Aaron Hicks Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/2/1989 (33)
Aaron Hicks Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Aaron Hicks News
MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reported Monday that New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will likely be the team's starting left fielder for the 2023 season. General manager Brian Cashman said of Hicks, "I suspect he will be the guy that emerges, because he's still really talented and everything's there." The 33-year-old has spent much of his career with the Yankees in a platoon role and slashed an uninspiring .216/.330/.313 with eight home runs, 40 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 453 plate appearances in 2022. While the Yankees do have a strong lineup overall, Hicks' speed and benefit of hitting in that lineup do not provide enough to make him a compelling fantasy option, except perhaps in deep five-outfielder leagues.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (knee) said Tuesday that his season will be over after sustaining a left knee injury in American League Division Series' Game 5 5-1 win over the Guardians, per MLB's Bryan Hoch. Hicks underwent an MRI at New York-Presbyterian Hospital after the game and said that his estimated recovery time will be six weeks. The 33-year-old had a disappointing regular season and postseason, slashing .216/.330/.313 with eight home runs, 40 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 453 regular-season plate appearances while failing to record a hit this postseason.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (shin) remains out of the starting lineup on Friday against the division-rival Boston Red Sox. Hicks has been sidelined since he fouled a ball off his right shin on Tuesday. He was able to take batting practice on the field before Friday's contest, though, so there's a chance he'll return to the starting lineup this weekend. Joey Gallo will play left field and hit ninth against Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Gallo will be a boom/bust DFS play on Friday in the nine-hole. He's mostly been bust in 2022, hitting a pathetic .164/.290/.332 with 10 home runs, 21 RBI, 29 runs scored and two stolen bases in 214 at-bats for the Yankees.
Staying healthy has always been a concern for Hicks, so it was actually encouraging to see him play in 54 games in 2020, but he had to make some swing adjustments from the lingering effects of Tommy John surgery. The strikeout rate zoomed to 19.4% and he hit just .225. His Launch Angle was lowered to 6.9. But he was still strong from an on-base perspective with a .379 OBP and his BB% pf 19.4 was among the very best in the league. Hicks' xBA was a more respectable .257. His Exit Velocity of 88.2 was pretty much in line with his norms. Hicks will occupy a key spot in the top half of the Yankees lineup and you can likely expect a return back to the type of numbers where you are getting double figures in steals and homers and hopefully a BA that won't be a drag on your overall team average. If you are more dependent on the OBP production he should continue to be a decent depth outfielder for you. Hicks' ADP reflects that you cannot expect much upside and you will always be concerned about his availability. How much you want him for a final outfield spot will be tied to your league scoring rules. Standard 5 x 5 roto managers are less likely to be enticed by Hicks.