Jordan Hicks
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2015 | Rd: SUP, #105, St. Louis Cardinals | Cypress Creek (TX) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 5.40 10 0 0 10 10 1.50
2022 3 6 4.84 35 8 0 61.1 63 1.32
2023 3 8 3.11 64 0 12 63.2 79 1.32
5 Seasons 11 20 3.80 211 8 32 241.1 253 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 10 0-0 5.40 10 10 1.50
2022 35 3-6 4.84 61.1 63 1.32
2023 64 3-8 3.11 63.2 79 1.32
5 Seasons 211 11-20 3.80 241.1 253 1.29
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .162 .255 .231 .235 .264 28.6 28.2 10.0 3.14 2.39
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 1081 161 8 5.0 2.9 86.6 109.7 0.4 27.3 .205 .297 .294 .278 .326 35.4 28.8 10.9 3.11 3.18
Player 4067 626 24 3.8 2.3 87.0 113.6 0.4 26.8 .204 .293 .282 .286 .305 31.8 24.6 12.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hicks relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(63.7%) ,
Sweeper
(20%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(11%) ,
Slider
(3.6%) ,
Changeup
(1.7%) ,


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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 59.0 16.8 21.1 3.1 32.9 42.9 24.2 5.6 50.3 14.9 18.6 5.0 5.0 2.9
Player 61.0 15.5 20.6 2.9 34.0 41.4 24.4 3.5 51.9 15.5 19.8 3.8 3.8 2.3
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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 TOR R 669 100.1 19.0 0.7 4 15.8 0.9 6
2023 Sweeper TOR R 213 86.8 36.2 -0.1 0 12.4 0.3 2
2023 Changeup TOR R 18 91.4 33.7 6.2 23 10.1 -5.0 -33
2023 Slider TOR R 38 86.9 38.5 4.2 12 4.5 -0.1 -2
2023 4-Seamer TOR R 118 100.3 11.3 0.4 3 6.4 -2.1 -25
2022 Slider STL R 332 84.7 38.7 2.1 6 11.8 6.1 107
2022 Changeup STL R 27 92.0 24.2 -2.2 -8 15.6 0.6 4
2022 4-Seamer STL R 6 100.1 16.8 -5.4 -48 7.8 -0.1 -1
2022 Sinker STL R 686 99.4 19.7 1.8 10 15.8 0.7 5
2021 Changeup STL R 7 90.2 32.2 5.9 23 9.1 -4.5 -33
2021 4-Seamer STL R 3 100.5 9.5 1.2 11 7.3 0.8 12
2021 Sinker STL R 141 99.2 15.4 -1.0 -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 62
2019 Sinker STL R 266 101.1 16.6 0.4 3 15.8 1.1 7
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 6.8 177
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 1.9 13 689 63.7 177 .252 .351 .325 17.5 16.9 25.0 .232 .322 .305 34.1
2023 Sweeper -0.3 -1 216 20.0 47 .143 .333 .251 59.2 57.4 28.1 .138 .256 .222 46.7
2023 4-Seamer -0.7 -1 119 11.0 39 .216 .270 .262 31.0 46.2 26.1 .166 .242 .202 36.8
2023 Slider -2.4 -1 39 3.6 8 .400 .400 .488 50.0 37.5 16.7 .323 .403 .459 50.0
2023 Changeup 3.0 1 18 1.7 3 .000 .000 .000 42.9 33.3 9.1 .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 .355 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 .201 .307 .274 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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 15 91.4 87 10.2 2:30 3:30 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 117 100.3 90 16.9 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 645 100.0 85 18.2 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Slider 38 86.9 42 6.3 8:00 7:45 15
2023 Sweeper 206 86.8 44 13.3 7:45 8:45 -60
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
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
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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 274 1,081 11 10 -5 -5 11
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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 1,081 49.2 54.9 81.8 27.5 52.3 42.1 58.0 41.0 28.0 7.4 62.5
Player 4,067 48.6 58.6 84.0 25.0 51.2 41.9 58.0 41.4 25.8 7.1 66.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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 19 77
2019 100 9 61
2021 100 9 68
2022 46 78 82 77 15 72 56 83 90 60 1 35 2 99 12 74
2023 88 90 96 95 62 86 88 90 74 84 17 65 32 100 27 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 23.7 4 3.9 0 0 2 2 50.0
Player 23.5 13 11.7 1 5 9 4 30.8

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 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3
Player 13 13 11 12 14 13 13 11 10 9 10 14 13 11 13 13 12 12 9 13 11 11 14 12 10 11 13 14 12 11 7
! 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 2.3 100.1 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 90.2 -- 92.0 1.8 91.4 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 86.2 -- 0.7 -- -- 84.2 -- 84.7 0.5 86.9 2.2
Exit Velocity 88.0 -- -1.1 -- -- 80.8 -- 86.9 6.1 86.6 -0.3
Launch Angle 1.1 -- -3.4 -- -- -4.2 -- 1.4 5.6 0.4 -1.0
Barrel % 0.9 -- 3.6 -- -- 0.0 -- 7.0 7.0 5.0 -2.0
Hard Hit % 31.9 -- -3.3 -- -- 12.5 -- 32.3 19.8 35.4 3.1
Sweet Spot % 26.9 -- -3.0 -- -- 20.8 -- 28.5 7.7 27.3 -1.2
xBA .216 -- -0.054 -- -- .166 -- .212 0.046 .205 -0.007
BA .208 -- -0.045 -- -- .147 -- .210 0.063 .227 0.017
xwOBA .293 -- -0.058 -- -- .281 -- .307 0.026 .278 -0.029
wOBA .275 -- -0.044 -- -- .281 -- .302 0.021 .294 -0.008
xSLG .285 -- -0.030 -- -- .195 -- .331 0.136 .297 -0.034
SLG .257 -- -0.002 -- -- .235 -- .324 0.089 .332 0.008
K% 20.6 -- 7.6 -- -- 22.7 -- 24.0 1.3 28.8 4.8
BB% 13.3 -- -3.3 -- -- 22.7 -- 13.3 -9.4 10.9 -2.4
Swing % 41.8 -- -0.2 -- -- 37.7 -- 42.0 4.3 41.0 -1.0
Whiff% 24.2 -- 6.0 -- -- 24.4 -- 24.0 -0.4 28.0 4.0
In Zone % 49.5 -- -2.6 -- -- 44.4 -- 48.5 4.1 49.2 0.7
Out of Zone % 50.5 -- 2.6 -- -- 55.6 -- 51.5 -4.1 50.8 -0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 23.3 -- 5.8 -- -- 20.9 -- 23.5 2.6 27.5 4.0
First Pitch Swing % 24.6 -- 0.9 -- -- 22.7 -- 24.7 2.0 22.6 -2.1
First Pitch Strike % 58.8 -- 2.1 -- -- 43.2 -- 58.2 15.0 58.0 -0.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 337 .275 168 0 0.0 169 2 1.2
2019 Shifts 105 .227 64 1 1.6 41 7 17.1
2021 Shifts 44 .281 32 1 3.1 12 0 0.0
2022 Shifts 242 .304 152 20 13.2 90 30 33.3
2023 Shades 270 .294 166 0 0.0 104 23 22.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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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 284 17.3 12.3% 1.1% 218 19.2 5.0% 0.9%
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Pitch Distribution