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Aaron Hicks

28-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2018 Stats

AVG

.243

HR

10

RBI

32

R

33

SB

6

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Yankees deserve a lot of credit; not only for trading for Hicks, but for being patient with him after an ugly first season in pinstripes. Hicks tooks a massive step forward in 2017, offensively, b...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   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 a one-year, $2.825 million deal with the Yankees in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

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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 123 361 327 32 71 22 13 1 8 31 3 4 30 68 1 3 0 .217 .281 .336 .617
2017 27 AA TRE 2 9 8 3 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .333 .750 1.083
2017 27 AAA SCR 5 18 16 4 6 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 .375 .444 .625 1.069
2017 27 MAJ NYY 88 361 301 54 80 33 18 0 15 52 10 5 51 67 1 5 3 .266 .372 .475 .847
2018 28 AAA SCR 2 7 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .929
2018 28 MAJ NYY 59 245 210 33 51 22 10 2 10 32 6 1 30 48 1 3 1 .243 .336 .452 .788
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3-Year Averages     102 368 326 44 80 26 14 1 11 38 8 4 38 67 0 3 1 .245 .323 .396 .719
Career  (View All)     517 1,895 1,657 226 386 133 71 9 53 193 45 19 205 389 9 16 8 .233 .318 .383 .700

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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
Jun. 24 @TB 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .336 .452 .788
Jun. 23 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .339 .461 .800
Jun. 22 @TB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .343 .468 .811
Jun. 21 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 20 Sea 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .345 .467 .812
Jun. 19 Sea 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .348 .477 .825
Jun. 18 @Was 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .341 .455 .796
Jun. 17 TB 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .341 .438 .779
Jun. 16 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .340 .422 .762
Jun. 15 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .337 .424 .761
Jun. 14 TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .343 .434 .777
Jun. 13 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .345 .420 .765
Jun. 12 Was 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .352 .430 .782
Jun. 10 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .349 .432 .781
Jun. 9 @NYM 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .354 .440 .794
Jun. 8 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .353 .439 .792
Jun. 6 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 5 @Tor 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .355 .442 .797
Jun. 4 @Det 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .352 .424 .776
Jun. 4 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .348 .420 .768
Jun. 2 @Bal 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .253 .353 .432 .785
Jun. 1 @Bal 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .343 .423 .766
May. 30 Hou 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .339 .406 .745
May. 29 Hou 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .335 .400 .735
May. 28 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .238 .346 .415 .761
May. 27 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .349 .425 .774
May. 26 LAA Did not play.
May. 25 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .351 .435 .786
May. 23 @Tex 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .352 .443 .795
May. 22 @Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .350 .444 .794
Last 7 Games 24 5 6 2 0 2 4 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .583 .891
Last 14 Games 50 8 11 2 0 4 6 4 14 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .278 .500 .778
Last 30 Games 97 13 23 6 0 5 13 10 24 1 0 1 0 0 .237 .315 .454 .769

Aaron Hicks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 55 55 1
2017 84 22 52 14
2016 119 25 24 86 2
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
2017 3
2018 2

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Aaron Hicks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201864104120.266.547.889
2017109155193.312.514.903
2016118123110.161.271.484

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018146236206.233.411.744
20171923910337.240.453.816
2016209205203.249.373.691

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018106144143.189.330.632
20171653212285.248.497.876
2016163197192.221.399.698

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018104196183.298.577.950
2017136223245.287.449.812
2016164131121.213.274.536
Aaron Hicks vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .367 .173
2009 19 A BEL 296 251 13.5% 18.6% 0.73 78% .303 .131
2010 20 A BEL 518 423 17% 21.6% 0.79 74% .359 .149
2011 21 A+ FOR 528 443 14.8% 20.8% 0.71 75% .308 .124
2012 22 AA NEW 563 473 13.9% 20.4% 0.68 76% .346 .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% .241 .146
2014 24 AA NEW 178 148 15.7% 15.2% 1.04 82% .336 .169
2014 24 AAA ROC 84 72 10.7% 15.5% 0.69 82% .317 .111
2014 24 MAJ MIN 225 186 16% 24.9% 0.64 70% .300 .059
2015 25 AAA ROC 168 149 10.1% 17.9% 0.57 80% .407 .202
2015 25 MAJ MIN 390 352 8.7% 16.9% 0.52 81% .285 .142
2016 26 MAJ NYY 361 327 8.3% 18.8% 0.44 79% .248 .119
2017 27 AA TRE 9 8 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .167 .500
2017 27 AAA SCR 18 16 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .429 .250
2017 27 MAJ NYY 361 301 14.1% 18.6% 0.76 78% .290 .209
2018 28 AAA SCR 7 6 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .167
2018 28 MAJ NYY 245 210 12.2% 19.6% 0.63 77% .265 .209
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3-Year Averages     368 326 10.3% 18.2% 0.57 79% .275 .151
Career     1,895 1,657 10.8% 20.5% 0.53 77% .271 .150

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Aaron Hicks Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
CF 2018 482 -1 21 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Aaron Hicks    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.63 BB/K
GREAT
12.2% BB Rate
ELITE
19.6% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.788 OPS
AVERAGE
.336 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.243 AVG
POOR
.265 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.452 SLG
AVERAGE
.209 ISO
GOOD

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

Hicks was 3-for-4 with a two-run home run during Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Mariners.

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Hicks is out of the lineup against the Mets on Friday.

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Hicks will get the day off Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News reports.

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Hicks is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

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Hicks went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

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Hicks is out of the lineup Saturday against the Angels.

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Hicks went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored Saturday against the Royals.

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Hicks is not in the lineup against the Red Sox on Thursday.

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Hicks is out of the lineup against the Astros on Thursday, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Hicks is out of the lineup against the Twins on Wednesday, Coley Harvey of ESPN reports.

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Hicks will start in center field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Blue Jays, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Brought on as a possible small-side platoon option in the outfield, Hicks started nearly every game against left-handed pitching in his first year in the Bronx. But after hitting .307 with an OPS of .870 against southpaws in 2015, the 27-year-old struggled tremendously against lefties in 2016 to the tune of a lowly .161/.213/.271 slash line. Although the switch-hitter was better against righties, he managed just a .217 average overall. The outfielder maintained a low .251 BABIP, so poor luck may have been partly to blame, and seven of his eight home runs came at Yankee Stadium, indicating he might be able to take advantage of the hitter-friendly home field going forward. It was frustrating for Hicks to take a step back last season following the best campaign of his career in 2015, but he's still just 27 and will likely be given the chance to win a platoon role again in 2017.

2016

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 didn't show much (.594 OPS), then landing on the DL in June with a forearm strain. When he returned from the DL in July, something finally clicked as he hit 10 home runs with a .766 OPS over the rest of the season. Hicks has always been an asset with his glove in the outfield, where he was an above average center fielder by most defensive metrics. He also has a strong arm that makes him capable of playing right field effectively. Hicks struggled with a .596 OPS vs. righties last season and has a large platoon split in his career, so he may be limited to a platoon role. He was traded to the Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy in the offseason. Hicks will add fantasy value with his speed on the basepaths as he had 13 stolen bases last season.

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.