Jordan Hicks St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 24 (September 6, 1996) | 6' 2" | 185lbs. | Throws: Right P-73
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
STL A 2017 8 2 0 0 14 14 78.0 75 3 39 63 3.35 1.46 1.27 4.5 7.3 .314 n/a
STL A+ 2017 0 1 1 0 8 5 27.0 21 0 6 32 1.00 1.00 0.89 2.0 10.7 .322 n/a
STL AFL 2017 0 2 0 0 9 1 15.2 20 2 6 16 6.32 1.66 1.66 3.4 9.2 .390 n/a
STL NL 2018 3 4 6 24 73 0 77.2 59 2 45 70 3.59 1.34 1.09 5.2 8.1 .277 61/21/19 6 6
STL NL 2019 2 2 14 3 29 0 28.1 16 2 11 31 3.18 0.95 0.86 3.5 9.8 .223 67/16/16 14 8
STL NL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 -0
Career 3yrs 5 6 20 27 102 0 106.0 75 4 56 101 3.48 1.24 1.03 4.8 8.6 .264 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex
Jul 14

Jordan Hicks (P) STL - Jun. 27

Hicks (elbow) will be monitored especially closely with respect to COVID-19 protocol when the regular season begins due to the fact he's a Type 1 diabetic, Anne Rogers of reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Naturally, Hicks' surgically repaired elbow will also get plenty of attention, and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirms the hard-throwing reliever will be eased back into game action once the regular season begins. Hicks has already been throwing from a mound and has also expressed his intent to play despite the fact he's at higher risk in the current COVID environment. "From the Tommy John perspective, he's had so far a very positive rehab," Mozeliak said. "In terms of expectations, I don't think it's in anybody's interest to lay that out today, but I am hopeful that he does participate in this year's season." 

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 28

Jordan Hicks (P) STL - Jun. 17

Hicks (elbow) would likely be part of a closing committee as opposed to having sole possession of the ninth-inning job for much, if not all, of a shortened 2020 season, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Hummel is answering a reader question about how heavy Hicks' workload would be right from the start, with any 2020 season now likely to begin right around the point where Hicks might be healthy enough to pitch. The hard-throwing right-hander will be taking the mound for the first time since June 2019 when he does return, so Hummel's assessment of shared responsibility seems to be supported by logic, especially when considering expanded rosters and a season not likely to exceed 60 games.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 18

Jordan Hicks (P) STL - May. 14

Hicks (elbow), who could return from Tommy John surgery shortly after the start of the proposed abbreviated regular season, may play an integral relief role according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "Given the circumstances of the season, the likelihood of his being able to contribute are a lot different than had it been a normal year," Mozeliak said. "There is some optimism that if we do have a season, he'll have some way of being a key member of it."

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Mozeliak relays Hicks continues engaging in regular bullpen sessions at his home in Houston, usually throwing 30 pitches per outing in an effort to mirror his approximate maximum pitch count in an actual game setting. Tuesday, Hicks worked up to 40 total pitches by throwing two blocks of 20 each, and if the current early-July timeline for Opening Day comes to pass, the 23-year-old will be close to 13 full months removed from his June 2019 Tommy John procedure. However, Mozeliak notes the Cardinals would also be particularly cautious with the hard-throwing right-hander due to his Type A diabetes, as the condition could potentially make him more at risk for serious COVID-19-related complications. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 15

Jordan Hicks (P) STL - Apr. 07

Hicks (elbow) continues playing catch and visiting the Cardinals' spring training facility for rehab-related work when possible, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Hicks has been on a throwing program since January as he makes a return from UCL surgery. It's unclear what level of access Hicks still has to the team's Jupiter facility on a day-to-day basis, but shortly after spring training was suspended, he'd expressed an intention to be a frequent visitor as long as it was available. The delayed start to the 2020 campaign will help wipe out a substantial amount of missed regular-season time for Hicks, who could be ready to return sometime in July. 

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8

Jordan Hicks (P) STL - Jan. 17

Hicks (elbow) began a throwing program Jan. 6 and is progressing well in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Derek Shore of reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Hicks underwent Tommy John urgery in late June, so the beginning of a throwing program is a major step in his recovery. The 23-year-old will continue building up his arm strength in the coming months, with a return to throwing off the mound being his next major recovery benchmark. Hicks could make a return at some point this year, but it likely would only be for the tail end of the season. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 18
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 0.5 FIP 3.74 SIERA 4.21 FB 78% FBv 100.5 HR/FB 5% Hard 28% LOB 72%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 0.5 FIP 3.21 SIERA 3.25 FB 61% FBv 101.2 HR/FB 18% Hard 22% LOB 71%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19