Xander Bogaerts Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/1/1992 (30)
Xander Bogaerts Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Xander Bogaerts News
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (back) is out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays due to back tightness. It's the second straight game that Bogaerts will begin on the bench, but he should be considered day-to-day for the final two games of the regular season on Tuesday and Wednesday. If the 30-year-old isn't clear to play for the rest of the week, he'll finish with a .305/.376/.450 slash line with an .826 OPS, 14 home runs, 69 RBI, 83 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 551 at-bats in what is expected to be his final season in Boston. Enrique Hernandez is at the 6 on Monday and is hitting seventh against Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow. In 24 games in September, Hernandez went 20-for-82 (.244) with no homers, 10 RBI and 16 runs scored.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in the starting lineup Friday against the New York Yankees. It appears to be a routine day of rest for the 29-year-old, who has played in 140 out of 149 games so far this season. As he has for most of the season, Bogaerts is having a terrific September, slashing .355/.423/.516 with two homers, 13 runs scored, and eight RBI. He should be back Saturday, and fantasy managers in daily leagues will want to get him right back in their lineups. Even with a lack of power this season, the slick shortstop should be drafted fairly high once again next year.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (back) exited Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Rays with back spasms, per MLB.com's Ian Browne. Bogaerts went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before being replaced by Rob Refsnyder. It sounds like Bogaerts is day-to-day, as it was reported that he will not be in the lineup on Wednesday. His numbers haven't been bad with a .315/.382/.466 slash line, 12 home runs, 63 RBI and eight steals, but they also haven't been exactly what fantasy managers had hoped for in terms of counting stats. There is still time for Bogaerts to contribute, but fantasy managers should keep an eye out for when he will be back in the Red Sox's lineup.
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.