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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Jose Altuve (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 22
Best Rank# 15# 10
Worst Rank# 50# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 30
Best Rank# 28# 27
Worst Rank# 35# 33
   
Projections 
   
Runs3435
Home Runs109
RBI3729
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.298.308
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 30
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 20
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 76
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 23
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 25
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 16# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 10
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 29
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats614500
   
Runs11089
   
Hits191149
   
Singles10688
   
Doubles5227
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3331
   
RBI11774
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks7641
   
Strikeouts12282
   
Batting Average.311.298
   
On Base Pct.385.353
   
Slugging Pct.557.550
   
On-base Plus Slugging.942.903
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210204
   
Runs3435
   
Hits6363
   
Singles3641
   
Doubles1612
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI3729
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2419
   
Strikeouts4333
   
Batting Average.298.308
   
On Base Pct.370.366
   
Slugging Pct.515.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.884.871
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
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
The Astros cancelled Monday's workout due to not receiving test results from Friday. They were also not tested over the holiday weekend.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Jose Altuve went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
Jose Altuve (illness) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday’s game, he has the same illness that has been going around the Astros clubhouse and should be back soon.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Mar 3rd
 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
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Astros have come to terms on a two-year contract with manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 29th
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
Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
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
Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
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
There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy