Former AA closer with the Blue Jays with Experience in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Australia (SIGNED IN ATLANTIC LEAGUE FOR 2021)
Name: Arik Sikula
Height: 5' 11" cm
DOB: December 21, 1988
Date Available: April 1, 2021Affiliated AA experience
Positions: SP, RP
Positions (alt): 2B, SS
College: Marshall University
In 2015, Arik Sikula was pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays at the AA level with four years of a sub 3.00 era under his belt, primarily as a closer. He had shared dugouts Noah Syndergaard, Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman and Roberto Osuna, and others. In the offseason in 2015 he was released by the Blue Jays and signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League.
After only 7 games in the top Independent league, he decided to hang up the cleats and start his own business buying and selling homes. However, it did not take long before Arik realized how much he loves the game, the competition, the brotherhood, and the ability to travel playing the game. It had always been his lifetime goal to play baseball and travel the world. Arik has played in the big leagues in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela 2x, and Australia.
His sinking fastball ranges from 88-91 mph and is complemented by a high spin cutter in the mid to upper eighties. His strikeout pitch is his slider and throws a change-up often to keep hitters honest. He is a command artist and an extremely athletic pitcher with his baseball IQ being his best attribute. He has knowledge in all facets of the game and is excited to share with the youth around the world along with his teammates helping to improve everyone’s game. Arik has signed to play for the West Virginia Power in the Atlantic season for 2021. He is also an account executive in the front office for the Power.
Arik is looking for a team to play and assist in operations during the 2021 winter.
|2011+||Instructor||Marshall University||College||Every offseason Arik returns to his alma mater to give instruction and advice to college players|
|2019||Assistant Baseball Operations||Capitales de Quebec||Profesional||Help Director of Baseball Operations in marketing, events, budgets, and quality control|
|2021||Account Executive||West Virginia Power||Professional|