Cardinals prospect interview: Rowan Wick

The St. Louis Cardinals' catcher-turned-outfield prospect discusses his 2013 season at Johnson City.

In 2013, the light turned on for Vancouver native Rowan Wick. After batting just .156 in his Gulf Coast League introduction, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder became an Appalachian League All-Star for Johnson City in 2013.

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For Johnson City, the 20-year-old became a force at the plate. 22 of Wick's 53 hits went for extra bases, including a team-best 10 home runs. The left-handed hitter plated 35, second-best on his squad. Willing to take a free pass when necessary, Wick walked 30 times, tops on the club.

It was a summer of transition defensively for Wick as well. After catching exclusively in 2012, he still worked behind the plate when Steve Bean was injured early in 2013. However, once Bean was well, Wick became a full-time outfielder. He continued to work on his flycatching skills exclusively in te fall instructional league.

During the recently-completed instructs, Wick spoke about his 2013 and plans for the future.

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