Jordan Hicks has been utilized in numerous ways this season for the St. Louis Cardinals. This was the first time in his career that he started in a MLB game and now he’s returned to the bullpen. In his last three outings, Hicks held his own out there on the mound. During those three appearances, he threw a total of five innings, giving up four hits and striking out six.


The Cardinals won each of those three games as well. Hicks definitely has a dominant presence coming out of the bullpen.

This is what the Cardinals have been wanting to see out of the 25-year-old. Whether it’s one inning, or three innings, Hicks can have a significant impact on the mound and when he’s on his game, he is pretty much untouchable. On the season, the flame thrower has a 3-6 record with a 5.03 ERA and 55 strikeouts. He also made eight starts as well. 

Hicks has a lot of value coming out of the bullpen. We all know that he’s one of the hardest throwing pitchers in the game and he’s been through a lot within the past two years, dealing with injuries.

Last season he only appeared in 10 games and during the 2019 season he appeared in 29. With just over a month left in the season, there’s no question that Hicks will appear in more games and continue to show why he’s a dominating force out there.



There are not many pitchers who have started multiple games and have come out of the bullpen in the same season. While he did not pick up a win as a starter this season, he still put together some solid performances.

In his first start back on April 21st, he went three innings giving up one run and striking out three.  The longest he’s lasted for a start this season was five innings back in May against the San Francisco Giants. He got roughed up a little bit giving up three runs and taking the loss.

But his bounce back story has been something to see. The fact that he continues to throw as hard as he does post injuries is very impressive. 

As the season comes to an end and the Cardinals get ready for postseason play, Hicks will continue to improve and be ready to make an impact wherever the team decides to utilize him. 


“My Stuff Is Too Good…”| Flame Thrower Jordan Hicks Back After Fighting Through Injuries


Share This