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
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 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 AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 75# 100
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 85# 93
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 53# 93
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 95
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 72# 94
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 67# 114
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 76# 103
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 103
   
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 (elbow) met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who recommended Hicks rest for a few more weeks before being re-evaluated.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Stephen Piscotty (ankle) could be out "for awhile," said manager Bob Melvin.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 27th
 Aaron Hicks has been shut down from a throwing program after "not feeling quite right", per Aaron Boone.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
Stephen Piscotty will be placed on the 10-day IL with a high ankle sprain.
Dan Harris
Sun, Aug 25th
 Aaron Hicks has been cleared to begin a throwing program.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Aug 31st
Stephen Piscotty was removed from Wednesday's game against the Yankees during the seventh inning.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 22nd
 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
Stephen Piscotty (undisclosed) exited the seventh inning of Saturday’s game against the Astros with an apparent injury.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
 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
Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Giants.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
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