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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Xander Bogaerts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
37 of 45 experts
18%
Recommended by
8 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 21
Best Rank# 9# 15
Worst Rank# 35# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 32
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 27# 35
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs1210
RBI3737
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.297.298
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 22
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 15
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 19# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 20
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats647614
   
Runs129110
   
Hits201191
   
Singles111106
   
Doubles5452
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs3233
   
RBI115117
   
Stolen Bases84
   
Caught Stealing82
   
Walks4876
   
Strikeouts119122
   
Batting Average.311.311
   
On Base Pct.361.385
   
Slugging Pct.555.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.942
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats220210
   
Runs3934
   
Hits6563
   
Singles3736
   
Doubles1616
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI3737
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1724
   
Strikeouts4443
   
Batting Average.297.298
   
On Base Pct.348.370
   
Slugging Pct.534.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Rafael Devers is joining Red Sox summer camp at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-1 with a run scored and a walk in his Grapefruit League game against the Rays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
 Rafael Devers launched his first home run of the spring on Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Braves 4-2 in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will start at shortstop and bat third Thursday in the Red Sox's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 5th
  Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
  Manager Ron Roenicke said Sunday that Xander Bogaerts (ankle) is "still a ways away" from playing in games, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
  Xander Bogaerts is dealing with a sore ankle and will take it easy for the next few days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 16th
Notes 
 This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
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
 Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
  It may be difficult to believe but Bogaerts outperformed even Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner and Gleyber Torres last year thanks to 110+ runs and 100+ RBIs to go with a .311 BA and 33 homers. His ceiling may not be as high as the others, but he is excellent in every non-steals category.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros