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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Yu Darvish (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
6 of 9 experts
33%
Recommended by
3 of 9 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 26
Best Rank# 16# 15
Worst Rank# 39# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 16
Best Rank# 32# 16
Worst Rank# 37# 18
   
Projections 
   
Runs95
Home Runs2824
RBI92
Stolen Bases10
Batting Avg.295
Strikeouts113213
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 43
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 30# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 39# 49
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 22
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 25# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs36
   
Home Runs115
   
RBI28
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.301
   
Strikeouts4193
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.01
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs95
   
Home Runs2824
   
RBI92
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.295
   
Strikeouts113213
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
 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 - BettingPros
After a career year in 2020, Darvish moves to San Diego in a trade that shouldn't affect his strong 2021 outlook all that much. Despite his advancing age, Darvish built on the gains he had made over the second half of 2019, finishing with a 2.01 ER, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 31.3% strikeout rate. Darvish's walk rate has declined to a level once thought unattainable for the veteran, a mere 4.7%, which was in the top 8% of MLB in 2020. Although he'll be entering his age-35 season, there's simply nothing in Darvish's numbers, metrics, or statcast data that points to a decline. If you are desperate to find a negative, it's a move from the weak-hitting NL Central to the much stronger NL West, but that's hardly a reason to avoid Darvish. Draft him as an easy top-10 starter, and more like a top-5 option.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  In his first eight starts of 2019, Darvish allowed 33 free passes in 36 2/3 innings. Since then he has given up just 37 walks in 218 (!!) innings pitched. The key has been getting away from a slider he couldn't locate, combined with increased usage of his cutter. One of many offseason additions for the Padres this year, Darvish is a no-brainer, top-six SP entering 2021.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros