John Hicks
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 4, #123, Seattle Mariners | Virginia
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 312 288 35 75 9 0 .260 .312 .403 .715
2019 333 319 29 67 13 1 .210 .240 .379 .619
2021 31 31 6 8 4 0 .258 .258 .677 .935
6 Seasons 902 845 97 199 32 4 .236 .279 .401 .680
AVG HR SB OPS
2018 .260 9 0 .715
2019 .210 13 1 .619
2021 .258 4 0 .935
6 Seasons .236 32 4 .680
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 25 144 15 0 0.0 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 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 .428 .328 .325 .412 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 .278 .372 32.9 29.9 5.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .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 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 28.6 41.7 27.7 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 39.5 36.0 23.8 4.8 31.9 25.2 22.9 7.1 7.2 4.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.1 37.1 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 %
2021 Slider 0.6 0 31 25.4 9 .222 .556 .322 37.5 33.3 21.4 .263 .767 .423 50.0
2021 Sinker -5.0 -1 29 23.8 6 .167 .167 .150 21.1 16.7 14.3 .213 .257 .206 20.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 0 28 23.0 6 .333 .833 .483 46.7 33.3 18.2 .209 .541 .305 25.0
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 -5.8 0 6 4.9 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .003 .003 .003 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 Sweeper 3.5 0 3 2.5 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Split-Finger -3.5 0 1 0.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -2.9 -13 464 37.1 99 .189 .400 .258 30.4 36.4 22.4 .210 .420 .271 38.3
2019 Slider -1.7 -4 258 20.7 85 .214 .405 .267 39.3 29.4 26.6 .183 .263 .196 22.0
2019 Sinker -3.5 -6 161 12.9 43 .175 .175 .237 22.9 23.3 18.2 .147 .186 .186 23.3
2019 Curveball -5.2 -6 115 9.2 29 .103 .103 .124 48.5 48.3 33.3 .139 .186 .139 6.7
2019 Cutter 4.4 5 103 8.2 29 .240 .520 .402 33.9 24.1 17.9 .264 .599 .400 33.3
2019 Changeup 3.1 3 103 8.2 34 .406 .750 .501 42.5 26.5 28.1 .321 .592 .399 43.5
2019 Split-Finger 0.3 0 17 1.4 6 .333 .333 .300 41.7 33.3 22.2 .259 .360 .263 50.0
2019 Sweeper -10.9 -2 15 1.2 6 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 85.7 -- -- .000 --
2019 Slurve -4.9 -1 12 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 28.6 0.0 0.0 .293 .323 .279 50.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 3 400 34.4 85 .333 .565 .434 31.1 25.9 21.2 .276 .487 .391 47.9
2018 Slider -0.6 -1 220 18.9 75 .243 .392 .279 44.8 34.7 33.8 .181 .258 .196 25.0
2018 Sinker -2.9 -5 185 15.9 52 .224 .245 .255 23.5 21.2 29.7 .229 .331 .270 36.8
2018 Curveball 1.7 2 126 10.8 28 .280 .520 .379 35.6 28.6 17.8 .185 .399 .295 41.2
2018 Changeup -2.0 -2 107 9.2 28 .259 .370 .265 33.8 14.3 16.0 .227 .425 .293 25.0
2018 Cutter 2.3 2 86 7.4 28 .250 .393 .277 23.6 14.3 17.4 .278 .478 .324 37.5
2018 Slurve -2.2 0 13 1.1 6 .333 .333 .300 40.0 16.7 33.3 .232 .289 .227 0.0
2018 Split-Finger -1.8 0 13 1.1 3 .000 .000 .000 44.4 66.7 22.2 .073 .077 .077 0.0
2018 Sweeper -6.9 -1 9 0.8 4 .000 .000 .000 83.3 100.0 80.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 Screwball -34.6 -1 2 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 100.0 .025 .025 .033 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -6 280 38.5 55 .204 .265 .264 34.2 38.2 22.6 .217 .282 .268 32.1
2017 Sinker -2.4 -3 122 16.8 36 .235 .353 .279 17.2 11.1 16.7 .311 .502 .365 33.3
2017 Slider 2.6 3 115 15.8 29 .370 .741 .460 32.9 20.7 12.5 .306 .461 .345 40.9
2017 Changeup -1.2 -1 75 10.3 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 .257 .618 .357 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 Split-Finger -3.4 0 7 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 0.0 0.0 .070 .070 .067 0.0
2017 Slurve -2.2 0 6 0.8 2 .500 .500 .450 50.0 0.0 0.0 .051 .058 .046 0.0
2017 Sweeper 13.5 1 5 0.7 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .947 1.105 .889 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 0 -6 1 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 47.9 69.6 77.1 44.0 42.4 41.0 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 50.7 80.4 69.6 35.8 54.7 42.6 47.9 58.3 34.0 8.4 91.8
2018 1,162 48.0 77.4 74.8 38.1 48.7 42.4 44.6 57.0 34.0 8.6 86.0
2019 1,249 48.6 78.9 73.0 46.1 49.3 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 41.1 49.8 41.6 46.7 59.4 34.8 8.1 88.4
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 49 49
2017 80 57
2018 80 41
2019 86 45
2021 53 33
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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 5.8 0 6 5 2 33.3
2018 20.7 9 9.7 -1 3 6 5 55.6
2019 21.8 13 13.1 0 8 7 8 61.5
2021 24.0 4 5.5 -2 1 4 2 50.0
Player 22.0 32 34.0 -2 18 22 17 53.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 6 5 4 7 7 6 7 5 5 3 6 8 6 5 6 5 4 4 5 6 8 6 9 7 5 5 5 8 8 5 3
2018 9 12 6 9 10 9 11 8 7 7 10 11 10 9 10 12 10 9 11 12 11 9 12 11 9 7 9 10 11 10 8
2019 13 15 10 14 16 13 14 13 13 10 11 14 16 12 14 14 11 11 12 15 13 13 15 16 12 12 12 14 15 12 10
2021 4 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 3 5 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 4 6 5 6 5 5 6 5 6 5
Player 32 38 25 35 38 34 38 32 28 25 33 40 37 32 36 37 31 29 34 39 38 32 42 39 32 29 31 38 39 33 26
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.6 99.7 7.1 85.7 -14.0 87.9 2.2 87.9 0.0
Launch Angle 24.7 -1.9 -26.6 8.0 9.9 14.6 6.6 16.2 1.6
Barrel % 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.9 8.9 5.8 -3.1 6.6 0.8
Hard Hit % 46.7 100.0 53.3 32.5 -67.5 34.5 2.0 29.9 -4.6
LA Sweet-Spot % 46.7 50.0 3.3 35.0 -15.0 33.0 -2.0 34.1 1.1
xBA .156 .564 0.408 .259 -0.305 .222 -0.037 .201 -0.021
BA .063 .500 0.437 .266 -0.234 .260 -0.006 .210 -0.050
xwOBA .183 .537 0.354 .325 -0.212 .282 -0.043 .248 -0.034
wOBA .086 .621 0.535 .328 -0.293 .311 -0.017 .259 -0.052
xSLG .232 .687 0.455 .428 -0.259 .367 -0.061 .350 -0.017
SLG .094 1.000 0.906 .439 -0.561 .403 -0.036 .379 -0.024
K% 52.9 0.0 -52.9 26.8 26.8 26.9 0.1 32.7 5.8
BB% 2.9 0.0 -2.9 6.8 6.8 7.1 0.3 3.9 -3.2
Swing % 56.3 55.6 -0.7 58.3 2.7 57.0 -1.3 62.0 5.0
Whiff% 37.0 20.0 -17.0 34.0 14.0 34.0 0.0 35.5 1.5
In Zone % 47.9 55.6 7.7 50.7 -4.9 48.0 -2.7 48.6 0.6
Out of Zone % 52.1 44.4 -7.7 49.3 4.9 52.0 2.7 51.4 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 44.0 50.0 6.0 35.8 -14.2 38.1 2.3 46.1 8.0
First Pitch Swing % 35.3 0.0 -35.3 47.9 47.9 44.6 -3.3 48.6 4.0
First Pitch Strike % 55.9 0.0 -55.9 65.3 65.3 64.1 -1.2 71.2 7.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 2 0 0.0 .621
2017 Shifts R 190 3 1.6 .334 .000
2018 Shifts R 311 29 9.3 .313 .303
2019 Shifts R 333 27 8.1 .251 .349
2021 Shifts R 31 5 16.1 .304 .803
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 27 17.0 33.3% 0.0% 22 23.0 0.0% 13.6%
2016 2 12.9 50.0% 0.0% 2 18.7 0.0% 0.0%
2017 152 15.8 44.7% 2.0% 106 20.9 0.9% 5.7%
2018 276 16.0 39.5% 0.7% 160 21.8 0.6% 10.0%
2019 261 16.1 40.2% 1.1% 137 21.7 0.7% 2.2%
2021 22 16.9 27.3% 4.5% 16 25.0 0.0% 0.0%
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