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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Anthony Rendon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 17
Best Rank# 12# 14
Worst Rank# 39# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 28
Best Rank# 23# 25
Worst Rank# 33# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs9491
Home Runs2828
RBI93100
Stolen Bases103
Batting Average.292.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 18# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 16# 23
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 19
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 14
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 23
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 39# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats203189
   
Runs3629
   
Hits6154
   
Singles4233
   
Doubles811
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI2831
   
Stolen Bases80
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2138
   
Strikeouts4131
   
Batting Average.301.286
   
On Base Pct.364.418
   
Slugging Pct.503.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.916
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565542
   
Runs9491
   
Hits163157
   
Singles9789
   
Doubles3636
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2828
   
RBI93100
   
Stolen Bases103
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6280
   
Strikeouts11592
   
Batting Average.292.292
   
On Base Pct.363.384
   
Slugging Pct.508.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.904
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Xander Bogaerts is absent from Thursday's lineup against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Anthony Rendon went 2-4 with two singles and a walk in Friday's 7-1 blowout of the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Sat, Apr 10th
 Xander Bogaerts picked up three more hits in Wednesday's rout over the Rays, finishing 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon is sitting for Tuesday's contest against Zack Greinke and the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
 Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Red Sox blew out the Rays on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Angels' 3B Anthony Rendon went 1-4 with a single, a walk, and a run in Sunday's contest against the White Sox.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 5th
 Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will play Wednesday vs. Twins.
AJ Schullo
Wed, Mar 17th
Anthony Rendon (soreness) is making his Cactus League debut on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 3rd
 Alex Cora has said that he is planning to have Xander Bogaerts play shortstop on Wednesday.
Brenden Trout
Tue, Mar 16th
Anthony Rendon is sitting out of Monday's Cactus League game due to "soreness."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 1st
Notes 
 Bogaerts largely backed up his excellent 2019 season with a strong 2020 campaign. He didn't hit the ball quite as hard and his launch angle dropped, but he did manage to maintain his .300 average and put up a similar home run pace. Two things from last year stand out and probably shouldn't be written off entirely: first, Bogaerts' RBI pace dropped significantly, and considering that the Red Sox lineup went from a relative strength to a weakness, it seems unlikely he'll approach 100 RBI in 2021. Second, after dropping for three consecutive seasons, Bogaerts' steal pace increased to the highest of his career. The drop in RBI and increase in steals may be related, as Bogaerts likely looked to manufacture runs with less help around him. Both trends are worth projecting going forward, and while Bogaerts' value doesn't change much, fantasy managers will likely take the increase in steals going forward.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 The biggest story of Bogaerts' 2020 season came in the form of going 8-for-8 on stolen base attempts. This, after the All-Star shortstop swiped just four bags in 2019. Steals are so hard to find these days that getting 10-15 from bats who help in the other four offensive categories is going to be a goldmine this season. Bogaerts' Baseball Savant page isn't flooded with red like other premium hitters being drafted around him, but we have enough of a sample size to remain confident in his lofty projections moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
It's maddening how underrated Rendon continues to be among fantasy analysts. His wOBA and xwOBA both finished in the 92nd percentile or better for the third straight season. Additionally, he'll have a full season of hitting behind Mike Trout in 2021, which will obviously be fantastic for his RBI totals. Rendon is currently going around pick 40 in NFBC drafts, an ADP that makes him an appealing target for fantasy managers who start SP-SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros