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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Gleyber Torres (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
34 of 45 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 26
Best Rank# 15# 17
Worst Rank# 50# 59
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 29
Best Rank# 28# 25
Worst Rank# 35# 31
   
Projections 
   
Runs3433
Home Runs1013
RBI3736
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.295.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 48
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 31
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 16# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 29
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 18
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 27
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats614546
   
Runs11096
   
Hits191153
   
Singles10689
   
Doubles5226
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3338
   
RBI11791
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7648
   
Strikeouts122129
   
Batting Average.311.280
   
On Base Pct.385.338
   
Slugging Pct.557.537
   
On-base Plus Slugging.942.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210203
   
Runs3433
   
Hits6257
   
Singles3634
   
Doubles1510
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1013
   
RBI3736
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2419
   
Strikeouts4349
   
Batting Average.295.280
   
On Base Pct.367.342
   
Slugging Pct.511.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.877.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-1 with a run scored and a walk in his Grapefruit League game against the Rays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
 
 Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will start at shortstop and bat third Thursday in the Red Sox's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Manager Ron Roenicke said Sunday that Xander Bogaerts (ankle) is "still a ways away" from playing in games, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
 
 Xander Bogaerts is dealing with a sore ankle and will take it easy for the next few days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 16th
 
Notes 
 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
If you're taking Gleyber Torres as your second baseman, fine. No argument there. But if you're taking him as your shortstop, you're reaching. While young with a bright future ahead of him, thus far, he's proved to be a one-category standout with his power, and that's about it. He isn't bringing you the stolen bases or average that are needed to justify the cost with shortstop being so deep. Pass on him and fill another need."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
As a 22-year-old, Gleyber managed 38 homers, 96 runs and 91 RBIs with a .280 batting average. There is still room for more growth and it would no surprise if he became an MVP candidate this year as a 23-year-old. There isn't enough speed to make him the top fantasy second basemen yet though.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 It may be difficult to believe but Bogaerts outperformed even Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner and Gleyber Torres last year thanks to 110+ runs and 100+ RBIs to go with a .311 BA and 33 homers. His ceiling may not be as high as the others, but he is excellent in every non-steals category.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Gleyber had a monster season in 2019 and will be only 23 years old in 2020. A lot of people are fading him this season and I don't understand that much. He will help you everywhere except SBs and has the room to improve his average as well.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy