Rowan D. Wick...is the son of Clayton and Elaine...Clayton was 31-year fire captain...has one sister, Alison and a pet dog named Farley...represented Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic...played for the Canadian Junior National Team at the 2010 IBAF World Baseball Championships, batting .310 (9-29) with three doubles, two home runs and six RBI in eight games...was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 19th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign...his favorite TV show is That '70s Show and roots for the Vancouver Canucks.
Combined with Memphis (AAA), Springfield (AA) and the GCL Cardinals (R) to post a 2-1 record with a 3.19 ERA and six saves in 34 relief appearances...Began the season with Memphis and went 1-1 with a 5.52 ERA (9 ER, 14.2 IP) from 4/7-5/29 across 12 relief outings...Made two separate stints on the seven-day DL with right shoulder tendonitis (5/12-25) and right bicep tendonitis (6/1-7/10)...Sent on a rehab assignment to the GCL Cards pm 6/3 for three relief appearances before being assigned to Springfield on 7/10...Converted all five of his saves opportunities in Springfield with a 2.08 ERA...scoreless in 14 of his 16 outings and limited hitters to a .208 average...Recalled by Memphis on 9/2 and made two relief appearances in the PCL playoffs, going 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA and three strikeouts...Pitched on consecutive days only once during the season while on rehab in the Gulf Coast League (7/8-9)...Represented Canada in the World Baseball Classic in March and made two relief appearances with a 5.40 ERA (1 ER, 1.2 IP).
Played his first full season as a pitcher and made 44 relief appearances between Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA)...Combined to post a 2-0 record with a 2.64 ERA over 44.1 innings with 57 strikeouts...Ranked among Cardinals minor league pitchers with 44 appearances (T9th) and strikeouts/9 IP (11.57, 4th)...Earned his first professional win in his first appearance of the season vs. Charlotte (4/7) with a scoreless inning of relief...Nailed down six saves over his last nine appearances in Palm Beach...Did not allow an earned run over nine appearances at Roger Dean Stadium covering 10.1 innings...Struck out a batter in 35 of his 44 appearances...Registered a 27.3 Inherited Runners Scored percentage (11 IR/3 S)...Held right-handed batters to a .163 BA (16-98) without a home run and 34 strikeouts...Was on the 7-day disabled list 7/26-8/5 due to skin condition...Made nine relief appearances for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League going 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 10.0 IP with eight strikeouts. Made a relief appearance in the Rising Stars All-Star Game and threw two-thirds of a scoreless inning.
Converted to pitcher after playing in 33 games at Palm Beach (A) in the outfield...made three appearances at Gulf Coast League covering 2.0 IP allowing two runs...batted .198 with three HRs and 16 RBI.
Ranked 8th among all minor league players with 13.00 AB/HR and 7th in slugging percentage (.608)...set the State College (A) franchise home run record with 10 in his first 19 games of the season...tied for the New York-Penn League lead with 14 home runs and three intentional walks... led all Cardinals minor leaguers in slugging (.608) and OPS (.990) and ranked in the Top 10 in batting (.292, 8th), home runs (20, T3rd) and RBI (60, T5th)...named New York-Penn League Player of the Week 6/13-23 batting .343 (12-35) with 7 HR, 11 RBI, 9 runs scored and a slugging pct of .972...had three multi-homer games (6/13, 6/16, 6/25)...reached base safely via hit or walk in 34-of-35 games at State College.
Ranked T2nd in the Appalachian League with 10 home runs and 3rd in home runs/AB (20.70)...ranked 7th among Cardinals minor leaguers with a .464 slugging pct.
Played in 23 games for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals starting 12 at catcher...hit his first professional home run vs. GCL Nationals (8/7), a solo shot off Daury Vasquez... posted an RBI in four straight games 7/31-8/7.