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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Ozzie Albies (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
40 of 51 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 20
Best Rank# 12# 17
Worst Rank# 39# 48
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 36
Best Rank# 23# 30
Worst Rank# 33# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs9493
Home Runs2824
RBI9381
Stolen Bases1014
Batting Average.292.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 28
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 18
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 14# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 36
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 18# 32
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 20
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 16# 21
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 20
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 39# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats203118
   
Runs3621
   
Hits6132
   
Singles4221
   
Doubles85
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs116
   
RBI2819
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks215
   
Strikeouts4130
   
Batting Average.301.271
   
On Base Pct.364.307
   
Slugging Pct.503.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.773
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565577
   
Runs9493
   
Hits163161
   
Singles9797
   
Doubles3634
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2824
   
RBI9381
   
Stolen Bases1014
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks6243
   
Strikeouts115110
   
Batting Average.292.281
   
On Base Pct.363.332
   
Slugging Pct.508.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.814
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, four RBIs, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Sep 22nd
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored against the Mets Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs, and two runs scored in Saturday's win over Baltimore.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 19th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, a single, and a stolen base against the Mets Friday.
Steve Painter
Fri, Oct 1st
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over Seattle.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Sep 15th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with two singles and two runs scored against the Phillies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 29th
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 on the day, hitting a double and a homer while also striking out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 14th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with two singles, two RBI, and a run scored against the Padres Saturday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a walk in Friday's loss to the White Sox.
Liam Gibney
Sat, Sep 11th
Ozzie Albies went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, two singles, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Thursday. He was also caught stealing 2nd base and picked off 1st base.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
Notes 
 Bogaerts largely backed up his excellent 2019 season with a strong 2020 campaign. He didn't hit the ball quite as hard and his launch angle dropped, but he did manage to maintain his .300 average and put up a similar home run pace. Two things from last year stand out and probably shouldn't be written off entirely: first, Bogaerts' RBI pace dropped significantly, and considering that the Red Sox lineup went from a relative strength to a weakness, it seems unlikely he'll approach 100 RBI in 2021. Second, after dropping for three consecutive seasons, Bogaerts' steal pace increased to the highest of his career. The drop in RBI and increase in steals may be related, as Bogaerts likely looked to manufacture runs with less help around him. Both trends are worth projecting going forward, and while Bogaerts' value doesn't change much, fantasy managers will likely take the increase in steals going forward.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
A wrist injury limited Albies to just 29 games last season, and affected his performance early in the year before he went on the IL. In other words, there's little reason to draw conclusions from anything he did last year, including his drop in walk rate and increase in strikeout rate. Albies had established a rough 24-15 baseline from 2018-2019, and at 24 years old, there's no reason to expect that floor to decrease. With his power and speed combination, and his locked in strong RBI and runs scored numbers batting near the top of the Braves' lineup, Albies should be either the first second baseman drafted or the second behind DJ LeMahieu, depending on how you want to build your team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 The biggest story of Bogaerts' 2020 season came in the form of going 8-for-8 on stolen base attempts. This, after the All-Star shortstop swiped just four bags in 2019. Steals are so hard to find these days that getting 10-15 from bats who help in the other four offensive categories is going to be a goldmine this season. Bogaerts' Baseball Savant page isn't flooded with red like other premium hitters being drafted around him, but we have enough of a sample size to remain confident in his lofty projections moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros