Xander Bogaerts Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/1/1992 (28)
Xander Bogaerts Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Xander Bogaerts News
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (knee) was scratched from the lineup on Friday night due to left knee soreness, according to Ian Browne of MLB.com. Marwin Gonzalez now enters the lineup at shortstop and will bat eighth against Toronto starter Ross Stripling. For now consider Bogaerts as day-to-day, and look for him to hopefully return to action some time over the weekend.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts had another strong game Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored against the Houston Astros. Bogaerts has been excellent all season, and even better in his last seven games when he has slashed .423/.452/.615. He'll look to keep the offense going on Friday against Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hit his 11th home run of the year Wednesday off Houston Astros starter Jake Odorizzi. The two-run shot was his first since May 22, and his only hit in three at-bats Wednesday. Bogaerts has been outstanding in his last seven games, slashing .407/.419/.593. Even when he isn't putting up big power or steals numbers, he continues to be an excellent contributor, and fantasy managers who roster him are surely very pleased with their investment.
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.