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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
67%
Recommended by
35 of 52 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 21
Best Rank# 7# 15
Worst Rank# 80# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 34
Best Rank# 19# 31
Worst Rank# 24# 35
   
Projections 
   
Runs3534
Home Runs1110
RBI3836
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.297.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 25
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 32# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 22
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 15# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 15# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 17# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 27
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 32
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 37
   
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 Bats197211
   
Runs3534
   
Hits5962
   
Singles3336
   
Doubles1415
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1110
   
RBI3836
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2624
   
Strikeouts3343
   
Batting Average.297.294
   
On Base Pct.380.365
   
Slugging Pct.534.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.873
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Anthony Rendon did not play Saturday or during Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 28th
 Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with two RBI, a double, and two walks in a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Friday night.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 19th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base, a run scored, and a walk in Saturday's 8-2 win over Atlanta.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 27th
 Anthony Rendon snapped out of his recent mini-slump in style on Thursday when he drilled a two-run, first inning home run to center field off of Arizona starter Alex Young. Rendon later added a double and finished the night 2-for-4 with one run and 2 RBI.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Sep 18th
Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs on Tuesday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-5 on Wednesday night while chipping in an RBI groundout in a 9-6 loss to Arizona.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 17th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Marlins on Thursday by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 18th
 Angels star third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-5 at the plate with a run scored on Wednesday as the Red Sox lost to the Marlins by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 17th
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
Regression is coming in both HRs and Batting Average. Still a legit offensive SS.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
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
 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
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
 Come for the safe floor and hope he hits his ceiling batting behind Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Power finally broke out in 2019. Remains in a loaded lineup
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros