Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Xander Bogaerts (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 31
Best Rank# 16# 17
Worst Rank# 49# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 45
Best Rank# 38# 40
Worst Rank# 50# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs8888
Home Runs3221
RBI9591
Stolen Bases1210
Batting Average.262.288
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 31
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 47
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 38
   
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USA Today
# 26# 37
   
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Razzball
# 26# 32
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 23
   
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The Athletic
# 32# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 30
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 32
   
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The Athletic
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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RotoBaller
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Fantasy Six Pack
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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The Fantasy Headliners
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Fantasy Six Pack
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SportsLine
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 34
   
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Fantrax
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BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 35
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 33
   
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FanGraphs
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Pitcher List
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Athletic
# 28# 24
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 30# 28
   
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BretskyBall
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FantasyPros
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Fake Teams
# 31# 28
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 28
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 29
   
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Pitcher List
# 32# 30
   
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FanGraphs
# 32# 31
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 29
   
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Fake Teams
# 33# 27
   
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The Athletic
# 33# 29
   
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FanGraphs
# 33# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 33# 30
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 17
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 34
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 41# 39
   
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Razzball
# 45# 40
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 45# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 28
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557513
   
Runs8472
   
Hits145148
   
Singles8577
   
Doubles2845
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2523
   
RBI76103
   
Stolen Bases148
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks6955
   
Strikeouts151102
   
Batting Average.260.289
   
On Base Pct.343.360
   
Slugging Pct.470.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.883
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548570
   
Runs8888
   
Hits143164
   
Singles79101
   
Doubles2838
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3221
   
RBI9591
   
Stolen Bases1210
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks6957
   
Strikeouts149111
   
Batting Average.262.288
   
On Base Pct.345.352
   
Slugging Pct.507.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.829
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 12-5 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
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
 Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Dodgers' win over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
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
 Cody Bellinger hit his 43rd homer of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
 Cody Bellinger is absent from Saturday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
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 
 Last year was a major disappointment for Bellinger owners after he hit 39 homers in just 132 rookie games in 2017. He still managed to hit 25 bombs with 14 steals, however, so the floor is plenty high. At just 23 years old, we clearly haven't seen the best of Bellinger so don't be surprised if he breaks out for 50 bombs this year or next
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
 Bellinger was always due for some negative regression after he belted 39 home runs in just 480 at-bats during his rookie 2017 season, but he should now be due for a bit of positive regression after managing just 25 home runs last year. His hard hit rate tailed off a bit, but his exit velocity and launch angle remained unchanged, so he's a good bet to return to the 30-35 HR range this year. Bellinger promisingly trimmed his strikeout rate, indicating that he should be able to keep his batting average in the .260 range even if his BABIP drops a little, and the 10-15 steals he provides give him a leg up on most other 1B-eligible players. The fact he's unlikely to hit .280-.300 keeps him a notch below Freeman, Goldschmidt, and Rizzo, but he's already the next best thing and is still just 23 years old.
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
 In 162 games and 84 more plate appearances than in his spectacular arrival, Bellinger hit 14 fewer home runs (25) while his ISO dropped from .315 to .210. On the bright side, he avoided significant batting-average regression by hitting .260 with a diminished strikeout rate (23.9%). The 23-year-old maintains more than enough raw power to jump back to 30 long balls, but don't overlook his 14 steals in 15 tries. This isn't a mere case of catching opponents off guard, as the 6'4" stud recorded a higher Statcast speed score (28.9) than Jose Peraza, Tim Anderson, and Ozzie Albies. He's a 30-15 candidate with upside for more, so don't let him fall too far beyond the fourth 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