Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Corey Seager (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 47
Best Rank# 17# 27
Worst Rank# 64# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 69
Best Rank# 40# 56
Worst Rank# 54# 90
   
Projections 
   
Runs8887
Home Runs2122
RBI9177
Stolen Bases104
Batting Average.288.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 24# 43
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 37
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 40
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 61
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 44# 78
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 34
   
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USA Today
# 37# 49
   
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RotoChamp
# 28# 53
   
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Razzball
# 32# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 98
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 52
   
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The Athletic
# 34# 35
   
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Beast Dome
# 64# 78
   
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The Athletic
# 29# 42
   
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CBS Sports
# 34# 38
   
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CBS Sports
# 39# 47
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 25# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 40# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 40
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 30# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 52
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 37# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 59
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 34# 57
   
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Sporfolio
# 45# 61
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 32# 40
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 31# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 40
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 64
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 31# 83
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 33# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 69
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 33# 38
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 47
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 37# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 43
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 28# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 76
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 34# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 36
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 38# 32
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 59# 27
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513101
   
Runs7213
   
Hits14827
   
Singles7719
   
Doubles455
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs232
   
RBI10313
   
Stolen Bases80
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks5511
   
Strikeouts10217
   
Batting Average.289.267
   
On Base Pct.360.348
   
Slugging Pct.522.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.744
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats570546
   
Runs8887
   
Hits164157
   
Singles101100
   
Doubles3833
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2122
   
RBI9177
   
Stolen Bases104
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5758
   
Strikeouts111115
   
Batting Average.288.288
   
On Base Pct.352.357
   
Slugging Pct.477.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.832
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's 2-0 win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 18th
Seager (hamstring) was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Corey Seager could miss several weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered in Tuesday night's loss to the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Corey Seager exited Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the 9th inning after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury. He was rounding third base when he immediately pulled up and reached for the back of his left hamstring. He went 3-for-4 on the night before the injury.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Corey Seager went 7-for-12 with four RBI in the weekend series against the Giants.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with a double as the Dodgers fell to the D'Backs 3-2 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
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
It can be easy to forget that as a rookie in 2016, Seager was not only the rookie of the year, but an MVP finalist. He was plenty useful in 2017 fantasy baseball too, but missed most of 2018 with Tommy John surgery and hip surgery. He should be ready to roll by opening day so while there is some risk, consider that he is still just 24 so we may not have seen his best yet
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
Seager is a former top prospect whose career got off to a great start before being derailed by injuries. He missed most of last season following Tommy John surgery, but should be ready to go for 2019. Seager is not much of a threat on the base paths, but he has shown the ability to hit around 25 home runs with a plus batting average, and his power could still be developing at age 24. He's an upside pick who could be undervalued coming off a lost season.
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
After undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery, Seager also had arthroscopic surgery on his hip in August. He's optimistic about his Opening Day availability, but drafters are still proceeding with caution. It doesn't help that he has never offered more than 26 homers or four steals in a single season. Let's not forget, however, that the 24-year-old shortstop is a career .302/.374/.494 hitter. There's plenty of profit potential if he returns healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros