2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Xander Bogaerts
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season, whenever that may be.
Career years come in many forms. Of course, 2019 yielded many for hitters due to the home run explosion, but one cannot ignore the growth of Xander Bogaerts . Racking up career bests in home runs (33) and RBI (117) for Boston in his Age-26 season while slashing a robust .309/.384/.555 should not be overlooked. Bogaerts also notched the highest walk percentage (10.9) and isolated power (.246) in a full season for his career as well.
Hitting 33 home runs with 52 doubles, Bogaerts joined Alex Rodriguez as the second shortstop with 30 or more home runs and 50 or more doubles in a single season at the position. Bogaerts also recorded his lowest swinging strike percentage (7.9) and O-Swing (outside the strike zone) percent in his major league career. Entering his power peak, it’s going to be intriguing to see how much power Bogaerts can carry over into the upcoming season.
According to Statcast, Bogaerts registered 498 batted ball events with 43 barrels (8.6 percent), a 90.6 MPH...