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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Charlie Blackmon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
32 of 45 experts
29%
Recommended by
13 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 27
Best Rank# 15# 14
Worst Rank# 50# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 36
Best Rank# 28# 34
Worst Rank# 35# 44
   
Projections 
   
Runs3437
Home Runs1010
RBI3730
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.298.307
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 25
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 50
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 16# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 27
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats614580
   
Runs110112
   
Hits191183
   
Singles106102
   
Doubles5242
   
Triples07
   
Home Runs3332
   
RBI11786
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks7640
   
Strikeouts122104
   
Batting Average.311.316
   
On Base Pct.385.366
   
Slugging Pct.557.578
   
On-base Plus Slugging.942.944
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210203
   
Runs3437
   
Hits6362
   
Singles3637
   
Doubles1612
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI3730
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2417
   
Strikeouts4341
   
Batting Average.298.307
   
On Base Pct.370.359
   
Slugging Pct.515.539
   
On-base Plus Slugging.884.898
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
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
Charlie Blackmon is still at home recovering from COVID-19.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
OF Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) will not be available for the Rockies when summer camp opens on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
OF Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellini tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 23rd
 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
Coors Field. That's the driving force for Charlie Blackmon right now. Gone are the days of 20 steals. Hell, gone are the days of double-digit steals as he stole just two bases in 2019. It makes sense, of course, since he's 34 years old. He's a boring, relatively safe player right now, but not everyone mid-30s player is David Ortiz or Nelson Cruz. The drop off could happen this year for Blackmon where he gives you an empty average, and that's it."
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
Blackmon had a rough spot in the season but still finished with 30+ homers, 110+ runs and a batting average north of .310. He is getting older and only stole 2 bags compared to the 43 fantasy owners got in 2015, but this still a great bat in the late third round.
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
Perennially underrated, but his ADP makes sense due to his complete drop in SBs. Only stole 2 bags in 2019 after stealing double digits every year prior. This means you have to buy Blackmon with no help at SBs, which has never been the case. Also may take a hit in runs if Arenado does get traded.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy