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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Corey Seager (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 18
Best Rank# 12# 10
Worst Rank# 39# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 26
Best Rank# 23# 22
Worst Rank# 33# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs9495
Home Runs2829
RBI9399
Stolen Bases103
Batting Average.292.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 18
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 32
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 18# 23
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 16# 18
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 14
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 14
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 10
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 32
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 39# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats203212
   
Runs3638
   
Hits6165
   
Singles4237
   
Doubles812
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1115
   
RBI2841
   
Stolen Bases81
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2117
   
Strikeouts4137
   
Batting Average.301.307
   
On Base Pct.364.358
   
Slugging Pct.503.585
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.943
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565557
   
Runs9495
   
Hits163160
   
Singles9792
   
Doubles3637
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2829
   
RBI9399
   
Stolen Bases103
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6254
   
Strikeouts115111
   
Batting Average.292.290
   
On Base Pct.363.353
   
Slugging Pct.508.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.873
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a walk, one RBI, and one run in the Red Sox victory on Friday.
Liam Gibney
Fri, May 7th
Dodgers SS Corey Seager is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with two runs scored as the Red Sox fell to the Tigers in extra innings on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 6th
Shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a stolen base, and a walk in the Dodgers 5-3 loss to the Reds on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 27th
 Xander Bogaerts continued to rake on Sunday. He produced a home run, two singles, and he scored twice.
Liam Gibney
Sun, May 2nd
Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Red Sox beat Jacob deGrom and the Mets 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
Shortstop Corey Seager went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
 Xander Bogaerts hit his third homer in four games as the Red Sox beat the Mariners 6-5 on Friday night at Fenway.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 24th
Shortstop Corey Seager went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in the Dodgers 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
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
2020 was essentially a perfect season for Seager. More than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he morphed into the player that most people expected him to be at this stage of his career. Seager increased his barrel rate from 7.3% to 15.8%, his average exit velocity from 88.8 MPH to 93.2 MPH, and his hard hit percentage from 38.2% to a remarkable 55.9%. Seager's 2020 season does not look fluky, but rather the product of a highly-touted prospect being fully recovered from injury and entering his prime. Seager may not reach the nearly 50-homers he was on pace to hit last year, but a 30-homer season with above a .300 average is well within reach. In other words, his performance over the shortened season is not one to write off.
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
Seager appears to be all the way back from an injury-riddled 2018 campaign that saw him undergo elbow and hip surgeries. He was fantastic last summer, posting an exciting stat line with even more impressive numbers under the hood. Seager hit .307 but had an xBA of .330. He slugged .585 but had an xSLG of .653. Currently tearing the cover off the ball this spring, he's a first-round caliber bat who often slips to the third and fourth rounds of most drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Has as good a chance as anyone to be in first round 2022 draft conversations next season, as long as he can stay healthy. A true superstar breakout is on the horizon.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy