Aaron Hicks, Outfield, New York Yankees
Date of Birth: 10/2/1989
Birthplace: San Pedro, California
Current Salary: $1,350,000
Aaron Hicks, outfielder for the New York Yankees, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2008. He played in the Twins' minor league system from 2008 through half of 2013, finishing with a .269 batting average.
In 2013, Hicks played in 81 games with the Twins. He batted .192 with 54 hits and 8 home runs. As a center fielder, he made 215 putouts and zero errors. He finished the 2014 season with 40 hits and a .215 batting average in 69 games.
Hicks played in 97 games with the Twins in 2015. He finished the season with 90 hits, 33 RBIs, and a .256 batting average. Defensively, as a center fielder, he made 223 putouts and 1 error in 88 games.
Hicks was traded to the Yankees on November 11, 2015. He struggled in his first year with the Yankees, batting just .217 in 2016. He had 71 hits, 13 doubles, and 31 RBIs in 123 games. Defensively, he played in 25 games in left field, 24 games in center field, and 86 games in right field. He had 186 putouts and just one error.
Career batting statistics for Hicks through 2016 include:
- 370 games played
- 255 hits
- 109 RBIs
- 274 strikeouts to 124 walks
- .223 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Hicks as a outfielder through 2016 include:
- 35 games played in left field, 250 games played in center field, 107 games played in right field
- 818 putouts
- 4 errors