Aaron Hicks

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 7 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) OF  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-1, 160 lb
School  Wilson
Hometown  Long Beach, CA USA
Summer Team  SGV Arsenal
Fall Team  Vanes
MLB Debut 
Twins Apr 01, 2013
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Twins in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (California - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF
2-way prospect, mid 90s in Cincy and plus run, has the tools, body and projection, showed tools at Aflac, great in Jupiter, still at the top!
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF

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4 yr Commitment
Southern California

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Aaron Hicks is a 2008 OF/P with a 6'1'', 160 lb. frame from Long Beach, CA who attends Wilson HS. He has a greyhound body with lean, long features and tons of projection. Quite simply, Hicks has all the tools. He's a 6.45 runner who has both a long, easy stride in the outfield and a quick first step stealing bases. Hicks' arm strength is almost silly; we don't believe he was completely healthy at the showcase with stiffness behind his shoulder but he still threw 97 mph from the outfield (!!) and 95 from the mound with an 83 mph curveball. Hicks is a switch-hitter who looks to be pretty balanced as far as bat speed and approach is concerned from both sides of the plate. He's an aggressive hitter who takes a full cut at the ball and shows plus bat speed. If anything, Hicks might have to cut down his length/aggressiveness in his swing. There is no "hit the ball on the ground and run" to Hicks' approach, he's trying to crush the ball and has the tools to do it. It's a testament to Hicks' tools and ceiling as an outfielder that his 95/83 mph pitching ability is an afterthought. He's a first round type talent on both sides of the ball and that doesn't happen too often. A true 5-tool player. Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 95 mph
99.68% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 6.45 sec
99.34% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
OF 97 mph
99.87% Rank
best 97  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 101  avg 80
 (2008 class)
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