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Aaron Hicks | Outfielder | #31

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 202
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (14) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Hicks went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI as the Yankees topped the Tigers 7-2 on Tuesday.
Some would like to see Hicks atop the Yankees order after he posted a .372 OBP last year -- bettering Brett Gardner's mark of .348 -- but it's not going to happen initially and it appears that the Yankees would prefer to have one of their sluggers hit second. Hicks should be useful in mixed leagues anyway, but he won't have as much upside hitting seventh as he would batting first or second. Mar 6 - 5:08 PM

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Aaron Hicks went 1-for-2 and cracked a solo home run in a 5-3 Grapefruit League win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

He went yard off Joe Kelly in the third inning. It's been a rough spring for Hicks so far but he figures to open the season as the Yankees' starting centerfielder and leadoff batter -- especially with his main competition for the job, veteran Jacoby Ellsbury, on the trade block and suffering from a strained oblique. Hicks had a .266 batting average with 15 homers, 52 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 88 games a year ago and could double those stats with a full season atop the Yankees' loaded lineup.
Mar 3 - 5:56 PM

Aaron Hicks finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored Sunday in the Yankees' Grapefruit League victory over the Phillies.

Hicks had the best year of his career in 2017, slashing .266/.372/.475 with 15 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 88 games. With a little better health, he could carry big-time fantasy value on a loaded Yankees team.
Feb 25 - 4:19 PM

Yankees and OF Aaron Hicks avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.825 million contract.

The outfielder was arbitration-eligible for the second time. Hicks dealt with injury but had a breakthrough in 2017 when healthy, batting .266/.372/.475 with 15 homers and 10 steals.
Jan 12 - 9:37 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that Aaron Hicks is expected to be a regular in the team's outfield next season.

"We wouldn't have been playing him every day in the postseason if we didn't think that," said Cashman. Hicks, 28, posted a career-best .847 OPS this past season while amassing 15 homers and 10 steals in 88 games. Barring a trade, Jacoby Ellsbury appears in line for a fourth-outfielder role. Of course, Clint Frazier could end up taking that role if Ellsbury is dealt. Either way, Hicks is looking like a nice value pick in fantasy drafts next spring.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-6 and whacked a three-run homer in Friday's ALDS Game 2 loss to the Indians.

He took Indians' ace and likely Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber deep with Starlin Castro and Greg Bird aboard in the third inning to give the Yankees a 6-3 lead. Hicks also singled once and struck out twice in the marathon ballgame. The outfielder hit .266 with 15 homers and 52 RBI in 88 games during the regular season.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 10:43:00 PM

Aaron Hicks will start in center field for the Yankees in Tuesday's AL Wild Card Game against the Twins.

As expected, Chase Headley and Matt Holliday are on the bench. Hicks has the superior arm to Ellsbury, which could be a difference-maker in a close game. The full lineup for New York: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Gary Sanchez C, Didi Gregorius SS, Starlin Castro 2B, Greg Bird 1B, Aaron Hicks CF, Jacoby Ellsbury DH, Todd Frazier 3B. Luis Severino will get the ball for the home team.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 03:56:00 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 and popped a two-run jack against the Rays on Wednesday.

His dinger off left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno in the sixth inning was the third Yankee longball of the inning -- Starlin Castro and Greg Bird hit the first two. Hicks began spring training in a battle with Aaron Judge for the starting job in right field. We all know how that turned out but Hicks has hit well in his own right this season. He has a .268 batting average with an .848 OPS, 14 home runs and 51 RBI in just 84 games. That's much better than last year when he hit .217 with eight homers and 31 RBI in 123 games.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:53:00 AM

Aaron Hicks is in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

Hicks, fresh off missing most of September with an oblique strain, will bat leadoff in his return. Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner are both on the bench against lefty Blake Snell while Clint Frazier makes a start in left field.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 03:38:00 PM

Yankees activated OF Aaron Hicks from the 10-day disabled list.

Hicks has been sidelined for most of September with a strained left oblique, but he made it through some instructional league games without issue. He'll try to shake the rust with some at-bats over the final few days of the season.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Aaron Hicks (oblique) will get some at-bats this week in the Yankees' instructional league.

Hicks flew out to Tampa on Wednesday morning to begin working in a live setting at the Yankees' spring training complex. If all goes well, he could be ready for activation from the disabled list sometime next week. The 27-year-old outfielder has been sidelined since September 2 due to a strained left oblique.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 10:48:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Aaron Hicks (oblique) has begun taking tee and toss in the indoor batting cage at Yankee Stadium.

The next step will be hitting on the field. Hicks suffered a left oblique strain in early September and dealt with strep throat last week, but the Yankees remain hopeful of getting him back before the regular season concludes.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Yankees placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Hicks returned last month after missing six weeks with a right oblique strain, and he injured his other oblique Saturday. He could return late this month, but fantasy owners can't count on him the rest of the way.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Aaron Hicks came out of Saturday's game because of tightness in his left oblique.

We started earlier that this could be related to the same injury that cost him six weeks before he returned Aug. 10. However, that strain was on the right side of his oblique. Hicks will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity of this injury. Jacoby Ellsbury would be in line for additional at-bats if Hicks misses some time.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Aaron Hicks was removed from Saturday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent injury.

Hicks made a nice defensive play to end the top of the sixth inning, but may have hurt himself in the process. He was replaced by Jacoby Ellsbury. We'll pass along any updates on his status as soon as more is known.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 03:38:00 PM

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1B1Greg Bird
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3Adam Lind
2B1Neil Walker
2Ronald Torreyes
3Tyler Wade
4Jace Peterson
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Gleyber Torres
3B1Brandon Drury
2Miguel Andujar
LF1Brett Gardner
2Shane Robinson
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Billy McKinney
DH1Giancarlo Stanton
2Clint Frazier
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