Thursday, May 31, 2012

Liam Hendriks has record breaking potential

Australian right handed pitcher Liam Hendriks (pictured above) could break every Australian Major League Baseball pitching record. Hendriks made his major league debut on September 6, 2011 at the age of 22. He started 2012 on the Twins major league roster and is currently playing AAA, yet it is clear that his rating as one of the Twins best pitching prospects is well deserved. Within two seasons Hendriks went from the Twins High A Ball team Fort Myers to playing in the majors. Proof that Hendriks is continuing to develop at a fast rate is clear when comparing his AAA statistics from 2011 to 2012. In 2011 he had four wins and four losses, with an ERA of 4.56 over 49.1 innings pitched, and he only walked three batters. So far in 2012 he has three wins and no losses, and an ERA of 2.93 over 30.2 innings pitched. Hendriks' ability to continue to adapt to higher levels of baseball certainly indicates that it is just a matter of time before he finds his feet in the majors. Whilst many Australian baseball pitching records have been set by relievers Grant Balfour and Graeme Lloyd, as a starting pitcher Hendriks could set many new records for Australia, and his career is one which appears to contain enormous potential.

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The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento

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Aussie Baseball Musings

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