2017 Prospect Review: #19 Jordan Wicks


Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

As the calendar turns to December, I want to review the top prospects from the 2017. These players have separated themselves as top prospect, with the potential at some point in their career to become professional prospects, if they are not already.

#19 2018 LHP Jordan Wicks


Jordan Wicks

Class of 2018 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Conway
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
81 - 85
FB
72 - 74
CB
71 - 73
CH
72 - 74
SL

Scouting Report

Wicks is 6-foot-1 180 pound left-hander with a large frame and an athletic build.  He works from a 3/4 arm slot with a quick clean arm. He has smooth rhythm and good extension. His fastball is thrown 84-86mph with arm-side run. He commands a curveball with 1/7 action thrown at 72-75 mph. His changeup was thrown 71-73 mph with arm-side run. He has continued to improve has a hitter and is turning heads as a two-way player. He starts from an athletic stance and attacks the baseball with fast bat speed. He has an advanced feel for the barrel and has shown the ability to make loud contact on a consistent basis. Overall Wicks is a solid athlete with an advanced feel to pitch and has an advanced offensive skill set.


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6.30.15 pitch

Wicks has been a staple of Arkansas High School baseball the past three season. He has been a consistent contributor for Conway over that time period and has been a huge reason for their success as they have been a contender for the 7A State title each year. In 2017 Wicks was as consistent as ever on the mound but added an improved offensive game, contributing as a true two way player.

In the summer, Wicks decommitted from Arkansas State, and committed to Kansas State after a strong summer with the Arkansas Prospects.  

Overall Wicks as polished of a pitcher as you will find at the high school ranks. He will need to make a jump of velocity to be considered a professional prospect, but will be a very sound college player. His ability to make loud contact consistently may allow him an opportunity to compete as a two-way player for Kansas State. 

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