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Who Should I Draft?

Eloy Jimenez or Xander Bogaerts (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,DH - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Xander Bogaerts
SS - SD
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 46
Best Rank# 26# 27
Worst Rank# 70# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 68# 75
Best Rank# 60# 63
Worst Rank# 97# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs6886
Home Runs2719
RBI8876
Stolen Bases09
Batting Average.274.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 43
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 46# 51
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 52# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 44
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 41# 67
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 39# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 51
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 65# 71
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 45
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 38# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 48
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 53
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 45
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 34# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 40# 47
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 39# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 46
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 44# 55
   
Jason Kamlowsky
FantasyPros
# 42# 46
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 38# 52
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 54
   
Julian Tarevski
FantasyPros
# 31# 43
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 38# 46
   
Taylor Tarter
Fastball Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 64
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 38# 59
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 31# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 42
   
Joe Orrico
SportsEthos
# 46# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 40
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 43
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 50# 47
   
Ethan Biddle
FantasyPros
# 55# 43
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 48
   
Jeff Zimmerman
FanGraphs
# 59# 57
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 70# 61
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 70# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,DH - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Xander Bogaerts
SS - SD
Xander Bogaerts
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats292557
   
Runs4084
   
Hits86171
   
Singles58118
   
Doubles1238
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1615
   
RBI5473
   
Stolen Bases08
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2857
   
Strikeouts72118
   
Batting Average.295.307
   
On Base Pct.358.377
   
Slugging Pct.500.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.858.833
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,DH - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Xander Bogaerts
SS - SD
Xander Bogaerts
2023 Projections 
   
   
At Bats512555
   
Runs6886
   
Hits140157
   
Singles87105
   
Doubles2532
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2719
   
RBI8876
   
Stolen Bases09
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks4261
   
Strikeouts131119
   
Batting Average.274.284
   
On Base Pct.330.354
   
Slugging Pct.478.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.797
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,DH - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Xander Bogaerts
SS - SD
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Eloy Jimenez left Monday's spring training game early after two innings due to cramping in his right calf.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Mar 20th
 
 Eloy Jimenez has lost 25-30 pounds over the offseason. He explained that his swing takes less effort now and that he intends to play primarily in the outfield.
Vince DiSilvio
Wed, Feb 22nd
 
Notes 
 There is hope that the White Sox have realized that Eloy Jimenez is a designated hitter and will deploy him as such in an effort to keep the 26-year-old healthy. He played in 84 games last season, slashing .295/.358/.500 with 16 HR, 54 RBI, and 40 runs. Fantasy managers dream each spring of a full season of this production, and if he manages to get to 500 plate appearances, he could be a steal at his current ADP of 78. But it is best to exercise some caution and ensure you have outfield depth if you plan to roster him.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Xander Bogaerts signed an 11-year, $280 million contract with the Padres in the offseason, joining what should be a top-10 offense in all of baseball. The 30-year-old comes with some red flags for 2023, however. He slashed .307/.377/.456, but his expected numbers suggest his stat line should have been closer to .259/.363/.383. His BABIP was an unsustainable .362, and his barrel%, exit velocity, sweet spot%, and walk rate all declined from 2021. Bogaerts will be a solid, but not elite, producer in a lineup with Juan Soto and Manny Machado. Be prepared for a letdown if you reach too high for him.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros