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The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby thedude » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:41 am

Xander Bogaerts is only 19 and is currently playing shortstop (he projects to outgrow that position). He will not be ready for the majors for years, but his ceiling is sky high. Just wanted to give those of you with deep farm systems a heads up. Anyone have any thoughts on this kid?
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby MaudDib » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:49 am

Why? Really, Why? There was no good reason for a topic like this. Last thing I need is a league mate to get wind of him. He is one of the top guys on my list for this years minor league draft. Really hoping everyone gets swept up in last years draft class and forgot to look at the guys that weren't drafted.
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:33 pm

Yep, nothing to see here. Move along.

(No he did NOT post a .249 ISO as an 18 year old in full season ball)
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby ensanimal » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:15 am

Someone in my 15 team league already has him as a minor league keeper from last year. Wouldn't move him this off-season for anything. He's out there and people are catching wind of him so grab him while you can.
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby bigken117 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:09 pm

of the top prospects lists I've seen for the Sox so far, Bogaerts tops them all. He is no secret anymore.

ok, he's #3 on soxprospects.com list.
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby kab21 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:54 am

I'm lucky I found out about him this summer in my 24 tm league. Hopefully ARod can hold down the fort long enough for Bogaerts to come up.

I think he'll end up at 3B but he's one of my favorite non 1B IF prospects. These seem very difficult to find in dynasties. I also grabbed Schoop but he doesn't have the same kind of upside (not even close).
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:24 pm

bigken117 wrote:of the top prospects lists I've seen for the Sox so far, Bogaerts tops them all. He is no secret anymore.

This.
He is out there for anyone looking at a current list.
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:15 pm

Is his ceiling sky high? Yes

Is he terribly flawed now? Also yes.
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:19 pm

bigken117 wrote:of the top prospects lists I've seen for the Sox so far, Bogaerts tops them all. He is no secret anymore.

ok, he's #3 on soxprospects.com list.


Nobody would have thought that coming last year, which featured a very strong Sox system, possibly the strongest since Lester/Papelbon graduated. Bogaerts didn't even have that great of a year. Unfortunately the top guys either got traded(Rizzo), graduated(Reddick), got hurt(Kalish) or underwhelmed considerably(Iglesias). I'm not sure if it was Red Sox hype or not, but last year's Red Sox farm has to be one of the more disappointing systems out of the 30 teams. The Royals were close, but at least Hosmer did well.
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Re: The Next Big Thing? Xander Bogaerts

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:27 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
bigken117 wrote:of the top prospects lists I've seen for the Sox so far, Bogaerts tops them all. He is no secret anymore.

ok, he's #3 on soxprospects.com list.


Nobody would have thought that coming last year, which featured a very strong Sox system, possibly the strongest since Lester/Papelbon graduated. Bogaerts didn't even have that great of a year. Unfortunately the top guys either got traded(Rizzo), graduated(Reddick), got hurt(Kalish) or underwhelmed considerably(Iglesias). I'm not sure if it was Red Sox hype or not, but last year's Red Sox farm has to be one of the more disappointing systems out of the 30 teams. The Royals were close, but at least Hosmer did well.


Not to hijack but I never understood why Iglesias was/is so hyped. Glove first, no bat SS sounds like Jack Wilson to me.
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