Xander Bogaerts Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/1/1992 (31)
Xander Bogaerts Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Xander Bogaerts News
San Diego Padres shortstop Xander Bogaerts is out of the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Ha-Seong Kim will take over at short for the night. Bogaerts has a .370/.414/.741 slash line over his last seven games, but the Padres decided to give him the night off nonetheless.
San Diego Padres shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and a stolen base in Friday's 10-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old snapped a 21-game homerless drought (one RBI during this skid) with a towering second-inning two run shot. Bogaerts then doubled during the seventh frame before hitting an RBI single in the ninth to put an exclamation point on perhaps his strongest display with the Padres yet. It was also Bogaerts' first four-hit effort of the season. But the power numbers simply haven't been there overall for the five-time Silver Slugger, who's slashing .271/.344/.403 with 12 long balls, 40 RBI, and 13 stolen bases in 420 at-bats.
San Diego Padres shortstop Xander Bogaerts received a planned cortisone shot in his left wrist after Sunday's game against the New York Mets. Bogaerts missed a few games in early June with a wrist injury and this appears to be the last step in his recovery process, even though he has managed to play through it for the most part. Bogaerts told reporters that he doesn't anticipate needing another shot and that he is looking forward to a nice second half. Fantasy managers would also be in favor of that, as the 30-year-old has struggled since a scorching hot April, posting a .224/.307/.332 slash line with just four homers since May 1.
Newly signed San Diego Padres shortstop Xander Bogaerts has been a premier hitter during his time in the big leagues. He's hit .292 over 10 seasons and was better in 2022, hitting .307. Bogaerts hasn't had a strikeout rate above 18.7% since 2014 and put the ball in play more than 35% of his peers this year. However, high BABIPs have played a big part in his batting averages. The 30-year-old's .336 career BABIP is awfully inflated and fueled by the offense-happy venue of Fenway Park, hiding his career .265 xBA. Bogaerts' power doesn't help if his average falls, as he's smashed just 20 HRs per 162 games over his 10 seasons. His barrel rate has never been greater than 9.8%, and he owns just a career 6.2% mark, along with a 6.5% rate from '22. Bogaerts can hit the ball in the air enough but is only a power threat when pulling fly balls significantly more than his career mark of 24.6%. A move to Petco Park, which posted a 95-home run factor for right-handers over the past three seasons, will only make it more of a challenge for the long-time Red Sox. And seeing that Bogaerts has only swiped 33 bags from 2018-2022, the only categories fantasy managers can really rely on him for is RBI and runs, considering he'll be in the middle of a strong Padres lineup. His ADP of 88 is an overpay, and there are plenty of quality shortstops going much later, like Willy Adames (101 ADP) and Carlos Correa (125 ADP).