Jordan McKinley Hicks is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in the United States. He was picked in the third round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Cardinals, and he made his MLB debut in 2018.
Hicks went to Klein Oak High School in Klein, Texas, until his senior year, when he transferred to Cypress Creek High School in Houston, Texas.
He committed to playing college baseball at Tulane University.
Hicks was taken in the third round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft out of Cypress Creek High School, and he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for $600,000, foregoing his Tulane commitment.
In 2016, he made his professional debut with the Rookie Appalachian League’s Johnson City Cardinals before being promoted to the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League’s State College Spikes throughout the season.
He was 6–2 with a 2.97 ERA in 12 starts for both teams.
Hicks began 2017 with the Class A Midwest League’s Peoria Chiefs, where he was named to the Midwest League All-Star game.
In July, he was promoted to the Class A-Advanced Florida State League’s Palm Beach Cardinals, where he went 0–1 with one save, a 1.00 ERA, and 32 strikeouts in 27 innings.
Between the two clubs, Hicks finished 2017 with an 8–3 record and a 2.74 ERA in 22 games (19 starts).
Hicks was sent to the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League (AFL) after the season, and he was selected for the Fall Stars Game.
He concluded the AFL season with nine appearances, a 0–2 record, a 6.32 ERA, 16 strikeouts in 15+23 innings, and a fastball speed of 102.6 mph (165.1 km/h).
Hicks is one of the most powerful pitchers in the major leagues, throwing at speeds of up to 105 miles per hour.
His pitch velocity was erratic at the outset of his professional baseball career, and he had a variety of mechanical difficulties.
Hicks decided to throw as hard as he could while pitching in an All-Star Game, and he hit 100 miles per hour twice.
His velocity and overall mechanics began to improve, and when the 2017 season finished, he kept pitching in the Arizona Fall League, where he consistently threw 100 miles per hour and above.
How Old Is Jordan Hicks?
Jordan Hicks is 25 years old. He was born on September 6, 1996