RF Jarrod 'Merlin' Ricks #55
Age: 30 | Bats: L | Throws: L | Morale: Great    
04/06/2026
RF JARROD 'MERLIN' RICKS #55 - AGE: 30 - BATS: L - THROWS: L - MORALE: GREAT
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG SB WAR
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0
BATTING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.  
Contact 7 5 7 7
Gap 5 4 5 5
Power 8 7 8 8
Eye 7 6 7 7
Avoid K's 5 5 5 5
FIELDING RATINGS
Catcher Infield Outfield
Range: - 1 5
Errors: - 1 8
Arm: 1 1 7
Turn DP: - 1 -
Ability: 1 - -
POSITION RATINGS
Pitcher: - Shortstop: -
Catcher: - Left Field: 7
1st Base: - Center Field: 2
2nd Base: - Right Field: 6
3rd Base: -
       
RUN/BUNT
Running Speed: 5
Stealing Ability: 6
Baserunning Inst.: 6
Sacrifice Bunt: 10
Bunt for Hit: 5
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
04/02/2026 @ KAL Win, 6-3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
04/01/2026 DUL Win, 4-3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
03/31/2026 @ REN Win, 3-2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
03/30/2026 SS Loss, 0-3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
03/29/2026 @ AUR Loss, 1-3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
03/28/2026 @ TOY Win, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
03/27/2026 BAK Win, 4-2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
03/26/2026 @ CAN Loss, 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
03/25/2026 YUM Win, 6-5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
03/24/2026 @ PS Loss, 1-2 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
PERSONALITY
He has great knowledge of the game.
High: Loyalty, Intelligence
Low: Leader
Birthday:02/04/1996
Born in:Brownsville, TX
Nationality:American
Height:5' 9"
Weight:205 lbs
Local Popularity:Extremely Popular
National Pop.:Extremely Popular
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$17,000,000
Signed Through:2029 Season
Major Service:7 Years, 40 Days
Service This Yr:1 Day
40-Man Service:8 Years, 97 Days
Pro Service:9 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:Out of option years
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:2017, 1st Pick in Round 1
CAREER BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
2018 Yuma - PEBA 22 7 19 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 1 1 .211 .286 .211 .496 43 45 -0.1
2019 Yuma - PEBA 23 107 391 79 10 1 14 56 44 32 4 4 113 1 4 .202 .267 .340 .607 69 66 -1.4
2020 Yuma - PEBA 24 158 636 188 29 6 38 117 111 73 3 1 130 3 8 .296 .370 .539 .910 146 139 4.3
2021 Yuma - PEBA 25 97 381 105 15 6 18 62 71 49 4 8 72 6 3 .276 .357 .488 .846 135 132 2.3
2022 Yuma - PEBA 26 154 591 167 21 3 36 118 106 98 10 6 89 10 4 .283 .390 .511 .901 147 144 5.8
2023 Crystal Lake - PEBA 27 157 629 176 26 7 32 100 124 64 6 6 105 13 7 .280 .349 .496 .845 136 133 4.9
2024 Crystal Lake - PEBA 28 138 536 139 13 4 31 85 82 72 2 4 101 9 3 .259 .347 .472 .819 135 134 3.5
2025 Crystal Lake - PEBA 29 129 496 134 20 0 29 88 77 46 3 6 103 3 2 .270 .332 .486 .818 133 128 2.8
Total PEBA 947 3679 992 134 27 198 626 616 436 32 35 718 46 32 .270 .349 .482 .831 132 128 22.2
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
2014 Northwestern - COL 18 30 99 32 4 2 5 19 22 27 0 1 12 2 4 .323 .465 .556 1.020 150 152 0.0
2015 Northwestern - COL 19 56 179 72 9 2 24 65 53 49 0 4 25 4 4 .402 .522 .877 1.399 237 217 0.0
2016 Northwestern - COL 20 38 73 21 3 0 9 25 20 24 1 0 16 2 2 .288 .469 .699 1.168 179 156 0.0
2017 Northwestern - COL 21 28 89 32 8 2 6 32 26 24 2 2 11 5 2 .360 .496 .697 1.192 182 179 0.0
2017 Kivalina - S A 21 50 186 65 14 0 21 46 52 39 2 1 46 7 4 .349 .465 .763 1.228 222 214 0.0
2018 Salton Sea - A 22 14 50 17 4 0 4 9 13 9 1 2 13 0 1 .340 .435 .660 1.095 181 161 0.0
2018 Calgary - AA 22 61 237 67 14 2 11 37 40 27 3 0 54 6 4 .283 .363 .498 .861 120 126 0.0
2018 Henderson - AAA 22 29 115 32 6 1 0 11 14 14 0 1 26 1 1 .278 .354 .348 .702 93 95 0.0
2024 Evansville - AAA 28 7 24 8 2 0 4 8 8 7 0 0 4 0 0 .333 .484 .917 1.401 300 283 0.0
Total GBB AAA 36 139 40 8 1 4 19 22 21 0 1 30 1 1 .288 .379 .446 .825 133 131
Total GNL AA 61 237 67 14 2 11 37 40 27 3 0 54 6 4 .283 .363 .498 .861 120 126
Total NAFTA A 14 50 17 4 0 4 9 13 9 1 2 13 0 1 .340 .435 .660 1.095 181 161
Total USCBA COL 152 440 157 24 6 44 141 121 124 3 7 64 13 12 .357 .495 .739 1.233 197 185
Total SS-A 50 186 65 14 0 21 46 52 39 2 1 46 7 4 .349 .465 .763 1.228 222 214
CAREER POSTSEASON BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
2014 Northwestern - USCBA COL 18 7 20 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 0 1 .200 .273 .250 .523 0 0 0.0
2015 Northwestern - USCBA COL 19 5 19 3 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 .158 .238 .421 .659 0 0 0.0
2016 Northwestern - USCBA COL 20 6 22 6 1 0 3 4 4 3 0 0 3 0 1 .273 .360 .727 1.087 0 0 0.0
2017 Kivalina - SS-A 21 2 6 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .625 1.167 1.792 0 0 0.0
2020 Yuma - PEBA 24 14 51 12 4 0 3 6 11 5 0 0 14 0 0 .235 .304 .490 .794 0 0 0.0
2022 Yuma - PEBA 26 5 21 7 1 1 2 7 5 2 0 0 5 0 0 .333 .391 .762 1.153 0 0 0.0
2023 Crystal Lake - PEBA 27 17 66 24 4 0 6 14 15 9 1 0 8 1 0 .364 .447 .697 1.144 0 0 0.0
2024 Crystal Lake - PEBA 28 18 70 18 1 0 3 8 9 7 0 1 14 2 1 .257 .321 .400 .721 0 0 0.0
2025 Crystal Lake - PEBA 29 25 100 30 3 1 5 19 14 8 0 2 26 0 0 .300 .345 .500 .845 0 0 0.0
Total PEBA 79 308 91 13 2 19 54 54 31 1 3 67 3 1 .295 .359 .536 .894 151 146
Total USCBA COL 18 61 13 2 1 4 7 6 7 0 0 9 0 2 .213 .294 .475 .770 85 77
Total SS-A 2 6 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .625 1.167 1.792 367 344
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2014 Northwestern - COL CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.0 0.00 0.0 .000
2014 Northwestern - COL RF 29 29 70 0 0 72 2 .972 247.0 2.55 -3.5 .940
2016 Northwestern - COL LF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 2.0 4.50 +0.0 1.034
2016 Northwestern - COL CF 36 36 62 2 2 64 0 1.000 195.0 2.95 -2.9 .945
2016 Northwestern - COL RF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 2.0 4.50 +0.0 1.053
2017 Kivalina - S A LF 27 27 49 1 0 50 0 1.000 235.0 1.91 +0.9 1.024
2017 Northwestern - COL LF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 2.0 4.50 +0.0 1.043
2017 Kivalina - S A CF 23 23 52 1 0 54 1 .981 202.0 2.36 -1.8 .959
2017 Northwestern - COL CF 26 26 62 1 0 64 1 .984 212.1 2.67 -3.2 .939
2017 Kivalina - S A RF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 2.0 4.50 +0.1 1.079
2017 Northwestern - COL RF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.0 9.00 +0.1 1.071
2018 Yuma - ML LF 6 4 7 1 0 8 0 1.000 39.0 1.85 +0.5 1.120
2018 Henderson - AAA LF 24 24 47 1 0 50 2 .960 210.1 2.05 -2.1 .941
2018 Calgary - AA LF 23 23 57 0 0 57 0 1.000 198.0 2.59 -1.2 .973
2018 Henderson - AAA CF 5 5 12 1 0 14 1 .929 40.0 2.92 +0.9 1.106
2018 Yuma - ML RF 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 1.000 9.0 2.00 -0.0 .982
2018 Calgary - AA RF 28 27 62 2 1 68 4 .941 235.0 2.45 +0.7 1.013
2019 Yuma - ML LF 79 79 166 5 0 174 3 .983 697.2 2.21 -2.1 .982
2019 Yuma - ML CF 9 9 25 0 0 25 0 1.000 69.0 3.26 -2.7 .878
2019 Yuma - ML RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 5.2 0.00 0.0 .000
2020 Yuma - ML LF 63 63 104 3 0 109 2 .982 559.0 1.72 -1.4 .980
2020 Yuma - ML CF 18 12 37 0 0 38 1 .974 112.0 2.97 -4.3 .868
2020 Yuma - ML RF 40 38 60 2 0 63 1 .984 343.0 1.63 +3.7 1.092
2021 Yuma - ML LF 62 62 99 4 2 105 2 .981 537.1 1.73 -2.8 .960
2021 Yuma - ML CF 41 34 83 4 1 88 1 .989 326.2 2.40 -3.0 .956
2022 Yuma - ML LF 107 107 178 1 0 180 1 .994 957.2 1.68 +3.2 1.026
2022 Yuma - ML CF 7 7 16 0 0 16 0 1.000 57.0 2.53 -0.1 .992
2022 Yuma - ML RF 40 40 68 2 0 71 1 .986 361.2 1.74 -1.1 .978
2023 Crystal Lake - ML LF 157 157 310 9 3 322 3 .991 1378.0 2.08 +1.9 1.009
2023 Crystal Lake - ML CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2.0 0.00 0.0 .000
2023 Crystal Lake - ML RF 5 0 4 0 0 4 0 1.000 9.0 4.00 +0.8 1.340
2024 Crystal Lake - ML LF 52 49 96 3 1 100 1 .990 445.2 2.00 -0.3 .995
2024 Evansville - AAA LF 7 7 10 0 0 10 0 1.000 61.0 1.48 -1.5 .797
2024 Crystal Lake - ML CF 37 36 83 1 0 84 0 1.000 330.0 2.29 -7.9 .895
2024 Crystal Lake - ML RF 53 53 115 5 1 120 0 1.000 453.2 2.38 -1.0 .987
2025 Crystal Lake - ML LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.0 0.00 0.0 .000
2025 Crystal Lake - ML RF 127 127 256 12 2 268 0 1.000 1133.1 2.13 -3.4 .982
TOTAL LF 611 602 1125 28 6 1167 14 .988 5323.2 1.95 -4.8 .994
TOTAL CF 204 188 432 10 3 447 5 .989 1547.0 2.57 -25.0 .932
TOTAL RF 328 315 640 23 4 671 8 .988 2802.1 2.13 -3.8 .992
PLAYER HISTORY
05/26/2013 Joined the Northwestern Purple Haze.
01/01/2014 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 1 (6); Power: 1 (7); Eye: 1 (5).
01/01/2015 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 1 (5); Power: 2 (8); Eye: 1 (4).
03/23/2015 Wins the USCBA COL USCBA COL Player of the Week Award.
03/23/2015 Was selected to the 2015 United States Collegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game.
01/01/2016 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 2 (6); Power: 2 (8); Eye: 2 (4).
03/18/2016 Injured (ankle soreness), out for 2 weeks.
04/16/2016 Injured (thumb contusion), out for one week.
01/01/2017 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 3 (7); Power: 3 (7); Eye: 3 (5).
03/23/2017 Was selected to the 2017 United States Collegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game.
03/28/2017 Injured (broken hand), out for 4 months.
05/31/2017 Released by the Northwestern Purple Haze.
06/07/2017 Drafted in the 2017 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 1, 1st overall pick) by the Yuma Bulldozers.
06/24/2017 Signed with the Yuma Bulldozers organization for a signing bonus of $8,000,000 and a 3-year major league contract worth a total of $3,750,000.
08/21/2017 Wins the SS-A AL Player of the Week Award.
01/01/2018 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 4 (6); Power: 5 (7); Eye: 5 (6).
04/02/2018 Named the #9 prospect in the PEBA
05/10/2018 Injured (chronic back soreness), out for 2 weeks.
06/09/2018 Injured (knee soreness), out for one week.
01/01/2019 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 6 (7); Power: 6 (7); Eye: 4 (5).
04/01/2019 Named the #5 prospect in the PEBA
08/19/2019 Injured (strained oblique), out for 3 weeks.
09/08/2019 Injured (ruptured tendon (finger)), out for 4 months.
11/18/2019 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $1,250,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2020 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 8 (9); Power: 10 (10); Eye: 7 (7).
03/07/2020 Injured (bruised wrist), day-to-day for one week.
07/12/2020 Was selected to the 2020 Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance All-Star Game.
11/02/2020 Finished 3rd in 2020 PEBA SL Royal Raker Award voting.
11/02/2020 Finished 3rd in 2020 PEBA SL Royal Raker Award voting.
11/22/2020 Signed a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $9,240,000 with the Yuma Bulldozers organization.
01/01/2021 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 9 (9); Power: 10 (10); Eye: 8 (8).
03/26/2021 Injured (sprained ankle), out for 4 weeks.
04/23/2021 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another 4 days.
07/12/2021 Wins the PEBA SL Player of the Week Award.
08/01/2021 Wins the PEBA SL Batter of the Month Award.
08/22/2021 Injured (torn labrum (Shoulder)), out for 7 months.
01/01/2022 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 9 (9); Power: 10 (10); Eye: 8 (8).
07/01/2022 Wins the PEBA SL Batter of the Month Award.
07/04/2022 Was selected to the 2022 Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance All-Star Game.
11/14/2022 Wins the 2022 PEBA SL Platinum Stick Award at CF.
11/28/2022 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,500,000 through arbitration.
12/22/2022 Was traded by the Yuma Bulldozers to the Crystal Lake Sandgnats in exchange for 3B Alejandro LujŠn.
01/01/2023 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 9 (9); Power: 10 (10); Eye: 8 (8).
03/07/2023 Injured (sore hamstring), day-to-day for 1 day.
09/10/2023 Goes 5-6 against the Bakersfield Bears, with 1 HR, 2 RBI and 3 R.
10/06/2023 Wins the 2023 PEBA SL Wild Card MVP Award.
10/19/2023 Wins the 2023 PEBA SL Divisional MVP Award.
11/28/2023 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $10,625,000 through arbitration.
01/01/2024 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 8 (8); Power: 10 (10); Eye: 8 (8).
04/29/2024 Wins the PEBA SL Player of the Week Award.
06/01/2024 Injured (concussion), day-to-day for 2 weeks.
10/25/2024 Wins the 2024 PEBA SL Divisional MVP Award.
11/11/2024 Wins the 2024 Planetary Extreme Championship with the Crystal Lake Sandgnats.
12/06/2024 Became a free agent.
01/01/2025 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 8 (8); Power: 10 (10); Eye: 8 (8).
02/08/2025 Signed a 5-year contract worth a total of $85,000,000 with the Crystal Lake Sandgnats organization.
05/14/2025 Injured (sprained wrist), out for 5 weeks.
06/25/2025 Was selected to the 2025 Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance All-Star Game.
07/13/2025 Suspended 5 games after ejection following a brawl.
10/11/2025 Goes 5-5 against the Reno Zephyrs, with 2 HR, 2 RBI and 2 R.
01/01/2026 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 7 (7); Power: 10 (10); Eye: 8 (8).
03/28/2026 Injured (Mild shoulder strain), day-to-day for 3 days.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year GS Rank
2020 158 7
Year PA Rank
2020 722 2
2022 705 6
2023 718 3
Year AB Rank
2020 636 5
2023 629 6
Year H Rank
2020 188 4
2023 176 4
Year TB Rank
2020 343 1
2022 302 7
2023 312 7
Year 3B Rank
2020 6 7
2023 7 5
Year HR Rank
2020 38 2
2022 36 5
2024 31 5
Year RBI Rank
2020 117 1
2022 118 3
2023 100 8
2024 85 10
Year R Rank
2020 111 4
2022 106 5
2023 124 1
Year BB Rank
2022 98 3
2024 72 8
Year IBB Rank
2020 8 2
2022 10 7
2025 9 5
Year SH Rank
2023 13 6
Year SF Rank
2021 8 6
2023 6 9
Year EBH Rank
2020 73 2
2023 65 9
Year OBP Rank
2022 .390 9
Year SLG Rank
2020 .539 2
2022 .511 8
Year RC Rank
2020 122.82 2
2022 119.55 4
2023 112.47 5
Year RC/27 Rank
2020 6.91 6
2022 7.11 8
Year ISO Rank
2020 .244 4
2022 .228 9
2024 .213 9
Year WOBA Rank
2020 .377 7
2022 .379 5
Year OPS Rank
2020 .910 3
2022 .901 6
2023 .845 10
2024 .819 10
Year WAR Rank
2020 6.2 2
2022 5.7 5
2023 4.8 8
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