John Hicks
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 4, #123, Seattle Mariners | Virginia
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 31 31 6 8 4 7 0 .258 .258 .677 .935
6 Seasons 902 845 97 199 32 97 4 .236 .279 .401 .680
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .258 4 7 0 .935
6 Seasons .236 32 97 4 .680

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 25 144 15 0 0 0 92.6 106.3 24.7 46.7 .156 .232 .086 .183 .382 46.7 52.9 2.9
2016 26 9 2 0 0 0 99.7 100.4 -1.9 50.0 .564 .687 .621 .537 .537 100.0 0.0 0.0
2017 27 727 123 11 8.9 5.8 85.7 110.7 8.0 35.0 .259 .430 .328 .326 .414 32.5 26.8 6.8
2018 28 1162 206 12 5.8 3.8 87.9 111.2 14.6 33.0 .222 .367 .311 .282 .355 34.5 26.9 7.1
2019 29 1249 211 14 6.6 4.2 87.9 112.5 16.2 34.1 .201 .350 .259 .248 .349 29.9 32.7 3.9
2021 31 122 23 5 21.7 16.1 90.6 108.0 22.8 30.4 .245 .630 .384 .361 .487 34.8 25.8 0.0
Player 3413 580 42 7.2 4.7 87.7 112.5 14.3 34.1 .221 .378 .290 .279 .372 32.9 29.9 5.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 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 20.0 13.3 53.3 13.3 40.0 26.7 33.3 0.0 13.3 26.7 40.0 13.3 0.0 0.0
2016 50.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 50.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 50.4 18.7 26.8 4.1 50.4 28.5 21.1 10.6 30.1 16.3 26.8 6.5 8.9 5.8
2018 44.2 22.8 23.8 9.2 29.6 41.7 28.2 2.9 35.0 24.3 22.8 7.8 5.8 3.8
2019 40.8 21.3 23.7 14.2 42.7 37.0 20.4 3.8 32.2 30.8 19.9 6.6 6.6 4.2
2021 34.8 43.5 13.0 8.7 52.2 21.7 26.1 4.3 21.7 30.4 17.4 4.3 21.7 16.1
Player 43.3 21.9 24.8 10.0 39.8 36.0 24.0 4.8 31.9 25.2 22.9 7.1 7.2 4.7
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 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 %
2021 Slider 2.4 1 33 27.0 8 .250 .625 .363 43.5 37.5 20.0 .274 .838 .457 60.0
2021 Sinker -1.1 0 30 24.6 7 .286 .714 .414 21.1 14.3 14.3 .270 .561 .348 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -4.5 -1 27 22.1 5 .200 .200 .180 46.7 40.0 18.2 .128 .173 .125 0.0
2021 Changeup 4.7 1 18 14.8 7 .286 1.143 .571 50.0 14.3 12.5 .256 .729 .408 33.3
2021 Cutter -12.5 -1 7 5.7 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .089 .104 .081 0.0
2021 Curveball 20.4 1 6 4.9 2 .500 1.000 .625 50.0 50.0 33.3 .449 1.360 .738 100.0
2021 Splitter -3.5 0 1 0.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -2.7 -13 458 36.7 97 .194 .409 .263 30.1 36.1 22.0 .207 .419 .269 37.3
2019 Slider -2.4 -7 286 22.9 98 .186 .351 .241 42.3 34.7 32.1 .171 .242 .181 22.2
2019 Sinker -3.9 -6 167 13.4 45 .167 .167 .227 24.0 24.4 19.3 .156 .200 .193 25.8
2019 Curveball -4.2 -5 123 9.8 27 .111 .111 .133 47.1 48.1 29.5 .140 .188 .141 7.1
2019 Changeup 3.1 3 103 8.2 34 .406 .750 .501 42.5 26.5 28.1 .321 .592 .399 43.5
2019 Cutter 4.3 4 94 7.5 26 .273 .591 .413 32.7 19.2 13.9 .285 .664 .435 35.3
2019 Splitter 0.3 0 17 1.4 6 .333 .333 .300 41.7 33.3 22.2 .259 .360 .263 50.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 3 391 33.6 83 .338 .574 .436 30.1 25.3 20.6 .280 .495 .392 47.9
2018 Slider -1.0 -2 234 20.1 80 .228 .367 .261 47.4 38.8 37.3 .170 .242 .184 25.0
2018 Sinker -2.8 -6 194 16.7 54 .220 .240 .258 25.7 22.2 30.8 .224 .324 .273 36.8
2018 Curveball 1.6 2 135 11.6 33 .300 .500 .376 33.3 24.2 17.0 .201 .390 .292 31.8
2018 Changeup -2.1 -2 107 9.2 28 .259 .370 .265 33.8 14.3 16.0 .227 .425 .293 25.0
2018 Cutter 2.3 2 85 7.3 28 .250 .393 .277 23.6 14.3 17.4 .278 .478 .324 37.5
2018 Splitter -1.8 0 13 1.1 3 .000 .000 .000 44.4 66.7 22.2 .073 .077 .077 0.0
2018 N/A -34.6 -1 2 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 100.0 .025 .025 .033 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -2.0 -6 280 38.5 55 .204 .265 .264 34.2 38.2 22.6 .217 .282 .268 32.1
2017 Slider 2.8 3 126 17.3 32 .400 .767 .484 32.6 18.8 10.9 .311 .455 .343 36.0
2017 Sinker -2.4 -3 122 16.8 36 .235 .353 .279 17.2 11.1 16.7 .311 .502 .365 33.3
2017 Changeup -1.1 -1 76 10.5 23 .190 .238 .233 48.9 30.4 25.9 .160 .221 .211 14.3
2017 Curveball 1.5 1 70 9.6 31 .258 .516 .326 40.9 38.7 42.9 .260 .629 .362 36.8
2017 Cutter 5.2 2 45 6.2 12 .571 1.000 .679 37.5 8.3 6.7 .402 .768 .577 50.0
2017 Splitter -4.6 0 6 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 0.0 0.0 .070 .070 .067 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 34 142 -3 -3 1 0 -5
2017 190 726 -1 -5 0 3 -3
2018 312 1,162 0 -13 6 3 -4
2019 333 1,248 -9 -16 -2 3 -24
2021 31 122 2 -1 0 0 0
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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 144 47.2 69.1 76.6 44.7 44.1 41.7 35.3 56.3 37.0 8.3 83.3
2016 9 55.6 60.0 100.0 50.0 50.0 44.4 0.0 55.6 20.0 11.1 100.0
2017 727 50.8 80.5 69.4 35.6 55.1 42.8 47.9 58.3 34.0 8.4 91.8
2018 1,162 47.9 77.6 74.8 38.0 48.7 42.3 44.6 57.0 34.0 8.7 86.1
2019 1,249 48.6 78.9 73.1 46.0 49.2 39.8 48.6 62.0 35.5 7.5 89.4
2021 122 56.6 81.2 66.1 45.3 50.0 45.9 54.8 65.6 38.8 5.7 85.7
Player 3,413 49.1 78.4 72.7 41.0 49.9 41.6 46.7 59.4 34.8 8.1 88.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.3 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 48
2017 57
2018 41
2019 44
2021 41
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.2 6 6.5 -1 5 5 3 50.0
2018 20.7 9 9.5 -1 3 6 5 55.6
2019 21.8 13 13.3 0 7 6 9 69.2
2021 24.0 4 5.0 -1 2 3 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 6 8 9 5 7 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 6 8 6 9 5 6 10 5 4 7 8 6 8 5 7 5 11
2018 9 10 11 8 10 11 9 12 10 7 9 9 7 7 10 11 9 11 9 9 10 10 8 9 11 11 11 7 9 9 12
2019 13 16 14 12 15 14 13 17 15 11 14 14 10 13 12 14 13 16 10 12 13 12 12 12 13 15 15 12 12 12 16
2021 4 5 7 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 4 5 5 3 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 5
! 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 92.6 99.7 7.1 85.7 -14 87.9 2.2 0
Launch Angle 24.7 -1.9 -26.6 8 9.9 14.6 6.6 1.6
Barrel % 0 0 0 8.9 8.9 5.8 -3.1 0.8
Hard Hit % 46.7 100 53.3 32.5 -67.5 34.5 2 -4.6
Sweet Spot % 46.7 50 3.3 35 -15 33 -2 1.1
xBA .156 .564 0.408 .259 -0.305 .222 -0.037 -0.021
BA .063 .5 0.437 .266 -0.234 .26 -0.006 -0.05
xwOBA .183 .537 0.354 .326 -0.211 .282 -0.044 -0.034
wOBA .086 .621 0.535 .328 -0.293 .311 -0.017 -0.052
xSLG .232 .687 0.455 .43 -0.257 .367 -0.063 -0.017
SLG .094 1 0.906 .439 -0.561 .403 -0.036 -0.024
K% 52.9 0 -52.9 26.8 26.8 26.9 0.1 5.8
BB% 2.9 0 -2.9 6.8 6.8 7.1 0.3 -3.2
Swing % 56.3 55.6 -0.7 58.3 2.7 57 -1.3 5
Whiff% 37 20 -17 34 14 34 0 1.5
In Zone % 47.2 55.6 8.4 50.8 -4.8 47.9 -2.9 0.7
Out of Zone % 52.8 44.4 -8.4 49.2 4.8 52.1 2.9 -0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 44.7 50 5.3 35.6 -14.4 38 2.4 8
First Pitch Swing % 35.3 0 -35.3 47.9 47.9 44.6 -3.3 4
First Pitch Strike % 55.9 0 -55.9 65.3 65.3 64.1 -1.2 7.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 2 0 0.0 .621
2017 R 190 2 1.1 .332 .000
2018 R 311 25 8.0 .313 .302
2019 R 333 22 6.6 .253 .349
2021 R 31 4 12.9 .292 1.003

Pitch Tempo