Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Eugenio Suarez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 35
Best Rank# 17# 25
Worst Rank# 64# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 55
Best Rank# 40# 52
Worst Rank# 54# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs8883
Home Runs2130
RBI9195
Stolen Bases104
Batting Average.288.268
   
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# 24# 48
   
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# 31# 52
   
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# 29# 46
   
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# 28# 57
   
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# 32# 38
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 28# 39
   
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# 23# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 30# 60
   
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# 33# 36
   
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Razzball
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Razzball
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# 31# 35
   
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# 37# 42
   
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# 30# 50
   
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# 28# 30
   
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# 30# 42
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 39
   
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# 32# 30
   
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# 33# 32
   
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# 34# 25
   
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# 34# 28
   
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# 35# 29
   
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RotoBaller
# 35# 29
   
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RotoBaller
# 36# 30
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 32
   
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USA Today
# 37# 31
   
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RotoBaller
# 38# 31
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 38# 28
   
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# 44# 36
   
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The Athletic
# 59# 29
   
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Beast Dome
# 64# 50
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513527
   
Runs7279
   
Hits148149
   
Singles7791
   
Doubles4522
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2334
   
RBI103104
   
Stolen Bases81
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks5564
   
Strikeouts102142
   
Batting Average.289.283
   
On Base Pct.360.366
   
Slugging Pct.522.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.892
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats570547
   
Runs8883
   
Hits164146
   
Singles10189
   
Doubles3826
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2130
   
RBI9195
   
Stolen Bases104
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5766
   
Strikeouts111143
   
Batting Average.288.268
   
On Base Pct.352.347
   
Slugging Pct.477.488
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.835
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
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
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
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
Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is starting at third base and batting third for Friday's matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
 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
Eugenio Suarez left Wednesday's game versus the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch on the hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
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
In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
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
Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
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
One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros