Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Joey Votto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 36
Best Rank# 17# 22
Worst Rank# 64# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 52
Best Rank# 40# 46
Worst Rank# 54# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs8885
Home Runs2122
RBI9183
Stolen Bases104
Batting Average.288.292
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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Going For 2
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USA Today
# 37# 40
   
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# 28# 39
   
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Razzball
# 32# 85
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 28# 51
   
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Brewer Rat
# 23# 28
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 28# 32
   
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# 29# 28
   
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# 31# 30
   
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# 31# 29
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 30
   
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The Fake Baseball
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The Athletic
# 37# 35
   
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SportsLine
# 37# 31
   
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# 38# 34
   
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CBS Sports
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# 47# 28
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 59# 47
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513503
   
Runs7267
   
Hits148143
   
Singles77101
   
Doubles4528
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2312
   
RBI10367
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks55108
   
Strikeouts102101
   
Batting Average.289.284
   
On Base Pct.360.417
   
Slugging Pct.522.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.837
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats570522
   
Runs8885
   
Hits164152
   
Singles10199
   
Doubles3830
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2122
   
RBI9183
   
Stolen Bases104
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks57108
   
Strikeouts111101
   
Batting Average.288.292
   
On Base Pct.352.413
   
Slugging Pct.477.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.895
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with two runs driven in as the Red Sox lost to the White Sox by an 8-7 score on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 27th
Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Reds' 5-1 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 26th
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-5 and drove in a run on Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
Joey Votto went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run in the Reds' 7-5 loss to the Brewers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's 2-0 win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 18th
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and delivered a go-ahead home run in a 7-6 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
Joey Votto (back) is in Friday’s lineup versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a walk and solo home run Tuesday as the Red Sox lost the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Indians with mid-back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
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
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
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
Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
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
Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros