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Brandon Hicks (Texas A&M University)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Brandon Hicks
School:Texas A&M
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:205 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/10/07
Game(s):Texas-San Antonio
Scouting Video:

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Hicks grades out as a below-average hitter.
Power:He has below-average power.
Running Speed:Hicks has above-average speed.
Base Running:He uses his speed well and knows how to steal a base.
Arm Strength:Hicks has above-average arm strength at short.
Fielding:He is average across the board defensively.
Range:The speed helps, and Hicks has Major League average range.
Physical Description:Hicks is an athletic middle infielder with a Jay Bell body type.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:He's solid defensively, he can run well and his makeup is off the charts.
Weaknesses:There are questions about whether he'll hit enough at the next level.
Summary:Hicks is a speedy shortstop with excellent defensive skills and tremendous makeup. All of that won't make him an everyday shortstop at the next level unless he can hit enough, something that scouts question. Worst-case, he could make for a very good defensive-minded utility guy who can run.