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Detroit Tigers AL Central
 
John Hicks • #55 • 1B
Status:Strained right groin, 10-day DL
Ht/Wt:6'2", 230 lbs.
Born:Aug 31, 1989 (28 yrs) in Richmond, VA
Hometown:Goochland, VA
Experience:3 years
Drafted:Drafted by Seattle in 2011 (4/123).
Acquired:Claimed off waivers from Minnesota in 2016.
Bats:R
Throws:R
2018 Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS OBP SLG AVG
YTD 81 288 35 75 12 1 9 32 22 84 0 1 .312 .403 .260
On Pace 124 441 54 115 18 2 14 49 34 129 0 2 .312 .406 .261
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Scouting Report
Assets: Has morphed into a power-hitting first baseman in the minor leagues, after starting his professional career behind the plate (he has made a smooth transition). As a catcher, he excels at throwing out base-runners attempting to steal, thanks to a very strong arm and pretty good footwork behind the plate.
Flaws: Lacks the consistency in hitting for average that is usually associated with an everyday first baseman in Major League Baseball. Also makes too many errors. Behind the plate, he lacks some consistency in terms of receiving and calling a game (which is mainly why he became a first baseman over time).
Career Potential: Versatile power hitter.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
California League (A) All-Star Team 2012
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