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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Xander Bogaerts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
32 of 52 experts
38%
Recommended by
20 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 21
Best Rank# 8# 15
Worst Rank# 53# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 34
Best Rank# 27# 31
Worst Rank# 66# 35
   
Projections 
   
Runs3534
Home Runs1210
RBI3636
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.279.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 18
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 14# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 25
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 20
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 23
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531614
   
Runs89110
   
Hits149191
   
Singles78106
   
Doubles3852
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs2933
   
RBI85117
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks2876
   
Strikeouts156122
   
Batting Average.281.311
   
On Base Pct.316.385
   
Slugging Pct.531.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.942
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216211
   
Runs3534
   
Hits6062
   
Singles3436
   
Doubles1415
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI3636
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1224
   
Strikeouts6243
   
Batting Average.279.294
   
On Base Pct.317.365
   
Slugging Pct.517.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.873
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday, hitting a single. He also struck out twice a left two men on base in the 5-1 defeat.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
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
 Javier Baez went 2-for-5 on Friday against the White Sox, hitting a solo homer and a double. The Cubs won 10-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 26th
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
 Javier Baez hit seventh on Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and stranded four men on base. The Cubs lost, 2-1.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Sep 24th
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
 Javier Baez hit sixth in the order on Monday and went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single and a strikeout. The Cubs won, 5-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Sep 21st
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
 Javier Baez went 0-for-3 on Friday against the Twins with two strikeouts. The Cubs won, 1-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 19th
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 
 I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs attempted only 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Regression is coming in both HRs and Batting Average. Still a legit offensive SS.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
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
 Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  Power finally broke out in 2019. Remains in a loaded lineup
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros