Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Carlos Correa (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 33
Best Rank# 17# 14
Worst Rank# 64# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 44
Best Rank# 40# 35
Worst Rank# 54# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs8884
Home Runs2124
RBI9192
Stolen Bases105
Batting Average.288.273
   
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Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 24# 39
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 30
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 32
   
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# 28# 56
   
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Razzball
# 32# 35
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 28# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 76
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 34
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 29# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 59
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 25# 36
   
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Razzball
# 40# 58
   
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BretskyBall
# 22# 33
   
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The Athletic
# 30# 61
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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Sporfolio
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FanGraphs
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Pitcher List
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FantasyPros
# 33# 37
   
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FanGraphs
# 31# 37
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 34
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 33# 35
   
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
# 35# 37
   
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FantasyPros
# 33# 41
   
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Freeze Stats
# 21# 49
   
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Razzball
# 33# 34
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 33
   
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Fantrax
# 30# 33
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 44
   
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FanGraphs
# 30# 47
   
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Fake Teams
# 28# 21
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 28
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 27
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 29
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 24
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 34# 28
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 34# 29
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 34# 26
   
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CBS Sports
# 34# 30
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 34# 26
   
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RotoBaller
# 35# 33
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 28
   
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RotoBaller
# 36# 21
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 23
   
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USA Today
# 37# 34
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 37# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 30
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 38# 19
   
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CBS Sports
# 39# 22
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 44# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 32
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 59# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64# 32
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513402
   
Runs7260
   
Hits14896
   
Singles7760
   
Doubles4520
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2315
   
RBI10365
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks5553
   
Strikeouts102111
   
Batting Average.289.239
   
On Base Pct.360.323
   
Slugging Pct.522.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.728
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats570532
   
Runs8884
   
Hits164145
   
Singles10189
   
Doubles3830
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI9192
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks5767
   
Strikeouts111126
   
Batting Average.288.273
   
On Base Pct.352.354
   
Slugging Pct.477.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.826
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
News 
 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
Carlos Correa went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Friday's 6-1 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
Carlos Correa (back) will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday against the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 17th
 Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
Carlos Correa (back) went 1-for-2 with two walks in Triple-A Round Rock's season-ending loss to Sacramento on Friday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, three RBI, a walk and another run scored in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
Carlos Correa (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, scored two runs and a walk to help lead the Red Sox to a 10-6 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
Carlos Correa (back) hit off a tee Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Notes 
 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
Correa has missed a significant chunk of time in each of the past two seasons, and while he struggled in 2018, don't forget that he is still just 24 years old and one year removed from being the MVP front-runner prior to his injury. There is major upside here and he may prove to be a league winner
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Correa was an elite prospect who took the league by storm as a rookie in 2015, but his last two seasons have been undone by injuries. In 2017, he was producing like an MVP candidate before tearing a ligament in his thumb in July. Last year, his season never got off the ground due to back issues and breathing problems. Correa has pronounced himself fully healthy this spring, making him a seemingly strong bounce-back candidate, but with his stolen base totals drying up over the last two seasons, he will need to find his way to 30+ HRs or a .300 average in order to fully live up to the hype.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Injuries have limited Correa to 109 and 110 games over the last two seasons, respectively. He stole five bases combined and saw his wOBA plummet from .394 to .313, which was even higher than his .306 xwOBA. Because of his age (24) and instant success upon reaching the majors, there's little discount after the down year. He's too risky in the top-three rounds, but it's hard to ignore the MVP upside if he slips.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros