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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
52%
Recommended by
27 of 52 experts
48%
Recommended by
25 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 23
Best Rank# 15# 16
Worst Rank# 50# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 31
Best Rank# 31# 26
Worst Rank# 35# 33
   
Projections 
   
Runs3436
Home Runs109
RBI3630
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.294.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 24
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 98
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 76
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 25
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 16# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 29
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 22
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 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 Bats211210
   
Runs3436
   
Hits6264
   
Singles3642
   
Doubles1512
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI3630
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2419
   
Strikeouts4334
   
Batting Average.294.305
   
On Base Pct.365.363
   
Slugging Pct.507.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
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
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with one double, a solo home run and two RBI during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 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
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
 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
Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rays in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
 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
Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and drew a pair of walks in the Astros 11-6 drubbing of the A's in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 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
Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Astros fell to the A's 9-7 in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
Notes 
 Regression is coming in both HRs and Batting Average. Still a legit offensive SS.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 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
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
 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
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
 Power finally broke out in 2019. Remains in a loaded lineup
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Hit a career-high 31 homers in 2019 and finished the season on a tear. No longer a reliable source of steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros