Graduated from Newbury Park High School
(CA) in 2004 where he was a two-year letter
winner as a shortstop and pitcher...also
played on the basketball team.
... Attended Fresno State for his freshman
season before transferring to Cal State-
Northridge for the 2006 and 2007 seasons...
was drafted by the Cardinals in the 15th
round of the June 2007 draft.
... His father, Chuck Fick, is a pro scout with the
Cardinals and has been with the club since
... Signed to a minor league contract that runs
through the 2013 season...was invited to
Major League Spring Training on Jan. 17,
2013.2012Rookie reliever made 18 appearances with Houston after coming over from the Cardinals as a waiver
claim...saw the first Major League action of his career in 2012...posted a 2.70 ERA (3ER/10IP) on the road
while with the Astros...started the year in the bullpen with the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple A affiliate for
the St. Louis Cardinals...made two relief appearances with the Cardinals' Major League club before being
claimed by the Astros off waivers on July 27...optioned to Triple A OKC on Aug. 25...recalled on Sept. 4 and
finished his season with the Astros...over his final 15 appearances of the season from Aug. 8-Oct. 2, posted a
3.32 ERA (7ER/19IP) with 15 strikeouts...had a scoreless appearance in five of his last six games...in 47 games
between Triple A Memphis and Triple A OKC, had a 2-2 record with a 5.09 ERA (26ER/46IP) and three saves...
was claimed by Houston off waivers on July 27.2011Made a career high 54 relief appearances at Memphis (AAA), the second most on the squad behind Victor Marte (55). ... Ranked first in AAA and T-2nd in all of Minor League Baseball with 16 holds. ... His 2.30 ERA was the 4th-lowest by any AAA relief pitcher with 50 or more appearances. ... Did not allow an inherited runner to score from July 6 through the end of the season (23 app., 9 IR). ... Struck out all six batters faced 6/7 at Oklahoma City, both a season-high and his most career strikeouts in a relief app. ... Won five consecutive decisions from 6/13-7/15. ... Made 14 app. of 2.0 IP or more, allowing just one run in three of them, with a season-high 3.0 IP on 4/29 vs. Round Rock. ... Held left-handers to a .172 BA (99 AB) and right-handers to a .186 BA with 0 HR (145 AB). ... Went 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in 5 app. (8.2 IP) for the Silver Medal-winning Team USA squad in the World Cup/Pan Am Games.2010Began season in Springfield (AA) before getting promoted to Memphis (AAA) on 6/23...made 32 app. with six starts posting a 5-1 record with a 3.79 ERA over 76 IP ... struck out a seasonhigh seven in each of his last two starts in Springfield ... threw a season-high 5.2 IP in his Triple-A debut 6/23 vs. Nashville ... 15 of his 26 relief app. were 2.0 IP or more with a season-high of 3.1
IP at New Orleans (7/28) ... induced a career-high13 double plays ... made one post-season app. of 1.2 scoreless IP.2009Pitched at Quad Cities (A), Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA) ... appeared in 34 games, starting 13 ... finished the season in Springfield with a 1-2 record and a 1.50 ERA in 10 app., including two scoreless starts of 5.0 innings ... was unscored upon in 10 of 13 relief appearances in Palm Beach.2008Posted career highs in wins (6), innings (93.2), strikeouts (67) and games started (13) at Quad Cities (A) ... threw a careerhigh 7.1 IP at Great Lakes (7/28) ... had four outings of 7.0 IP or
more ... struck out a career-high eight vs. Dayton (8/3).2007Split his draft season between Johnson City (R) and Quad Cities (A) ... made his final nine app. in Quad Cities, with all app. of four outs or more and three of 3.2 IP ... recorded a win in first pro app., throwing 3.0 IP in relief at Greeneville (6/20).