Who Should I Draft?

Rhys Hoskins or Xander Bogaerts (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 31
Best Rank# 7# 17
Worst Rank# 51# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 45
Best Rank# 36# 40
Worst Rank# 43# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs9288
Home Runs3621
RBI10691
Stolen Bases510
Batting Average.252.288
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 31
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 29
   
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# 22# 47
   
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DailyOverlay
# 16# 44
   
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The Athletic
# 25# 38
   
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USA Today
# 28# 37
   
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Razzball
# 21# 32
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 27# 28
   
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The Athletic
# 33# 34
   
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 28
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558513
   
Runs8972
   
Hits137148
   
Singles6577
   
Doubles3845
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3423
   
RBI96103
   
Stolen Bases58
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks8755
   
Strikeouts150102
   
Batting Average.246.289
   
On Base Pct.354.360
   
Slugging Pct.496.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.883
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549570
   
Runs9288
   
Hits138164
   
Singles70101
   
Doubles3138
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3621
   
RBI10691
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks8357
   
Strikeouts142111
   
Batting Average.252.288
   
On Base Pct.351.352
   
Slugging Pct.514.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.829
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
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
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 16th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's loss to Baltimore.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 28th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
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
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's win over the Reds. The homer was were his 26th and 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
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 
 Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - 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
 At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
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
 Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - 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