Aaron Hicks Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/2/1989 (32)
Aaron Hicks Season Stats
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Aaron Hicks News
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander Spenser Watkins and the Baltimore Orioles. Aaron Judge will be shifting over to cover center field for the game. Hicks has been ice cold at the plate so far in May. Over 13 games this month, he's slashing .100/.265/.125 with just one extra-base hit, a double. Hicks started the year out strong with a .306/.426/.367 slash line in April before this recent cold stretch. He's stolen five bases already this year, but we expect his stolen base pace to slow down substantially as he only had a total of five stolen bases across the past three seasons. Hicks should be rostered in most AL-only leagues and five-outfielder leagues, but can remain on waivers in most shallow leagues.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Texas Rangers. It's no surprise that Hicks is out of the lineup after he played both games of the doubleheader on Sunday against Texas. He went 0-for-5 with three walks, three strikeouts and two stolen bases during the twin bill and is now hitting .250 with one home run, five RBI, 11 runs scored and four stolen bases in his first 23 games of the season. Aaron Judge is starting in center field and batting in the two-hole on Monday against Rangers right-hander Jon Gray. The three-time All-Star leads the league with nine home runs and is hitting .283/.349/.616 with a .965 OPS in 26 games. Judge should be in all starting lineups in redraft leagues.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks was activated off of the paternity list on Friday. He is starting in center field for Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals and he'll be slotting into the No. 6 spot in the team's lineup. Hicks missed the entirety of the team's three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles this week. He bounced around the batting order a bit before hitting the paternity list. He batted leadoff in five straight games, but then wound up settling into the sixth spot in the order for the team's final two games last weekend. The 32-year-old is slashing .273/.377/.341 with one home run, two stolen bases, four RBI and six runs over 15 games on the year.
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.