If you surveyed 100 Cubs fans to find out who they believed was the most consistent Cubs pitcher over the last five seasons, Kyle Hendricks would likely emerge as the favorite. No disrespect to Jon Lester, but Father Time has been on his backside for a while. Since his first full season in 2015, Hendricks ranks 14th among 166 qualified starters with a 3.21 ERA and he’s 13th with 17.5 fWAR. His 0.92 HR/9 rate is 15th, his 2.06 BB/9 is 20th, and his 3.55 FIP is 24th.
By most accounts, Hendricks is as steady as they come.