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John Hicks

28-Year-Old First Baseman – Detroit Tigers

2017 Stats

AVG

.266

HR

6

RBI

22

R

25

SB

2

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hicks has bounced around the minors for the majority of his career thus far, appearing briefly for the Mariners in 2015 before being waived by them. The catcher was claimed by the Twins and started th...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 228   DOB: 8/31/1989   BORN: Richmond, VA   COLLEGE: Virginia   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Claimed off waivers by Detroit in April 2016.

September 22, 2017  –  John Hicks News

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John 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
2011 21 A CLI 38 148 139 21 43 13 9 2 2 26 2 3 5 17 0 3 1 .309 .331 .446 .777
2012 22 A+ HIG 121 538 506 87 158 49 32 2 15 79 22 8 28 73 0 1 3 .312 .351 .472 .823
2013 23 AA JAC 80 327 296 40 70 19 14 1 4 29 13 4 22 62 1 2 6 .236 .301 .331 .632
2014 24 AA JAC 53 211 189 29 56 15 10 2 3 27 6 3 20 42 1 1 0 .296 .362 .418 .780
2014 24 AAA TAC 28 112 101 13 28 5 2 1 2 20 1 0 7 24 0 2 2 .277 .330 .376 .706
2015 25 AAA TAC 83 320 298 39 73 22 15 1 6 35 9 2 17 71 1 4 0 .245 .282 .362 .644
2015 25 MAJ SEA 17 34 32 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 18 1 0 0 .063 .091 .094 .185
2016 26 AA ERI 14 54 49 7 19 3 1 1 1 4 1 0 4 9 0 1 0 .388 .426 .510 .936
2016 26 AAA ROC 9 34 33 1 8 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .242 .265 .394 .659
2016 26 AAA TOL 69 264 241 38 73 28 20 0 8 42 3 1 17 59 3 0 3 .303 .356 .485 .841
2016 26 MAJ DET 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
2017 27 AAA TOL 52 218 208 21 56 18 10 1 7 35 5 3 4 54 1 4 1 .269 .281 .428 .709
2017 27 MAJ DET 60 190 173 25 46 18 12 0 6 22 2 1 13 51 0 1 3 .266 .326 .439 .765
3-Year Averages     9 17 17 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 .059 .059 .118 .176
Career  (View All)     78 226 207 27 49 20 14 0 6 23 3 2 14 69 1 1 3 .237 .293 .391 .685

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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John Hicks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .326 .439 .765
Sep. 30 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 28 @KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .332 .447 .779
Sep. 27 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 26 @KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .328 .449 .777
Sep. 24 Min Did not play.
Sep. 23 Min Did not play.
Sep. 22 Min Did not play.
Sep. 21 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .328 .455 .783
Sep. 20 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .330 .460 .790
Sep. 19 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 18 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 17 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .335 .468 .803
Sep. 16 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .339 .481 .820
Sep. 15 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .339 .483 .822
Sep. 14 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .341 .487 .828
Sep. 13 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .344 .490 .834
Sep. 12 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .350 .500 .850
Sep. 9 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .359 .514 .873
Sep. 8 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .368 .529 .897
Sep. 6 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .372 .537 .909
Sep. 5 KC 4 3 3 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .375 .546 .921
Sep. 4 KC Did not play.
Sep. 3 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .360 .492 .852
Sep. 2 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 1 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .363 .504 .867
Sep. 1 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Games 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .125 .425
Last 14 Games 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 0 1 .105 .227 .105 .332
Last 30 Games 53 4 8 0 0 2 4 6 17 1 0 0 0 1 .151 .237 .264 .501

John Hicks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 18 26 12
2016 1
2015 14 1 2

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John Hicks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017615381.230.443.731
201610000.000.000.000
2015101010.100.100.200

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017112203141.286.438.784
2016110001.0002.0003.000
2015220001.045.091.178

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201782173101.220.390.691
201621000.5001.0001.500
2015150010.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20179183121.308.484.834
2015171001.118.176.343
John Hicks vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

John 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
2011 21 A CLI 148 139 3.4% 11.5% 0.29 88% .333 .137
2012 22 A+ HIG 538 506 5.2% 13.6% 0.38 86% .341 .160
2013 23 AA JAC 327 296 6.7% 19% 0.35 79% .284 .095
2014 24 AA JAC 211 189 9.5% 19.9% 0.48 78% .366 .122
2014 24 AAA TAC 112 101 6.3% 21.4% 0.29 76% .338 .099
2015 25 AAA TAC 320 298 5.3% 22.2% 0.24 76% .298 .117
2015 25 MAJ SEA 34 32 2.9% 52.9% 0.06 44% .143 .031
2016 26 AA ERI 54 49 7.4% 16.7% 0.44 82% .450 .122
2016 26 AAA ROC 34 33 2.9% 14.7% 0.20 85% .259 .152
2016 26 AAA TOL 264 241 6.4% 22.3% 0.29 76% .374 .182
2016 26 MAJ DET 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .500
2017 27 AAA TOL 218 208 1.8% 24.8% 0.07 74% .325 .159
2017 27 MAJ DET 190 173 6.8% 26.8% 0.25 71% .342 .173
3-Year Averages     17 17 0% 52.9% 0.00 47% .125 .059
Career     226 207 6.2% 30.5% 0.20 67% .323 .154

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John Hicks Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 88.7 0 0 0 0 46 0 41 0
2015 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
2017 C 115.3 0 0 0 0 65 0 28 0
2017 1B 181 -2 24 -1 -2 0 96 1 62 0 0 1 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 1B 0 0 0 -2 0 -2

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2017 Stat Review for John 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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0.25 BB/K
POOR
6.8% BB Rate
WEAK
26.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.765 OPS
WEAK
.326 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.266 AVG
AVERAGE
.342 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.439 SLG
AVERAGE
.173 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Hicks is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.

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Hicks went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers, a walk, four RBI and three runs against the Royals on Tuesday.

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Hicks will start at first base and bat cleanup Sunday against the Indians.

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Hicks went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

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Hicks went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in Tuesday's 10-4 loss to the Rangers.

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Hicks went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

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The Tigers recalled Hicks from Triple-A Toledo on Monday, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

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Hicks was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.

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Hicks is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.

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Hicks was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

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Hicks went 1-for-5 with a solo home run during Saturday's win over the White Sox in the second game of their doubleheader.

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Hicks was recalled by the Tigers on Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Hicks will be recalled in advance of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox, John Wagner of the Toledo Blade reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

The Mariners designated Hicks for assignment when they signed Chris Iannetta in the offseason. Hicks was snatched off waivers by Minnesota, where he will add depth at catcher behind Kurt Suzuki and John Ryan Murphy. He hit a combined .290 across two levels in 2014, but poor plate discipline and contact issues caught up with him in 83 Triple-A games last season when he posted a .644 OPS. He had two hits in 32 at-bats with the Mariners after a late-season callup, and he'll likely be back at Triple-A this season as an organizational depth option for the Twins.

2015

A .296/.362/.418 batting line in 53 games with Double-A Jackson earned Hicks a promotion to Triple-A Tacoma in mid-July. The move up came with some slight growing pains, but Hicks got back on track in the Arizona Fall League, slashing an impressive .304/.396/.522 with two homers and a 6:7 BB:K in 13 games. It was enough to convince the Mariners he warranted protection from the Rule 5 draft, and they went ahead and added Hicks to their 40-man roster in November. The 25-year-old may very well get a chance to compete with Jesus Sucre for the backup job in spring training, but Hicks' power has dried up for the most part in recent seasons -- he's managed just nine homers over the last two years after smacking 15 in 2012 -- and it's unlikely he would hold value in any format in such a limited role.