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
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 78
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 AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 75# 80
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 53# 83
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
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
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 67# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 82
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 76# 94
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 134
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 65
   
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 (elbow) met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who recommended Hicks rest for a few more weeks before being re-evaluated.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Dee Gordon came off the bench and went 1-for-2 in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 Aaron Hicks has been shut down from a throwing program after "not feeling quite right", per Aaron Boone.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Aaron Hicks has been cleared to begin a throwing program.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Aug 31st
Dee Gordon went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in Saturday’s 2-1 loss the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 Aaron Hicks (elbow) won't be cleared to throw for at least another two weeks, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 13th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 11-9 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 10-day IL with a right flexor strain prior to Sunday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. In a corresponding move, starting pitcher J.A. Happ was reinstated from the paternity list.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
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