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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-6-1996
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age22 years, 7 months, 16 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2018 SLN MLB 73 0 77.7 3 4 6 59 45 70 2 94 6.8 5.2 0.2 8.1 62% .266 1.34 3.70 3.59 112 6.03 134.8 -1.0
2019 SLN MLB 7 0 8.0 1 1 4 4 4 9 0 93 4.5 4.5 0.0 10.1 69% .250 1.00 2.69 2.25 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
CareerMLB80085.745106349792936.65.10.28.362%.2651.313.603.471035.47122.2-1.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2016 SCO A- NYP 6 6 30.7 4 1 0 25 16 22 0 98 7.3 4.7 0.0 6.5 66% .269 1.34 3.59 1.76 104 3.92 83.4
2016 JCY Rk APP 6 6 30.0 2 1 0 33 13 20 1 103 9.9 3.9 0.3 6.0 57% .344 1.53 4.55 4.20 120 5.03 120.8
2017 PEO A MID 14 14 78.0 8 2 0 75 39 63 3 97 8.7 4.5 0.3 7.3 53% .316 1.46 4.38 3.35 112 6.50 135.6
2017 PMB A+ FSL 8 5 27.0 0 1 1 21 6 32 0 86 7.0 2.0 0.0 10.7 67% .318 1.00 1.82 1.00 62 2.19 46.3
2017 SUR Wnt AFL 9 1 15.7 0 2 0 20 6 16 2 11.5 3.4 1.1 9.2 0% .400 1.66 4.99 6.32 0 0.00 0.0
2018 SLN MLB NL 73 0 77.7 3 4 6 59 45 70 2 94 6.8 5.2 0.2 8.1 62% .266 1.34 3.70 3.59 112 6.03 134.8
2019 SLN MLB NL 7 0 8.0 1 1 4 4 4 9 0 93 4.5 4.5 0.0 10.1 69% .250 1.00 2.69 2.25 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2018 1274 0.4843 0.4137 0.7552 0.5770 0.2603 0.8792 0.4971 0.2448
2019 103 0.4369 0.4272 0.6136 0.5778 0.3103 0.8077 0.3333 0.3864
Career13770.48080.41470.74460.57710.26400.87390.48480.2554

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 SLN $555,000
2018 SLN $545,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$545,000
2019Current$555,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,100,000
2 yrTotal$1,100,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Renewed by St. Louis 3/10/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by St. Louis 3/28/18. Re-signed by St. Louis 3/18.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2015 (3s-105) (Cypress Creek HS, Houston). $0.6M signing bonus ($0.5433M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.6 2.1 22 47 0 68.6 48 32 64 5 .244 1.17 3.27 3.5 6.4 0.7
80o 2.5 2.2 22 47 0 61.7 47 32 57 4 .260 1.27 3.69 3.94 4.1 0.4
70o 2.5 2.3 22 47 0 57.0 46 31 53 4 .271 1.35 3.99 4.27 2.3 0.3
60o 2.4 2.3 22 47 0 53.0 45 30 49 4 .280 1.42 4.25 4.55 0.9 0.1
50o 2.4 2.3 22 47 0 49.4 44 29 46 4 .289 1.48 4.50 4.82 -0.5 -0.1
40o 2.4 2.4 22 47 0 45.9 42 29 43 4 .299 1.55 4.76 5.09 -2.0 -0.2
30o 2.3 2.4 22 47 0 42.2 41 28 39 4 .308 1.62 5.04 5.39 -3.5 -0.4
20o 2.3 2.5 22 47 0 38.0 39 26 35 4 .320 1.71 5.36 5.75 -5.4 -0.6
10o 2.2 2.6 22 47 0 32.5 36 24 30 3 .336 1.85 5.85 6.26 -8.1 -0.9
Weighted Mean2.42.32247048.74329454.2871.464.464.78-0.30.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)In Nl only, 10 team keeper OBP,k9 league that counts net steals and holds, Need to drop one of : B Dozier, K Marte, J Hicks
(Stringer from Baltimore)
Dozier gets a boost in OBP leagues, but Marte has SB upside he hasn't tapped into yet, plus he will qualify for 3 positions. Jordan Hicks throws hard, which is nice, but he walks too many, which is bad. He's risky if he doesn't figure out how to miss more bats and walk fewer batters, but because of SV+HD, he's enticing. Depends on how much you want to gamble on Dozier rebounding well and Marte actually taking that step forward. If you think you could get one of them cheap in the draft because others aren't believers, then that's the one I'd drop. If you want to force an answer from me, kick Marte for the tiniest playing time risk compared to Dozier. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Nate Pearson be, is there a comp you think is somewhat in the ballpark?
(Ted from Ohio)
He's a tough comp (which can make him a tougher ranking). It's. bit of the Michael Kopech problem where literally nt starting pitcher in MLB actually throws this hard, so you end up with like Jordan Hicks or Edwin Diaz. (And hey, if he turns into Edwin Diaz, that's a great outcome). He's also JuCo guy so a little bit older than you think, and hasn't pitched significant time in even A-ball yet. So this is a long way of saying, there isn't really a comp but he could be extremely good. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)I've seen Wander Javier's name pop up quite a bit in these chats (and I believe it is even a bit of a running joke now?) but to be honest I haven't paid too much attention to him as yet. However, I've now been offered him for my Jordan Hicks in my dynasty league so felt the need to ask the question. Is this a deal I need to be doing given Wander's considerable upside vs Hicks value likely tied to being a future closer (which can be fickle)?
(Warren from Australia)
Definitely a running joke. Sometimes I wonder if there's an entire cult of Dusty's lined up waiting to ask about him. I see Wander as a prospect who can be good across the board but not great at any one thing. Still needs to prove a lot. As for the deal, it's fair to take it. Just know there's a lot of fluctuation that can happen in the next three years. The good news is it's a reliever you're losing (and I don't consider them that valuable) (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)I've read varying reports on Jordan Hicks. Can you tell us what the BP team thinks of him? Thanks.
(Ryan from Montreal)
Okay, lightning round time:

Just missed the 101, might have best non-Reyes in the Cards org, but higher reliever probability (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan Hicks is getting a lot of attention around these parts, and I know you guys were aggressive in your ranking of him. Have you heard anything this year that would make you believe you weren't aggressive enough?
(Bill from Saint Lou)
Not yet. Cardinals system was sneaky deep, but he has the stuff to outperform the ranking, sure. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Can you tell your thoughts on Jordan Hicks?
(Ryan from Montreal)
We had him in our Cardinals Top 10: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=30958

Things haven't changed much thus far. He's a long way off, but there's ceiling there. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-04-05 23:00:00 (link to chat)What are you hearing about STL SP Jordan Hicks? Have read some very interesting pitch grades from big time sources lately.
(a concerned parent from the internet)
The internet is no place for a concerned parent. Or, let's face it, anybody, really.

Hicks was a dude we chased upside on by tossing into the back of our StL top ten list, and given the muddle of options in that range that's something of an endorsement of the ceiling. Very good fastball, bigtime hook, not much in the way of mechanical consistency or a usable cambio yet. The performance in short-season wasn't great, but lots of raw material there. He'll be a guy to watch in his full-season debut this year.

Also, let me just say that I am thrilled that baseball is back and that Chris Sale is a Red Sox and...just all of it, man. Get 'em, Sandy https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_1200w/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tai_20160704_redsoxVsRangers_sports_14.jpg?uuid=SVOuVEJFEeavwprHi5KLcw (Wilson Karaman)


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