Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/15/13
Photo by: BeGreen90 Aaron Hicks is an outfield prospect for the Minnesota Twins who may have just officially changed his adjective description from prospect to “rookie”.  Going into the 2013 season Hicks was rated the 98th best prospect in baseball by mlb.com, but a strong spring campaign and a weak level of competition for the job may have just vaulted the 23 year old to “The Show” as the starting center fielder at Target Field.  Hicks is mashing it in Grapefruit League play this spring.  In 38 at bats he has 7 extra-base hits including 4 homeruns and 13 RBI while hitting .342, and carrying an OPS of 1.087.  Now we all know spring training stats are often considered negligible and not the best crystal ball for that player’s upcoming season, but any way you slice it, it helps people win jobs in the end, and that appears to be the case here with Hicks. Hicks has demonstrated consistent levels of play as he has moved through the Twins farm system.  For example, fangraphs.com shows us ...
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