Xander Bogaerts Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/1/1992 (29)
Xander Bogaerts Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Xander Bogaerts News
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was a major contributor to Boston's comeback in a 14-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday as he went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored. Bogaerts now has six hits, including two homers, and two walks in his first three games and 13 plate appearances of the postseason. He's turning it on at the right time, as he only homered on three occasions after August 20 to finish the regular season.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reached base four times Saturday, going 1-for-2 with three walks in a 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals. Bogaerts has now walked three times in two consecutive games after failing to reach three walks in any other single game this season. He hasn't helped fantasy managers much over his past seven games, as he has no homers, no steals, no RBI, and just three runs scored, but nevertheless his all-around outstanding season makes him worth a second-round pick entering 2022.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was the offensive star Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, four RBI, and a run scored in a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets. It's Bogaerts' 23rd home run of the season, and he's now slashing .379/.438/.793 with three home runs, seven runs scored, and nine RBI over his past seven games. He's getting hot at just the right time for Boston, helping fantasy managers over the finish line as well.
In 2020, Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts slashed .300/.364/.502 with 11 home runs, 28 RBI, 36 runs and eight stolen bases over 56 games. Clearly the alarming metric there is his RBI total. Bogaerts drove in 117 runs in 2019, but as the Red Sox offense dropped off significantly in 2020, Bogaerts' run production numbers fell off as well, despite hitting third or fourth in the order for most of the season. Unfortunately for Bogaerts, the Red Sox offense doesn't project to be much better in 2021 than it was in 2020. In addition to the RBI concern for Bogaerts, there might be an overall power concern to keep an eye on as well. In 2019, Bogaerts maintained a hard-hit rate of 44.1%, a career-best mark that drove his 33 home run season. Last year, however, his hard-hit rate dropped to 36.8%. He was still able to tally 11 home runs last year due to a career-best home run to fly ball rate of 18.6%, a surprising increase from his 16.7% HR/FB clip in 2019. Bogaerts is a career .289 hitter and is safe to count on for batting average help. His power numbers are a bit more suspect. He should be able to top 20 home runs, but his RBI ceiling might only be around 80 or 85. He's a solid target in the beginning of the fourth round if you haven't taken a shortstop yet, but don't reach for him any higher.