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Brewer Hicklen

Brewer Hicklen

OF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 208 | Age: 23
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 7, #210, Kansas City Royals) - Alabama-Birmingham
Huntsville, AL USA
Popularity:
↑ 9%

MLB Pipeline Rank:
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
xBA
xSLG
 
Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 355 293 49 79 5 34 33 .270 .387 .396 .783
Career Minors 961 826 157 238 27 125 84 .288 .378 .472 .850
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .270 5 34 33 .783
Career Minors .288 27 125 84 .850

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 2 Teams Minors 39 181 156 38 50 11 5 4 23 18 46 16 4 6 .321 .409 .532 .941
2017 AZL Royals AZL ROK 19 82 69 19 24 3 3 3 13 9 24 13 3 3 .348 .439 .609 1.048
2017 Idaho Falls Chukars PIO ROK 20 99 87 19 26 8 2 1 10 9 22 3 1 3 .299 .384 .471 .855
2018 2 Teams Minors 104 425 377 70 109 22 3 18 68 28 124 35 6 14 .289 .357 .507 .864
2018 Wilmington Blue Rocks CAR A(Adv) 22 78 71 11 15 4 0 1 3 4 26 6 0 1 .211 .263 .310 .573
2018 Lexington Legends SAL A(Full) 82 347 306 59 94 18 3 17 65 24 98 29 6 13 .307 .378 .552 .930
2019 Wilmington Blue Rocks CAR A(Adv) 91 355 293 49 79 10 6 5 34 46 102 33 8 11 .270 .387 .396 .783

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 50 | Run: 65 | Arm: 40 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

Hicklen initially planned to play two sports at Alabama-Birmingham, but when the football program was shut down in 2015, Hicklen put his wide receiver dreams aside and focused on being an outfielder. He parlayed that into being a seventh-round pick and had a strong pro debut. When he was held back in extended spring training because of an outfield logjam, he sulked and struggled. To his credit, he put it behind him, hit his way out of Lexington once he was assigned, but then willingly returned there to help win a South Atlantic League title as the Legends' cleanup hitter after Seuly Matias got hurt.

Hicklen's power-speed combination makes him a very intriguing prospect. He has plus raw power that is eye-popping when he is on time at the plate, and he'll have to continue to refine his approach in order to make enough contact to tap into that power. His speed is also a game-changer -- he finished third in the organization in stolen bases in just 104 games in 2018 -- and if it all comes together, he has 20-20 potential.

His speed also gives him plenty of range to play center field, but he's likely destined for left field because of his below-average arm. The good news is he looks like he might have the offensive game to profile there.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/01/2019 LF Brewer Hicklen assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Lexington Legends.
08/15/2018 LF Brewer Hicklen assigned to Lexington Legends from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
07/18/2018 LF Brewer Hicklen assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Lexington Legends.
04/22/2018 LF Brewer Hicklen assigned to Lexington Legends from Idaho Falls Chukars.
08/10/2017 LF Brewer Hicklen assigned to Idaho Falls Chukars from AZL Royals.
06/24/2017 Kansas City Royals signed OF Brewer Hicklen.
06/24/2017 OF Brewer Hicklen assigned to AZL Royals.