Found May 26, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS Newly promoted Cardinals reliever Chuckie Fick knows he's not the most conventional pitcher. "I'm funky," Fick said. "I'm a different look." Maybe it's because of his name. Maybe it's because of his low, three-quarters delivery. Or maybe it's because of his deceptive pattern of pitches. Whatever the reason, his funkiness has translated nicely. Fick, who got called up to the big leagues for the first time Saturday morning when struggling right-hander Fernando Salas was optioned to Triple-A Memphis, features a sinking fastball that hovers between 88-91 MPH and a slider and changeup. The 6-5 right-hander throws across his body, making his pitches hard for opposing hitters to pick up. He doesn't beat them with speed, rather he hopes to confuse them with a look they aren't familiar with. "I've learned over the past few years that deception has a lot to do with pitching in this game," Fick said. "Obvio...
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