Aaron Hicks
RF | Bats/Throws: S/R | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 1, #14, Minnesota Twins | Woodrow Wilson HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 453 384 54 83 8 10 .216 .330 .313 .643
2023 312 269 44 68 8 6 .253 .353 .383 .736
2024 63 57 6 8 1 0 .140 .222 .193 .415
12 Seasons 3,651 3,135 469 724 109 71 .231 .330 .383 .713
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .216 8 10 .643
2023 .253 8 6 .736
2024 .140 1 0 .415
12 Seasons .231 109 71 .713
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 25 1510 288 9 3.1 2.3 88.8 107.8 11.9 34.0 .263 .416 .314 .329 .364 33.3 16.9 8.7
2016 26 1381 263 12 4.6 3.3 89.1 107.6 10.7 28.5 .232 .359 .270 .289 .320 35.0 18.8 8.3
2017 27 1483 240 18 7.5 5.0 86.7 109.3 11.7 30.0 .248 .431 .363 .348 .368 32.5 18.6 14.1
2018 28 2487 377 33 8.8 5.7 89.7 110.0 13.2 34.2 .262 .465 .360 .372 .404 43.0 19.1 15.5
2019 29 1071 152 15 9.9 5.9 89.8 111.0 14.6 30.3 .207 .380 .325 .296 .356 36.8 28.2 12.2
2020 30 918 131 9 6.9 4.3 88.2 109.5 11.1 29.8 .256 .435 .351 .374 .380 38.2 18.0 19.4
2021 31 511 80 8 10.0 6.3 89.3 109.6 19.1 36.3 .240 .421 .279 .333 .386 38.8 23.8 11.1
2022 32 2017 278 16 5.8 3.5 87.9 109.6 14.8 25.2 .218 .336 .292 .303 .334 33.1 24.1 13.7
2023 33 1354 201 8 4.0 2.6 85.3 106.7 12.6 26.4 .207 .304 .326 .282 .294 29.4 22.1 13.5
2024 34 284 34 2 5.9 3.2 87.5 105.0 4.7 32.4 .187 .272 .199 .245 .334 35.3 36.5 9.5
Player 13016 2044 130 6.4 4.2 88.3 111.0 12.8 30.4 .238 .392 .321 .325 .356 35.6 21.0 12.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 44.4 23.3 24.7 7.6 33.3 38.2 28.5 1.7 31.9 23.6 28.8 6.3 3.1 2.3
2016 46.4 23.2 22.4 8.0 39.5 35.7 24.7 1.1 38.4 27.4 21.7 5.3 4.6 3.3
2017 45.0 24.6 22.1 8.3 40.8 35.4 23.8 5.0 32.9 27.1 18.3 7.5 7.5 5.0
2018 41.4 26.0 24.4 8.2 38.7 43.5 17.5 2.1 32.4 25.7 22.5 7.2 8.8 5.7
2019 42.8 23.7 22.4 11.2 42.1 33.6 24.3 3.3 29.6 32.2 22.4 2.6 9.9 5.9
2020 47.3 23.7 21.4 7.6 51.9 29.8 18.3 4.6 34.4 22.1 25.2 6.1 6.9 4.3
2021 33.8 27.5 25.0 13.8 41.3 40.0 18.8 1.3 27.5 31.3 23.8 6.3 10.0 6.3
2022 44.6 23.7 20.5 11.2 44.2 32.0 23.7 4.0 29.5 30.9 26.3 2.9 5.8 3.5
2023 47.8 23.4 17.9 10.9 43.8 32.3 23.9 6.5 31.3 30.3 23.4 3.5 4.0 2.6
2024 58.8 14.7 17.6 8.8 47.1 32.4 20.6 2.9 38.2 11.8 29.4 8.8 5.9 3.2
Player 44.4 24.1 22.3 9.2 40.9 36.2 22.8 3.2 32.5 27.2 23.7 5.5 6.4 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 1 55 19.4 11 .200 .500 .327 41.7 63.6 30.4 .163 .408 .279 66.7
2024 Changeup -3.4 -2 47 16.5 8 .000 .000 .088 38.5 25.0 18.2 .163 .176 .216 0.0
2024 Slider -1.5 -1 45 15.8 12 .250 .250 .225 35.0 41.7 29.4 .232 .280 .224 28.6
2024 Cutter -2.7 -1 34 12.0 6 .000 .000 .117 18.2 33.3 20.0 .132 .204 .239 33.3
2024 Sinker -7.8 -3 33 11.6 10 .111 .111 .160 7.7 0.0 0.0 .330 .382 .350 66.7
2024 Curveball 1.3 0 28 9.9 4 .000 .000 .467 14.3 25.0 10.0 -- -- .467 0.0
2024 Split-Finger -0.9 0 24 8.5 8 .250 .250 .225 37.5 37.5 30.0 .142 .195 .142 20.0
2024 Sweeper -5.1 -1 18 6.3 4 .000 .000 .000 50.0 75.0 42.9 .043 .130 .066 0.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 5 409 30.2 103 .306 .471 .399 22.9 19.4 16.4 .224 .325 .315 35.4
2023 Changeup 0.1 0 230 17.0 51 .234 .234 .254 25.0 19.6 12.8 .230 .271 .258 16.2
2023 Slider 1.2 2 200 14.8 38 .226 .419 .353 33.3 34.2 19.4 .161 .298 .288 27.8
2023 Curveball 2.0 3 167 12.3 30 .222 .556 .335 36.7 33.3 20.4 .142 .236 .200 27.8
2023 Cutter 1.1 1 114 8.4 26 .318 .409 .356 20.4 15.4 13.8 .202 .278 .283 33.3
2023 Sinker -0.2 0 113 8.3 28 .292 .417 .364 7.5 7.1 6.5 .316 .563 .418 45.5
2023 Split-Finger -3.5 -2 70 5.2 21 .150 .200 .179 27.3 23.8 16.1 .197 .240 .213 26.7
2023 Sweeper -3.1 -1 44 3.2 12 .091 .091 .133 50.0 33.3 21.1 .097 .109 .140 0.0
2023 Slurve -5.9 0 7 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .080 .103 .080 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -2 643 31.9 141 .237 .289 .337 17.3 13.5 10.0 .257 .372 .354 40.0
2022 Changeup 0.2 1 383 19.0 77 .173 .307 .231 35.2 27.3 18.1 .192 .304 .227 24.1
2022 Curveball -1.2 -3 265 13.1 59 .135 .192 .239 41.5 47.5 31.5 .112 .170 .190 12.5
2022 Slider -0.4 -1 242 12.0 57 .204 .388 .305 30.1 33.3 21.8 .211 .322 .277 31.3
2022 Sinker -1.6 -4 240 11.9 66 .264 .340 .351 13.5 13.6 15.3 .285 .497 .408 50.0
2022 Cutter -0.1 0 118 5.9 23 .250 .313 .370 22.4 21.7 19.2 .187 .278 .336 16.7
2022 Sweeper 1.3 1 55 2.7 13 .250 .250 .262 25.0 23.1 12.5 .186 .212 .217 0.0
2022 Split-Finger 1.3 1 54 2.7 10 .333 .333 .340 47.4 50.0 26.3 .169 .201 .218 25.0
2022 Slurve 5.4 0 8 0.4 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .530 .663 .525 50.0
2022 Knuckleball 2.5 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -2 169 33.1 46 .256 .436 .342 17.8 21.7 25.0 .323 .598 .421 56.7
2021 Changeup -2.1 -2 92 18.0 18 .176 .176 .189 56.3 44.4 36.4 .200 .284 .236 33.3
2021 Sinker 0.9 1 72 14.1 24 .250 .300 .319 10.7 4.2 10.0 .275 .382 .356 26.3
2021 Curveball -2.4 -2 66 12.9 9 .000 .000 .078 33.3 33.3 15.0 .155 .184 .208 40.0
2021 Cutter -1.8 -1 51 10.0 12 .100 .200 .221 33.3 8.3 10.0 .114 .181 .219 11.1
2021 Slider -0.9 0 43 8.4 10 .125 .500 .270 41.2 40.0 26.7 .150 .476 .330 40.0
2021 Split-Finger 9.4 1 9 1.8 2 .500 2.000 1.000 40.0 50.0 100.0 .350 1.162 .609 100.0
2021 Sweeper -8.8 -1 8 1.6 4 .000 .000 .175 50.0 50.0 33.3 .031 .035 .196 0.0
2021 Screwball -6.1 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .106 .116 .095 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 4 280 30.5 68 .200 .500 .397 24.2 13.2 11.7 .265 .527 .430 46.3
2020 Changeup 0.2 0 187 20.4 38 .125 .156 .214 46.5 31.6 19.7 .167 .261 .268 25.0
2020 Sinker 2.4 4 154 16.8 48 .359 .641 .476 16.7 12.5 27.3 .308 .529 .419 48.5
2020 Curveball -1.4 -1 108 11.8 24 .136 .182 .233 35.0 29.2 17.5 .227 .273 .263 20.0
2020 Slider -0.2 0 94 10.2 14 .000 .000 .200 25.0 21.4 8.8 .171 .203 .318 14.3
2020 Cutter 0.6 0 64 7.0 11 .364 .455 .359 17.6 9.1 6.3 .342 .428 .336 40.0
2020 Split-Finger 11.7 3 26 2.8 6 .750 1.500 .867 25.0 0.0 0.0 .359 1.114 .629 25.0
2020 Sweeper -4.2 0 5 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .707 .761 .636 100.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 380 35.5 103 .289 .467 .367 15.0 20.4 19.1 .232 .418 .314 42.3
2019 Sinker -0.3 0 147 13.7 45 .244 .533 .324 19.4 13.3 26.1 .271 .470 .310 35.9
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 144 13.4 34 .111 .222 .288 66.1 47.1 44.4 .106 .185 .221 8.3
2019 Curveball -3.4 -4 131 12.2 25 .048 .048 .148 46.9 52.0 31.7 .073 .111 .177 37.5
2019 Slider 1.2 2 129 12.0 19 .250 .313 .318 38.2 36.8 14.0 .142 .198 .231 22.2
2019 Cutter -1.4 -1 75 7.0 16 .250 .500 .413 25.0 31.3 23.8 .203 .310 .337 42.9
2019 Split-Finger 9.0 5 52 4.9 11 .500 1.750 .850 68.8 36.4 33.3 .417 1.349 .698 75.0
2019 Knuckleball -5.3 0 8 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .084 .129 .086 0.0
2019 Sweeper 1.8 0 5 0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball 2.1 16 752 30.2 186 .301 .534 .427 10.0 15.1 13.8 .319 .565 .443 50.8
2018 Sinker 0.7 4 516 20.7 138 .252 .522 .396 16.0 11.6 15.0 .288 .547 .413 49.5
2018 Changeup 0.9 4 434 17.5 87 .200 .373 .304 36.6 20.7 15.8 .227 .396 .315 27.1
2018 Slider 3.1 9 289 11.6 70 .236 .473 .387 45.1 35.7 22.7 .174 .335 .310 41.9
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 282 11.3 47 .205 .477 .299 29.5 36.2 17.2 .217 .400 .285 41.4
2018 Cutter -0.4 -1 127 5.1 34 .233 .300 .284 9.7 5.9 5.0 .266 .325 .301 31.0
2018 Split-Finger -2.4 -2 70 2.8 15 .143 .143 .167 41.9 33.3 20.0 .134 .186 .179 22.2
2018 Knuckleball -4.6 0 6 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0
2018 Slurve 2.0 0 5 0.2 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2018 Sweeper 2.4 0 4 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 3 413 27.8 114 .305 .474 .392 10.2 9.6 9.6 .318 .543 .410 35.6
2017 Sinker 0.7 2 305 20.6 84 .333 .524 .432 15.6 11.9 19.2 .306 .489 .423 37.0
2017 Changeup 1.5 4 235 15.8 55 .255 .529 .355 38.2 20.0 18.6 .205 .386 .281 22.5
2017 Slider -0.8 -2 213 14.4 45 .179 .359 .274 42.0 33.3 20.3 .134 .227 .231 24.0
2017 Curveball 1.4 3 195 13.1 38 .188 .344 .300 36.1 31.6 20.7 .148 .240 .248 20.0
2017 Cutter 4.4 3 73 4.9 17 .286 .929 .488 33.3 23.5 19.0 .307 .722 .430 63.6
2017 Split-Finger -2.8 -1 28 1.9 4 .000 .000 .175 66.7 25.0 14.3 .219 .407 .373 50.0
2017 Slurve -5.4 -1 11 0.7 3 .000 .000 .000 75.0 66.7 50.0 .000 .002 .000 0.0
2017 Sweeper -10.2 -1 8 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 57.1 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 313 1,269 -8 -15 7 5 -10
2014 225 952 -11 -5 14 5 2
2015 387 1,500 -9 -11 8 6 -6
2016 360 1,380 -15 -15 12 4 -14
2017 411 1,690 0 -23 19 11 7
2018 589 2,537 -1 -13 32 14 32
2019 272 1,151 4 -19 9 7 1
2020 243 1,044 -14 3 13 8 10
2021 126 511 -7 -8 6 3 -6
2022 454 2,026 -24 -19 25 12 -5
2023 320 1,393 -6 0 10 6 10
2024 63 284 -2 -6 1 1 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,510 49.2 68.3 84.8 22.3 59.6 42.7 31.0 44.9 20.4 6.0 78.0
2016 1,381 47.2 70.7 80.7 23.5 57.3 42.9 36.6 45.8 24.7 7.7 86.0
2017 1,483 46.1 61.8 77.7 20.2 59.6 41.4 23.0 39.4 26.4 6.6 78.6
2018 2,487 46.4 65.1 79.5 18.2 65.0 42.1 24.6 40.0 23.1 6.6 79.9
2019 1,071 44.0 63.1 77.1 23.5 48.9 42.7 24.7 40.9 31.5 7.2 80.5
2020 918 46.9 66.6 77.4 15.4 52.0 42.0 23.3 39.4 27.9 6.6 82.0
2021 511 48.9 62.0 78.7 20.3 43.4 44.0 27.0 40.7 29.3 7.6 71.8
2022 2,017 49.0 62.4 79.7 20.6 56.1 43.7 16.2 41.1 25.8 7.1 75.7
2023 1,354 48.3 61.2 80.5 20.9 55.5 43.5 22.1 40.3 25.6 6.8 69.6
2024 284 49.6 61.7 73.6 26.6 50.0 43.3 28.6 44.0 32.8 7.0 60.0
Player 13,016 47.4 64.6 79.8 20.6 57.0 42.7 25.2 41.4 25.4 6.9 77.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 63 66 61 54 69 20 29 51 59 39 60 64 55 92 84
2016 14 13 15 27 16 18 31 51 56 40 55 53 35 81 86 46
2017 71 33 50 56 82 38 61 27 70 33 60 94 31 92 82 85
2018 90 67 76 73 95 70 64 67 73 78 63 97 57 96 76 17
2019 77 68
2020 85 58 57 51 96 41 42 39 65 42 75 99 40 98 66 4 85
2021 66 42 73
2022 35 10 10 21 70 20 29 31 57 14 31 95 41 93 65 60 92
2023 25 49 24 95
2024 20 44
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 20.2 8 6.7 1 4 5 3 37.5
2017 21.4 16 16.5 -1 9 13 6 37.5
2018 22.5 27 26.4 1 7 23 9 33.3
2019 24.3 13 11.6 1 2 9 6 46.2
2020 24.8 6 6.0 0 2 3 4 66.7
2021 24.4 4 3.5 1 1 1 3 75.0
2022 23.6 8 10.1 -2 4 5 6 75.0
2023 24.3 9 9.9 -1 3 7 5 55.6
2024 22.8 1 1.7 -1 0 3 0 0.0
Player 22.9 92 92.5 -1 32 69 42 45.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 7 4 9 8 6 8 6 7 5 6 10 6 5 6 7 5 6 7 7 7 5 8 9 5 7 6 10 6 6 6
2017 16 17 11 19 18 17 19 19 16 11 17 23 13 16 18 20 17 15 15 17 16 12 21 19 18 13 15 21 14 18 10
2018 27 32 18 27 26 24 27 26 19 19 23 26 34 23 24 34 27 26 22 30 28 26 35 31 27 24 23 32 34 29 16
2019 13 12 11 12 13 14 15 13 11 9 9 14 12 12 13 12 11 12 11 13 11 8 15 10 11 9 10 12 12 12 9
2020 6 6 7 7 6 6 7 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 5 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 5 7 6 6 5
2021 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 3
2022 8 10 8 13 10 9 11 10 9 9 9 11 11 10 10 11 10 10 10 10 11 10 14 11 9 10 10 11 11 9 7
2023 9 10 7 14 12 9 11 9 9 10 8 11 11 9 11 11 13 9 9 10 9 6 13 10 11 9 11 9 9 10 8
2024 1 2 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 3 2 1 3 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 92 100 70 107 98 91 104 96 81 72 81 107 98 85 95 105 97 90 85 99 94 76 120 102 92 82 84 106 97 94 65
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.8 89.1 0.3 86.7 -2.4 89.7 3.0 89.8 0.1 88.2 -1.6 89.3 1.1 87.9 -1.4 85.3 -2.6 87.5 2.2
Launch Angle 11.9 10.7 -1.2 11.7 1.0 13.2 1.5 14.6 1.4 11.1 -3.5 19.1 8.0 14.8 -4.3 12.6 -2.2 4.7 -7.9
Barrel % 3.1 4.6 1.5 7.5 2.9 8.8 1.3 9.9 1.1 6.9 -3.0 10.0 3.1 5.8 -4.2 4.0 -1.8 5.9 1.9
Hard Hit % 33.3 35.0 1.7 32.5 -2.5 43.0 10.5 36.8 -6.2 38.2 1.4 38.8 0.6 33.1 -5.7 29.4 -3.7 35.3 5.9
LA Sweet-Spot % 34.0 28.5 -5.5 30.0 1.5 34.2 4.2 30.3 -3.9 29.8 -0.5 36.3 6.5 25.2 -11.1 26.4 1.2 32.4 6.0
xBA .263 .232 -0.031 .248 0.016 .262 0.014 .207 -0.055 .256 0.049 .240 -0.016 .218 -0.022 .207 -0.011 .187 -0.020
BA .256 .217 -0.039 .266 0.049 .248 -0.018 .235 -0.013 .225 -0.010 .194 -0.031 .216 0.022 .253 0.037 .140 -0.113
xwOBA .329 .289 -0.040 .348 0.059 .372 0.024 .296 -0.076 .374 0.078 .333 -0.041 .303 -0.030 .282 -0.021 .245 -0.037
wOBA .314 .270 -0.044 .363 0.093 .360 -0.003 .325 -0.035 .351 0.026 .279 -0.072 .292 0.013 .326 0.034 .199 -0.127
xSLG .416 .359 -0.057 .431 0.072 .465 0.034 .380 -0.085 .435 0.055 .421 -0.014 .336 -0.085 .304 -0.032 .272 -0.032
SLG .398 .336 -0.062 .475 0.139 .467 -0.008 .443 -0.024 .414 -0.029 .333 -0.081 .313 -0.020