Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Story or Xander Bogaerts (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 31
Best Rank# 4# 17
Worst Rank# 25# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 45
Best Rank# 17# 40
Worst Rank# 27# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs8788
Home Runs3421
RBI10091
Stolen Bases1910
Batting Average.273.288
   
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# 10# 24
   
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# 19# 31
   
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# 8# 29
   
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# 13# 47
   
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# 18# 44
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 23# 38
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 29
   
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USA Today
# 25# 37
   
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# 17# 28
   
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# 14# 32
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 16# 28
   
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Brewer Rat
# 4# 23
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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# 16# 31
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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# 17# 33
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598513
   
Runs8872
   
Hits174148
   
Singles8977
   
Doubles4245
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs3723
   
RBI108103
   
Stolen Bases278
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks4755
   
Strikeouts168102
   
Batting Average.291.289
   
On Base Pct.348.360
   
Slugging Pct.567.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.883
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568570
   
Runs8788
   
Hits155164
   
Singles79101
   
Doubles3738
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3421
   
RBI10091
   
Stolen Bases1910
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks5057
   
Strikeouts170111
   
Batting Average.273.288
   
On Base Pct.332.352
   
Slugging Pct.534.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.829
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Trevor Story was removed from Friday's game versus the Padres after taking a bad hop off his head.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Trevor Story went 0-for-4 in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and another run scored in Sunday's win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, an RBI, three runs scored, and a steal as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 9-8 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees on Saturday night in New York.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops
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
 Story fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Story is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .291 batting average. But even if he hits closer to his .268 career average, Story's combination of power and speed should keep him among the top fantasy shortstops in 2019.
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
 Story bounced back from a wretched 2017 and improved upon 2016's breakout. Slicing his strikeout rate from 34.4 to 25.6% helped him bat .291, and he stole 27 bases (19 more than his previous career high) alongside 37 long balls. A full repeat would make him an easy first rounder, but his contact skills still don't support such a high batting average. Statcast's .261 xAVG agrees. He's still a shortstop who calls Coors Field home, and regression could still offer 30/20 campaign, so don't shy away since the late-second round price accounts for these concerns.
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