16 professional seasons over 10 years – Arik is looking pitch, manage, and grow operations. AVAILABLE 2023
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 played, coached, and help run the intricate details of all facets of a professional organization.
Arik is looking for a team to play and be an asset in the operations of the team during the 2022 season.
|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||Baseball Operations Coordinator/Account Executive||West Virginia Power||Professional||Sold individual, season, and group tickets. Organized 78 players travel home and on the road. Coordinated finances for all 78 players. Managed group chat, scheduling, and communication for the team. Helped rebrand WV Power to Charleston Dirty Birds|