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
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 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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# 13# 38
   
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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 1-for-3 with a walk in the Padres' 6-3 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a walk and a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Orioles by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
 Manny Machado hit his 30th homer of the year in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's loss to Baltimore.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 28th
 Manny Machado went 0-for-5 with a strikeout as the Padres beat the Cubs 9-8 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
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
 Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Padres' 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 5th
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
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Padres' 8-3 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
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
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