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Jordan Hicks Cardinals Career

Non-roster invitee Hicks attended spring training in 2018. Despite never having pitched above Class A-Advanced, he was selected for the St. Louis Cardinals’ Opening Day roster.

Against the New York Mets, he made his MLB debut and threw a fastball with an average velocity of 100.4 miles per hour (161.6 kilometers per hour).

He collected his first strikeout against Jay Bruce in a scoreless inning. With his spotless final 2+13 innings against the Cincinnati Reds on April 21, Hicks won his first major league victory.

Hicks’ 105.1 mph (169.1 km/h) pitch on May 20th was the fastest in MLB history. Aroldis Chapman is a co-writer on this album.

At 100.5 miles per hour (161.7 kilometers per hour), his four-seam fastball and sinker had the second and third highest average speeds of any MLB pitcher’s pitches in 2018, respectively.

Throughout the season, he was recognized as one of the most powerful pitchers in the league.

Despite a 3–4 record, six saves, a 3.59 ERA, and a 1.34 WHIP, Hicks struck out 70 batters in 77+2/3 innings of relief work as a rookie in 2018.

Hicks was St. Louis’ closer at the start of the new season.

At some point on June 22, 2019, Hicks was forced to leave a game with an elbow injury that had been misdiagnosed as triceps tendinitis.

His right elbow was diagnosed with a ruptured ulnar collateral ligament on June 24, and he underwent surgery.

Hicks opted for Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on June 25, 2019, which means he will miss the rest of the 2019 season.

As of the 26th of June, he has undergone the procedure in its entirety. Hicks finished the season with a 2–2 record, 14 saves, and a 3.14 ERA in 28+1/3 innings, striking out 31 hitters.

His four-seam fastball averaged 100.9 miles per hour (162.4 kilometers per hour) in 2019.

Averaging 101.1 miles per hour (162.7 kilometers per hour), his pitch velocity was the highest in MLB.

This was his quickest pitch of the season, clocking in at 104.3 mph (167.9 kph).

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, Hicks, who has Type 1 diabetes, announced his retirement from the 2020 season on July 13, 2020.

How Tall Is Jordan Hicks?

Jordan Hicks’s height is 1.88 m

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