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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Xander Bogaerts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
37 of 45 experts
18%
Recommended by
8 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 21
Best Rank# 7# 15
Worst Rank# 37# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 32
Best Rank# 17# 28
Worst Rank# 21# 35
   
Projections 
   
Runs3534
Home Runs1110
RBI3937
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.305.298
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 18
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 24
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 23
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 27
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 28
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545614
   
Runs117110
   
Hits174191
   
Singles93106
   
Doubles4452
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs3433
   
RBI126117
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks8076
   
Strikeouts86122
   
Batting Average.319.311
   
On Base Pct.412.385
   
Slugging Pct.598.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.010.942
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196210
   
Runs3534
   
Hits6063
   
Singles3436
   
Doubles1416
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1110
   
RBI3937
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2724
   
Strikeouts3343
   
Batting Average.305.298
   
On Base Pct.388.370
   
Slugging Pct.543.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
  Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-1 with a run scored and a walk in his Grapefruit League game against the Rays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
  Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will start at shortstop and bat third Thursday in the Red Sox's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 5th
  Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
  Manager Ron Roenicke said Sunday that Xander Bogaerts (ankle) is "still a ways away" from playing in games, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
  Xander Bogaerts is dealing with a sore ankle and will take it easy for the next few days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 16th
Notes 
 For years, Rendon was the poster boy for the most underrated player in fantasy. Coming off his career year, he's underrated no more. Now the price that you have to pay for him leaves very little room for a net gain, and in order for him to return a positive ROI, you need him to replicate his 2019 numbers, which were, by the way, career highs across the board, aside from stolen bases. He's also taking an L with the switch in ballparks in every major ballpark factor. The position is deep, and while Rendon is safe here, you're banking on a lot in order to get a solid return from your second-round pick.
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
 Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
Dan Harris - 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
 While Rendon may be the best overall third basemen in real life, walks and defense don't translate to fantasy. Rather, we are looking at a player without speed but one whose 4-category bat makes him a strong second round pick for the 2020 season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Great baseball player, contributes BA, which is rare these days, but no steals and one big career home run season? I am not buying in on 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData