Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Xander Bogaerts (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 31
Best Rank# 4# 17
Worst Rank# 22# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 45
Best Rank# 10# 40
Worst Rank# 15# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs9988
Home Runs2721
RBI9491
Stolen Bases1110
Batting Average.287.288
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 9# 24
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 31
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 29
   
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# 12# 47
   
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Going For 2
# 19# 44
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 6# 38
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 29
   
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USA Today
# 17# 37
   
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# 18# 28
   
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Razzball
# 7# 32
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 8# 28
   
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Brewer Rat
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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RotoBaller
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# 9# 33
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats594513
   
Runs10572
   
Hits170148
   
Singles8777
   
Doubles5145
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3123
   
RBI103103
   
Stolen Bases108
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks9655
   
Strikeouts85102
   
Batting Average.286.289
   
On Base Pct.394.360
   
Slugging Pct.532.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.883
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572570
   
Runs9988
   
Hits164164
   
Singles92101
   
Doubles4238
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2721
   
RBI9491
   
Stolen Bases1110
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7757
   
Strikeouts88111
   
Batting Average.287.288
   
On Base Pct.372.352
   
Slugging Pct.514.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.829
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-5 and drove in a run on Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's 2-0 win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 18th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against Toronto on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and delivered a go-ahead home run in a 7-6 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, two walks, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a walk and solo home run Tuesday as the Red Sox lost the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Alex Bregman went 3-for-6 with a walk, two singles, one homer, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Friday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Xander has been around for so long that it is easy to forget he is still just 26 years old. Although there have been periods of disappointment in the past, Bogaerts still has averaged 15 homers, 91 runs, 84 RBIs and a .295 BA over the last four seasons. Add in that 2018 was his best yet and we may be looking at another big step forward this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Bogaerts doesn't have the pure upside of some of the other top shortstops, but he is a steady across-the-board performer who has finished as a top-50 overall player in standard roto leagues in three of the last four seasons. With a strong approach at the plate and a terrific team situation, he is a good bet to again finish ahead of some of the other players drafted before him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Other elite shortstop peers have passed Bogaerts by, but he rebounded from a 2017 mired by a wrist injury to hit a quiet .288/.360/.522 with 23 homers and 103 RBI. He set career-highs in walks, hard-hit rate, barrels, and launch angle in his age-25 season, so drafters should believe in his power surge. This is the player everyone has wanted for years, but the five-category contributor-swinging in the heart of a loaded lineup-will slip to the fourth or fifth round due to a lack of elite power and speed.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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