Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 23
Best Rank# 15# 16
Worst Rank# 50# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 38
Best Rank# 28# 33
Worst Rank# 35# 51
   
Projections 
   
Runs3433
Home Runs1014
RBI3739
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.298.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 29
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 28
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 16# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 23
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats614313
   
Runs11058
   
Hits19198
   
Singles10645
   
Doubles5226
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3327
   
RBI11778
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7652
   
Strikeouts12294
   
Batting Average.311.313
   
On Base Pct.385.412
   
Slugging Pct.557.655
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9421.067
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210183
   
Runs3433
   
Hits6353
   
Singles3628
   
Doubles1612
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1014
   
RBI3739
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2427
   
Strikeouts4353
   
Batting Average.298.292
   
On Base Pct.370.381
   
Slugging Pct.515.574
   
On-base Plus Slugging.884.955
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
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
Yordan Alvarez (personal) hasn’t arrived in Houston for spring training 2.0 due to personal reasons.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 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
The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
 Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) could return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) is improving.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
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
Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
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 was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
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
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy