Aaron Hicks Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/2/1989 (31)
Aaron Hicks Season Stats
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Aaron Hicks News
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (wrist) will miss the rest of the 2021 season, according to manager Aaron Boone. Hicks had initially been hoping to avoid the surgery, but eventually opted to go under the knife to repair a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. Hicks had not been performing up to expectations for the year, with a .194/.294/.333 slash line with four homers, but he's now droppable in all redraft formats. Brett Gardner and Clint Frazier stand to pick up at-bats in center field, and prospect Estevan Florial has also been added to the major league roster.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (wrist) has opted to undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon sheath in his wrist, and could potentially miss the remainder of the season, according to Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record. Hicks was placed on the injured list on Saturday after being scratched from the lineup last Thursday due to wrist soreness. It's not for certain just yet that this will be a season-ending surgery, but it appears likely that it could end up costing him the rest of 2021. Over 32 games this season, Hicks was slashing .194/.294/.333 with four home runs, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored. With Hicks out, Brett Gardner appears to be the man who will take over in left field for the Yankees.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (wrist) was placed on the injured list this past Saturday due to a torn tendon sheath in his wrist. The team is still undecided on whether surgery will be required or not. For now, Hicks is going to be on anti-inflammatories for the next week or so. After that, the decision on surgery will be made. If it's required, it will be season-ending surgery for Hicks. Fantasy managers in deep leagues should hold onto Hicks until we get the decision on the surgery. Those in shallow leagues that don't have the space can drop Hicks.
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.