Xander Bogaerts Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/1/1992 (30)
Xander Bogaerts Season Stats
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Xander Bogaerts News
The San Diego Padres agreed to an 11-year, $280 million deal with free-agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts on Wednesday night. It comes after Trea Turner scored an 11-year, $300 million deal from the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. Bogaerts has been an All-Star in three of the last four seasons and was extremely productive yet again in 2022 for the Boston Red Sox, slashing .307/.377/.456 with an .833 OPS, 15 home runs, 73 RBI, 84 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 150 games. The power drop from 23 to 15 homers has to be a bit concerning, though, as he enters his 30s. He'll have plenty of chances to drive in and score runs in a loaded Padres lineup, however. The addition of Bogaerts officially means the Padres are prepared to move star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to the outfield.
Six teams still need a shortstop and are all talking to free-agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts at the Winter Meetings in San Diego this week. The Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs are among them. Bogaerts opted out of the final three years of his deal with Boston, but they've had some momentum in trying to re-sign him on a day in which they also added veteran closer Kenley Jansen and Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida. Keeping the 30-year-old All-Star shortstop would be a huge win for the Red Sox after the division-rival New York Yankees re-signed Aaron Judge to a nine-year, $360 million mega deal on Wednesday morning. Bogaerts was impressive again in 2022 and remains one of the best all-around shortstops in baseball after hitting .307 with 15 home runs, 73 RBI, 84 runs and eight steals in 150 games.
According to a tweet from The New York Post's Jon Heyman on Wednesday morning, the Boston Red Sox are reportedly "in heavy discussions with" free-agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Heyman tweeted the following: "Red Sox are in heavy discussions with star shortstop Xander Bogaerts." Bogaerts hit .307 in 631 plate appearances for the Red Sox last season, adding a .377 on-base percentage, 15 home runs, and eight stolen bases in the process. Boston's current shortstop options on the team's 40-man roster include Trevor Story, who mostly played second base last season, Jeter Downs, Hoy Park, and Christian Arroyo.
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).