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Anthony Rendon or Xander Bogaerts (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 31
Best Rank# 19# 17
Worst Rank# 56# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 45
Best Rank# 39# 40
Worst Rank# 45# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs8788
Home Runs2421
RBI9391
Stolen Bases510
Batting Average.294.288
   
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  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats529513
   
Runs8872
   
Hits163148
   
Singles9377
   
Doubles4445
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI92103
   
Stolen Bases28
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5555
   
Strikeouts82102
   
Batting Average.308.289
   
On Base Pct.374.360
   
Slugging Pct.535.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.909.883
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544570
   
Runs8788
   
Hits160164
   
Singles95101
   
Doubles4038
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2421
   
RBI9391
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks6557
   
Strikeouts90111
   
Batting Average.294.288
   
On Base Pct.370.352
   
Slugging Pct.506.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.829
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-3 with three walks and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 22nd
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with a double and a solo home run as the Red Sox lost to the Rays in extra innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 17th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 as he singled twice and drove in three runs Thursday in the win against the Giants.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-6 with two walks on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Giants in a game that went 15 innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Friday's 6-1 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
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
 Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
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
 Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
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