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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Xander Bogaerts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
28 of 53 experts
47%
Recommended by
25 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 23
Best Rank# 15# 16
Worst Rank# 50# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 31
Best Rank# 31# 26
Worst Rank# 35# 33
   
Projections 
   
Runs3436
Home Runs109
RBI3630
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.294.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 24
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 98
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 76
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 28
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 25
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 16# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 18
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 23
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 29
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats614500
   
Runs11089
   
Hits191149
   
Singles10688
   
Doubles5227
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3331
   
RBI11774
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks7641
   
Strikeouts12282
   
Batting Average.311.298
   
On Base Pct.385.353
   
Slugging Pct.557.550
   
On-base Plus Slugging.942.903
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats211210
   
Runs3436
   
Hits6264
   
Singles3642
   
Doubles1512
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI3630
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2419
   
Strikeouts4334
   
Batting Average.294.305
   
On Base Pct.365.363
   
Slugging Pct.507.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
News 
 Xander Bogaerts 1-for-1 at the plate with three walks and scored a run as the Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays by a 5-3 score on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 8th
Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, three runs scored, and a stolen base as the Astros fell to the D'Backs on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 7th
 Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-4 with two homers, three RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 9-7 loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 3rd
Jose Altuve hit his second homer of the season as the Astros topped the D’Backs 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 at the plate with an RBI double in the Red Sox’ loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 2nd
Jose Altuve went 0-for-6 with a strikeout as the Astros topped the Angels 6-5 in 11 innings on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk on Friday as the Red Sox lost to the Yankees by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 1st
Jose Altuve went 0-for-5 with a walk as the Astros fell to the Dodgers 4-2 in 13 innings on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 Xander Bogaerts (undisclosed) is starting at shortstop and hitting fourth Thursday against the Mets, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 30th
Jose Altuve went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Astros' 7-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 Regression is coming in both HRs and Batting Average. Still a legit offensive SS.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
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
There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
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
Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Power finally broke out in 2019. Remains in a loaded lineup
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Hit a career-high 31 homers in 2019 and finished the season on a tear. No longer a reliable source of steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros