Rowan Wick Chicago Cubs

Age: 28 (November 09, 1992) | 6' 3" | 234lbs. Minors: p-27 ph-1
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 AA 2017 0 0 5 0 16 0 21.2 16 1 11 17 2.08 1.25 1.06 4.6 7.1 .254 n/a
STL AAA 2017 2 1 1 0 14 0 16.2 16 2 7 17 5.40 1.38 1.35 3.8 9.2 .318 n/a
SD AA 2018 2 4 5 0 29 0 31.1 22 0 21 42 3.16 1.37 1.04 6.0 12.1 .322 n/a
SD AAA 2018 2 0 9 0 20 0 22.2 16 3 10 22 1.99 1.15 1.12 4.0 8.7 .237 n/a
SD NL 2018 0 1 0 0 10 0 8.0 13 1 1 7 6.75 1.75 1.88 1.1 7.9 .435 39/14/46 -2 -1
CHC AAA 2019 1 0 6 0 27 0 35.0 25 3 9 44 1.80 0.97 0.97 2.3 11.3 .287 n/a
CHC NL 2019 2 0 2 5 31 0 33.1 22 0 16 35 2.43 1.14 0.90 4.3 9.4 .272 54/15/31 7 6
CHC NL 2020 0 1 4 5 19 0 17.1 18 1 6 20 3.12 1.38 1.30 3.1 10.4 .371 38/27/35 9 7
CHC AAA 2021 1 0 0 0 8 0 7.0 7 0 3 15 6.43 1.43 1.21 3.9 19.3 .596 n/a
CHC NL 2021 0 1 5 2 22 0 23.0 17 1 14 29 4.30 1.35 1.11 5.5 11.3 .309 35/27/38 3 2
Career 4yrs 2 3 11 12 82 0 81.2 70 3 37 91 3.53 1.31 1.14 4.1 10.0 .325 n/a
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Third save as Cubs move to 13-3, their best start since 1907.

Note the closer. Note that Bryant, Rizzo and Baez haven't started to hit yet.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 14 '20

From the Closer Monkey (with a nod here to Patrick Mooney in February):

Chicago Cubs – After Rowan Wick cleaned up a messy 9th inning for the Cubs on Saturday, David Ross wouldn’t commit to giving Craig Kimbrel the next save chance, and yesterday, he followed through on that not-committing, again turning to Wick for the last 4 outs of the game. That doesn’t mean Wick is the new closer — afterwards, Ross cited matchups and rest, saying that “every game will be different” — but look for him to share opportunities with Kimbrel and Jeremy Jeffress going forward. We’ll monitor to see if anyone takes a clear lead.

Updated hierarchy: *Kimbrel | Wick | Jeffress.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 4 '20

Another beat writer's pick to surprise in an article available (for a price) at The Athletic.

CHICAGO CUBS

Patrick Mooney, @PJ_Mooney

It would not be shocking if Rowan Wick, a guy who got drafted as a catcher and spent years as an outfielder in the St. Louis system, wound up closing more games this season than Craig Kimbrel, the game’s active saves leader. That is how confident the Cubs are in their Pitch Lab, which helped Wick develop into one of their most trusted relievers last year. That illustrates the questions surrounding Kimbrel, who struggled to stay healthy and rediscover his All-Star form last year after a long free-agent holdout. There is no closer controversy yet. Kimbrel should have the ninth inning on Opening Day. But Wick will be a reliever worth monitoring.    

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 6 '20
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 0.7 FIP 2.82 SIERA 4.21 FB 66% FBv 95.9 HR/FB 0% Hard 29% LOB 68%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19