Aaron Hicks
CF | B/T: S/R | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 1, #14, Minnesota Twins | Woodrow Wilson HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 140 115 14 24 1 7 5 .209 .338 .243 .581
10 Seasons 2963 2540 379 589 93 318 60 .232 .331 .392 .723
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .209 1 7 5 .581
10 Seasons .232 93 318 60 .723

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle 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 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 14 9.2 5.5 89.7 111.0 13.6 26.3 .203 .374 .325 .295 .358 37.1 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 6.3 89.3 109.6 19.1 36.3 .240 .421 .279 .333 .386 38.8 23.8 11.1
2022 32 623 86 1 1.2 0.7 86.7 105.8 13.1 20.9 .228 .310 .278 .304 .313 30.2 22.1 15.0
Player 9984 1617 104 6.4 4.3 88.7 111.0 12.5 30.9 .246 .412 .326 .335 .366 36.6 19.9 12.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 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, 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 28.9 21.1 2.0 9.2 5.5
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 47.7 17.4 20.9 14.0 34.9 34.9 30.2 3.5 33.7 30.2 27.9 2.3 1.2 0.7
Player 43.8 24.1 23.2 8.9 39.5 37.4 23.0 2.7 33.1 26.3 23.3 5.9 6.4 4.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.8 -3 196 31.5 43 .206 .206 .293 21.8 18.6 15.7 .268 .403 .374 42.3
2022 Changeup 0.6 1 143 23.0 30 .233 .267 .260 29.0 13.3 8.0 .231 .265 .215 7.7
2022 Slider 0.6 1 85 13.6 22 .278 .444 .333 29.3 22.7 15.6 .229 .318 .267 26.7
2022 Curveball -4.4 -3 73 11.7 14 .000 .000 .100 43.5 50.0 29.2 .044 .049 .135 0.0
2022 Sinker -0.4 0 68 10.9 20 .357 .357 .435 12.0 15.0 21.4 .363 .448 .455 72.7
2022 Cutter -0.5 0 41 6.6 6 .000 .000 .233 10.0 16.7 8.3 .096 .349 .351 33.3
2022 Splitter -1.1 0 16 2.6 4 .000 .000 .175 60.0 75.0 50.0 -- -- .175 --
2021 4-Seamer -0.8 -1 164 32.1 45 .263 .447 .350 16.7 20.0 23.1 .331 .614 .431 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 0.4 0 77 15.1 25 .238 .286 .306 13.8 8.0 18.2 .262 .364 .341 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 Slider -2.2 -1 51 10.0 14 .091 .364 .243 42.9 42.9 28.6 .118 .356 .292 33.3
2021 Cutter -1.8 -1 51 10.0 12 .100 .200 .221 33.3 8.3 10.0 .114 .181 .219 11.1
2021 Splitter 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 N/A -6.1 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .106 .116 .095 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 4 280 30.5 68 .200 .500 .397 24.2 13.2 11.7 .265 .527 .430 46.3
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 189 20.6 39 .121 .152 .209 45.8 30.8 19.4 .162 .253 .261 23.8
2020 Sinker 2.6 4 153 16.7 47 .368 .658 .486 16.9 12.8 27.3 .309 .519 .418 46.9
2020 Curveball -1.2 -1 109 11.9 24 .136 .182 .233 35.0 29.2 17.1 .227 .273 .263 20.0
2020 Slider -0.5 0 99 10.8 15 .000 .000 .187 24.1 20.0 8.1 .220 .254 .339 25.0
2020 Cutter 0.6 0 63 6.9 11 .364 .455 .359 17.6 9.1 6.3 .342 .428 .336 40.0
2020 Splitter 12.3 3 25 2.7 6 .750 1.500 .867 25.0 0.0 0.0 .424 1.346 .706 50.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 2 362 33.8 98 .291 .477 .377 14.1 20.4 19.2 .237 .434 .325 43.3
2019 Sinker -1.3 -2 143 13.4 44 .227 .455 .286 17.6 13.6 27.3 .264 .433 .293 34.2
2019 Changeup -0.2 0 142 13.3 33 .077 .192 .270 67.3 48.5 43.2 .088 .169 .212 9.1
2019 Slider -0.2 0 134 12.5 18 .200 .200 .267 38.2 33.3 11.5 .141 .176 .230 22.2
2019 Curveball -3.4 -4 129 12.0 25 .048 .048 .148 46.8 52.0 32.5 .073 .111 .177 37.5
2019 Cutter -0.7 0 64 6.0 15 .273 .545 .440 24.1 33.3 26.3 .181 .295 .333 33.3
2019 Splitter 9.1 5 51 4.8 11 .500 1.750 .850 68.8 36.4 36.4 .418 1.349 .698 75.0
2018 4-Seamer 2.2 16 735 29.6 184 .299 .535 .427 9.9 15.2 14.0 .318 .567 .444 50.8
2018 Sinker 0.6 3 533 21.4 140 .256 .521 .397 16.0 11.4 14.5 .290 .545 .413 49.5
2018 Changeup 0.8 4 437 17.6 88 .197 .368 .301 36.9 21.6 16.5 .224 .391 .311 27.1
2018 Slider 3.4 10 301 12.1 72 .250 .482 .399 44.7 34.7 21.6 .186 .347 .322 40.6
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 -1.3 -2 124 5.0 33 .207 .276 .265 9.8 6.1 5.3 .245 .302 .285 32.1
2018 Splitter -2.2 -1 67 2.7 14 .154 .154 .179 40.0 28.6 16.7 .144 .201 .192 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
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 3 416 28.1 114 .305 .474 .392 10.7 9.6 9.6 .318 .543 .410 35.6
2017 Sinker 0.8 2 301 20.3 84 .333 .524 .432 15.0 11.9 19.2 .306 .489 .423 37.0
2017 Changeup 1.5 3 237 16.0 55 .255 .529 .355 37.9 20.0 18.6 .205 .386 .281 22.5
2017 Slider -1.2 -3 232 15.6 48 .167 .333 .257 44.6 37.5 22.5 .125 .211 .217 24.0
2017 Curveball 1.1 2 196 13.2 39 .182 .333 .292 35.5 30.8 20.7 .144 .232 .241 19.0
2017 Cutter 4.5 3 71 4.8 17 .286 .929 .488 34.4 23.5 19.0 .307 .722 .430 63.6
2017 Splitter -2.8 -1 28 1.9 4 .000 .000 .175 66.7 25.0 14.3 .219 .407 .373 50.0
! 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 -16 -14 12 4 -14
2017 411 1,690 0 -23 19 11 7
2018 589 2,537 -1 -13 33 13 32
2019 261 1,105 0 -17 10 7 0
2020 243 1,044 -14 3 13 8 10
2021 126 511 -7 -8 6 3 -6
2022 139 622 -10 -6 7 4 -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 49.1 68.2 84.8 22.4 59.9 42.7 31.0 44.9 20.4 6.2 78.5
2016 1,381 47.1 70.7 80.7 23.6 57.6 43.0 36.6 45.8 24.7 7.7 86.0
2017 1,483 46.1 61.6 77.9 20.3 59.3 41.3 23.0 39.4 26.4 6.6 78.6
2018 2,487 46.4 65.1 79.5 18.3 65.0 42.2 24.6 40.0 23.1 6.6 80.0
2019 1,071 43.8 62.4 77.1 22.9 48.5 42.3 24.7 40.9 31.5 7.1 79.5
2020 918 47.1 66.4 77.4 15.4 52.0 41.9 23.3 39.4 27.9 6.6 82.0
2021 511 49.1 61.8 78.7 20.4 43.4 43.8 27.0 40.7 29.3 7.6 71.8
2022 623 47.7 60.9 80.7 19.4 54.0 46.0 17.3 39.2 26.2 6.6 63.4
Player 9,984 46.9 65.3 79.9 20.3 57.5 42.6 26.8 41.5 25.2 6.8 79.2
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 63 66 61 55 69 20 29 51 39 60 64 55 84
2016 13 13 15 27 16 18 31 51 40 55 53 35 86
2017 71 33 50 56 82 38 61 27 33 60 94 31 83 81
2018 90 67 76 73 95 70 64 67 78 63 97 57 77 15
2019 67
2020 85 57 57 51 96 41 42 39 43 75 99 40 66 4
2021 48
2022 29 22 5 4 73 1 2 17 13 49 96 47 63 11
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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 6.4 2 6 4 3 37.5
2017 21.4 16 15.5 1 8 13 6 37.5
2018 22.5 27 25.5 2 9 20 10 37.0
2019 24.3 13 11.7 1 2 6 7 53.8
2020 24.8 6 5.9 0 3 2 4 66.7
2021 24.4 4 3.5 1 1 1 3 75.0
2022 23.1 1 0.4 1 2 0 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 6 10 5 6 7 6 7 6 4 9 5 5 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 9 5 6 6 7 7 9 7 5 5 8
2017 16 13 23 16 17 18 15 14 19 12 19 18 10 14 14 19 13 15 11 17 21 14 13 15 15 14 18 13 10 14 21
2018 27 34 25 22 24 34 23 31 26 18 27 26 16 19 25 26 23 30 16 26 30 26 26 21 26 29 30 21 23 27 34
2019 13 12 14 12 13 12 12 12 13 9 12 13 10 12 10 14 10 12 11 11 13 12 12 11 11 13 11 9 8 13 14
2020 6 6 7 6 6 5 0 6 5 7 7 5 5 4 5 7 5 6 5 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 8
2021 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 3 4 4
2022 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.8 89.1 0.3 86.7 -2.4 89.7 3 89.7 0 88.2 -1.5 89.3 1.1 86.7 -2.6
Launch Angle 11.9 10.7 -1.2 11.7 1 13.2 1.5 13.6 0.4 11.1 -2.5 19.1 8 13.1 -6
Barrel % 3.1 4.6 1.5 7.5 2.9 8.8 1.3 9.2 0.4 6.9 -2.3 10 3.1 1.2 -8.8
Hard Hit % 33.3 35 1.7 32.5 -2.5 43 10.5 37.1 -5.9 38.2 1.1 38.8 0.6 30.2 -8.6
Sweet Spot % 34 28.5 -5.5 30 1.5 34.2 4.2 26.3 -7.9 29.8 3.5 36.3 6.5 20.9 -15.4
xBA 0.263 0.232 -0.031 0.248 0.016 0.262 0.014 0.203 -0.059 0.256 0.053 0.24 -0.016 0.228 -0.012
BA 0.256 0.217 -0.039 0.266 0.049 0.248 -0.018 0.235 -0.013 0.225 -0.01 0.194 -0.031 0.209 0.015
xwOBA 0.329 0.289 -0.04 0.348 0.059 0.372 0.024 0.295 -0.077 0.374 0.079 0.333 -0.041 0.304 -0.029
wOBA 0.314 0.27 -0.044 0.363 0.093 0.36 -0.003 0.325 -0.035 0.351 0.026 0.279 -0.072 0.278 -0.001
xSLG 0.416 0.359 -0.057 0.431 0.072 0.465 0.034 0.374 -0.091 0.435 0.061 0.421 -0.014 0.31 -0.111
SLG 0.398 0.336 -0.062 0.475 0.139 0.467 -0.008 0.443 -0.024 0.414 -0.029 0.333 -0.081 0.243 -0.09
K% 16.9 18.8 1.9 18.6 -0.2 19.1 0.5 28.2 9.1 18 -10.2 23.8 5.8 22.1 -1.7
BB% 8.7 8.3 -0.4 14.1 5.8 15.5 1.4 12.2 -3.3 19.4 7.2 11.1 -8.3 15 3.9
Swing % 44.9 45.8 0.9 39.4 -6.4 40 0.6 40.9 0.9 39.4 -1.5 40.7 1.3 39.2 -1.5
Whiff% 20.4 24.7 4.3 26.4 1.7 23.1 -3.3 31.5 8.4 27.9 -3.6 29.3 1.4 26.2 -3.1
In Zone % 49.1 47.1 -2 46.1 -1 46.4 0.3 43.8 -2.6 47.1 3.3 49.1 2 47.7 -1.4
Out of Zone % 50.9 52.9 2 53.9 1 53.6 -0.3 56.2 2.6 52.9 -3.3 50.9 -2 52.3 1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 22.4 23.6 1.2 20.3 -3.3 18.3 -2 22.9 4.6 15.4 -7.5 20.4 5 19.4 -1
First Pitch Swing % 31 36.6 5.6 23 -13.6 24.6 1.6 24.7 0.1 23.3 -1.4 27 3.7 17.3 -9.7
First Pitch Strike % 59.5 61.5 2 55.4 -6.1 53 -2.4 55.3 2.3 51.4 -3.9 55.6 4.2 59 3.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 231 5 2.2 .303 .351
2016 R 126 12 9.5 .225 .115
2017 L 235 19 8.1 .352 .348
2017 R 126 3 2.4 .360 1.320
2018 L 414 243 58.7 .381 .357
2018 R 166 1 0.6 .345 .000
2019 L 165 125 75.8 .339 .336
2019 R 79 2 2.5 .283 .345
2020 L 155 123 79.4 .364 .345
2020 R 54 1 1.9 .343 .699
2021 L 89 84 94.4 .176 .264
2021 R 33 0 0.0 .278
2022 L 96 86 89.6 .228 .250
2022 R 41 5 12.2 .276 .837

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 393 18.6 13.5% 1.8% 252 25.4 0.8% 21.4%
2014 264 18.5 14.8% 3.4% 218 24.2 0.9% 16.5%
2015 533 18.5 21.2% 6.8% 205 26.9 5.4% 35.1%
2016 434 18.8 19.8% 4.6% 240 24.1 7.5% 22.5%
2017 462 19.7 7.1% 6.3% 310 25.2 0.0% 18.1%
2018 767 19.6 8.1% 5.3% 489 25.7 0.0% 19.6%
2019 338 20.0 5.9% 5.0% 215 26.3 0.0% 27.9%
2020 272 20.5 4.8% 5.9% 200 24.8 0.0% 21.0%
2021 166 20.0 3.6% 4.2% 102 25.1 0.0% 22.5%
2022 191 19.8 8.9% 2.1% 127 25.1 0.8% 19.7%

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