Liam Hicks, a 2021 MLB Draft Pick, Makes His Double-A Debut
Hicks hails from Toronto and currently plays in the Texas Rangers organization. A ninth-round draft pick from 2021, Hicks began his career with Arizona Rookie ball before quickly progressing through to A Down East and High-A Hickory levels of play.
Hicks launched his first home run and Arkansas State’s second in the eighth, giving the Red Wolves a 5-4 edge. A-State then scored four more times during the ninth frame to clinch their sweep of ASU.
Early Life and Education
Hicks was selected in the ninth round of the 2021 MLB draft and began his professional career playing Arizona Rookie ball before progressing through A Down East, High-A Hickory, and finally Double-A Frisco for Texas Rangers Double-A affiliate, hitting well along the way.
HICKS has had an illustrious career path. After initially being lightly recruited in Canada, he went on to be recognized as an outstanding junior college talent during two seasons at Mineral Area College.
Song of the Blue Jay follows Liam Hicks on his journey to find Deedeens, his sister promised by Ashagi – yet tensions between English, French and Native populations remain high one year post Pontiac’s assault on Fort Detroit.
Tommy Raffo would often pass by Tomlinson Stadium in Jonesboro on his way back from evening games at Arkansas State, knowing a pair of cars belonging to top catcher prospect Jalen Hicks were parked there; when he arrived back home he’d find Hicks exercising behind the plate.
Hicks was selected in the ninth round by Texas Rangers and began his career at Arizona Rookie Ball before rapidly progressing through Class-A Down East and High-A Hickory. Since joining Frisco RoughRiders he’s quickly built an impressive record behind the plate.
Toronto native Johnathan Dain boasts an athletic physique with an open stance and excellent footwork to control his zone and has a powerful arm.
Achievement and Honors
Liam Hicks has received several honors throughout his career. He was named to two NJCAA all-American teams and led his teams to three successive championships. Additionally, two indoor national championships events hosted him.
After several roster moves at Double-A Frisco RoughRiders, Hicks was added as their starting catcher in their game against Wichita Wind Surge on February 1. He made his debut against them.
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Liam Hicks was getting ready for a game between his High-A Hickory Crawdads and Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay) when he got an unexpected call: the Texas Rangers needed a catcher, and this ninth-round selection from Mineral Area College would make his Double-A debut that day.
Hicks did not disappoint either; he hit a two-run homer over the left field fence in Frisco’s 8-2 loss against Wichita Wind Surge.
Toronto native Michael Barlow has made a swift transition to professional baseball, starting his professional journey in Arizona Rookie Ball before progressing through A Down East and High-A Hickory before ultimately reaching High-A Hickory where he currently resides. Now on his Road to The Show, Barlow should remain one of the premier catching prospects at major league levels.
Cameron Hicks serves as Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Teleflex. He joined the company in April 2013 with over 23 years of experience in human resources and organizational development.
From 2010 to 2013, he served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Effectiveness at Harlan Laboratories, a private provider of preclinical research services. Prior to that he held various HR and operational leadership roles at MDS Inc. including Senior Vice President for Pharma Services division.
Hicks has quickly progressed through the Rangers system. He may become the primary backstop when Ryan Helsley (elbow) returns from being placed on the 10-day disabled list; it depends on his performance.