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Aaron Hicks | Outfielder | #31

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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-4 with a three-run homer and a walk Wednesday in the Yankees' 11-7 win over the Royals.
Hicks should be playing regularly to see if all this is for real, but who do the Yankees sit? Even Jacoby Ellsbury has a .352 OBP and eight steals in nine tries. Brett Gardner is killing in. Matt Holliday has an .873 OPS. Hicks is at .326 with seven homers and more walks (22) than strikeouts (16) in 86 at-bats. Factoring in his defense, he's been about as effective as any AL player this year. May 18 - 12:18 AM

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Aaron Hicks finished 4-for-5 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

Hicks also stole a base for good measure. He's now 7-for-10 with two doubles, a homer, and two steals in the first two games of the series with the Cubs. The 27-year-old is having a bonkers start to the 2017 season, batting .355 with a 1.177 OPS, six homers, 15 RBI, 17 runs scored and four steals in 22 games.
May 6 - 11:11 PM

Aaron Hicks went 3-for-5 with a double as the Yankees topped the Cubs on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Hicks also swiped his third base of the season in the contest. He has been hot at the dish through the first month-plus of the season, slashing .316/.444/.632 with five homers and 12 RBI while settling in as the number two hitter in the Bombers' lineup on most nights.
May 5 - 7:07 PM

Aaron Hicks knocked a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

Hicks started the home run barrage off of Mat Latos with a two-run shot in the second inning. He also added a single later in the game. We've seen flashes of brilliance from Hicks in the past, but perhaps it's really clicking for him this time. In addition to a .300/.419/.640 batting line and five dingers, Hicks boasts an impressive 8/11 K/BB ratio.
May 2 - 10:59 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

He's now scored 10 runs in his last nine games and has 11 runs scored in 14 games this year. There isn't much he's done wrong at the dish this year, batting .324/.458/.703 with four homers, nine RBI and two stolen bases. The 27-year-old has been a disappointment for most of his MLB career but Yankees manager Joe Girardi may be figuring out how to best use him.
Apr 27 - 11:01 PM

Aaron Hicks blasted his third homer of the young season as the Yankees dispatched of the Cardinals on Sunday night in New York.

Hicks finished the night 2-for-3 and also drew a walk and was caught stealing. His solo shot off of Adam Wainwright in the fifth inning increased the Bombers' advantage to 4-1. Hicks has seen increased time in the lineup recently and has rewarded manager Joe Girardi's faith in him with an impressive .318/.500/.773 slash line in 30 plate appearances.
Apr 16 - 11:27 PM

Aaron Hicks hit a solo home run in the first inning before adding a two-run, game-winning homer in the seventh as the Yankees edged the Rays 3-2 on Thursday.

Hicks isn't known for his power -- he had 28 homers in 1,159 career at-bats prior to Thursday -- but he provided all the muscle the Yanks would need in this one. The homer in the first came off Rays starter Matt Andriese, and he victimized reliever Xavier Cedeno for the deciding dinger in the seventh. He finished 2-for-3 with the three RBI and two runs scored. The good night raised his overall line to .313/.476/.750 through six games.
Apr 14 - 8:16 AM

Aaron Hicks had a two-run homer and an RBI single to lead the Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Rays on Sunday.

Hicks has his spring OPS up to .946. Aaron Judge also had a couple of hits today and is sitting at .899. It remains likely that Judge will open up as the regular right fielder, but Hicks should still get plenty of playing time between all three outfield spots. He has some AL-only value.
Mar 26 - 4:56 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 and hit his second spring homer Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Hicks is 8-for-28 with five extra-base hits and five walks, which is good for a 1.037 OPS. Aaron Judge has still been pretty good, too, posting an .859 OPS to date. As long as Judge remains effective, odds are that he'll open up in right field, with Hicks serving as the fourth outfielder. The Yankees won't use Judge as a backup, which works to Hicks' disadvantage.
Mar 16 - 4:38 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Wednesday as the Yankees beat Team Canada 10-4.

Hicks' performance today doesn't count, but even without it, he's hitting .294/.400/.588 in 17 at-bats this spring. That's good for a .988 OPS, which is also what Aaron Judge has in his 21 at-bats. The Yankees would prefer Judge win the right field job, but Hicks is their top alternative.
Mar 8 - 4:13 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and two runs scored on Saturday versus the Tigers.

He took Anibal Sanchez over the wall in the fourth inning. He also drew a walk in the game. Hicks is battling Aaron Judge for the starting job in right field. The former Twin spent 2016 as a part-time outfielder with the Yankees, hitting for a weak .217 batting average with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 327 at-bats.
Mar 4 - 6:09 PM

Aaron Hicks acknowledged that he made a couple of swing adjustments over the winter.

Hicks struggled in a fourth outfielder role last season, batting just .218/.277/.338 over 120 games. He's hoping that the changes will lead to better results. "With my left-handed swing, I got shorter with my load and right-handed just getting the ball deeper and seeing it for a longer period of time and being able to drive it to all fields," said Hicks. Aaron Judge will try to win the starting right field job this spring, but if he struggles, Hicks would be the most likely beneficiary.
Feb 22 - 12:00 PM

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

Hicks struggled in his first season in New York, batting .217/.281/.336 for the Bombers. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Jan 13 - 5:37 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

Hicks swatted the run-scoring double in the eighth inning to extend the Yankees' lead. It's been a disappointing year for the 26-year-old overall, batting .218/.277/.338 in 120 games.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Yankees activated OF Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list.

Hicks has been out since August 31 with a Grade 2 sprain of his right hamstring, but he'll make his return Tuesday against the Rays. He'll start in right field and bat second against left-hander Drew Smyly. Hicks is batting just .213/.273/.330 with seven homers over 112 games this season.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder
7Chasen Shreve
8Bryan Mitchell
9Chad Green