Aaron Hicks, Outfield, New York Yankees
Date of Birth: 10/2/1989
Birthplace: San Pedro, California
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.
Hicks spent time on the DL in 2017, limiting his playing time to 88 games. He finished the season with 80 hits, 18 doubles, 15 home runs, 52 RBIs, 67 strikeouts to 51 walks, and a .266 batting average. Defensively, he played 22 games in left field, 52 games in center field, and 14 games in right field. In the postseason, he had 9 hits, including 2 doubles and a home run, and 5 RBIs in 46 at-bats in 13 games. He struck out 14 times and walked 4 times.
Career batting statistics for Hicks through 2017 include:
- 458 games played
- 335 hits
- 161 RBIs
- 341 strikeouts to 175 walks
- .232 batting average