Aaron Hicks 

Aaron Hicks 

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New York Yankees centerfielder Aaron Hicks of San Pedro, CA is having a breakout season. After beginning his Major League Baseball career with the Minnesota Twins where he only batted .225 over three seasons in 819 at bats, Hicks is providing offensive stability for the Yankees in 2017 as the club tries to make a push for the postseason. 

Hicks is batting a career high .286. Already so far this year he also has career highs in doubles (16), runs batted in (39), walks (37), on base percentage (.390) and slugging percentage (.519). Hicks also has tied a career high in home runs with 11, however it should be noted he achieved his career high initially in home runs with the Twins in 2015 when he had 142 more at bats than he did with the Yankees in 2017. 

Hicks missed the entire month of July with an oblique injury. In only his second game back with the Yankees on Friday, he was an offensive catalyst for New York as he had a double, home run and two runs batted in during a 5-4 Yankees win over their American League East rival Boston Red Sox. It was a strong comeback for New York as they were down 3-0 to the Red Sox in the eighth, when they scored five unanswered runs.