John Hendricks (minors03)
John M. Hendricks
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 205 lb.
John Hendricks has been a minor league pitcher and a scout.
Hendricks was 8-5 with a 3.26 ERA for Wake Forest in 1997, 13-4 with a 3.14 ERA in 1998 and 10-6 with a 5.44 ERA in 1999. He set the school record for wins in 1998, topping Moe Bauer's 48-year-old mark. He set career records for IP (409 2/3) and wins, topping Frank Humber's records (Humber won 29) and broke Buddy Jenkins' strikeout record of 277 (he fanned 312). The New York Mets took him in the 14th round of the 1999 amateur draft; the scout was Marlin McPhail.
He had a good pro debut with the 1999 Pittsfield Mets at 5-4, 3.04, arguably the staff ace. After a rough 7 games for the 2000 Capital City Bombers (0-1, 8.76), though, his playing career was over. He was recruiting coordinator and pitching coach for Lenoir-Rhyne College (2004-2008) and Tennessee Wesleyan College (2009) as well as the Mat-Su Miners (2005-2006).
He was an area scout for the Toronto Blue Jays from 2009-2014, winning the Al Lamacchia Award as the Jays Scout of the Year. He signed L.B. Dantzler and Sam Dyson. He moved to the New York Mets in January 2014 and signed Max Wotell.