Jordan Hicks
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2015 | Rd: SUP, #105, St. Louis Cardinals | Cypress Creek (TX) HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 3 4.07 23 0 0 24.1 39 1.56
5 Seasons 8 15 4.05 170 8 20 202.0 213 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 23 0-3 4.07 24.1 39 1.56
5 Seasons 170 8-15 4.05 202.0 213 1.31

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 21 1274 216 2 0.9 0.6 88.0 113.6 1.1 26.9 .216 .285 .275 .293 .293 31.9 20.6 13.3 3.59 3.60
2019 22 454 67 3 4.5 2.7 86.9 110.6 -2.3 23.9 .163 .256 .231 .236 .265 28.6 28.2 10.0 3.14 2.41
2021 24 207 24 0 0.0 0.0 80.8 111.2 -4.2 20.8 .166 .195 .281 .281 .226 12.5 22.7 22.7 5.40 3.30
2022 25 1051 158 11 7.0 4.2 86.9 112.1 1.4 28.5 .212 .331 .302 .307 .327 32.3 24.0 13.3 4.84 3.91
2023 26 450 53 2 3.8 1.8 84.8 108.9 4.4 32.1 .194 .261 .323 .292 .352 35.8 34.8 16.1 4.07 3.44
Player 3436 518 18 3.5 2.1 86.9 113.6 0.9 27.2 .203 .288 .284 .290 .303 31.1 24.5 13.7
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hicks relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(57.6%) ,
Sweeper
(16.4%) ,
Slider
(13.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(8.9%) ,
Changeup
(3.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 61.6 12.0 23.6 2.8 28.7 42.6 28.2 1.4 54.6 16.2 19.9 5.6 0.9 0.6
2019 67.2 14.9 16.4 1.5 40.3 37.3 22.4 3.0 58.2 11.9 13.4 3.0 4.5 2.7
2021 70.8 12.5 16.7 0.0 45.8 29.2 25.0 8.3 54.2 20.8 16.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
2022 58.2 19.6 18.4 3.8 38.0 41.8 20.3 3.8 46.8 15.8 24.1 1.3 7.0 4.2
2023 50.9 17.0 28.3 3.8 34.0 41.5 24.5 7.5 47.2 15.1 20.8 5.7 3.8 1.8
Player 60.6 15.3 21.2 2.9 34.4 40.9 24.5 3.3 51.9 15.6 20.3 3.7 3.5 2.1
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Sinker STL R 259 100.7 17.9 0.5 3 15.5 0.8 5
2023 Slider STL R 60 87.7 36.5 3.3 10 5.7 1.3 30
2023 Sweeper STL R 74 87.7 35.5 0.4 1 12.7 0.7 6
2023 4-Seamer STL R 40 100.8 10.5 0.3 3 6.0 -2.7 -31
2023 Changeup STL R 16 91.2 33.7 6.3 23 10.0 -5.3 -35
2022 Slider STL R 332 84.7 38.7 2.1 6 11.8 6.1 106
2022 Changeup STL R 27 92.0 24.2 -2.3 -9 15.6 0.6 4
2022 4-Seamer STL R 6 100.1 16.8 -5.5 -48 7.8 0.0 0
2022 Sinker STL R 686 99.4 19.7 2.1 12 15.8 0.9 6
2021 Sinker STL R 141 99.2 15.4 -0.9 -6 14.9 0.3 2
2021 Cutter STL R 36 88.6 31.9 -5.0 -19 5.4 2.5 87
2021 Slider STL R 20 84.2 38.8 1.8 5 8.2 3.1 61
2021 4-Seamer STL R 3 100.5 9.5 1.2 11 7.3 0.8 12
2021 Changeup STL R 7 90.2 32.2 5.9 23 9.1 -4.5 -33
2019 Changeup STL R 25 90.8 32.7 5.6 21 5.7 -8.3 -59
2019 Slider STL R 149 86.9 38.1 3.9 11 10.7 6.8 176
2019 Sinker STL R 266 101.1 16.6 0.4 3 15.8 1.1 7
2019 4-Seamer STL R 1 100.9 11.7 0.0 0 9.3 1.9 26
2018 4-Seamer STL R 19 101.0 13.6 -1.9 -17 5.7 -2.2 -28
2018 Sinker STL R 975 100.5 18.7 0.9 5 13.8 0.0 0
2018 Slider STL R 280 86.2 38.9 4.3 13 11.6 7.4 174
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sinker -1.4 -4 259 57.6 67 .269 .423 .390 17.3 17.9 35.3 .246 .324 .350 34.1
2023 Sweeper 2.2 2 74 16.4 18 .133 .400 .297 51.9 55.6 29.4 .140 .232 .246 60.0
2023 Slider 0.8 1 61 13.6 11 .250 .250 .355 63.6 54.5 25.0 .202 .252 .334 50.0
2023 4-Seamer -1.7 -1 40 8.9 13 .154 .154 .138 50.0 76.9 37.0 .067 .090 .065 33.3
2023 Changeup -2.8 0 16 3.6 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 10.0 .086 .097 .077 0.0
2022 Sinker 0.0 0 686 65.3 172 .259 .343 .341 13.8 9.3 12.0 .270 .397 .356 35.9
2022 Slider -1.6 -5 332 31.6 89 .122 .297 .262 48.9 52.8 34.3 .107 .212 .231 17.9
2022 Changeup 1.9 1 27 2.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .040 .040 .043 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -1.6 0 6 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .083 .110 .086 0.0
2021 Sinker -1.1 -1 141 68.1 30 .182 .273 .330 16.1 6.7 7.4 .196 .231 .325 15.0
2021 Cutter -0.2 0 36 17.4 7 .000 .000 .200 38.5 57.1 20.0 .158 .176 .306 0.0
2021 Slider 2.8 1 20 9.7 3 .333 .667 .417 50.0 33.3 16.7 .148 .183 .147 0.0
2021 Changeup -18.2 -1 7 3.4 4 .000 .000 .000 66.7 75.0 60.0 .029 .033 .026 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.9 0 3 1.4 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker -0.7 -2 266 58.6 68 .183 .283 .260 11.1 13.2 15.5 .202 .308 .275 31.4
2019 Slider -2.6 -4 149 32.8 27 .120 .120 .152 59.7 59.3 28.6 .087 .112 .129 11.1
2019 Changeup 1.3 0 25 5.5 10 .111 .444 .270 58.3 60.0 31.6 .109 .310 .221 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 6.2 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker -1.0 -10 975 76.5 256 .242 .303 .332 17.0 12.5 16.2 .244 .322 .330 33.1
2018 Slider -0.9 -3 280 22.0 75 .104 .119 .175 51.8 48.0 27.1 .126 .169 .188 22.6
2018 4-Seamer -1.9 0 19 1.5 6 .167 .167 .150 20.0 33.3 14.3 .236 .282 .226 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Cutter 35 88.6 27 6.6 8:15 9:45 -90
2021 Sinker 128 99.3 93 19.5 1:00 1:45 -45
2021 Slider 19 84.2 40 9.5 7:30 8:45 -75
2022 Changeup 26 92.0 95 18.2 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Sinker 649 99.4 87 18.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 324 84.7 50 13.0 8:00 8:45 -45
2023 Changeup 13 91.3 88 10.1 2:30 3:15 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 39 100.8 91 17.2 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 240 100.6 86 18.3 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 Slider 58 87.6 39 7.1 8:00 8:15 -15
2023 Sweeper 69 87.6 43 13.5 8:00 8:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 337 1,274 -23 -8 8 10 -13
2019 105 441 -5 -4 1 2 -5
2021 44 207 -2 -2 0 2 -2
2022 268 1,076 -6 -15 9 7 -5
2023 112 450 -3 -4 2 2 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 1,274 49.5 60.5 85.1 23.3 49.3 42.6 58.8 41.8 24.2 6.9 64.8
2019 454 46.9 55.1 86.8 29.1 39.7 38.3 60.9 41.6 30.2 7.0 74.2
2021 207 44.4 58.7 83.3 20.9 58.3 45.9 43.2 37.7 24.4 4.3 66.7
2022 1,051 48.5 61.6 83.8 23.5 56.7 41.6 58.2 42.0 24.0 7.4 70.5
2023 450 44.0 51.5 82.4 27.4 44.9 41.1 52.7 38.0 32.7 9.3 59.5
Player 3,436 47.9 59.0 84.5 24.5 49.8 41.7 57.3 41.1 26.0 7.2 66.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 67 77 95 99 17 100 100 59 76 40 4 46 6 100 17 78
2019 100 8 62
2021 95 19 68
2022 46 78 82 77 15 72 56 83 90 60 1 35 2 99 10 74
2023 71 90 97 96 27 90 89 96 71 95 2 88 38 100 16 61
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 25.7 2 1.8 0 1 1 1 50.0
2019 23.3 2 2.1 0 3 2 0 0.0
2022 22.6 5 4.0 1 1 4 1 20.0
2023 24.2 2 1.9 0 0 2 0 0.0
Player 23.5 11 9.7 1 5 9 2 18.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2
2019 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 1
2022 5 6 3 5 5 5 5 4 3 2 2 5 4 3 5 5 4 4 2 5 3 3 6 4 3 4 5 5 5 3 1
2023 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1
Player 11 11 9 10 12 11 11 9 8 7 8 12 11 9 11 11 10 10 7 11 9 9 12 10 8 9 11 12 10 9 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 100.5 -- 0.6 -- -- 97.1 -- 99.4 2.3 100.7 1.3
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 90.2 -- 92.0 1.8 91.2 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 86.2 -- 0.7 -- -- 84.2 -- 84.7 0.5 87.7 3.0
Exit Velocity 88.0 -- -1.1 -- -- 80.8 -- 86.9 6.1 84.8 -2.1
Launch Angle 1.1 -- -3.4 -- -- -4.2 -- 1.4 5.6 4.4 3.0
Barrel % 0.9 -- 3.6 -- -- 0.0 -- 7.0 7.0 3.8 -3.2
Hard Hit % 31.9 -- -3.3 -- -- 12.5 -- 32.3 19.8 35.8 3.5
Sweet Spot % 26.9 -- -3.0 -- -- 20.8 -- 28.5 7.7 32.1 3.6
xBA .216 -- -0.053 -- -- .166 -- .212 0.046 .194 -0.018
BA .208 -- -0.045 -- -- .147 -- .210 0.063 .220 0.010
xwOBA .293 -- -0.057 -- -- .281 -- .307 0.026 .292 -0.015
wOBA .275 -- -0.044 -- -- .281 -- .302 0.021 .323 0.021
xSLG .285 -- -0.029 -- -- .195 -- .331 0.136 .261 -0.070
SLG .257 -- -0.002 -- -- .235 -- .324 0.089 .352 0.028
K% 20.6 -- 7.6 -- -- 22.7 -- 24.0 1.3 34.8 10.8
BB% 13.3 -- -3.3 -- -- 22.7 -- 13.3 -9.4 16.1 2.8
Swing % 41.8 -- -0.2 -- -- 37.7 -- 42.0 4.3 38.0 -4.0
Whiff% 24.2 -- 6.0 -- -- 24.4 -- 24.0 -0.4 32.7 8.7
In Zone % 49.5 -- -2.6 -- -- 44.4 -- 48.5 4.1 44.0 -4.5
Out of Zone % 50.5 -- 2.6 -- -- 55.6 -- 51.5 -4.1 56.0 4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.3 -- 5.8 -- -- 20.9 -- 23.5 2.6 27.4 3.9
First Pitch Swing % 24.6 -- 0.9 -- -- 22.7 -- 24.7 2.0 23.2 -1.5
First Pitch Strike % 58.8 -- 2.1 -- -- 43.2 -- 58.2 15.0 52.7 -5.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 337 .275 168 0 0.0 169 0 0.0
2019 105 .227 64 1 1.6 41 5 12.2
2021 44 .281 32 1 3.1 12 0 0.0
2022 242 .304 152 19 12.5 90 28 31.1
2023 112 .323 67 0 0.0 45 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 343 20.7 6.1% 5.2% 261 24.9 0.0% 14.9%
2019 158 21.5 0.6% 4.4% 66 24.6 0.0% 9.1%
2021 51 21.7 0.0% 7.8% 55 24.7 0.0% 7.3%
2022 312 18.7 10.3% 1.9% 202 23.0 0.0% 11.9%
2023 53 17.0 17.0% 1.9% 62 17.9 17.7% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution