Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or George Springer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 32
Best Rank# 17# 12
Worst Rank# 64# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 48
Best Rank# 40# 43
Worst Rank# 54# 60
   
Projections 
   
Runs88103
Home Runs2127
RBI9178
Stolen Bases107
Batting Average.288.270
   
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Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 24# 33
   
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# 31# 33
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 32
   
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# 29# 35
   
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RotoChamp
# 28# 50
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 31
   
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# 29# 36
   
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# 28# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 40
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 25# 33
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 33
   
Andrew Gould
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FantasyPros
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Fantasy Six Pack
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 32
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 42
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 40
   
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Fake Teams
# 28# 38
   
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# 30# 50
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 49
   
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Brewer Rat
# 23# 20
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 28# 23
   
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Fantrax
# 30# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 30# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 30
   
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Razzball
# 32# 25
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 33# 30
   
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Razzball
# 33# 30
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 29
   
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# 34# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 34# 26
   
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CBS Sports
# 34# 32
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 34# 31
   
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RotoBaller
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RotoBaller
# 36# 27
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 33
   
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SportsLine
# 37# 35
   
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RotoBaller
# 38# 25
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 38# 31
   
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CBS Sports
# 39# 30
   
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Razzball
# 40# 38
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 44# 28
   
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Sporfolio
# 45# 12
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 27
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 59# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64# 27
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513544
   
Runs72102
   
Hits148144
   
Singles7796
   
Doubles4526
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2322
   
RBI10371
   
Stolen Bases86
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks5564
   
Strikeouts102122
   
Batting Average.289.265
   
On Base Pct.360.346
   
Slugging Pct.522.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.780
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats570561
   
Runs88103
   
Hits164151
   
Singles10196
   
Doubles3828
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2127
   
RBI9178
   
Stolen Bases107
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks5767
   
Strikeouts111126
   
Batting Average.288.270
   
On Base Pct.352.347
   
Slugging Pct.477.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.814
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with a double and a solo home run as the Red Sox lost to the Rays in extra innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
George Springer went 3-for-5 with three homers and four RBI in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 as he singled twice and drove in three runs Thursday in the win against the Giants.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
George Springer went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
George Springer 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-2 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
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
Springer is one of a handful of stars who started off their season with a rough patch. He started to turn in around in the second half before his injury, but only enough to get his final line to 22 homers and a .265 batting average. If he can stay healthy, Springer might lead the AL in runs scored along with plenty of homers and RBIs, but the speed has essentially disappeared
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
After nearly going 40-40 in the minor leagues in 2013, Springer seemed like he could be a fantasy monster, but he simply hasn't been the same player at the Major League level. He's certainly been no slouch, scoring over 100 runs in three straight seasons while also averaging 28 home runs over that stretch, but he hasn't swiped even double digit bases since 2015 and is a career .265 hitter. He should continue to rack up the counting stats as long as he's hitting atop the Astros' productive lineup, and isn't an awful pick in the fifth or sixth round of fantasy drafts, but his once sky-high fantasy upside nows seems like a thing of the past.
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
It was a rough year for Springer Dingers, as the Astros outfielder deposited just 22 homers with a pedestrian .265/.346/.434 slash line. Thumb and quad injuries sapped his power late in the season and limited him to 140 games for the second straight year, and yet he managed over 100 runs for the third consecutive campaign. Caught stealing 21 times in 41 times, he's no longer a steals asset. He's looking more like a floor compiler who could underwhelm without a return to roughly 30 dingers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros