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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
39 of 52 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 15# 16
Worst Rank# 50# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 40
Best Rank# 31# 28
Worst Rank# 35# 46
   
Projections 
   
Runs3439
Home Runs1013
RBI3633
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.294.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 28
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 50# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 28
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 16# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 28
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 20
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 29
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 26
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats614479
   
Runs11096
   
Hits191139
   
Singles10677
   
Doubles5220
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3339
   
RBI11796
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7667
   
Strikeouts122113
   
Batting Average.311.290
   
On Base Pct.385.381
   
Slugging Pct.557.589
   
On-base Plus Slugging.942.970
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats211201
   
Runs3439
   
Hits6256
   
Singles3633
   
Doubles1510
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1013
   
RBI3633
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2427
   
Strikeouts4347
   
Batting Average.294.280
   
On Base Pct.365.364
   
Slugging Pct.507.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 28th
George Springer went 1-for-2 with a two-run single and one walk during Friday's 7-4 win over the Rays in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base, a run scored, and a walk in Saturday's 8-2 win over Atlanta.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 27th
George Springer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs on Tuesday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
George Springer went 3-for-4 with two-run homer during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Marlins on Thursday by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 18th
George Springer had a day at the plate going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Astros took down the A's 5-2 in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 6th
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-5 at the plate with a run scored on Wednesday as the Red Sox lost to the Marlins by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 17th
George Springer had a day at the plate on Monday when he went 4-for-5 with a double, three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Astros 10-5 win over the A's in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
Notes 
 Regression is coming in both HRs and Batting Average. Still a legit offensive SS.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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
Hit 39 homers with a .974 OPS in just 122 games last year. Yes please.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Power finally broke out in 2019. Remains in a loaded lineup
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros