Sep 28, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks (32) walks back to the dugout after striking out in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
2008: Aaron Hicks, Outfield, Woodrow Wilson High School
After being thrust into the starting centerfield role following an offseason that saw the Twins move both Ben Revere and Denard Span, Hicks proved overmatched. Despite having a good spring, he had yet to play above the Double-A level.
Entering the 2015 season, Hicks is once again regarded as the odds on favorite to win the starting centerfield role for the Twins. Likely only a placeholder until Byron Buxton arrives, Hicks is at a crossroads in his career. He could play himself into a long-term spot for the Twins, or out of the organization altogether based upon how his 2015 goes.
We have done a lot of examining of Hicks this offseason, check out any of these stories for a more in-depth analysis: