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Aaron Hicks

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

AVG

.180

HR

0

RBI

3

R

4

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hicks entered last season as one of Minnesota's top outfield prospects and surprisingly won the starting center field job after an impressive spring training performance (he hit .370 and had a three-h...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 190   DOB: 10/2/1989   BORN: San Pedro, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Aaron Hicks Contract Information:

Signed to a one-year non-arbitration eligible deal in February of 2013.

April 7, 2014  –  Aaron Hicks News

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Hicks ended a four-game hit drought with an RBI double in the second inning Monday.

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Aaron Hicks Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 18 R GCL 45 204 173 32 55 18 10 4 4 27 12 2 28 32 1 2 0 .318 .409 .491 .900
2009 19 A Bel 67 296 251 43 63 22 15 3 4 29 10 8 40 55 2 3 0 .251 .353 .382 .735
2010 20 A Bel 115 518 423 86 118 41 27 6 8 49 20 11 88 112 4 3 0 .279 .401 .428 .829
2011 21 A+ For 122 528 443 79 107 40 30 5 5 38 17 9 78 110 3 3 1 .242 .354 .366 .720
2012 22 AA New 129 563 473 100 135 45 21 11 13 61 32 11 78 115 3 8 1 .285 .382 .459 .841
2013 23 AAA Roc 22 82 72 7 16 6 4 2 0 5 1 0 10 21 0 0 0 .222 .317 .333 .650
2013 23 MAJ MIN 81 313 281 37 54 22 11 3 8 27 9 3 24 84 4 2 2 .192 .259 .338 .597
2014 24 MAJ MIN 15 60 50 4 9 2 2 0 0 3 2 0 9 15 0 1 0 .180 .300 .220 .520
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3-Year Averages MAJ   81 313 281 37 54 22 11 3 8 27 9 3 24 84 4 2 2 .192 .259 .338 .597

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Aaron Hicks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .300 .220 .520
Apr. 17 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .298 .213 .511
Apr. 16 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 15 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .186 .321 .233 .554
Apr. 13 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .327 .250 .577
Apr. 12 KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .326 .243 .569
Apr. 11 KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .310 .235 .545
Apr. 10 Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .316 .258 .574
Apr. 9 Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .314 .276 .590
Apr. 7 Oak 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .300 .280 .580
Apr. 6 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .190 .308 .238 .546
Apr. 5 @Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .381 .294 .675
Apr. 4 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .353 .333 .686
Apr. 3 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .462 .455 .917
Apr. 2 @CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .571 .667 .714 1.381
Mar. 31 @CWS 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Last 7 Days 19 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 9 2 0 0 0 0 .158 .273 .158 .431
Last 14 Days 43 2 5 1 0 0 3 7 13 2 0 0 1 0 .116 .235 .140 .375
Last 30 Days 50 4 9 2 0 0 3 9 15 2 0 0 1 0 .180 .300 .220 .520

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Aaron Hicks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15 15
2013 81 81

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Aaron Hicks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201359104111.203.441.713

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013222274168.189.311.566

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311118396.180.306.576

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013170195183.200.359.610
Aaron Hicks Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 18 R GCL 204 173 13.7% 15.7% 0.88 82% .372 .173
2009 19 A Bel 296 251 13.5% 18.6% 0.73 78% .307 .131
2010 20 A Bel 518 423 17% 21.6% 0.79 74% .363 .149
2011 21 A+ For 528 443 14.8% 20.8% 0.71 75% .311 .124
2012 22 AA New 563 473 13.9% 20.4% 0.68 76% .354 .174
2013 23 AAA Roc 82 72 12.2% 25.6% 0.48 71% .314 .111
2013 23 MAJ MIN 313 281 7.7% 26.8% 0.29 70% .243 .146
2014 24 MAJ MIN 60 50 15% 25% 0.60 70% .257 .040
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3-Year Averages MAJ   313 281 7.7% 26.8% 0.29 70% .243 .146

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2014 Stat Review for Aaron Hicks    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.180 AVG
TERRIBLE
70% Contact Rate
POOR
.257 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.220 SLG
TERRIBLE
.040 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.60 BB/K
GOOD
15.0% BB Rate
ELITE
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.520 OPS
TERRIBLE
.300 OBP
POOR

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Best Matchups for Aaron Hicks (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Cory Rasmus ANA 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Bruce Rondon DET 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Roberto Hernandez PHI 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Michael Kirkman TEX 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Burke Badenhop BOS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Mike Gonzalez WAS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jamey Wright LA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Hector Santiago ANA 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Alfredo Figaro MIL 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Xavier Cedeno WAS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Aaron Hicks (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Robertson NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Rodney SEA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Marc Rzepczynski CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tanner Scheppers TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Stammen WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Strop CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Thornton NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Koji Uehara BOS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Varvaro ATL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Warren NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Aaron Hicks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hicks started in center field and went 2-for-3 in Monday's loss to Chicago. He hit eighth in the order.

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Hicks has apparently won the starting center field job with the Twins after Alex Presley was claimed off waivers by the Astros.

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Hicks has become the clear leader to win the starting center field job, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Hicks went 4-for-4 in Thursday's spring training game to raise his spring batting average to .375

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Hicks is likely to begin the season in the majors with Darin Mastroianni and Jermaine Mitchell sent to the minors, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Hicks went 1-for-3 with a home run in Wednesday's spring training loss to Pittsburgh. He had been out since March 4 with a sore elbow.

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Hicks (elbow) is expected to return to the Twins' lineup Thursday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Hicks will likely remain sidelined through Monday's off-day due to an elbow injury, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Hicks (wrist) went 0-for-2 with two walks in Saturday's game for Triple-A Rochester.

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Hicks sustained a sprained left wrist Tuesday during his return to Triple-A Rochester's lineup, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The 2008 first-round pick had shown different elements of his all-around talent during his minor league career, but had not put it all together until last season. Hicks always had great plate discipline and defense, but he finally added power last season and has improved his platoon splits (.811 OPS vs. LH, .859 OPS vs. RH) as the switch hitter previously struggled against righties. His 32 stolen bases show he could be a five-category player some day in the majors. With the trades of Denard Span and Ben Revere, Hicks will be given a shot at the starting center field job in spring training. He will likely begin this season at Triple-A, but he could be a starter in the majors at some point in 2013.

2012

Hicks, the 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft, has all the tools the scouts love and the patience at the plate stat heads love, but his prospect stock is slipping since he's never put it all together on the field. Hicks hit a lackluster .242/.354/.368 with just five home runs at High-A Fort Myers. He then started off slow in the Arizona Fall League, but finished strong to hit .294/.400/.559 with three home runs in 30 games. His lack of power at High-A is a worry, but he's seen as a five-tool player with great plate discipline and a strong arm and good range in the outfield. He'll likely begin the season at Double-A New Britain. Hicks faces a critical season at age 22, as a breakout year could put him in Minnesota's plans as early as 2013, but another lackluster one could stall his career in the high minors.

2011

Hicks, the 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft, improved from a disappointing 2009 season, but failed to put up the kind of numbers expected from a top prospect. He got off to a slow start a Low-A Beloit, bothered briefly by a wrist injury, hitting just .256/.378/.403 in the first half. He improved in the second half by hitting .308/.429/.459. He also had a large platoon split (1.113 OPS vs lefties, .722 OPS vs. righties) which could limit him at higher levels. Still, he's seen as a five-tool player with great plate discipline and a strong arm and good range in the outfield. He'll likely begin the season at Double-A New Britain. Even a modest improvement at the plate should put him in Minnesota's plans in 2013, but he'll need a breakout season to be considered among the elite prospects in baseball again.

2010

Hicks, the 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft, entered last season as Minnesota's top hitting prospect, but disappointed at Low-A Beloit with just a .735 OPS. He still drew walks at a good rate, but didn't have much power (just a .382 SLG). Still, he's a five-tool player with signs of great plate discipline and has a strong arm and range in the outfield. He was held back in extended spring training, so don't downgrade him too much since he played just 67 games. He's still regarded as a top prospect and could be an impact player in the majors.

2009

Hicks, the 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft, looks like Minnesota's top hitting prospect as a five-tool player with signs of strong plate discipline. Hicks hit .318/.409/.491 with 12 steals in rookie ball along with a strong arm and range in the outfield. A strong season at Low-A Beloit could have him on the fast track for the majors.