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Brandon Hicks 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 340 .153 .258 .310 79 0.4
Birth Date9-14-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age34 years, 1 months, 6 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2010 ATL 24 16 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 77 -0.1 0.7 0.2 0.1
2011 ATL 25 17 22 1 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 .048 .091 .048 58 -1.0 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2012 OAK 26 22 70 11 5 0 3 6 31 0 1 0 .172 .243 .391 61 -3.1 -0.9 -1.0 -0.3
2014 SFN 28 71 242 33 6 1 8 32 77 2 0 1 .162 .280 .319 87 -3.4 1.9 1.4 0.6
Career126340451111140119211.153.258.31079-7.61.10.50.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 ROM A SAL 37 157 .266 .341 .404 .367 108 8.5 4.7 2.1 145 0 0.1 1.1 8.6 1.7
2007 DNV Rk APL 18 74 .267 .345 .398 .263 94 4.4 2.3 0.1 109 0 -0.7 -0.3 1.6 0.3
2008 MYR A+ CRL 93 400 .261 .334 .400 .299 100 7.7 12.8 5.6 106 0 0.9 3.2 -4.4 1.8
2008 MIS AA SOU 16 64 .263 .346 .410 .324 104 0 1.9 0.9 74 0 0.7 0.3 -2.6 0.1
2009 MIS AA SOU 128 534 .254 .332 .380 .302 90 4 15.0 6.9 88 0 1.3 1.9 -4.0 2.2
2010 ATL MLB NL 16 6 .236 .305 .410 .000 93 -1 0.2 0 77 10 0.2 0.7 -0.1 0.1
2010 GWN AAA INT 77 287 .256 .325 .399 .265 102 -18.9 8.6 3.9 56 0 4.3 1.3 -13.1 0.5
2011 ATL MLB NL 17 22 .259 .322 .414 .083 96 -4.3 0.6 0.1 58 13 -0.2 -0.6 -1.0 -0.1
2011 GWN AAA INT 104 407 .256 .325 .394 .354 94 1.7 12.6 4.2 107 0 -0.5 0.6 3.6 2.0
2012 OAK MLB AL 22 70 .247 .314 .400 .267 98 -2.7 1.9 0.7 61 18 -1.0 -0.9 -3.1 -0.3
2012 SAC AAA PCL 90 383 .282 .348 .435 .316 95 12.4 11.4 3.4 114 0 -2.9 0.3 7.8 2.0
2013 SLU A+ FSL 2 8 .246 .311 .358 .333 93 -0.4 0.2 0.1 68 0 0.3 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2013 LVG AAA PCL 95 354 .278 .342 .427 .401 111 0.3 10.2 2.1 91 0 -10.0 4.1 -6.9 0.0
2014 SFN MLB NL 71 242 .254 .315 .386 .208 100 -7 6.2 -0.3 87 11 1.4 1.9 -3.4 0.6
2014 FRE AAA PCL 41 152 .278 .344 .438 .295 90 -1.4 4.4 0.1 62 0 -2.2 -0.1 -6.2 -0.4
2015 SAC AAA PCL 45 159 .278 .340 .422 .337 94 -4.7 4.4 -0.1 64 0 4.1 0.2 -8.4 0.0
2015 GIA Rk AZL 3 9 .235 .333 .317 .200 88 -0.9 0.3 0.1 50 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2016 OKL AAA PCL 89 308 .265 .330 .406 .344 94 0.5 8.7 1.9 79 0 -0.8 -3.1 -11.1 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 DNV Rk APL 74 58 14 13 3 1 3 27 13 12 18 1 2 .224 .370 .466 .241 1 1
2007 ROM A SAL 157 128 26 40 11 0 4 63 15 27 26 5 3 .313 .436 .492 .180 0 0
2008 MIS AA SOU 64 54 9 13 3 1 1 21 7 7 17 0 0 .241 .333 .389 .148 1 1
2008 MYR A+ CRL 400 342 68 80 23 2 19 164 56 45 122 14 3 .234 .334 .480 .246 3 3
2009 MIS AA SOU 534 464 63 110 25 4 10 173 48 53 131 17 1 .237 .317 .373 .136 8 8
2010 GWN AAA INT 287 261 27 55 9 1 7 87 22 20 74 10 6 .211 .279 .333 .123 1 1
2010 ATL MLB NL 6 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 0 0
2011 ATL MLB NL 22 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 9 0 0 .048 .091 .048 .000 0 0
2011 GWN AAA INT 407 361 52 91 14 1 18 161 50 41 137 8 3 .252 .333 .446 .194 0 2
2012 OAK MLB AL 70 64 8 11 5 0 3 25 7 6 31 1 0 .172 .243 .391 .219 0 0
2012 SAC AAA PCL 383 328 61 80 26 3 18 166 61 47 115 5 4 .244 .350 .506 .262 1 0
2013 LVG AAA PCL 354 318 57 90 12 4 11 143 49 29 111 9 2 .283 .348 .450 .167 1 3
2013 SLU A+ FSL 8 8 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .125 0 0
2014 FRE AAA PCL 152 133 18 29 11 0 6 58 17 14 49 0 0 .218 .311 .436 .218 0
2014 SFN MLB NL 242 204 27 33 6 1 8 65 22 32 77 0 1 .162 .280 .319 .157 1
2015 GIA Rk AZL 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .000 0 0
2015 SAC AAA PCL 159 141 13 31 7 1 2 46 20 16 53 0 0 .220 .308 .326 .106 0 0
2016 OKL AAA PCL 308 266 26 61 11 0 8 96 23 37 104 7 5 .229 .328 .361 .132 0 3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 23 0.5217 0.3913 0.5556 0.5833 0.1818 0.7143 0.0000 0.4444 0.0001
2011 88 0.5568 0.4205 0.6486 0.5102 0.3077 0.8400 0.2500 0.3514 -0.0003
2012 284 0.4930 0.4859 0.5362 0.6857 0.2917 0.6458 0.2857 0.4638 0.0020
2014 961 0.4527 0.4672 0.5991 0.7034 0.2719 0.7059 0.3706 0.4009 -0.0030
Career13560.46910.46680.58840.68510.27680.70220.33870.4116-0.0017

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-04 2013-05-06 Minors 32 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Achilles - -
2010-09-20 2010-10-12 60-DL 22 12 Right Fingers Recovery From Fracture Index Finger -
2010-08-21 2010-09-20 Minors 30 0 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $
2015 SFN $
2014 SFN $525,000
2013 NYN $
2011 ATL $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$939,000
3 yrTotal$939,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 151 dRelativity Baseball1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/10/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 11/20/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.525M in majors. Contract selected by San Francisco 3/30/14. DFA by San Francisco 7/11/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/15/14. Refused assignment by San Francisco 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 3/24/13.
  • 2012. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Atlanta 3/13/12. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Oakland 11/26/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Atlanta 5/4/10.
  • Drafted 2007 (3-108) (Texas A&M). $283,500 signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Brandon Hicks slugged seven homers in his first 114 Giants plate appearances, earning comparisons to yesteryear Dan Uggla; he proceeded to hit like present-day Dan Uggla and eventually lost his job. (Eight days later, the Giants signed Dan Uggla.)
2013 Brandon Hicks has decent power for a shortstop but swinging for the fences has a price, and a player with 42 strikeouts in his first 98 big-league plate appearances is not making a strong case for more.
2012 Last year we wrote that the fact that Hicks "got a grand total of six plate appearances in his 16 games tells you everything about his bat.” If you did not believe us then, maybe you will be more inclined to now. Hicks combines a hitch in his swing with an uppercut, a combination not conductive to contact or major league success. Given his ability to play each infield position and his occasional pop, Hicks could become a reserve. More likely is a career as a fringe player.
2011 A third-round pick in 2007, Hicks had a handful of stints in the big leagues as a defensive replacement at three infield positions. He's a very good defensive player with the instincts, range, actions, and arm to be an above-average big-league glove man. At the same time, the fact that he got a grand total of six plate appearances in his 16 games tells you everything about his bat. He can't hit, and there is no reason to think he's suddenly going to start.
2010 Brandon Hicks is a good defensive shortstop with above-average power for the position—it's too bad he can't hit a lick.
2009 Given Lillibridge’s fall from grace, Brandon Hicks, the Braves’ 2007 third-round pick out of Texas A&M, becomes the most likely eventual challenger to Escobar at shortstop. He has power, patience, good hands, and a bit of speed, but has to make more contact to survive the jump to Double-A.
2008 The 2007 draft was not an especially good one for infielders, but the Braves got one of the better ones in the third round with Brandon Hicks, who performed very well in his pro debut. The sum is greater than the parts, as he can hit a little, draw walks, and is decent, but hardly flashy, in the field.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Continuing NL league. I need a backup shortstop. My starter is Tulowitzki and I have no other shortstop on my team (though I have Rutledge, who will qualify when Tulowitzki gets injured). Brandon Hicks, Cliff Barmes or Ehire Adrienza?
(GaryJohnson from The Beach)
This is exactly what I love about a Scoresheet chat. Death is not an option, right? The answer is clearly Clint Barmes to me, though, as his 4.85 range rating swamps the other two players, and his bat is only moribund, not comatose. Or is it the other way around? Also, looking at the soft factors, Barmes is a "bigger" name, and as such, he'll be harder to get rid of. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Bryan, I had a chance to see Phillipe Aumont pitch the other night. I've gone to quite a few Rattlers games over the years and I think he may be one of the best I've seen. He doesn't just have great stuff, he really pitches, works the plate, etc. What are your thoughts? Also, what about Donald Hume is he a guy that performed at San Diego St.? He's put up great numbers thus far.
(Tobias from Madison, WI)
Thanks for passing this along, Tobias. Aumont was labeled as one of "My Guys" in an article I wrote last June, along with Jake Arrieta and Yasmani Grandal and Brandon Hicks and a few others. I saw Aumont at the East Coast Showcase and thought, wow, this guy could be something. I love that angle at which he pitches at, generating natural tilt. He's great. As far as Hume, he's got a nice four-pitch mix, and could be a solid back-end guy. That was a great pick. (Bryan Smith)
2008-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)Bryan, sorry if you've addressed this in a column and I missed it, but do you have any thoughts on Texas A&M?
(James from Lubbock, Texas)
James, I hit on the Aggies a bit in my Unfiltered post this morning, as well as my February 12 column, but certainly territory we can re-cross. I think Texas A&M really has to show they are going to hit in a world post-Brandon Hicks and Craig Stinson. Stouffer had an awful weekend as the Aggies split a series with lowly Northern Colorado, but he'll come around. It does appear that they are going to pitch a little bit, as Barret Loux looks like a special freshman, and Thebeau, Migl and Rivers all have brilliance in their systems. (Bryan Smith)


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