Brendan Hendriks

What they are saying: 16 doubles, 7 HRs, 34 RBIs ... Batted .290 in 54 games, .810 OPS. 3-for-7 SBs ... Constant threat in the middle of the Dons’ order... led the team with in HRs, 2nd in RBIs, 4th in Avg ... Started season with two consecutive two-hit games against No. 5 Texas Tech, including his first HR ... Had four multi-hit games through the team’s first five games... Had 14-game hit streak between April 11 and May 3 ... Had HR back-to-back games on April 21 and 23 ... Had 20 multi-hit games ... Honored with the Four Pillars Award at the Third Annual Hilltop Awards,

On other lists:

464th on Baseball America's top 500 high school and collegians list.

91st on Perfect Game's top 100 seniors list. 

60th on Baseball America top players 125 players from California.


Baseball America, 464

Scouting Report:

A Canadian lefthanded hitter, Hendriks was drafted out of high school in Alberta back in 2011 (Phillies, 40th round) and was a four-year starter for the Dons. He never quite broke out but showed steady progress, homering 12 times the last two seasons after failing to do so his first two years. Hendriks has raw power that gets short-circuited by a hitch in his swing. He punishes mistakes, though much of his power goes to the gaps. His approach remains somewhat raw, though he hit .298 in the Cape Cod League last summer. He has played some third base in the past and at 6-foot-2, 202 pounds, he moves well enough to give it a try again in pro ball.

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