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Jordan Wicks

Born: 09/01/1999 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 0' 0" Weight:
Extra-large frame, stocky build, physically mature. Works out of a semi-windup, featuring a high 3/4 arm slot. Starts on the far 1B side of the rubber and has an easy, repeatable delivery. The crossfire action adds an element of deception but also causes trouble commanding well to the glove side.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/20/2022
Affiliate South Bend Cubs (High A, Cubs)
Dates Seen 7/6/22
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2024
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 50 92-93 95 Fastball sits in the average velocity band but plays slightly above due to the deception in the delivery. Struggles to locate the glove side but can generate swing and miss up in the zone.
Slider 50 81-82 82 Still a work in progress but the breaking ball shows promise of becoming an average major league offering. Manipulates the shape, using primarily a cutter type to avoid barrels but will mix in one with more 1-7 shape. Did not generate much swing and miss in my look, was used to steal strikes. Should become more of a weapon as he gains feel.
Changeup 60 80-81 81 Not the elite offering that was rumored during the draft but still is his best pitch in the repertoire. Excellent arm replication and velocity separation with some fade. Confident and will throw it at any count generating awkward swings.

A first-round college sign from 2021, Wicks's professional performance has been solid but not as strong as expected from a high draft selection. He does, however, have three future major league offerings giving him a floor of a back-end starter. There's a chance for some positive variance if the breaking stuff develops better than expected.

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