C. J. Fick

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C.J. Fick
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Relief pitcher
Born: (1985-11-20) November 20, 1985 (age 32)
Thousand Oaks, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 26, 2012, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last appearance
October 2, 2012, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 4.38
Strikeouts 17
C. J. Fick
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara National team

Charles Joseph "Chuckie" Fick (born (1985-11-20)November 20, 1985) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros.

Early and personal life[edit]

Fick was born on (1985-11-20)November 20, 1985, in Thousand Oaks, California. He was selected by the Cardinals out of Cal State Northridge in the 15th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. Chuckie Fick is the nephew of former major league All Star Robert Fick.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In 2007, Fick spent his first professional season with the Rookie-Level Johnson City Cardinals and the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits in the Midwest League. He earned a win in his debut with Johnson City after pitching three innings with four strikeouts on June 20. He went 1–0 with 12 strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA in eight games. Fick debuted for Quad Cities of the Midwest League on July 27 and tossed two scoreless innings. He went 1–0 with 15 strikeouts and a 2.16 ERA in nine games. He went a combined 2–0 with 25 strikeouts, two saves and a 1.85 ERA in 39 innings pitched.

In 2008 Fick went 6–5 with a 3.17 ERA in 20 games, 13 starts, with Quad Cities. He struck out a season-high eight on August 3. In 2009, he was promoted to the Class-A Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals, going 3–3 with a 4.92 ERA in 20 games, seven starts. With the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, Fick went 1–2 with a 1.50 ERA in 10 games, three starts. Fick went a combined 4–7 with 51 strikeouts, one save and a 3.96 ERA in 97​23 innings. In 2010, he advanced to the Triple-A Memphis.

On May 26, 2012, Fick was promoted to St. Louis to replace struggling Fernando Salas in the bullpen. Fick was 1-0 with 2 saves and a 3.86 ERA in 21 games at Memphis.[2] He was designated for assignment on July 25.

Fick was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros on July 27. The Houston Astros released him on June 12, 2013. He signed a minor league contract with Colorado Rockies on June 13, 2013 and has been assigned to Colorado Sky Sox.

International career[edit]

Fick played for the United States national baseball team in the summer of 2011.[3] He appeared in the Pan American Games, where the United States won silver.[4]


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