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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Xander Bogaerts (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Xander Bogaerts
SS - SD
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
25 of 26 experts
4%
Recommended by
1 of 26 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 44
Best Rank# 16# 35
Worst Rank# 44# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 76
Best Rank# 25# 74
Worst Rank# 32# 86
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 41
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 24# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 44
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 44
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 30# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 50
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 20# 35
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 41# 47
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 28# 45
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 42
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 32# 36
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 38# 41
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 24# 55
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 34# 52
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 55
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 28# 46
   
Taylor Tarter
Fastball Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 64
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 27# 59
   
Ethan Biddle
FantasyPros
# 44# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Xander Bogaerts
SS - SD
Xander Bogaerts
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats657557
   
Runs10184
   
Hits163171
   
Singles101118
   
Doubles3138
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs2615
   
RBI8373
   
Stolen Bases258
   
Caught Stealing82
   
Walks5357
   
Strikeouts120118
   
Batting Average.248.307
   
On Base Pct.304.377
   
Slugging Pct.429.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.833
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Xander Bogaerts
SS - SD
Xander Bogaerts
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
 In 2022, everyone in fantasy baseball circles knew Marcus Semien would experience some serious regression in Texas after his career year in Toronto. The regression happened across the board everywhere but stolen bases, where he actually increased from 15 to 25 in 2022. The power decreased (45 HR to 26) but in exchange, his K% dropped, and he landed in the 95th percentile in outs above average. Beyond that, Semien has played in 155 games or more in six of the past seven seasons (excluding 2020). He bats at the top of an improved batting order, so 100 runs should be bankable. Semien is a great, reliable 2B option, which at this point, looks like a very shallow position heading into 2023.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Xander Bogaerts signed an 11-year, $280 million contract with the Padres in the offseason, joining what should be a top-10 offense in all of baseball. The 30-year-old comes with some red flags for 2023, however. He slashed .307/.377/.456, but his expected numbers suggest his stat line should have been closer to .259/.363/.383. His BABIP was an unsustainable .362, and his barrel%, exit velocity, sweet spot%, and walk rate all declined from 2021. Bogaerts will be a solid, but not elite, producer in a lineup with Juan Soto and Manny Machado. Be prepared for a letdown if you reach too high for him.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros