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D.J. Hicks

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D.J. Hicks
Name: Dalton James Hicks
Born: Apr 2, 1990 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. USA
High School: Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
College: Central Florida
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 247 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 17th round (520th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2012
Hicks took a medical redshirt in 2010 after an undiagnosed collapsed lung required two surgeries to repair. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder pitched and hit as a freshman but has focused on the bat since then, providing a reliable power bat in Central Florida's lineup. Scouts describe him as "lumbering" on defense, and he's too slow to move to the outfield, where his arm strength could be an asset. He's a first baseman/DH type with strength, plus raw power and some hittability whose overall package falls a bit shy compared to other big first basemen in the draft such as Ben Waldrip, Preston Tucker and Matt Snyder.
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