Who Should I Draft?

Eloy Jimenez or Aaron Hicks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 80
Best Rank# 29# 39
Worst Rank# 209# 143
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 132
Best Rank# 91# 122
Worst Rank# 132# 154
   
Projections 
   
Runs7181
Home Runs2523
RBI8073
Stolen Bases210
Batting Average.287.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
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Brandon Funston
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# 67# 75
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 121
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 139
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 66# 85
   
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# 61# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 118
   
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RotoChamp
# 44# 137
   
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# 43# 90
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 97
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 59# 70
   
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# 67# 82
   
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# 84# 96
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Justin Mason
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# 57# 78
   
Tyler Thompson
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# 63# 77
   
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Razzball
# 29# 103
   
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# 67# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
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# 65# 93
   
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# 52# 68
   
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# 68# 77
   
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# 76# 80
   
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# 49# 78
   
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# 64# 87
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 97
   
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# 57# 53
   
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The Athletic
# 70# 67
   
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The Athletic
# 70# 64
   
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RotoBaller
# 74# 69
   
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# 75# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
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# 78# 76
   
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# 79# 63
   
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# 80# 39
   
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# 81# 67
   
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# 81# 72
   
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# 81# 75
   
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# 82# 74
   
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# 82# 73
   
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# 85# 79
   
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# 85# 64
   
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# 91# 72
   
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# 97# 94
   
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# 99# 93
   
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# 103# 92
   
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Beast Dome
# 149# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 209# 58
   
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats480
   
Runs90
   
Hits119
   
Singles71
   
Doubles18
   
Triples3
   
Home Runs27
   
RBI79
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing2
   
Walks90
   
Strikeouts111
   
Batting Average.248
   
On Base Pct.366
   
Slugging Pct.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833
   
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519475
   
Runs7181
   
Hits149120
   
Singles9274
   
Doubles2921
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2523
   
RBI8073
   
Stolen Bases210
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks3775
   
Strikeouts109106
   
Batting Average.287.253
   
On Base Pct.334.355
   
Slugging Pct.501.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.810
   
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
News 
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and two runs in a 9-7 win over Seattle on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
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
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday. He finished with four RBI.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Aaron Hicks has been shut down from a throwing program after "not feeling quite right", per Aaron Boone.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 7-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
Aaron Hicks has been cleared to begin a throwing program.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Aug 31st
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-5 with a double and a run in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
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
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, and three RBI in a 6-5 win over Cleveland on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
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
Notes 
 For all the hype bestowed upon Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jimenez is oddly getting a bit lost in the shuffle. He has nothing left to prove in the minors after hitting .355/.399/.597 with 12 homers in 55 Triple-A games, so the White Sox can't justify keeping him down too much longer. He should now start the season in Chicago after signing a six-year extension that eliminates any need to manipulate his service time. Jimenez could brandish top-shelf power from the start. Steamer agrees, projecting .293/.341/.502 with 25 homers in 130 games. Often available beyond the top-100 picks before the signing, the hype hadn't gotten out of hand yet. Barring a substantial uptick, he's especially an intriguing upside pick in shallower mixed leagues with three starting outfielders.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 Jimenez isn't expected to be on the White Sox Opening Day roster, but he has all the makings of another Juan Soto once he does get the call. Jimenez has hit well over .300 at every minor league stop and projects to provide 25-30 HR power from the get-go. He is all reward and no risk in the double digit rounds of fantasy drafts, particularly in leagues with deep benches.
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
 Jimenez may not be Vlad Jr. but most other years, he would be the consensus top fantasy prospect. His game is in the mold of Manny Ramirez where he could be a mainstay in the middle of a lineup, hitting 30 homers with 100 RBIs and a .290 BA every year. That might not all come right away, but from the moment he is called up, you can expect a top 30 fantasy outfielder.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros