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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Xander Bogaerts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Xander Bogaerts
Xander Bogaerts
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
ECR# 20# 22
Best Rank# 15# 17
Worst Rank# 50# 39
Composite# 32# 38
Best Rank# 28# 33
Worst Rank# 35# 51
Home Runs2434
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.294.284
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 26
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 33
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 27
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 28
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 21
Andrew Gould
# 19# 28
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 23
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 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
# 25# 29
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 39
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 21
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 28
Bill Dubiel
# 24# 33
Nick Mariano
# 19# 22
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 28
Dan Harris
# 25# 30
Pierre Camus
# 21# 32
Andrew Seifter
# 27# 30
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 29
Carmen Maiorano
# 21# 39
George Kurtz
# 16# 23
Nate Miller
# 21# 25
Chris Mitchell
# 19# 23
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 24
Bobby Sylvester
# 22# 17
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 17
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 17
Site Projections
# 21# 18
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 19
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 19
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 19
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 20
Donkey Teeth
# 23# 22
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 22
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 22
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 23
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 24
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 25
Ariel Cohen
# 28# 26
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 30
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
Xander Bogaerts
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
At Bats614313
Home Runs3327
Stolen Bases40
Caught Stealing20
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
Xander Bogaerts
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
At Bats524461
Home Runs2434
Stolen Bases63
Caught Stealing21
Batting Average.294.284
On Base Pct.365.372
Slugging Pct.506.564
On-base Plus Slugging.871.936
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
Xander Bogaerts
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
 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
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 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
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
 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) could return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 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) is improving.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
Yordan Alvarez (knee) will be shutdown for a few days from baseball drills to rest his knees, per Astros Manager Dusty Baker.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 4th
 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
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