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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Bo Bichette (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 43
Best Rank# 15# 15
Worst Rank# 50# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 64
Best Rank# 28# 62
Worst Rank# 35# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs108
RBI3725
Stolen Bases27
Batting Average.298.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 41
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 48
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 77
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 56
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 34
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 16# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 64
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 48
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats614196
   
Runs11032
   
Hits19161
   
Singles10632
   
Doubles5218
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3311
   
RBI11721
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7614
   
Strikeouts12250
   
Batting Average.311.311
   
On Base Pct.385.359
   
Slugging Pct.557.571
   
On-base Plus Slugging.942.930
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210204
   
Runs3431
   
Hits6357
   
Singles3634
   
Doubles1614
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs108
   
RBI3725
   
Stolen Bases27
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks2416
   
Strikeouts4347
   
Batting Average.298.282
   
On Base Pct.370.333
   
Slugging Pct.515.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.884.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
News 
 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
Bo Bichette hit his second home run of the spring in the Blue Jays' 9-0 defeat of the Phillies on Sunday in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Bo Bichette went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's game against the Pirates
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Mar 1st
 Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says he is leaning towards batting Bo Bichette leadoff again this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Feb 17th
 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 
 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
Everything that could go right, did go right for Bo Bichette in his rookie year in Toronto. Is he a .300 hitter? Probably not, but he'll hit around .285 with a power/speed combo that will play up in Toronto. Could there be an adjustment period in his second season? Sure, there could. Are there concerns that the performance wasn't legit? Not really, if you look at his prospect pedigree and his underlying numbers. The ceiling is sky-high here, and Bichette could be a top 5 shortstop off the board in 2021."
Michael Waterloo - 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
Like his father, the young Bichette is one heck of a hitter and he proved that by batting .311 with 11 homers in just 46 games last year. Over a full season, it would be no surprise if he morphed into a 30 homer threat with a quality batting average and all the runs and RBIs to accompany it.
Bobby Sylvester - 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