Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Hicks or Stephen Piscotty (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Stephen Piscotty
RF - OAK
Stephen Piscotty
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 87
Best Rank# 39# 55
Worst Rank# 143# 127
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 154
Best Rank# 122# 134
Worst Rank# 154# 159
   
Projections 
   
Runs8177
Home Runs2323
RBI7382
Stolen Bases104
Batting Average.253.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 75# 100
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 85# 93
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 53# 93
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 63# 94
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 73# 101
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 70# 105
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 90
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 64# 102
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 57# 116
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 96# 107
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 68# 94
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 76# 88
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 79# 95
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 88# 91
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 101
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 75# 127
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 72# 75
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 80
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 67# 113
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 83# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 79# 88
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 90
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 71# 94
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 62# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 67# 120
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 69# 91
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 78# 92
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 92# 98
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 84
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93# 111
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 76
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 68# 78
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 82# 90
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 72# 94
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 78# 80
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 39# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 104
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 87# 86
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 90# 66
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 92# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 93# 89
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 94# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 97# 81
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 103# 93
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 106# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 110# 88
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 118# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 107
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 85
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 137# 95
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 139# 100
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 143# 111
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Stephen Piscotty
RF - OAK
Stephen Piscotty
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats480546
   
Runs9078
   
Hits119146
   
Singles7178
   
Doubles1841
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI7988
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks9042
   
Strikeouts111114
   
Batting Average.248.267
   
On Base Pct.366.331
   
Slugging Pct.467.491
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.821
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Stephen Piscotty
RF - OAK
Stephen Piscotty
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats475545
   
Runs8177
   
Hits120144
   
Singles7485
   
Doubles2135
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2323
   
RBI7382
   
Stolen Bases104
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7551
   
Strikeouts106119
   
Batting Average.253.265
   
On Base Pct.355.327
   
Slugging Pct.455.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.789
   
  Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Stephen Piscotty
RF - OAK
Stephen Piscotty
News 
 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
Piscotty underwent successful surgery to have a melanoma removed from his right ear, the team announced Friday.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-5 with two singles and one run scored on Sunday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, two RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against the Astros.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Aaron Hicks went 1-for-5 with a two-run single in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Royals.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-5 with a single, double, and one run scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 30th
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
Piscotty waited to get dropped in most leagues before delivering a bounce-back season. After batting .160 in May, he hit .286 with 24 homers and a .386 wOBA (.365 wOBA) from June 1 onward. Given his down 2017 (.235, 9 HRs), drafters should seek a near repeat of 2018 rather than extrapolating his late surge to a full season. Last year's 27 homers already set a career high, so aim for 25 from a solid, mid-tier option.
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