AB 294
AVG .153
OBP .258
SLG .31
HR 11
  • Full name Brandon Ryan Hicks
  • Born 09/14/1985 in Houston, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Texas A&M
  • Debut 05/05/2010
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (108th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2007 (signed for $283,500).
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    Last year, Hicks was the best junior college position player in Texas who wasn't under control to a big league club. He wanted to sign after helping San Jacinto reach the Junior College World Series, but scouts questioned his bat and he went undrafted. That won't happen again, not after he has transferred to Texas A&M and led an Aggies resurgence. His instincts allow him to play above his tools, and he's not short there. He's a 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete who has improved at the plate while continuing to make all the plays at shortstop and use his solid speed to steal bases. A&M coaches have helped Hicks make adjustments with his swing, though he still pulls off breaking pitches. He hasn't pitched this spring, but he flashed a low-90s fastball and promising secondary stuff while at San Jacinto. There still are some scouts who aren't sold on his hitting ability, but Hicks' performance and tools could get him overdrafted (perhaps as high as the second round) in a draft short on college middle infielders.

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  • Rated Best Infield Arm in the Atlanta Braves in 2010
  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the Atlanta Braves in 2010
  • Rated Best Infield Arm in the Atlanta Braves in 2009
  • Rated Best Defensive SS in the Carolina League in 2008

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