Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Gleyber Torres (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 51
Best Rank# 17# 32
Worst Rank# 64# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 61
Best Rank# 40# 51
Worst Rank# 54# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs8872
Home Runs2125
RBI9184
Stolen Bases109
Batting Average.288.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 24# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 70
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 62
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 44# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 67
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 53
   
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The Athletic
# 34# 42
   
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The Athletic
# 29# 61
   
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CBS Sports
# 34# 46
   
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CBS Sports
# 39# 73
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 67
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 25# 56
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 50
   
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FantasyPros
# 29# 52
   
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Razzball
# 40# 82
   
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BretskyBall
# 22# 62
   
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The Athletic
# 30# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 59
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 41
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 67
   
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Fake Teams
# 27# 49
   
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# 37# 45
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 34# 49
   
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# 45# 79
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 31# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 48
   
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RotoBaller
# 38# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 58
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 31# 99
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 33# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 60
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 33# 66
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 54
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 37# 51
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 34# 46
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 44
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 45
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 28# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 57
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 34# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 44
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 38# 33
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 59# 50
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64# 36
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513431
   
Runs7254
   
Hits148117
   
Singles7776
   
Doubles4516
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2324
   
RBI10377
   
Stolen Bases86
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks5542
   
Strikeouts102122
   
Batting Average.289.272
   
On Base Pct.360.340
   
Slugging Pct.522.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.820
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats570528
   
Runs8872
   
Hits164142
   
Singles10190
   
Doubles3824
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2125
   
RBI9184
   
Stolen Bases109
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks5752
   
Strikeouts111136
   
Batting Average.288.269
   
On Base Pct.352.334
   
Slugging Pct.477.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.802
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
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
Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
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
An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 17th
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
Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - 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
Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros