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Aaron Hicks
CF | B/T: S/R | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 31

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
2021 114 99 12 20 4 12 0 .202 .298 .354 .652
9 Seasons 2811 2416 364 564 92 309 55 .233 .331 .400 .730
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .202 4 12 0 .652
9 Seasons .233 92 309 55 .730

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 1510 288 9 3.1 88.8 107.8 11.9 34 .254 .401 .314 .318 .348 33.9 16.9 8.7
2016 1381 263 12 4.6 89.1 107.6 10.7 28.5 .230 .355 .270 .286 .315 35.2 18.8 8.3
2017 1483 240 18 7.5 86.7 109.3 11.7 30 .246 .425 .363 .345 .362 32.5 18.6 14.1
2018 2487 377 33 8.8 89.7 110 13.4 34 .259 .460 .360 .368 .398 43.2 19.1 15.5
2019 1071 152 14 9.2 89.7 111 13.6 26.3 .195 .357 .325 .283 .334 37.1 28.2 12.2
2020 918 131 9 6.9 88.2 109.5 11.1 29.8 .254 .432 .351 .372 .377 38.2 18 19.4
2021 440 71 8 11.3 89.1 109.6 20.5 32.4 .238 .445 .272 .331 .385 36.6 23.6 10
9290 1522 103 6.8 88.8 111 12.5 31.2 .242 .412 .329 .332 .360 37 19.7 12.7
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 255 58.1 72 62 13 8 3 0 2 10 53 .210 .268 .355 .495 .294 .361 90.0 20 18.3 18.5
2021 Breaking 97 22.1 19 16 1 0 0 0 1 7 9 .063 .153 .250 .328 .221 .279 84.5 35 38.2 21.2
2021 Offspeed 87 19.8 19 18 3 2 0 0 1 9 9 .167 .209 .333 .376 .238 .268 88.5 10 54.3 40.9
2020 Fastballs 497 54.1 127 100 28 13 8 2 5 16 84 .280 .290 .550 .517 .420 .418 91.1 11 21.0 13.9
2020 Offspeed 212 23.1 44 36 7 5 1 0 1 12 24 .194 .189 .306 .356 .300 .317 83.3 12 44.3 17.4
2020 Breaking 209 22.8 39 33 3 2 1 0 0 10 23 .091 .218 .121 .259 .185 .285 80.4 8 30.4 12.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
2016 46.4 23.2 22.4 8 39.5 35.7 24.7 1.1 38.4 27.4 21.7 5.3 4.6
2017 45 24.6 22.1 8.3 40.8 35.4 23.8 5 32.9 27.1 18.3 7.5 7.5
2018 41.4 26 24.4 8.2 38.7 43.5 17.8 1.9 31.6 25.7 22.5 7.2 8.8
2019 42.8 23.7 22.4 11.2 42.1 33.6 24.3 3.3 29.6 28.9 21.1 2 9.2
2020 47.3 21.4 23.7 7.6 51.9 29.8 18.3 4.6 34.4 22.1 25.2 6.1 6.9
2021 33.8 31 19.7 15.5 40.8 38 21.1 1.4 28.2 35.2 19.7 4.2 11.3
43.7 24.4 23.3 8.7 39.8 37.5 22.8 2.6 32.9 26.3 22.9 6 6.8
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 N/A -5.2 0 1 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .1 .125 .091 0
2021 Splitter 10.1 1 8 1.8 2 .5 2 1 40 50 100 .377 1.347 .69 100
2021 Curveball -3.2 -2 57 13 8 0 0 .088 29.4 25 12.5 .185 .223 .241 40
2021 Slider 1.3 1 41 9.3 11 .111 .444 .309 47.1 45.5 29.4 .128 .41 .303 25
2021 Cutter -0.4 0 45 10.2 11 .1 .2 .177 29.2 9.1 10 .13 .221 .197 11.1
2021 Changeup -3.1 -2 78 17.7 16 .133 .133 .156 58.6 50 40 .194 .263 .226 28.6
2021 Sinker 2.2 1 59 13.4 19 .25 .313 .318 8.7 0 0 .226 .327 .309 18.8
2021 4-Seamer -2.4 -4 151 34.3 42 .222 .417 .315 17.6 21.4 26.5 .325 .646 .43 57.1
2020 Splitter 13.6 3 24 2.6 5 1 2 1.04 28.6 0 0 .478 1.485 .754 33.3
2020 Cutter 0.5 0 62 6.8 11 .364 .455 .359 17.6 9.1 6.3 .342 .428 .336 40
2020 Slider -0.4 0 100 10.9 15 0 0 .187 24.1 20 8.1 .22 .254 .339 25
2020 Curveball -1.2 -1 109 11.9 24 .136 .182 .223 35 29.2 17.1 .216 .261 .252 20
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 188 20.5 39 .121 .152 .209 45.8 30.8 19.4 .162 .253 .261 23.8
2020 Sinker 2.2 3 162 17.6 49 .35 .625 .466 18.8 14.3 29.2 .3 .516 .41 48.5
2020 4-Seamer 1.7 5 273 29.7 67 .204 .51 .403 23.3 11.9 10.7 .271 .538 .436 46.3
2019 Splitter 9.1 5 51 4.8 11 .5 1.75 .85 68.8 36.4 36.4 .417 1.349 .698 75
2019 Cutter -0.6 0 64 6 15 .273 .545 .44 24.1 33.3 26.3 .181 .295 .333 33.3
2019 Slider -0.1 0 134 12.5 18 .2 .2 .267 38.2 33.3 11.5 .141 .176 .23 22.2
2019 Curveball -3.3 -4 129 12 25 .048 .048 .148 46.8 52 32.5 .073 .111 .177 37.5
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 142 13.3 33 .077 .192 .27 67.3 48.5 43.2 .088 .169 .212 9.1
2019 Sinker -1.1 -2 143 13.4 44 .227 .455 .286 17.6 13.6 27.3 .264 .433 .293 34.2
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 2 362 33.8 98 .291 .477 .377 14.1 20.4 19.2 .235 .424 .32 43.3
2018 Knuckleball -4.6 0 6 0.2 1 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Splitter -1.7 -1 65 2.6 13 .167 .167 .192 41.4 30.8 16.7 .152 .209 .201 25
2018 Cutter -1.1 -1 122 4.9 32 .207 .276 .256 10 6.3 5.3 .237 .291 .276 33.3
2018 Curveball 0.7 2 280 11.3 46 .209 .488 .305 28.7 34.8 16.5 .222 .409 .291 41.4
2018 Slider 3 9 301 12.1 72 .25 .482 .386 44.7 34.7 21.6 .186 .347 .322 40.6
2018 Changeup 0.9 4 435 17.5 88 .197 .368 .301 36.6 21.6 16.5 .221 .389 .309 27.1
2018 Sinker 0.6 3 528 21.2 138 .261 .53 .401 16.2 11.6 14.5 .285 .538 .408 49.5
2018 4-Seamer 1.9 14 735 29.6 184 .299 .535 .422 9.9 15.2 14 .318 .567 .444 50.8
2017 Splitter -2.6 -1 28 1.9 4 0 0 .175 66.7 25 14.3 .219 .407 .373 50
2017 Cutter 4.5 3 71 4.8 17 .286 .929 .488 34.4 23.5 19 .307 .722 .43 63.6
2017 Curveball 1.1 2 196 13.2 39 .182 .333 .292 35.5 30.8 20.7 .144 .232 .241 19
2017 Slider -1.1 -3 232 15.6 48 .167 .333 .257 44.6 37.5 22.5 .125 .211 .217 24
2017 Changeup 1.6 4 237 16 55 .255 .529 .355 37.9 20 18.6 .205 .386 .281 22.5
2017 Sinker 0.9 3 301 20.3 84 .333 .524 .443 15 11.9 19.2 .297 .474 .413 37
2017 4-Seamer 0.2 1 416 28.1 114 .305 .474 .381 10.7 9.6 9.6 .315 .533 .404 35.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 313 1269 -9 -15 7 5 -11
2014 222 942 -11 -6 14 4 1
2015 381 1485 -9 -9 9 6 -4
2016 358 1371 -15 -14 12 4 -13
2017 411 1690 1 -24 19 11 6
2018 584 2524 0 -16 33 13 30
2019 261 1105 1 -16 10 7 1
2020 243 1044 -13 3 13 8 11
2021 110 440 -7 -6 4 3 -5
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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 1510 48.9 68.5 84.6 22.3 59.4 42.5 31 44.9 20.4 6.2 78.5
2016 1381 47.2 70.9 80.6 23.5 57.1 43 36.6 45.8 24.7 7.8 86
2017 1483 46.1 61.6 77.9 20.3 59.3 41.3 23 39.4 26.4 6.6 78.6
2018 2487 46.4 65 79.5 18.2 65.1 42.2 24.6 40 23.1 6.6 79.8
2019 1071 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 41.9 23.2 39.4 27.9 6.6 82
2021 440 49.5 62.8 79.6 21.2 42.6 43.4 28.2 41.8 28.8 7.3 65.6
9290 46.8 65.7 79.9 20.4 57.6 42.3 27.4 41.7 25.1 6.8 79.9
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 56 61 55 52 63 20 29 52 39 60 64 55 84
2016 15 15 16 26 18 18 31 52 39 55 53 35 86
2017 70 33 48 56 82 38 61 27 33 60 94 31 83 80
2018 89 66 75 73 94 69 64 67 79 63 97 57 77 14
2019 67
2020 84 56 57 51 96 41 42 39 43 75 99 40 66 4
2021 44 33 47 59 43 69 69 48 30 46 60 32 47 62
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.3 13 12 1 0 8 7 53.8
2020 24.8 6 5.7 0 2 2 4 66.7
2021 24.4 4 3.4 1 0 1 3 75

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 13 12 14 13 15 12 13 13 13 12 12 13 9 13 9 14 9 12 13 14 7 12 12 13 12 14 9 11 8 12 15
2020 6 6 7 6 8 5 6 6 5 6 7 5 5 4 5 6 5 6 5 6 5 6 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 6
2021 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.8 89.1 0.3 86.7 -2.4 89.7 3 89.7 0 88.2 -1.5 89.1 0.9
Launch Angle 11.9 10.7 -1.2 11.7 1 13.4 1.7 13.6 0.2 11.1 -2.5 20.5 9.4
Barrel % 3.1 4.6 1.5 7.5 2.9 8.8 1.3 9.2 0.4 6.9 -2.3 11.3 4.4
Hard Hit % 33.9 35.2 1.3 32.5 -2.7 43.2 10.7 37.1 -6.1 38.2 1.1 36.6 -1.6
Sweet Spot % 34 28.5 -5.5 30 1.5 34 4 26.3 -7.7 29.8 3.5 32.4 2.6
xBA .254 .23 -0.024 .246 0.016 .259 0.013 .195 -0.064 .254 0.059 .238 -0.016
BA .256 .217 -0.039 .266 0.049 .248 -0.018 .235 -0.013 .225 -0.01 .177 -0.048
xwOBA .318 .286 -0.032 .345 0.059 .368 0.023 .283 -0.085 .372 0.089 .331 -0.041
wOBA .314 .27 -0.044 .363 0.093 .36 -0.003 .325 -0.035 .351 0.026 .272 -0.079
xSLG .401 .355 -0.046 .425 0.07 .46 0.035 .357 -0.103 .432 0.075 .445 0.013
SLG .398 .336 -0.062 .475 0.139 .467 -0.008 .443 -0.024 .414 -0.029 .333 -0.081
K% 16.9 18.8 1.9 18.6 -0.2 19.1 0.5 28.2 9.1 18 -10.2 23.6 5.6
BB% 8.7 8.3 -0.4 14.1 5.8 15.5 1.4 12.2 -3.3 19.4 7.2 10 -9.4
Swing % 44.9 45.8 0.9 39.4 -6.4 40 0.6 40.9 0.9 39.4 -1.5 41.8 2.4
Whiff% 20.4 24.7 4.3 26.4 1.7 23.1 -3.3 31.5 8.4 27.9 -3.6 28.8 0.9
In Zone % 48.9 47.2 -1.7 46.1 -1.1 46.4 0.3 43.8 -2.6 47.1 3.3 49.5 2.4
Out of Zone % 51.1 52.8 1.7 53.9 1.1 53.6 -0.3 56.2 2.6 52.9 -3.3 50.5 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 22.3 23.5 1.2 20.3 -3.2 18.2 -2.1 22.9 4.7 15.4 -7.5 21.2 5.8
First Pitch Swing % 31 36.6 5.6 23 -13.6 24.6 1.6 24.7 0.1 23.2 -1.5 28.2 5
First Pitch Strike % 59.5 61.5 2 55.4 -6.1 53 -2.4 55.3 2.3 51.2 -4.1 58.2 7
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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 412 243 59.0 .383 .357
2018 R 163 1 0.6 .352 .000
2019 L 165 125 75.8 .339 .336
2019 R 79 2 2.5 .283 .345
2020 L 153 122 79.7 .376 .348
2020 R 53 1 1.9 .337 .699
2021 L 78 73 93.6 .177 .228
2021 R 28 0 0.0 .333

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