Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Hicks or Nomar Mazara (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 83
Best Rank# 39# 47
Worst Rank# 143# 148
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 153
Best Rank# 122# 140
Worst Rank# 154# 161
   
Projections 
   
Runs8172
Home Runs2324
RBI7388
Stolen Bases102
Batting Average.253.266
   
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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 85# 95
   
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  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats480489
   
Runs9061
   
Hits119126
   
Singles7180
   
Doubles1825
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2720
   
RBI7977
   
Stolen Bases111
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks9040
   
Strikeouts111116
   
Batting Average.248.258
   
On Base Pct.366.317
   
Slugging Pct.467.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.753
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats475546
   
Runs8172
   
Hits120145
   
Singles7492
   
Doubles2128
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2324
   
RBI7388
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7549
   
Strikeouts106121
   
Batting Average.253.266
   
On Base Pct.355.326
   
Slugging Pct.455.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.780
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
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
Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 Aaron Hicks has been shut down from a throwing program after "not feeling quite right", per Aaron Boone.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
Nomar Mazara went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday’s 10-9 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Aaron Hicks has been cleared to begin a throwing program.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Aug 31st
Nomar Mazara (oblique) expects to return during the Rangers' upcoming homestand, which runs Sept. 10th through Sept.15th.
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
Nomar Mazara's absence from the lineup the last two days is due to linger oblique tightness.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 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
Nomar Mazara (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
Having hit 20 homers in each of his first three MLB seasons, Mazara has yet to validate his high prospect pedigree as an above-average hitter. Drafters paying for upside instead keep receiving a boring compiler with a career .258/.320/.425 slash line. Last year, he needed a career-high 20.0% HR/FB rate on a career-low 26.6% FB rate just to reach his usual 20, half of which he notched in May. All of this points to a steady hand rather than an upside play, but Mazara only turns 24 in April. His upside hasn't expired just yet, but don't overpay for unfulfilled hype.
Andrew Gould - 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