Date of Birth: 10/29/1993
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 225 lbs
College Experience: University of Iowa
Resides: Chicago, Illinois
2019 is Blake Hickman's third professional season and first with the ThunderBolts. He signed on April 19, 2019. Blake's career began in 207, when the Chicago White Sox made him their seventh round pick in the Amateur Entry Draft. In two years with the White Sox, he went 7-9 with a 5.08 ERA in 50 games (24 starts). He spent all of 2018 at High A Winston-Salem. Hickman played at the University of Iowa for three years, starting out as a catcher. He hit .219 with three home runs over 57 games behind the plate. He transitioned to the pitcher's mound and went 11-4 with a 3.26 ERA in 33 appearances over his final two years. He also attended Simeon Academy in Chicago.