Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Hicks or Dee Gordon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 77
Best Rank# 39# 47
Worst Rank# 143# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 101
Best Rank# 122# 76
Worst Rank# 154# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs8169
Home Runs234
RBI7341
Stolen Bases1037
Batting Average.253.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 75# 80
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 53# 83
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 63# 88
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 73# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 90# 103
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 97# 105
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 64# 77
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 57# 73
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 76# 87
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 79# 80
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 72# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 88
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 67# 87
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 79# 109
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 160
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 71# 77
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 62# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 85
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 67# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 69# 82
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 94
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 68# 73
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 82# 84
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 72# 74
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 82
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 78# 81
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 87# 101
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 39# 71
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 68# 47
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 70# 66
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 75# 74
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 78# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 77
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 83# 74
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 85# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 88# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 92# 75
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 92# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 93# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93# 84
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 94# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 96# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 103# 56
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 106# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 110# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 118# 70
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 72
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 137# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 139# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 143# 78
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats480556
   
Runs9062
   
Hits119149
   
Singles71120
   
Doubles1817
   
Triples38
   
Home Runs274
   
RBI7936
   
Stolen Bases1130
   
Caught Stealing212
   
Walks909
   
Strikeouts11180
   
Batting Average.248.268
   
On Base Pct.366.288
   
Slugging Pct.467.349
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.637
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats475571
   
Runs8169
   
Hits120160
   
Singles74129
   
Doubles2119
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs234
   
RBI7341
   
Stolen Bases1037
   
Caught Stealing412
   
Walks7519
   
Strikeouts10686
   
Batting Average.253.280
   
On Base Pct.355.303
   
Slugging Pct.455.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.661
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
News 
 Aaron Hicks told reporters Friday that he's playing through some soreness in his right shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with two singles, one RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Baltimore.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 24th
 Aaron Hicks went 0-for-3 with a walk on Friday as the Yankees lost to the White Sox by a 10-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Dee Gordon went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, one RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Aaron Hicks went 1-for-5 with a go-ahead RBI double in the 10th inning of Sunday's win over the Indians.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 10th
The Mariners activated Dee Gordon (wrist) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Hicks was given the night off against the Toronto Blue Jays, with Brett Gardner patrolling center field in his place.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 5th
Dee Gordon has resumed baseball activity and could rejoin the team after playing in a couple rehab games later this week, according to Mariners manager Scott Servais.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Aaron Hicks went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and a walk on Friday as the Yankees won 4-1 against the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
The Mariners have placed Dee Gordon on the 10-day injured list with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
Notes 
 For a guy who just tallied 27 homers and 11 steals in 137 games, Hicks isn't getting much love. He also scored 90 runs thanks to sporting a 15.5% walk rate in a stacked Yankees lineup. Even without adding in the stats gleaned by his lineup replacement, the outfielder still performed well enough to demand top-100 consideration. A rise in contact (78.0%) and hard-hit rate (39.5%) should lead to a higher average and sustained power, and his cost more than bakes in the substantial injury risk. He's an especially wise choice in shallower three-outfielder mixed leagues, where it's easier to fill in the gaps when he misses some time. That will happen early, as a back injury will keep him out to start 2019.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Gordon is going to absolutely destroy you in two categories and his batting average isn't anything to write home about. With that said, the potential of 60 stolen bases makes him worth the price of admission toward the middle of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Hicks topped 500 plate appearances for the first time in his career in 2018, and rewarded the Yankees and fantasy owners with 27 home runs, 11 stolen bases, and 90 runs scored. Hicks' high walk rate makes him particularly valuable in OBP and points leagues, but he proved last year that he can be a solid second or third outfielder in standard 5x5 leagues if he can just stay healthy.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Gordon averaged around 60 steals per season from 2014-2017, but that number plummeted to 30 steals in 141 games last season. The .268 batting average he produced last season is probably due for some positive correction into the .280 range, but Gordon is a major drag in the HR and RBI categories, so he'll need to get his stolen base total back up into the 50-60 range to be worth deploying in standard 5x5 leagues of 12 teams or fewer. It's tough to say whether that will happen as Gordon approaches 31 years old, so he's a boom-or-bust selection if he goes in the single digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Gordon is great at running, but not quite as good at reaching base. Despite the complete lack of power, his profile was palatable when consisting of a high average, plethora of runs, and 60 steals. Last season, however, he batted .268 with 62 runs and 30 steals. He was caught stealing (12) more times than he walked (nine), and the 30-year-old can't afford as many misfires with a .288 OBP. His Statcast speed score (29.0) didn't drop much from 2017 (29.0), so it's possible he bounces back to 40-45 steals if a few more dribbles roll his way. It's probably not worth the risk unless desperate for speed.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros