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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
71%
Recommended by
37 of 52 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 25
Best Rank# 15# 7
Worst Rank# 50# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 28
Best Rank# 31# 25
Worst Rank# 35# 30
   
Projections 
   
Runs3433
Home Runs1013
RBI3636
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.294.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 25
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 36
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 16# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 26
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 27
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 20
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 50# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 7
   
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 Bats211203
   
Runs3433
   
Hits6257
   
Singles3634
   
Doubles1510
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1013
   
RBI3636
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2419
   
Strikeouts4349
   
Batting Average.294.279
   
On Base Pct.365.341
   
Slugging Pct.507.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
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
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, one walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Fri, Oct 9th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 4-for-4 with a homer, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored as the Yankees blew out the Indians 12-3 in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 0-for-3 with a walk and stole a base on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Marlins by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 at the plate with a double, a run, and two RBI during Tuesday's 12-1 win over Toronto.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
 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
Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored as the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 11-5 on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
Notes 
 Regression is coming in both HRs and Batting Average. Still a legit offensive SS.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
2019 was an insane year by the ex-Cub who was traded for the ability to rent Aroldis Chapman. One of the worst trades in baseball history. This guy is a beast and 2020 could be the year he makes the case for being a Top 5 Fantasy pick going forward.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
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
 Power finally broke out in 2019. Remains in a loaded lineup
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A lot of 2019 production came versus Orioles. He'll play them just as often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros