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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Riley or Aaron Hicks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
18 of 20 experts
10%
Recommended by
2 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 119# 153
Best Rank# 97# 119
Worst Rank# 179# 234
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 251
Best Rank# 192# 214
Worst Rank# 307# 329
   
Projections 
   
Runs6979
Home Runs2621
RBI8170
Stolen Bases18
Batting Average.248.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 131# 159
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 137# 164
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 152# 157
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 125# 151
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 132
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 131# 177
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 110# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 110# 135
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 129# 162
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 111# 172
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 121# 162
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 100# 234
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 120
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 126# 160
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 167# 197
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 112
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 97# 119
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 116# 152
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 158# 152
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 179# 153
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats188169
   
Runs2428
   
Hits4538
   
Singles2920
   
Doubles710
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs86
   
RBI2721
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1641
   
Strikeouts4938
   
Batting Average.239.225
   
On Base Pct.301.379
   
Slugging Pct.415.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.716.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats501464
   
Runs6979
   
Hits123110
   
Singles7164
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2621
   
RBI8170
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4182
   
Strikeouts154119
   
Batting Average.248.243
   
On Base Pct.303.352
   
Slugging Pct.461.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.764.789
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
News 
 Austin Riley is expected to begin the 2021 season at third base, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jan 11th
Yankees OF Aaron Hicks said he feels fully recovered from Tommy John surgery.
Brad Camara
Thu, Feb 25th
Notes 
 Riley made some notable gains last year after he looked like he might fall out of fantasy-relevance entirely with the way he closed his 2019 season. He essentially traded off some power for contact, as his swing percentage dropped, his contact rate increased, and he improved on both his walk and strikeout rates. Although there was some question as to whether the Braves would add another third baseman in free agency, it appears they're content to roll with Riley to begin the year. That should make him a cheap source of power for fantasy, one whose batting average (.262 xBA last year) won't hurt you too badly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros