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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Pete Alonso (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
32 of 45 experts
29%
Recommended by
13 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 15# 13
Worst Rank# 50# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 27
Best Rank# 28# 24
Worst Rank# 35# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs3435
Home Runs1016
RBI3741
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.298.261
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 23
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 24
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 31
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 33
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 16# 21
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 23
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats614597
   
Runs110103
   
Hits191155
   
Singles10670
   
Doubles5230
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3353
   
RBI117120
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7672
   
Strikeouts122183
   
Batting Average.311.260
   
On Base Pct.385.358
   
Slugging Pct.557.583
   
On-base Plus Slugging.942.941
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210204
   
Runs3435
   
Hits6353
   
Singles3626
   
Doubles1610
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1016
   
RBI3741
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2425
   
Strikeouts4362
   
Batting Average.298.261
   
On Base Pct.370.341
   
Slugging Pct.515.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.884.889
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
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
Pete Alonso was 2-for-3, with a single and a double, Sunday against the Astros.
Jarod Rupp
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
 
 Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
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
 
 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
 
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
Fifty-three home runs. Pete Alonso surpassed the lofty expectations that he had entering his rookie year, and while you can attribute some of that to the ball, Alonso's power is still among the most elite in the game. Is he going to give you a lot of home runs and RBIs but not much elsewhere? Yeah, probably, but here's the thing with the argument that he's going to give you stats that are easy to find elsewhere - you need even more to win those categories now. If everyone is hitting bombs, get the guy who can out-homer them - especially at a top-heavy position like first base.
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
It feels odd that a rookie can hit 53 homers with 120 RBIs then end up draft towards the end of the third round but that's exactly what we have here. 60 homrs is a real possibility but then again, so are 35 homers with a .235 batting average, similar to the disappointment fantasy owners had with Hoskins last season.
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