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Aaron Hicks

26-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2016 Stats

AVG

.214

HR

6

RBI

25

R

26

SB

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hicks finally turned the corner last season and flashed the skills of a future regular. The Twins sent him back to Triple-A at the end of spring training last season before he was called up in May and...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 202   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.

August 14, 2016  –  Aaron Hicks News

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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 38 168 149 26 51 20 13 4 3 20 2 1 17 30 0 2 0 .342 .405 .544 .949
2015 25 MAJ MIN 97 390 352 48 90 25 11 3 11 33 13 3 34 66 0 2 2 .256 .323 .398 .721
2016 26 MAJ NYY 107 302 276 26 59 18 11 1 6 25 2 3 22 58 1 3 0 .214 .269 .326 .595
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3-Year Averages     82 308 273 35 61 18 10 2 6 26 8 3 31 68 2 1 1 .223 .304 .341 .645
Career  (View All)     354 1,230 1,095 133 243 74 41 7 26 103 28 12 116 264 7 8 4 .222 .297 .343 .640

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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. 26 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .269 .326 .595
Aug. 24 @Sea 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .270 .327 .597
Aug. 23 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .210 .267 .325 .592
Aug. 22 @Sea Did not play.
Aug. 21 @LAA 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .264 .325 .589
Aug. 20 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 19 @LAA 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .260 .321 .581
Aug. 17 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .256 .318 .574
Aug. 16 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .260 .323 .583
Aug. 15 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .263 .327 .590
Aug. 14 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .263 .328 .591
Aug. 13 TB 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .203 .263 .329 .592
Aug. 12 TB 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .259 .314 .573
Aug. 11 @Bos 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .259 .301 .560
Aug. 10 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .254 .297 .551
Aug. 9 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .256 .299 .555
Aug. 7 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .256 .303 .559
Aug. 6 Cle 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .197 .259 .307 .566
Aug. 5 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .254 .302 .556
Aug. 4 NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .251 .290 .541
Aug. 3 NYM 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .250 .289 .539
Aug. 2 @NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .250 .285 .535
Aug. 1 @NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .249 .284 .533
Jul. 31 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .251 .287 .538
Jul. 30 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 29 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 27 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .254 .291 .545
Jul. 26 @Hou 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .258 .296 .554
Jul. 25 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .258 .286 .544
Jul. 24 SF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .261 .291 .552
Last 7 Games 15 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 .467 .500 .467 .967
Last 14 Games 40 5 14 0 0 2 4 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 .350 .366 .500 .866
Last 30 Games 82 8 22 1 1 3 8 4 19 2 1 0 0 0 .268 .302 .415 .717

Aaron Hicks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 104 23 22 72 1
2015 97 4 88 16
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 33

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Aaron Hicks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016939280.151.237.452
2015101196114.307.495.870
2014687072.279.382.792

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016182174172.247.374.672
2015251295229.235.359.661
2014118151112.178.212.512

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016135176151.215.393.682
2015176316236.307.477.853
2014101120134.277.337.728

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201614090101.214.264.514
2015176175107.205.318.588
20148510150.141.200.482
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 168 149 10.1% 17.9% 0.57 80% .414 .202
2015 25 MAJ MIN 390 352 8.7% 16.9% 0.52 81% .287 .142
2016 26 MAJ NYY 302 276 7.3% 19.2% 0.38 79% .250 .112
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3-Year Averages     308 273 10.1% 22.1% 0.46 75% .276 .118
Career     1,230 1,095 9.4% 21.5% 0.44 76% .270 .121

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2016 Stat Review for Aaron Hicks    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.214 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.326 SLG
TERRIBLE
.112 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
7.3% BB Rate
AVERAGE
19.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.595 OPS
TERRIBLE
.269 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

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Hicks is not in the starting lineup for Friday's contest with Tampa Bay, Mark Feinsand of NY Daily News reports.

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Hicks didn't start Thursday, but went 0-for-1 after replacing Rob Refsnyder in right field in a win over the Indians.

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Hicks went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Twins.

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Hicks went 0-for-3 Tuesday but drove in the team's only run in the loss to the Blue Jays.

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Hicks is out of the lineup for Wednesday night's game against Arizona, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Hicks is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Hicks will start in center field and bat leadoff Friday against the White Sox.

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Hicks went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Royals.

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Hicks went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in the Yankees' victory over Boston on Friday night.

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Hicks is batting ninth and starting in right field Wednesday against the Orioles, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 a strong spring training, but struggled the first two months with just a .567 OPS. He got so frustrated that he tried to change his approach at the plate in May by quitting switch hitting and hitting only from the right side. He then missed time with a shoulder injury and was sent to Double-A to try and regroup. He began switch hitting again and hit .297 with a .870 OPS at Double-A. However, he hit just .250 with a .648 OPS when called up to the majors in September. Hicks has a strong all-around skill set if he can finally find his footing in the majors. He has good range in the outfield with a strong arm, adds speed on the basepaths, draws walks and has shown he can hit the long ball at times in the minors and spring training. Hicks' major liability is that he's too passive at the plate and fails to make good contact on balls in the strike zone. He also struggles against right-handed pitchers with a career .548 OPS against righties in the majors. Despite his trials, Hicks could win a starting job in the outfield again this spring or stay on the major league roster as a reserve outfielder. More likely, he begins the season in Triple-A and tries to prove he's the everyday player the Twins expected him to become after investing a first-round pick in Hicks in 2008.

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.