Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Xander Bogaerts (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 31
Best Rank# 3# 17
Worst Rank# 98# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 45
Best Rank# 10# 40
Worst Rank# 20# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs10088
Home Runs2921
RBI8191
Stolen Bases1710
Batting Average.285.288
   
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  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats661513
   
Runs12972
   
Hits183148
   
Singles10177
   
Doubles4245
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3823
   
RBI92103
   
Stolen Bases258
   
Caught Stealing102
   
Walks7055
   
Strikeouts107102
   
Batting Average.277.289
   
On Base Pct.352.360
   
Slugging Pct.519.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.883
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats559570
   
Runs10088
   
Hits160164
   
Singles94101
   
Doubles3538
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2921
   
RBI8191
   
Stolen Bases1710
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks5857
   
Strikeouts87111
   
Batting Average.285.288
   
On Base Pct.352.352
   
Slugging Pct.511.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.829
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and a steal in a 9-4 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-5 in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and two runs in an 8-0 win over the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and a steal in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
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 
 Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
Andrew Seifter - 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