Josh Hader >>> Jordan Hicks, Don’t Forget.
Baseball Twitter went crazy on Sunday afternoon when St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks dialed it up to 104 mph on the radar gun then the next pitch, he went a little higher at 105 mph. Hicks is one of the young stars of the baseball season. It’s annoying that St. Louis has a player like Hicks because as a Brewers fan, I do not want St. LOuis to have nice things. That being said, Josh Hader blows this dude out of the water, and I hope everyone realizes that. This might be me sipping on the haterade or Haderade for this reason but the thought remains.
Jordan Hicks, 105mph Fastball movement. 😂😳🔥 pic.twitter.com/jdu1hbO7N2
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 20, 2018
I get why people are freaking out of over the pitches, but Hicks has a long way to go when it comes to being a strong reliever. He walks way too many batters for him to be truly effective. Hicks gave up three runs on Friday night, and he could not even get an out. Like I’m fine with this guy being a flamethrower and showing off to the crowd, yet, let’s remember that Hader’s numbers are far superior. If this is a petty post, so be it.