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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Xander Bogaerts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
53 of 54 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 21
Best Rank# 7# 15
Worst Rank# 37# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 34
Best Rank# 10# 31
Worst Rank# 16# 35
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs1210
RBI3836
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.293.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 11# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 22
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 11# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 11# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 25
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 10# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 15# 27
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 10# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 12# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats554614
   
Runs122110
   
Hits164191
   
Singles84106
   
Doubles3752
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs4133
   
RBI112117
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks11976
   
Strikeouts83122
   
Batting Average.296.311
   
On Base Pct.423.385
   
Slugging Pct.592.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.015.942
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198211
   
Runs3934
   
Hits5862
   
Singles3136
   
Doubles1415
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI3836
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3524
   
Strikeouts3143
   
Batting Average.293.294
   
On Base Pct.398.365
   
Slugging Pct.549.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.947.873
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Alex Bregman hit his second homer of the season in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-4 with two homers, three RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 9-7 loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a walk in the Astros' 5-4 loss to the Angels on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 at the plate with an RBI double in the Red Sox’ loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Alex Bregman launched his first homer of the year in Monday's 8-5 win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk on Friday as the Red Sox lost to the Yankees by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 1st
 Alex Bregman was back at workouts on Thursday, playing in an intrasquad game and striking out against Justin Verlander.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jul 10th
Xander Bogaerts (undisclosed) is starting at shortstop and hitting fourth Thursday against the Mets, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 30th
 Alex Bregman was not present at Wednesday's summer camp workout due to a delay in the processing of his test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Xander Bogaerts (general soreness) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mets, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. It will be a one-game absence.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 29th
Notes 
 A really good slugger who appears to be rated higher because of his plus defense even though it isn't a category in leagues. Lack of stolen bases knocks him down a peg for me.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Regression is coming in both HRs and Batting Average. Still a legit offensive SS.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Bregman's multi-position eligibility makes him an attractive target in the second round, and he is a first-round pick in points leagues. You shouldn't expect 41 homers again from him, as his home ballpark aided him in reaching those numbers with his launch angle. Ten homers is achievable for Bregman, and he offers all-around production that makes him worthy of a selection here.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
If you look at the early shortstops taken - Trevor Story, Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner, Alex Bregman - Bogaerts was able to add his name as far as fantasy value to that core four last year, but he's cheaper this year. Why? Well, despite having the breakout season in 2019, there wasn't a lot below the surface that was really different. Bogaerts is a good player, but is he that much better than the other options at the position that can be had rounds later? If he repeats the breakout, sure. If not, you're breaking even with the pick at best.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Thanks to his 122 runs and 41 homers, Bregman outperformed Story, Turner and Lindor last year so you might consider him at #6 overall once Bellinger is gone but his lack of steals makes his ceiling a bit lower than each of those other first rounders.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bogaerts had an outstanding 2019 season, obliterating his career-high in home runs and RBI and getting his batting average back over .300. But the thing is, his underlying metrics don't look all that different from his solid but unspectacular 2018 season. His strikeout rate, hard hit percentage, average exit velocity, and launch angle all remained nearly identical, while his steals (only four) continued to trend down to a now useless level from a fantasy perspective. Bogaerts is still a fine option but at a strong position and now batting in a weaker lineup, be careful not to waste too high a pick on him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Advanced analytics say last season's power was a mirage. On top of that, the ball may be dejuiced, he won't be cheating anymore, and will likely lead the league in HBPs. Going to pass at current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
It may be difficult to believe but Bogaerts outperformed even Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner and Gleyber Torres last year thanks to 110+ runs and 100+ RBIs to go with a .311 BA and 33 homers. His ceiling may not be as high as the others, but he is excellent in every non-steals category.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 SBs have decreased 17-10-5 over last 3 seasons
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Power finally broke out in 2019. Remains in a loaded lineup
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros