Rowan Wick
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Wick struck out 79 batters in 68.1 innings of work between Triple-A Iowa and Chicago last season, allowing 47 hits, only three of which left the yard. The converted catcher continues to transition to the other side of the battery, and took a step forward by retooling his curveball with the help of pitching coach Tommy Hottovy. It was Hottovy who suggested Wick start throwing a spike-curve to get more spin on the pitch, and tunneling that with his high-and-hard fastball made him very tough on righties, who had a .212 wOBA against him last year (.285 vs LHB). The walk rate would need to come down for him to have a safer spot in the late innings, but his current stuff at least earns him the chance to hang around in case something happens with Craig Kimbrel. He has the stuff to close, but the Cubs have an expensive roadblock in front of him. Read Past Outlooks
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Charged first loss
PChicago Cubs
September 12, 2020
Wick (0-1) allowed one run while giving up a hit and a walk over one inning in a 1-0 loss to the Brewers on Friday. He struck out one.
ANALYSIS
A Ryan Braun sacrifice fly made the difference in Friday's low-scoring affair. It was the first run Wick has allowed in his last seven appearances. Despite not recording a save since mid-August, Wick remains a high-leverage option out of the Cubs bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Rowan Wick generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Rowan Wick generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-34%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .255 116 23 13 26 6 0 1
Since 2018vs Right .220 136 39 10 27 9 1 1
2020vs Left .290 36 7 5 9 2 0 0
2020vs Right .243 38 13 1 9 4 0 1
2019vs Left .226 62 14 8 12 4 0 0
2019vs Right .149 78 21 8 10 2 0 0
2018vs Left .278 18 2 0 5 0 0 1
2018vs Right .421 20 5 1 8 3 1 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-61%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-17%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 1.91 1.09 33.0 2 0 5 9.3 3.5 0.3
Since 2018Away 4.85 1.54 26.0 0 2 1 9.7 3.5 0.3
2020Home 2.25 1.25 12.0 0 0 4 9.8 3.0 0.8
2020Away 5.06 1.69 5.1 0 1 0 11.8 3.4 0.0
2019Home 2.20 1.04 16.1 2 0 1 9.4 4.4 0.0
2019Away 2.65 1.24 17.0 0 0 1 9.5 4.2 0.0
2018Home 0.00 0.86 4.2 0 0 0 7.7 1.9 0.0
2018Away 14.73 2.73 3.2 0 1 0 7.4 0.0 2.5
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Stat Review
How does Rowan Wick compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.33
 
K/9
10.4
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
95.0 mph
 
ERA
3.12
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.371
 
GB/FB
1.06
 
Left On Base
79.6%
 
Exit Velocity
82.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.8%
 
Spin Rate
2448 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.8%
 
Swinging Strike
11.4%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Once a 20-homer hitter in the minor leagues, Wick switched to pitching in 2016 and had some success. He finished the season with a 2.64 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 44.1 innings pitched between High-A and Double-A. His numbers with High-A Peoria were dominant, as he struck out 13.5 batters per nine and walked just 2.2 batters per nine en route to a 1.09 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. However, with his promotion to Double-A Springfield, where he pitched 19.2 innings, his walk rate ballooned to 6.4 BB/9 and his strikeout rate dropped to 9.2 K/9. He finished his time in Springfield with a 4.12 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. His loss of control with the move up is concerning, but Wick's first season as a pitcher can be regarded as a relative success. The Cardinals apparently thought so too, as they moved to protect him from the Rule 5 draft and added him to the 40-man roster in November. The 24-year-old will presumably begin the 2017 season back in Springfield.
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Saddled with first loss
PChicago Cubs
September 11, 2020
Wick (0-1) allowed a run on one hit and a walk to take the loss Friday against the Brewers.
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Wraps up Monday win
PChicago Cubs
September 7, 2020
Wick pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation Monday, wrapping up a 5-1 win over the Cardinals.
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Records hold Friday
PChicago Cubs
September 5, 2020
Wick pitched a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts to record a hold in Friday's 4-1 win over the Cardinals.
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Cements fourth save
PChicago Cubs
August 18, 2020
Wick earned the save against St. Louis on Tuesday, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and allowing one walk while striking out three.
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Picks up third save
PChicago Cubs
August 13, 2020
Wick allowed a run on two hits but was able to record the save in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Brewers.
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