Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Hicks or Ender Inciarte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 83
Best Rank# 39# 58
Worst Rank# 143# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 138
Best Rank# 122# 129
Worst Rank# 154# 155
   
Projections 
   
Runs8180
Home Runs2310
RBI7358
Stolen Bases1023
Batting Average.253.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 75# 86
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 53# 63
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 63# 113
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 73# 91
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 64# 81
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 57# 99
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 68# 99
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 143# 160
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 76# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 79# 86
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 75# 80
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 72# 79
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 86
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 67# 112
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 79# 98
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 92# 112
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 86
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 85
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 71# 86
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 62# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 93
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 67# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 69# 86
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 93# 94
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 78# 85
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 92# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 89
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 70
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 68# 95
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 82# 85
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 72# 80
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 78# 148
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 39# 75
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 70# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 80
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 83# 75
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 61
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 85# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 87# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 88# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 90# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93# 75
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 94# 70
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 96# 95
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 97# 80
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 103# 76
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 106# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 110# 69
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 118# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 74
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 137# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 139# 73
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats480597
   
Runs9083
   
Hits119158
   
Singles71115
   
Doubles1827
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2710
   
RBI7961
   
Stolen Bases1128
   
Caught Stealing214
   
Walks9049
   
Strikeouts11186
   
Batting Average.248.265
   
On Base Pct.366.325
   
Slugging Pct.467.380
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.705
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats475586
   
Runs8180
   
Hits120165
   
Singles74123
   
Doubles2127
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2310
   
RBI7358
   
Stolen Bases1023
   
Caught Stealing410
   
Walks7546
   
Strikeouts10684
   
Batting Average.253.281
   
On Base Pct.355.333
   
Slugging Pct.455.395
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.728
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
News 
 Aaron Hicks went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run, a walk and two runs in the Yankees' 10-8 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
Ender Inciarte exited Tuesday night's game with lower back tightness.
Andrew Seifter
Tue, May 14th
 Aaron Hicks told reporters Friday that he's playing through some soreness in his right shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 0-for-3 in the team's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, dropping his batting average to .216.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 11th
 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
Ender Inciarte was removed from Monday's game against the Padres with right hamstring tightness.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 29th
 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
Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Apr 28th
 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
Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 24th
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
Inciarte is not the kind of player that fantasy managers drool over, but he is a strong bet to steal 20 bases and hit 10 home runs while batting close to .300. If he does that again, he'll be well worth starting in standard 12-team mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Inciarte had a weird season. After stealing 13 bases through April, his final tally (28) felt like a letdown despite representing a career high. He also batted .265 after weaving averages of .303, .291, and .304 in the previous three seasons. Although little changed in his batted-ball profile, the Statcast data suggests more good fortune before than misfortune in 2018. Yet he's a career .289 hitter who consistently puts the ball in play, and there's a chance he leads off a Braves lineup boasting Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman, and Josh Donaldson. If landing and maintaining that slot, he's an immense bargain who can score 100 runs with 10 homers and 25-30 steals. Simply repeating last year's stats-with a couple of steals traded for a few average points-would make Inciarte a worthwhile depth piece at his early going rates.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros