One thing that is common of almost all prospects is that their BAPIP's go down significantly when reaching the majors. The minors typically have poorer fielders and field conditions. Hicks has a .330ish BAPIP in the minors. The top 10% of hitters (2000's, 3000+ PA) is >.325. I'm very hesitant to put Hicks in that group based a MiLB BAPIP at the low end of the range. I expect him to have a low .300's BAPIP tbh. And as long as he's K'ing 20% of the time the average won't be good at all.
The knock on him for K's is that he takes too many pitches. In the majors that means that he will be taking even more difficult to hit strikes than balls
This is a good problem to have. This is something that fixes itself with experience. What you don't want is a guy who just has problems making contact, that is a skill that translates poorly to the majors.
It's much better than the other alternative but I also see a hitter that is having problems with K's when he waits for his pitch. In the majors there will be a lot fewer mistakes as pitchers are more able to work parts of the zone that he simply doesn't want to hit in.