By La Velle
The Twins on Friday are expected to announce the signing of first-round draft pick Aaron Hicks, an outfielder from Wilson High in Long Beach, Calif., who was selected with the 14th overall pick during last week’s first-year player draft.
Indications are that Hicks’ signing bonus will be in the neighborhood of the $1.7 million that last year’s 14th selection, outfielder Jason Heyward, received from the Atlanta Braves.
Hicks, a switch-hitting center fielder, will sign his deal at the site of Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy, located in Compton, Calif. He’ll then begin his pro career at one of the Twins’ short-season leagues. Most high school picks go to the Gulf Coast League while most college picks start at Elizabethton, Tenn. but there’s a chance Hicks will be assigned to E-Town.
Check Joe’s notes that will post tonight for more signings.
And – I’ve been ordered to add this – if you are attending any of the Twins-Brewers games this weekend, send us your pictures here. And keep them clean!!!