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Aaron Hicks

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

AVG

.279

HR

5

RBI

18

R

24

SB

9

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hicks struggled in the majors for a second consecutive season and it's not clear if the former top prospect will fit in the team's plans for 2015. He won the starting center field job last season with...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   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.

July 31, 2015  –  Aaron Hicks News

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Hicks went 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

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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 AA NEW 43 178 148 30 44 16 11 1 4 21 2 3 28 27 0 2 0 .297 .404 .466 .870
2014 24 AAA ROC 24 84 72 9 20 6 5 0 1 8 1 1 9 13 1 2 0 .278 .349 .389 .738
2014 24 MAJ MIN 69 225 186 22 40 9 8 0 1 18 4 3 36 56 2 1 0 .215 .341 .274 .615
2015 25 AAA ROC 34 151 132 23 44 17 11 4 2 16 2 1 17 28 0 2 0 .333 .404 .523 .927
2015 25 MAJ MIN 54 203 183 24 51 11 4 2 5 18 9 3 17 35 0 2 1 .279 .340 .404 .744
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3-Year Averages     75 268 233 29 47 14 9 1 4 22 6 3 30 70 3 1 1 .202 .294 .300 .595

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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
Aug. 3 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .340 .404 .744
Aug. 2 Sea 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .345 .411 .756
Aug. 1 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .354 .423 .777
Jul. 31 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .356 .427 .783
Jul. 30 Sea 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .299 .364 .437 .801
Jul. 29 Pit 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .352 .411 .763
Jul. 28 Pit 3 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .345 .405 .750
Jul. 26 NYY 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .335 .387 .722
Jul. 25 NYY 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .329 .382 .711
Jul. 24 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .259 .327 .361 .688
Jul. 23 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .329 .361 .690
Jul. 22 @LAA 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .262 .331 .369 .700
Jul. 21 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .327 .365 .692
Jul. 19 @Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .261 .333 .373 .706
Jul. 18 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .329 .374 .703
Jul. 17 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .331 .378 .709
Jul. 12 Det 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .266 .333 .387 .720
Jul. 11 Det 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .321 .380 .701
Jul. 10 Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .308 .356 .664
Jul. 9 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .310 .365 .675
Jul. 8 Bal 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .303 .366 .669
Jul. 7 Bal 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .239 .288 .349 .637
Jul. 6 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .281 .340 .621
Jul. 5 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .282 .314 .596
Jul. 4 @KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .280 .283 .563
Jul. 3 @KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240 .282 .292 .574
Jul. 2 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 28 4 9 0 1 1 5 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 .321 .367 .500 .867
Last 14 Days 52 9 17 0 1 2 9 3 14 2 0 1 2 0 .327 .362 .481 .843
Last 30 Days 90 15 28 2 2 4 16 11 18 3 2 1 2 0 .311 .385 .511 .896

Aaron Hicks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 54 54 1
2014 65 6 57 5 2
2013 81 81

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Aaron Hicks: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 30

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Aaron Hicks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20156012483.400.6171.071
2014687072.279.382.792
201359104111.203.441.713

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015120121106.225.308.599
2014118151112.178.212.512
2013222274168.189.311.566

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015104204155.337.519.921
2014101120134.277.337.728
201311118396.180.306.576

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015764134.211.263.528
20148510150.141.200.482
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 AA NEW 178 148 15.7% 15.2% 1.04 82% .342 .169
2014 24 AAA ROC 84 72 10.7% 15.5% 0.69 82% .328 .111
2014 24 MAJ MIN 225 186 16% 24.9% 0.64 70% .302 .059
2015 25 AAA ROC 151 132 11.3% 18.5% 0.61 79% .412 .190
2015 25 MAJ MIN 203 183 8.4% 17.2% 0.49 81% .322 .125
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3-Year Averages     268 233 11.2% 26.1% 0.43 70% .270 .098

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2015 Stat Review for Aaron Hicks    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.279 AVG
GOOD
81% Contact Rate
WEAK
.322 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.404 SLG
AVERAGE
.125 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.49 BB/K
GOOD
8.4% BB Rate
GOOD
17.2% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.744 OPS
GOOD
.340 OBP
GOOD

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

Hicks singled three times and scored a run in the Twins' loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Hicks went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Saturday’s loss to the Yankees.

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Hicks went 2-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's win over Detroit. Since returning from the DL, he's hitting .286 with two home runs in nine games.

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Hicks homered for the second straight game Monday, bringing his season total to three.

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Hicks went 1-for-3 with his second home run of the season in a 3-2 loss against the Royals on Sunday.

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Hicks (forearm) was activated from the disabled list Friday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Hicks (forearm) will not be activated from the disabled list Monday, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Hicks (forearm) went 0-for-4 while playing for Triple-A Rochester on a rehab assignment Saturday. He could be activated from the DL before Monday's game, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Hicks (forearm) is set to begin his rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Rochester, Brian Murphy of The Pioneer Press reports.

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Hicks (forearm) faced live pitching in the batting cages Tuesday afternoon, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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-homer game) – moving from Double-A to the majors. However, Hicks struggled in his first exposure to the majors by hitting .192/.259/.338 before he was sent to Triple-A in August. He then struggled in the minors with heel and wrist injuries, hitting just .222 and wasn't recalled in September. Hicks had shown great plate discipline and defense, along with improving power in the minors, but almost all of those traits were absent in the majors. There is some hope he'll rebound as Hicks has had a pattern of struggling in his first exposure to each level after being promoted in the minors and he did have eight homers and nine steals despite the disappointing results. Hicks' speed could make him valuable for fantasy purposes even if he disappoints elsewhere. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A, but should get another chance at the starting center field job at some point during the season. He'll need to improve as his window to win a regular outfield job may be small with Byron Buxton and several top outfield prospects nearly ready for the majors.

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.