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John Hicks
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 31

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 .936
6 Seasons 902 845 97 199 32 97 4 .236 .279 .401 .680
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .258 4 7 0 .936
6 Seasons .236 32 97 4 .680

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 26 144 15 0 0 92.6 106.3 24.7 46.7 .156 .232 .086 .183 .382 46.7 52.9 2.9
2016 27 9 2 0 0 99.7 100.4 -1.9 50 .564 .687 .621 .537 .537 100 0 0
2017 28 727 123 11 8.9 85.7 110.7 8 35 .257 .425 .328 .324 .409 32.5 26.8 6.8
2018 29 1162 206 12 5.8 88 111.2 14.6 33 .221 .370 .311 .283 .355 34 26.9 7.1
2019 30 1249 211 14 6.6 87.9 112.5 16.2 34.1 .201 .350 .259 .248 .349 29.9 32.7 3.9
2021 32 122 23 5 21.7 90.6 108 22.8 30.4 .237 .610 .386 .354 .477 34.8 25.8 0
3413 580 42 7.2 87.7 112.5 14.3 34.1 .220 .378 .290 .278 .371 32.8 29.9 5.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 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 64 52.5 14 14 3 2 0 0 1 3 11 .214 .191 .429 .354 .270 .232 89.8 26 32.5 15.0
2021 Breaking 38 31.1 10 10 3 1 1 0 1 4 6 .300 .299 .700 .919 .415 .506 93.6 21 41.7 22.2
2021 Offspeed 20 16.4 7 7 2 0 0 0 2 1 6 .286 .239 1.143 .681 .578 .382 88.9 20 50.0 12.5
2019 Fastballs 717 57.5 167 156 30 17 6 0 7 51 106 .192 .200 .365 .391 .255 .270 89.3 18 28.8 20.3
2019 Breaking 409 32.8 126 125 22 14 4 0 4 47 78 .176 .170 .304 .236 .202 .178 83.8 15 43.6 31.5
2019 Offspeed 120 9.6 40 38 15 8 5 0 2 11 27 .395 .311 .684 .555 .457 .378 89.8 12 42.4 26.8
! 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 20 13.3 53.3 13.3 40 26.7 33.3 0 13.3 26.7 40 13.3 0
2016 50 0 50 0 0 50 50 0 50 0 50 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
2018 44.2 22.8 23.8 9.2 29.6 42.2 28.2 2.9 35 24.3 22.8 7.8 5.8
2019 40.8 21.3 23.7 14.2 42.7 37 20.4 3.8 32.2 30.8 19.9 6.6 6.6
2021 34.8 43.5 13 8.7 52.2 21.7 26.1 4.3 21.7 30.4 17.4 4.3 21.7
43.3 21.9 24.8 10 39.8 36.2 24 4.8 31.9 25.2 22.9 7.1 7.2
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.6

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 Curveball 20.9 1 6 4.9 2 .5 1 .625 50 50 33.3 .44 1.397 .758 100
2021 Cutter -11.9 -1 7 5.7 2 0 0 0 33.3 0 0 .087 .102 .083 0
2021 4-Seamer -4.3 -1 27 22.1 5 .2 .2 .18 46.7 40 18.2 .129 .176 .131 0
2021 Sinker -1 0 30 24.6 7 .286 .714 .414 21.1 14.3 14.3 .265 .553 .347 33.3
2021 Changeup 3.8 1 19 15.6 7 .286 1.143 .571 53.3 14.3 12.5 .239 .681 .382 33.3
2021 Slider 3.1 1 32 26.2 8 .25 .625 .363 40.9 37.5 20 .263 .8 .443 60
2021 Splitter -3.4 0 1 0.8 0
2019 Splitter 0.3 0 17 1.4 6 .333 .333 .3 41.7 33.3 22.2 .259 .36 .263 50
2019 Cutter 4.2 4 92 7.4 25 .238 .571 .394 32 20 14.3 .254 .648 .418 37.5
2019 Curveball -4.2 -5 124 9.9 27 .111 .111 .133 47.9 48.1 29.5 .14 .188 .141 7.1
2019 Changeup 3.1 3 103 8.2 34 .406 .75 .501 42.5 26.5 28.1 .321 .592 .399 43.5
2019 Sinker -3.8 -6 166 13.3 45 .167 .167 .227 24 24.4 19.3 .156 .2 .193 25.8
2019 4-Seamer -2.7 -12 459 36.7 97 .194 .409 .263 30.1 36.1 22 .207 .419 .269 37.3
2019 Slider -2.2 -6 287 23 99 .194 .357 .247 42.1 34.3 31.8 .179 .249 .188 21.9
2018 N/A -34.6 -1 2 0.2 2 0 0 0 50 50 100 .025 .025 .033 0
2018 Splitter -1.8 0 13 1.1 3 0 0 0 44.4 66.7 22.2 .073 .077 .077 0
2018 Changeup -1.9 -2 107 9.2 28 .259 .37 .288 33.8 14.3 16 .219 .41 .283 25
2018 Cutter 2.3 2 85 7.3 28 .25 .393 .277 23.6 14.3 17.4 .278 .478 .324 37.5
2018 Curveball 1.7 2 135 11.6 33 .3 .5 .376 33.3 24.2 17 .201 .39 .292 31.8
2018 Sinker -2.6 -5 194 16.7 54 .22 .24 .258 25.7 22.2 30.8 .224 .324 .273 36.8
2018 Slider -0.9 -2 234 20.1 80 .228 .367 .261 47.4 38.8 37.3 .17 .242 .184 25
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 3 391 33.6 83 .338 .574 .442 30.1 25.3 20.6 .281 .51 .397 45.8
2017 Splitter -4.6 0 6 0.8 1 0 0 0 66.7 0 0 .07 .07 .067 0
2017 Cutter 5.3 2 45 6.2 12 .571 1 .679 37.5 8.3 6.7 .402 .768 .577 50
2017 Changeup -1 -1 76 10.5 23 .19 .238 .233 48.9 30.4 25.9 .16 .221 .211 14.3
2017 Curveball 1.6 1 70 9.6 31 .258 .516 .326 40.9 38.7 42.9 .257 .618 .357 36.8
2017 Slider 2.9 4 126 17.3 32 .4 .767 .484 32.6 18.8 10.9 .311 .455 .343 36
2017 Sinker -2.1 -3 122 16.8 36 .235 .353 .279 17.2 11.1 16.7 .311 .502 .365 33.3
2017 4-Seamer -2 -6 280 38.5 55 .204 .265 .259 34.2 38.2 22.6 .213 .276 .263 32.1
! 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 -5 1 3 -2
2018 312 1162 1 -12 6 3 -3
2019 333 1248 -9 -15 -2 3 -23
2021 31 122 2 -1 0 0 1
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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 8.3 83.3
2016 9 55.6 60 100 50 50 44.4 0 55.6 20 11.1 100
2017 727 50.8 80.5 69.4 35.6 55.1 42.8 47.9 58.3 34 8.4 91.8
2018 1162 47.9 77.6 74.8 38 48.7 42.3 44.6 57 34 8.7 86.1
2019 1249 48.6 78.9 73.1 46 49.2 39.8 48.6 62 35.5 7.5 89.4
2021 122 56.6 81.2 66.1 45.3 50 45.9 54.8 65.6 38.8 5.7 85.7
3413 49.1 78.4 72.7 41 49.9 41.6 46.7 59.4 34.8 8.1 88.4
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 48
2016
2017 57
2018 41
2019 44
2021 42
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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 21.8 13 12 1 6 7 8 61.5
2021 24 4 5.3 -1 1 4 2 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 13 15 14 13 15 10 11 14 13 11 15 12 10 13 10 14 10 12 11 12 8 10 11 12 12 14 12 11 11 11 14
2021 4 5 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 5 4 4 6 6 3 6 5 6 3 6 4 6 6 5 5 5 4 6 6
! 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 92.6 99.7 7.1 85.7 -14 88 2.3 -0.1 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 24.7 -1.9 -26.6 8 9.9 14.6 6.6 1.6 undefined undefined
Barrel % 0 0 0 8.9 8.9 5.8 -3.1 0.8 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 46.7 100 53.3 32.5 -67.5 34 1.5 -4.1 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 46.7 50 3.3 35 -15 33 -2 1.1 undefined undefined
xBA .156 .564 0.408 .257 -0.307 .221 -0.036 -0.02 undefined undefined
BA .063 .5 0.437 .266 -0.234 .26 -0.006 -0.05 undefined undefined
xwOBA .183 .537 0.354 .324 -0.213 .283 -0.041 -0.035 undefined undefined
wOBA .086 .621 0.535 .328 -0.293 .311 -0.017 -0.052 undefined undefined
xSLG .232 .687 0.455 .425 -0.262 .37 -0.055 -0.02 undefined undefined
SLG .094 1 0.906 .439 -0.561 .403 -0.036 -0.024 undefined undefined
K% 52.9 0 -52.9 26.8 26.8 26.9 0.1 5.8 undefined undefined
BB% 2.9 0 -2.9 6.8 6.8 7.1 0.3 -3.2 undefined undefined
Swing % 56.3 55.6 -0.7 58.3 2.7 57 -1.3 5 undefined undefined
Whiff% 37 20 -17 34 14 34 0 1.5 undefined undefined
In Zone % 47.2 55.6 8.4 50.8 -4.8 47.9 -2.9 0.7 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52.8 44.4 -8.4 49.2 4.8 52.1 2.9 -0.7 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 44.7 50 5.3 35.6 -14.4 38 2.4 8 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 35.3 0 -35.3 47.9 47.9 44.6 -3.3 4 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 55.9 0 -55.9 65.3 65.3 64.1 -1.2 7.1 undefined undefined
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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 .294 1.011

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