Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Xander Bogaerts (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 31
Best Rank# 7# 17
Worst Rank# 160# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 45
Best Rank# 13# 40
Worst Rank# 21# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs8888
Home Runs3221
RBI9591
Stolen Bases1010
Batting Average.284.288
   
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# 23# 31
   
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# 17# 29
   
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# 31# 47
   
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# 25# 44
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 13# 38
   
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# 12# 29
   
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USA Today
# 15# 37
   
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# 19# 28
   
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  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632513
   
Runs8472
   
Hits188148
   
Singles11377
   
Doubles3545
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3723
   
RBI107103
   
Stolen Bases148
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7055
   
Strikeouts104102
   
Batting Average.298.289
   
On Base Pct.367.360
   
Slugging Pct.538.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.883
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595570
   
Runs8888
   
Hits169164
   
Singles101101
   
Doubles3238
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3221
   
RBI9591
   
Stolen Bases1010
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks6057
   
Strikeouts104111
   
Batting Average.284.288
   
On Base Pct.349.352
   
Slugging Pct.510.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.829
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and two RBI as the Padres beat the Orioles 8-3 in his return to Baltimore on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-5 and drove in a run on Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Manny Machado went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI as the Padres fell to the Pirates 6-3 on Saturday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's 2-0 win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 18th
 Manny Machado hit his 15th homer of the season in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and delivered a go-ahead home run in a 7-6 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double as the Padres beat the Brewers 2-0 on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a walk and solo home run Tuesday as the Red Sox lost the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Manny Machado went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Friday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season
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
 Machado has four straight seasons with at least 33 home runs, and has finished as a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues in three of the last four years (he finished a still solid 42nd in 2017). The move to San Diego isn't ideal for his fantasy value, but Petco Park isn't nearly as much of a problem for hitters as it once was, particularly when it comes to right-handed power hitters like Machado. Padres manager Andy Green also sends runners much more frequently than the Orioles or Dodgers do, which could help Machado's stolen base totals.
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
 Along with setting personal highs in each element of his .297/.367/.538 slash line, Machado bashed 37 homers and stole 14 bases, a significant development since he stole none in 2016. He has hit 33 homers in at least 690 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons, so he'd probably be considered a first-round lock if not for remaining unsigned. Now that he established 2017's funk as the clear outlier, Machado is a trustworthy stud eligible for shortstop and third (16 games) in most formats. Signing the Padres doesn't kill his worth, but he's someone to target near the Round ½ turn rather than inside the top 10.
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