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John Hicks (C/1B, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups


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OWNED IN: 44% of leagues

ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers first baseman/catcher John Hicks was a hot waiver add when Miguel Cabrera went down with a season-ending injury. While the Tigers' catcher may not be as coveted as he was earlier in the season, he is still seeing regular playing time for Detroit, making him a potential option if you're struggling at backstop.

For the season, Hicks has hit .273 with six home runs and 23 RBI. While those numbers look impressive on paper, Hicks is currently in the midst of a 1-for-20 slump at the plate. He also plays on a Tigers' team that ranks 22nd in the MLB in runs scored.

Hicks is not being removed from the starting lineup anytime soon, making him a usable catcher in most leagues. However, as his slump continues, it may be time to consider trying a different option. As for the time being, Hicks' multi-positional eligibility makes him a good player to own in deeper leagues.


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