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Aaron Hicks

#34 | LF/CF/DH
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Aaron Hicks
Name: Aaron Michael Hicks
Born: Oct 2, 1989 in San Pedro, CA
High School: Wilson HS, Long Beach
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 202 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (14th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2008 (signed for $1,780,000)
A magnet for scouts since his sophomore season, Hicks is the finest prep outfielder/pitcher prospect in the greater Los Angeles area since Daryl Strawberry in the early 1980s. He most resembles Adam Jones, who was a first-round talent as both an outfielder and pitcher. As an outfielder, Hicks projects as a five-tool player, and his arm grades out to near 80 on the scouting scale. With his plus speed (6.6 seconds over 60 yards), Hicks is a daring and aggressive baserunner. His speed, easy range and arm mean Hicks will begin his career as a center fielder. Prior to the 2008 season, many scouts had reservations about his hitting ability. A switch-hitter, he's shown improvement by lowering his hands. His hitting mechanics and lightning reflexes permit scouts who believe in him to project him as an above-average hitter with above-average power. As a pitcher, Hicks' fastball sits in the 92-94 mph range, and in a mid-May start he was at 94-97. His curveball shows wicked movement and he adds a hard cutter and a change. Clubs were split on whether Hicks would pitch or hit, but either way, he's expected to go in the middle of the first round.
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