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2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 2 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 2 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re scooping up James Paxton, holding on tight to Angel Pagan, and strongly considering new scenery for Billy Hamilton. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few lesser-known, lesser-considered...
Via The Fantasy Fix
16 days ago  |  Discuss

With big bats silent, rest of Twins lineup works to pick up slack

Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier and Oswaldo Arcia were three players the Minnesota Twins figure to rely on offensively this season. Yet as that trio combined to go hitless Wednesday in Chicago, it was the likes of Jason Kubel, Aaron Hicks, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki doing the damage at the plate in Minnesota's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the White Sox. Manager Ron Gardenhire drew some...
Via Fox Sports North
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Post-hype Sleepers

Source: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images North America The season is still really young, so I’ll start by issuing the standard warning to not overreact to the first week’s happenings, or even the first month’s for that matter. That said, everyone (whether they want to admit it or not), has some spare parts rounding out their roster that are very interchangeable. Furthermore, most...
Via The Fantasy Fix
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Batting a concern for regular season

Brian Dozier With Spring Training now done and the regular season upon us, many Major League players and fans are looking forward to the start of the regular season. For the Minnesota Twins, there are still some factors of concern, particularly when it comes to batting. Chris Colabello, Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia are among the players who have played a majority of Spring Training...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Thanks, Twins, appreciate the timing

Yesterday, I wrote a piece about the Twins and how they were doing the right things for an organization that struggles to attract free agent talent. Not an hour after I published a fairly positive piece on the team, they went ahead and set the opening day roster. I mean, most of it was assumed. But there was one player that was not, and he stands out as a glaring exception. I can’t...
Via The Rhino and Compass
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Outfield

This is the eighth of a nine-part series examining each position for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Today we take a look at the outfielders, where many question marks appear after a disappointing 2013. PROJECTED STARTERS Josh Willingham (.208/.342/.368, 14 HR, 48 RBI in 111 games) Aaron Hicks (.192/.259/.338, 8 HR, 27 RBI, 9 SB in 81 games) Oswaldo Arcia (.251/.304/.430, 14 HR, 43...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Winds Blow Through Twins Ears

I was on Facebook talking to a pretty rabid Twins (anti-twins management) group talking about the usual problems, when I saw one of the members talk about “what if Oswaldo Arcia or Aaron Hicks flame out … then what?” Being a Pirates fan I knew Pittsburgh was about to shop OF Jose Tabata, who would be a huge upgrade for Minnesota. I started to think what would make sense, and...
Via Brush Back Pitch
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Yanks Win Replay Challenge, Game.

It’s officially a new era in professional baseball. The New York Yankees have made their first successful instant replay challenge. It took three tries to get it right, but it finally happened: after Joe Girardi was unsuccessful challenge on March 12, and a challenge that never happened due to a tech error, the team finally got it right when Francisco Cervelli and Dean Anna teamed...
Via YanksinExile.com
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Twins, Red Sox, Padres, Cubs

In 2008, the Minnesota Twins drafted Aaron Hicks 14th overall. Four years later they took Byron Buxton second overall. The latter is 20 years old and the top prospect in the game. The former is 24 years old and… what exactly? A placeholder? A late-bloomer? An enigma? The correct answer is probably “all of the […]
Via Fangraphs
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Hicks looks to go on offensive in making club

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For most players, their rookie season is typically a memorable one. Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks would prefer to put his rookie year in the back of his memory bank. That's because Hicks -- who had a stellar spring training in 2013 -- struggled mightily in his first season in the major leagues. After tearing up the Grapefruit League with a spring performance...
Via Fox Sports North
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks gets another shot at leadoff for Twins

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MIKE BERARDINO Associated Press Aaron Hicks made the jump last spring from Double-A to the major leagues and promptly flopped. He's getting another chance. Hicks opened his Twins career in a 2-for-48 tailspin and never fully recovered. He was sent down to Triple-A Rochester on Aug. 1 and failed to earn a September promotion, watching from afar as newly...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Hicks' golf game includes five holes-in-one

Hitting a hole-in-one is something every golfer dreams about, regardless of how unrealistic the dream may be for some. For Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks, that dream became a reality by the time he was 15. Five times, in fact. Yes, while Hicks turned out to be a pretty good baseball player and was taken 14th overall by the Twins in the 2008 draft, he was once very talented youth...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Hicks' golf game includes five holes-in-one

Hitting a hole-in-one is something every golfer dreams about, regardless of how unrealistic the dream may be for some. For Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks, that dream became a reality by the time he was 15. Five times, in fact. Yes, while Hicks turned out to be a pretty good baseball player and was taken 14th overall by the Twins in the 2008 draft, he was once very talented youth...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins 10, Yankees 4

Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer a pitch after shortstop Eduardo Nunez made a two-out throwing error, and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of some Yankees miscues and misfortune to beat CC Sabathia for the first time in six years and end more than a decade of misery in the Bronx with a 10-4 win Sunday. Justin Morneau had three hits - two very well placed - as Minnesota took two...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Hicks Launches On the Fly Throw From Deep Center Field to Third Base for Impressive Out (Video)

Testing Aaron Hicks’ defensive capabilities is probably not a good idea for anyone. During the 6th inning of Saturday night’s game between the Yankees and the Twins, Vernon Wells attempted to stretch a double into a triple, but Hicks’ cannon of an arm made sure that didn’t happen. Wells ripped a line drive into center field making the Twins rookie chase it all the way to...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Hicks guns down Wells

We’ve watched countless highlights of Minnesota Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks this season. There haven’t been many balls hit this year that he hasn’t gotten to, some examples are his robbing of Adam Dunn and Carlos Gomez of homeruns. Last night Vernon Wells of the New York Yankees hit a shot to the gap that Hicks couldn’t get to so what did he do? He showed that he’s...
Via My Sports Rumors
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Hicks Has a Cannon. Confirmed.

Aaron Hicks’ of the Twins showed off his cannon of an arm on Friday night when he launched a laser from deep center field all the way to third on the fly to nail a slow Vernon Wells. That is some Rick Ankiel type stuff right there. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Everyone Needs To Calm Down Over Aaron Hicks “Throw Of The Year”

If you’ve scanned some of the sports blogs on Saturday morning, you probably watched the video above of Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks throwing out New York Yankees Vernon Wells as he attempted to stretch a hit into a triple. You know how the internet can be and it got a little too excited by calling this play the “Throw of the Year.”  Look, this is a phenomenal...
Via Ride The Pine
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Twins’ Aaron Hicks has an absolute cannon

There aren’t many highlights from the Minnesota Twins this season, but rookie centerfielder Aaron Hicks is beginning to put together a nice light package of plays for himself. While he isn’t exactly very good at the plate for the time being (.196/.262/.357), he certainly can flash the leather and has an absolute cannon for an arm. The Yankees Vernon Wells learned this last night...
Via The Victory Formation
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Aaron Hicks uncorks throw of the season

Your browser does not support iframes.Minnesota Twins rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks may not be doing much with the bat in 2013 as evidenced by his sub-.200 average. However, he did make arguably the best throw of the season Friday night at Yankee Stadium.The play came in the bottom of the sixth inning when New York's Vernon Wells laced a ball into the right center field...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Monday: Rookie Aaron Hicks finding his swing

Minnesota outfielder Aaron Hicks has looked like a different player since returning from the disabled list earlier this month, and he had perhaps the best offensive game of his young career in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Hicks finished Monday's game with a four-hit night -- the first of his career -- which included two doubles and a triple. In seven games since...
Via Fox Sports North
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Monday: Rookie Aaron Hicks finding his swing

Minnesota outfielder Aaron Hicks has looked like a different player since returning from the disabled list earlier this month, and he had perhaps the best offensive game of his young career in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Hicks finished Monday's game with a four-hit night -- the first of his career -- which included two doubles and a triple. In seven games since...
Via Fox Sports North
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins send Josh Willingham to DL; activate Aaron Hicks

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins on Tuesday placed outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury and activated outfielder Aaron Hicks from the DL. Willingham has been dealing with a knee injury for a few weeks and was a late scratch from Mondays game against the Yankees when he felt discomfort in his knee prior to the game. He was officially diagnosed...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins send Josh Willingham to DL; activate Aaron Hicks

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins on Tuesday placed outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury and activated outfielder Aaron Hicks from the DL. Willingham has been dealing with a knee injury for a few weeks and was a late scratch from Mondays game against the Yankees when he felt discomfort in his knee prior to the game. He was officially diagnosed...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Sunday: Clete Thomas making big progress

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday marked the 18th consecutive start for Twins center fielder Clete Thomas, who has filled that spot while Aaron Hicks is on the disabled list. Minnesota didn't see much of Thomas last year as he played in just 12 games and had 29 plate appearances -- including 16 strikeouts. In his second stint with the Twins, though, Thomas has been filling in admirably...
Via Fox Sports North
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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