Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:37 PM
Still feel like this player is great to take a flyer on in deep mixed leagues, def AL only. He's a 5 tool prospect who looks like he's batting leadoff.
Perfect guy to round out a deeper bench and cut if he's striking out a ton after 2 games and pick up someone hot. Always had a good walk rate in the minors (except last year after he got sent down). Had a 78% contact rate last year in the bigs, which is not good for your leadoff guy at all, but honestly considering how bad he was, I'm kind of surprised it was that high.
He's 24, still developing. Probably learned a lot from his flop last year.
Upside: 90 Runs, 10-15 HR, 30 steals, 260ish average.
Almost every leadoff guy on all 30 teams is owned right now. Literally the only ones I wouldn't take Hicks over are Dejesus (TB) and Furcal (Miia), and honestly if Furcal has a hot week 1, he's going to get picked up by a lot of people. (it's happened)
I'd go Sizemore and Dickerson over Hicks, but not by a ton. If you missed out on those guys late in a draft or on free agency, Id give Hicks a one week audition on your bench.
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