ERA in 16 games on no days rest, a 4.66 ERA in his other 54 outings…posted a 1.85 ERA and .186 opponents batting average in the seventh inning or earlier, a 7.92 ERA and .288 opponents average from the eighth inning on…has a 7.08 ERA (27 er in 34.1 ip) in his career in the ninth inning or later…compiled a 6.66 ERA in 30 games against AL West competition, 2.72 in 40 games against everyone else…yielded a .140 batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs…opponents were successful in 12-of-13 (92.3%) stolen bases attempts with him on the mound…the steals tied for the most in the AL and tied for second most in the majors among relievers…opponents are 22-for-24 (91.7%) against him in two seasons with the A's and 45-for-53 (84.9%) in his career.
OAKLAND: Did not allow a run over his first two games…then allowed two runs on a season-high three hits April 12 at Kansas City, his first of three straight games with two runs allowed…that gave him an 11.57 ERA over his first five contests but he following that up with a season-best nine-game, 11.0-inning scoreless streak from April 19 to May 10…had a .105 opponents batting average over that span and struck out 11 while walking just one…fanned three batters May 6 against Detroit, his first of six three-strikeout games…tossed a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings May 8 against Los Angeles (AL)…had a six-game, 6.1-inning scoreless streak from May 18 to June 3…then allowed 10 runs on 15 hits over his next 11 games from June 5-27 (10.00 ERA, .375 opponents batting average)…stranded each of his 10 inherited runners over a 26-game stretch from June 3 to July 31 but had a 7.77 ERA over that span…matched his season-high with 2.0 scoreless innings June 7 against Toronto…surrendered a season-high four runs and did not retire a batter July 7 at Seattle…allowed four runs again in 0.2 innings at Toronto July 27…walked three batters in that game, which are his most ever as a reliever…made the 200th appearance of his career Aug. 8 against Seattle…did not allow a run in 18 of his final 19 outings beginning Aug. 12…had a 0.53 ERA and .123 opponents batting average over that span…struck out 19 and walked just two in 17.0 innings…allowed just 1-of-14 (7.1%) inherited runners to score…committed the first error of his career Sept. 3 at Seattle, snapping a career-opening 208-game errorless streak…recorded the final two outs of the A's 3-2 win at Detroit Sept. 20 for the first save of his career.
Compiled a 3.76 ERA and .270 opponents batting average in 53 relief appearances in his first season with the A's…had an 8.27 ERA and .394 opponents batting average in 11 games before going on the disabled list in early May with a strained right triceps…logged a 2.23 ERA and .222 opponents batting average in 42 games following his return from the DL…struck out 71 batters in 64.2 innings for the second consecutive season and matched his career high in strikeouts…has an average of 9.88 strikeouts per nine innings over his last two seasons after posting a mark of 5.87 over his first four seasons…walked just 14 (1.95 per nine innings) for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.07…posted a 0-4 record after going 5-0 in 2015…allowed just 5-of-34 (14.7%) inherited runners to score, which was the fourth lowest mark in the American League…first batters faced hit .231 with one walk (.245 on-base percentage)…his opponents batting average included a .228 (23-for-101) mark against left-handed hitters compared to .297 (46-for-155) against right-handers…in 2015, he had a .283 mark against lefties, .207 against righties…allowed 69 hits in 2016, which tied for sixth most among AL relievers…yielded a .260 average with runners in scoring position, but that dropped to .194 with RISP and two outs…was 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA, .351 opponents batting average and four home runs in 20 games before the All-Star Break…then went 0-2 with a 2.15 ERA, .204 opponents batting average and two home runs in 33 games after the break…had no decisions and a 2.78 ERA in 26 games in Oakland…was 0-4 with a blown save, a 4.97 ERA and five of his six home runs in 27 outings on the road…now has a 3.72 ERA (72 er in 174.1 ip) in 77 career appearances at home compared to 6.26 (100 er in 143.2 ip) in 73 games on the road…compiled a 1.80 ERA and .221 opponents batting average in 31 games at night, a 6.93 ERA and .336 opponents average in 22 games during the day…had a 0.93 ERA in nine games with no rest, a 4.25 ERA in his other 44 outings…combined for a 2.34 ERA in the seventh and eighth innings but posted a 10.24 ERA in the ninth inning…has a career ERA of 7.20 (16 er in 20.0 ip) in the ninth inning…was 0-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 28 appearances against AL West competition, 0-0 with a 4.88 ERA in 25 games against all other teams…opponents were successful in 10-of-11 (90.9%) stolen bases attempts of him and the 10 steals were fourth most among AL relievers…they are 33-for-40 (82.5%) with him on the mound in his career…did not commit an error and has not made an error in 150 career appearances (46 total chances)…tossed more than one inning in 24 of his 53 outings.
Pitched exclusively in relief for the first time in his career and was 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 58 games with Toronto…had career highs in games, strikeouts (71) and wins…his ERA was a career low as was his .240 opponents batting average, .276 on-base percentage and .329 slugging percentage…issued 11 walks in 64.2 innings and his average of 1.53 walks per nine innings ranked eighth lowest among American League relievers…struck out 71 and his strikeout-to-walk ratio of 6.45 ranked fourth…also tied for ninth in wins…his opponents batting average included a .207 (29-for-140) mark against righthanded hitters compared to .283 (30-for-106) against left-handers…entered the season with a .328 career average against righties…allowed a .204 batting average with the bases empty, .293 with runners on base…however, surrendered a .179 batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs… opponents were 0-for-7 with the bases loaded…yielded a .134 batting average with two strikes…the opponents number four hitter was 1-for-25 (.040)…allowed 9-of-30 (30.0%) inherited runners to score… first batters faced were 13-for-53 (.245) with four walks and a hit by pitch (.310 on-base percentage)… did not allow a run in 11 interleague games (11.2 ip, 4 h, 1 bb, 18 so)…had a 2.21 ERA and .213 opponents batting average in 32 games at home, a 3.86 ERA and .273 opponents average in 26 contests on the road…has a 3.96 ERA (61 er in 138.2 ip) in his career at home compared to 6.59 (84 er in 114.2 ip) on the road…logged a 1.75 ERA in 21 day games, a 3.69 ERA in 37 outings at night…tossed more than one inning in 19 of his 58 games, including two or more 10 times…never walked more than one batter in an outing.
Had two separate stints with the Blue Jays before being dealt to Kansas City with Erik Kratz for Danny Valencia on July 28... Made six starts (three each for TOR and KC) before his final three outings out of bullpen with Royals. In his Blue Jays debut May 23 vs. OAK (5.1IP/1ER), picked up his 3rd career win and 1st ever home victory (0-6 previously). Recorded a season-high seven innings on Aug. 27 vs. MIN, allowing just one run, however received a no-decision. Appeared in the AAA All-Star Game on July 16, earning Top Star honours with 2.0 scoreless innings. Overall posted a 12-2 record with a 2.45 ERA at the AAA level... Led the International League in WHIP (0.87) and was T-1st in ERA (1.92) at time of his initial promotion. Started the season with 28.1 innings without issuing a walk... Did not issue more than 1 BB in any start with Buffalo, walking seven total in 108.1 innings. Fell 6.2 IP short of qualifying 1st for ERA title in International League.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for first time in career...replaced Scott Baker (elbow) in Twins rotation and made first start April 15 vs. Texas,allowing one run on seven hits in 6.0 innings with no walks and four strikeouts. ... Made four starts for Twins, going 0-2, 9.00 (18.0 IP, 18 ER) before being optioned to Triple-A Rochester May 7. ... Named International League Pitcher of the Week June 4-10 after going 2-0, 0.00 (15.2 IP) with seven hits allowed, three walks and 18strikeouts...pitched 7.0-inning complete game shutout June 4 vs. Columbus, then followed it up with 8.2 shutout innings and 10 strikeoutsJune 9 at Indianapolis. ... Went 5-0, 1.94 (46.1 IP, 10 ER) with 42 strikeouts, 13 walks and one complete game in seven starts for Red Wings. ... Recalled by Twins June 16...made four starts for Twins and was optioned back to Rochester July 3. ... Posted 23.0-inning scoreless streak at Rochester June 4-July 13. ... Suffered first Triple-A loss of the season while at Rochester July 23 at Durham after winning first seven decisions. ... Pitched 7.0-plus innings with two-or-fewer runs allowed in 10 of 16 starts for Red Wings. ... Recalled by Twins August 21...was 9-3, 2.20 (106.1 IP, 26 ER) in 16 starts for Wings at the time of recall...tied for first on the club in wins(9), first in innings pitched (106.1) and second in strikeouts (82). ... Pitched first major league career complete game, allowing one run on three hits and a season-high six strikeouts but was dealt the lossAugust 27 vs. Seattle; Felix Hernandez pitched a complete game shutout for Mariners. ... Earned first major league win allowing two runs on two hits in 6.0 innings with two walks and two strikeouts September 19 at Cleveland; thewin snapped his streak of 17 consecutive starts without a victory, tying Tampa Bay's Jason Hammel (2006-07) and the Mets Craig Anderson(1962-64) for third most all-time...became one of 16 Australian-born pitchers to win a major league game. ... Ranked second in entire Twins organization in starts (32) and innings pitched (191.2).
Started the season with Double-A New Britain...won back-to-back games April 25 and 30, allowing three runs over 13.1 innings...Was named Twins Minor League Player of the Week, June 4-10...he went 2-0, 0.69 (13.0 ip, 1 er) with 12 hits allowed, one walk and 10 strikeouts in two starts...Selected to pitch for the World Team in the XM Future's Game, July 10 at Chase Field in Arizona, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 inning pitched...Voted by the fans as an Eastern League All-Star...Won his final five decisions with New Britain, posting a 1.80 ERA (20.0 ip, 4 er) over his last three starts...was promoted to Rochester on July 19...Went 2-0 with a 3.66 ERA (19.2 ip 8 er) over his first three starts at Triple-A....did not walk a batter over his final four starts with the Red Wings (22.2 ip)...Pitched 8.0 innings, allowing just one run on three hits in his final start for Rochester, August 31 vs. Pawtucket...Had his contract selected by the Twins, September 6...made his first career start that night vs. Chicago (AL)...despite suffering the loss, he pitched 7.0 innings, allowing three runs on four hits...he struck out four and walked three...Combined to go 12-6, 3.36 (139.1 ip, 52 er) with 111 strikeouts and 21 walks in 25 games (24 starts) between Triple-A Rochester and Double-A New Britain...combined to go 12-8, 3.76 (162.2 ip, 68 er) with 127 strikeouts and 27 walks in 29 games (28 starts) between both minor league levels and with the Twins...Led the Twins organization in strikeouts (127) and ranked second in wins (12)...ranked second among all Twins minor leaguers in strikeouts (111), fifth in innings pitched (139.1) and seventh in starts (24)...Named the Jim Rantz Award winner for Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Year, the 10th winner of the award in club history...Named as the right-handed starting pitcher on the Minor League Baseball website's 2011 Twins organizational All-Star team...Ranked seventh-best prospect in the Twins organization and Best Control among Twins minor leaguers by Baseball America, following the season.
Started the season at Single-A Beloit...did not allow a run in his first three starts (17.0 innings) and allowed just two runs over his first five starts (28.0 innings)...was named the Midwest League Player of the Week, April 8...was promoted to Single-A Ft. Myers, May 10...was named to the 2010 Futures All-Star Game but did not pitch due to appendectomy surgery (July 4-August 18)...ranked by Baseball America as the 14th best prospect in Florida State League...named sixth-best prospect in the Twins organization and Best Control by Baseball America...pitched in the Australian Baseball League in the offseason...threw 26.1 innings over eight appearances (six starts).
Made three starts for Rookie-Level Elizabethton before being promoted to Single-A Beloit, July 8...allowed just four earned runs over his first three starts (18.1 innings) posting a 1.96 ERA...did not allow a run in back-to-back starts August 22 and 27 allowing just two hits over 13.0 innings...pitched in the World Baseball Classic for Team Australia...pitched two games out of the bullpen vs. Team Mexico.
Spent the entire year on the disabled list with a nerve injury.
Started his professional career in the Gulf Coast League...made 10 starts, including five starts without allowing a run...struck out a season-high 11 batters in 6.0 scoreless innings, August 18.