10-19-2012, 12:11 AM
As Seth Stohs mentioned yesterday
, while the rest of us at Twins Daily were all stark raving mad about Kyle Gibsonís performance
in the Arizona Fall League, another Twins prospect was making noise even further south. Outfielder Aaron Hicks, who is playing winter ball in Venezuela, is off to a fast start this offseason, matching the expectation he set from his in-season performance at New Britain.
Of course, not long ago, Hicks was in danger of falling off the ďtop prospectĒ radar although. Heading into the 2011 season, Baseball America
dropped him from 19TH to 45TH despite a terrific first full season at the low-A level in Beloit. Then, as if Baseball Americaís
rankings had influence, Hicks lost some power and over 30 points in the batting