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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Top 10 opposing players for 2012 - No. 5: Aaron Hicks

Last year: One of the toolsiest players in the minor leagues, Hicks struggled again in 2011. He hit just .242/.354/.368 with five home runs and 38 RBIs with High-A Fort Myers. The 31 doubles he hit, however, put him in ninth place in the Florida State League. Though the prospects sites have cooled on his future, there's still enough there to get excited about. 

What people are saying: Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein, who ranked Hicks a three-star prospect and the No. 4 in the Twins' system, had this to say about New Britain's future center fielder.

Hicks is one of the best all-around athletes in the minor leagues. He shows considerable power in batting practice, and is a 60-65 runner. He's a tremendous center fielder with one of the best arms in the minors, one that some scouts put an 80 on."

When you can see him: New Britain comes to Trenton July 4-6 and Aug. 27-30.


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