2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Aaron Hicks
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Building on his production after joining the Yankees, Aaron Hicks set career high’s last year in home runs, extra-base hits and RBI in only 137 games. Hicks accrued 480 at-bats with 90 runs, 27 home runs, 79 RBI, 11 stolen bases and a .248/.366/.467 slash line. His isolated power rose to .219 while his walk rate settled at 15.5 percent and a 19.1 strikeout percentage. For the second straight year, Hicks lowered his swinging strike percentage and he recorded a career low 20.9 O-Swing (swings and misses outside the strike zone).
Due to the talent and depth in New York’s outfield, perhaps Hicks gets lost in the shuffle in fantasy circles. Over the last three years, Hicks played in 348 games with 176 runs, 50 home runs, 162 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .244/.344/.431 line. He enjoys hitting in Yankee Stadium with 34 of his home runs during this sample occurring in home contests. His batted ball data yields an 18.6 line drive percentage, 38.6 fly ball percentage, 15 home run per fly...