Boston Red Sox
current status: On roster
#2 3B | 6'1", 210 lbs. | Boston
Birth Date:October 1, 1992 (21 years old) Place of Birth:Oranjestad, ARU
Drafted:Signed by Boston in 2009.
Drafted:Signed by Boston in 2009.
|Assets:||Is a naturally gifted hitter with tremendous power potential and awesome bat speed. Sprays the ball to all fields. Has a great arm and a very projectable 6-3 frame.|
|Flaws:||While he's improving his defense at shortstop, he might not have enough glove to play the position in the bigs. Also doesn't boast a lot of base-stealing speed.|
|Career Potential:||Talented all-round hitter with great upside.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Carolina League (A)||All-Star Team||2012|
Movements & Injuries
|4/27/2014||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|3/07/2014||Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|8/19/2013||Contract purchased from Pawtucket (AAA).|
|3/25/2013||Assigned by the Boston Red Sox to their minor league camp.|
|8/23/2009||Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Boston Red Sox.|
Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Royals. | 07/18/2014 10:59 PM
NewsRed Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Royals.
ImpactIn his last 29 games of the first half, Bogaerts batted .103 (11-for-107) with one extra-base hit, five RBI and seven runs. Before that stretch he had a .299 average, five home runs and an .840 OPS on the season.
Bogaerts has RBI, scores twice against Astros | 07/13/2014 7:24 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts had an RBI and scored two runs in a win over the Astros on Sunday.
ImpactBogaerts actually went hitless in the game, but he found ways to contribute nonetheless. The 21-year-old hit an RBI sacrifice fly in the third inning, and he scored in the second and seventh innings in the Red Sox' rout. He finishes the first half with a meager .235/.311/.348 line, but he's talented enough to turn that around in the second half.
Red Sox not considering Bogaerts demotion | 07/03/2014 8:58 AM
NewsRed Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that the team has not considered demoting Xander Bogaerts.
ImpactBogaerts went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Cubs and is batting .099 with a .287 OPS over his last 97 plate appearances. But the Red Sox feel the talented 21-year-old can figure it out at the major league level. "What we monitor is, does (a slump) become a distraction inside the lines? And right now, it's not," Farrell said. "He is somebody we believe in and continue to have him in the lineup and provide opportunities."
Xander Bogaerts not in Red Sox lineup Sunday | 06/29/2014 4:07 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Yankees.
Pete Abraham on Twitter
ImpactThe struggling infielder will take a night off, as he's mired in a 2-for-35 slump (.057) over his last nine games. Brock Holt will draw the start at the hot corner while Mookie Betts debuts in right field.
Xander Bogaerts dropped to No. 7 in order | 06/24/2014 6:17 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts has been dropped to No. 7 in the Red Sox' batting order for Tuesday's game versus the Mariners.
Scott Lauber on Twitter
ImpactBogaerts is in the midst of a 5-for-52 slide at the dish, so it's no surprise that he's been dropped from his customary No. 2 spot in the order. It's been an up-and-down season for the young shortstop.
Bogaerts not in lineup Saturday | 06/21/2014 12:22 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in Saturday's lineup against the Athletics.
Peter Abraham on Twitter
ImpactBogaerts has been slumping again of late, so perhaps a day off will do him some good. Jonathan Herrera will fill in at third base.
Bogaerts (illness) back in Sox lineup Mon. | 06/16/2014 3:36 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts (illness) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Monday against the Twins.
ImpactBogaerts sat out Sunday with a minor illness. He's batting second and playing third base on Monday.
Xander Bogaerts (illness) sitting out Sunday | 06/15/2014 11:15 AM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday because he's under the weather.
Nick Cafardo on Twitter
ImpactHe should be fine in a day or two. Brock Holt is handling third base Sunday in Bogaerts' place.
Bogaerts busts out of slump with home run | 06/13/2014 11:15 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts hit a solo homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs Friday against the Indians.
ImpactBogaerts busted out of an 0-for-19 slump with a solo shot off Cody Allen in the eighth inning which hit off the light tower above the Green Monster in left field. Even with his recent funk, the 21-year-old has more than held his own at the plate this season with a .278/.367/.432 batting line over 64 games.
Xander Bogaerts getting night off Thursday | 06/12/2014 3:17 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox lineup Thursday.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactIt's just a day of rest for Bogaerts, who is in an 0-for-16 rut. Brock Holt will start at third base in Boston's series opener versus the Indians. Stephen Drew is also out Thursday, with Jonathan Herrera playing shortstop.
Bogaerts delivers RBI double in losing effort | 06/06/2014 10:02 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday.
ImpactBogaerts got the Red Sox on the board in a hurry, lining a double off the top of the left field wall in the first inning, plating Brock Holt who had started the game with a single. The rookie infielder is now hitting an impressive .296/.387/.454 on the year.
Bogaerts continues hot hitting in loss to CLE | 06/03/2014 10:44 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.
ImpactBogaerts has now homered in back-to-back games, showing no issues since sliding from shortstop over to third base. His home run Tuesday came off of T.J. House in the third inning, his fifth of the season. Bogaerts is impressively slashing .304/.395/.464.
Xander Bogaerts hits two-run homer | 06/02/2014 9:46 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts made his first start of the season at third base on Monday and went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Indians.
ImpactThat homer plated both Boston runs in the game. Bogaerts certainly hasn't sulked since the Stephen Drew signing; his bat was already heating up before the move, but he's been lights out since.
Bogaerts stays hot Friday vs. Rays | 05/30/2014 11:56 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored Friday against the Rays.
ImpactHis double off David Price in the seventh inning tied the game and the Red Sox eventually won in 10 innings. The 21-year-old Bogaerts has been red-hot of late and now owns an impressive .304/.393/.435 batting line through 52 games.
Bogaerts the hero in come-from-behind win | 05/29/2014 10:24 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.
ImpactBogaerts was the key to an eighth-inning rally in which the Red Sox tied the game at three apiece, as Bogaerts singled in a run, then scored the tying run on A.J. Pierzynski's single. He then sent the Red Sox home with a walk-off infield single, as Jackie Bradley, Jr. scored on third baseman Chris Johnson's error. Bogaerts now has back-to-back three-hit games and carries an impressive .296/.388/.425 slash line.
| 05/26/2014 3:44 AM
NewsXander Bogaerts returned to action on Sunday May 25.
Bogaerts drives in two in loss to Rays Sunday | 05/25/2014 6:21 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a loss to the Rays on Sunday.
ImpactBogaerts has been one of the few bright spots for the Red Sox in their 10-game losing streak. The infielder doubled in the game and drove in two with a single in the ninth inning. He's been a force at the plate in his last eight games, going 13-for-31 (.419) with two home runs, six RBI and four runs scored.
Xander Bogaerts pulled with hamstring cramp | 05/24/2014 8:09 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts was removed from Saturday's game in the 11th inning due to a right hamstring cramp.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactBogaerts grabbed the back of his leg after his final at-bat of the evening. Jonathan Herrera entered the game to play shortstop and could start there on Sunday. Stephen Drew should be ready at some point next week.
Bogaerts hitless out of No. 2 spot Friday | 05/23/2014 10:56 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Rays.
ImpactRed Sox manager John Farrell decided to shake up his lineup Friday by hitting Brock Holt leadoff and Bogaerts in the No. 2 spot, but it didn't pay off. Still, Bogaerts is plenty worthy of a longer look near the top of the order. Look for him to hit leadoff Saturday against left-hander David Price.
Xander Bogaerts goes 3-for-4 in loss | 05/21/2014 10:46 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with two doubles from the eighth spot in the Red Sox lineup on Wednesday.
ImpactThe double would have been a homer in a lot of parks. In Fenway, though, it bounced high off the Monster. Bogaerts is 8-for-14 with a homer in his last four games. He hasn't done a whole lot for fantasy teams thus far, but he shouldn't be unowned in any mixed leagues.
Xander Bogaerts has two hits in loss | 05/18/2014 11:34 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts was one of the lone bright spots for the Red Sox offense in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
ImpactThe rookie shortstop continues to hold his own at the plate offensively, hitting .269/.369/.379 through his first 41 games.
Xander Bogaerts goes 0-for-5 against Rangers | 05/10/2014 11:37 PM
NewsWhile his teammates were combining to score eight runs, Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts Saturday against the Rangers.
ImpactBogaerts is in a little 0-for-12 slump, dropping his average from .280 to .258. He's also gone 12 straight games without driving in a run. On the plus side, his slump hasn't taken him out of his patient approach. The Red Sox, though, might not find seeing him become a little more aggressive on fastballs.
Xander Bogaerts not playing Wednesday | 05/07/2014 3:02 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.
Scott Lauber on Twitter
ImpactIt's just a day off for the shortstop. Bogaerts has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games and is batting .298/.429/.439 over that stretch. Jonathan Herrera is at shortstop Wednesday.
Bogaerts not in Red Sox lineup on Saturday | 04/26/2014 9:56 AM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.
Pete Abraham on Twitter
ImpactIt's the second straight week that manager John Farrell has decided to give his young shortstop a day of rest on Saturday. Jonathan Herrera will get the call at shortstop and hit eighth for the Red Sox.
Bogaerts not in Red Sox lineup on Saturday | 04/19/2014 10:07 AM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactThis is the first day of rest that Bogaerts has received this season. The 21-year-old shortstop is off to a strong start to the season, hitting .271/.411/.356 with a homer and three RBI in his first 17 games.
Xander Bogaerts hits first homer | 04/18/2014 12:02 AM
NewsXander Bogaerts hit his first homer of the year to give the Red Sox their lone run in seven innings against Chris Sale on Thursday.
ImpactBogaerts doesn't yet have consistent major league power at age 21, but he does show glimpses and it's only a matter of time until he's a 20- or 25-homer guy. For this year, expect more modest numbers. That he's worth owning in mixed leagues anyway owes much to Fenway and the surrounding members of Boston's lineup (even if the group is off to a slow start).
Xander Bogaerts goes 3-for-4 in victory | 04/03/2014 10:23 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 and scored two of Boston's run in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Orioles.
ImpactAfter an ice-cold start to his spring, Bogaerts picked it up during the final week of play, and he's started the regular season 5-for-9 with three walks and one strikeout in three games. The power might not be there yet to make him a top fantasy shortstop, but it's only a matter of time.
Xander Bogaerts hits second spring homer | 03/26/2014 5:19 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts hit his second spring homer Wednesday against the Orioles.
ImpactBogaerts and Will Middlebrooks went back-to-back off Miguel Gonzalez in the fourth. Bogaerts is warming up at the right time; he has hit in four straight to raise his spring average from .176 to .234.
Bogaerts has two hits, steals base vs. Bucs | 03/19/2014 11:39 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base against the Pirates on Wednesday.
ImpactBogaerts has had a rough spring, but he had a good day Wednesday. Bogaerts notched two singles, recorded an RBI and stole his first base of the spring. He's still hitting just .194 in exhibition play, but a spring slump isn't a reason to worry about the 21-year-old. He'll be just fine.
Xander Bogaerts goes 0-for-3 in loss | 03/18/2014 4:30 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 0-for-3 on Tuesday, dropping his spring average to .143.
ImpactMichael Pineda made him look bad with a slider today, but that hasn't been par for the course this spring. It was just Bogaerts' sixth strikeout to go along with six walks in 34 plate appearances. Bogaerts also has a homer and a couple of doubles among his four hits. He just hasn't found any singles yet. We're not concerned, and it doesn't seem like the Red Sox are, either.
Bogaerts working out at SS exclusively | 02/11/2014 10:45 AM
NewsXander Bogaerts will work out exclusively at shortstop for the time being.
Nick Cafardo on Twitter
ImpactBogaerts played a lot of third base down the stretch last season and during the postseason, but the Red Sox don't want to overload him there, especially since he's currently projected to begin the season as the starting shortstop. The situation is obviously subject to change, as the Red Sox haven't ruled out re-signing Stephen Drew.
Red Sox aren't considering Bogaerts extension | 11/16/2013 9:36 AM
NewsRed Sox general manager Ben Cherington said this month that they are not yet thinking about locking up Xander Bogaerts to a long-term contract.
ImpactComing off an impressive postseason campaign, the 21-year-old is expected to take over the reigns at shortstop in 2014. While the idea isn't being considered yet, a strong rookie season would certainly lead Cherington and company to discuss a deal next offseason.
Xander Bogaerts to start at 3B again in Gm. 6 | 10/18/2013 4:00 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts will get a second straight start at third base in Saturday's Game 6 of the ALCS.
Erik Boland on Twitter
ImpactBogaerts doubled, walked and scored a run in Game 5 to earn another shot. The young infielder has two hits in five at-bats during the postseason. Will Middlebrooks, who is 1-for-10 with five strikeouts in the ALCS, will be on the bench again.
Bogaerts in Red Sox lineup for ALCS Game 5 | 10/17/2013 3:53 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts is in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday for Game 5 of the ALCS against the Tigers.
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactBogaerts will start at third base over Will Middlebrooks, who is 1-for-10 with five strikeouts in the American League Championship Series. The full Boston lineup for Game 5: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Shane Victorino RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Mike Napoli 1B, Jonny Gomes LF, Stephen Drew SS, Xander Bogaerts 3B, David Ross C. Jon Lester will be on the mound.
Bogaerts could start for Red Sox in Game 5 | 10/17/2013 9:10 AM
NewsXander Bogaerts could get his first postseason start in Game 5 of the ALCS on Thursday night in Detroit.
ImpactStephen Drew is 1-for-13 with six strikeouts in this series and Will Middlebrooks is 1-for-10 with five strikeouts. Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged after Wednesday's loss that it might be time to shake things up. Bogaerts, 21, batted .297/.388/.477 with 15 homers and 67 RBI in 116 games this year in the minors.
Bogaerts blasts first career homer in victory | 09/07/2013 4:44 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts crushed his first career homer over the visitor's bullpen in left field at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
ImpactHe finished 2-for-4 and added a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Bogaerts entered the game without an extra-base hit in 20 big league at-bats. The 20-year-old is one of the best prospects in baseball, but he'd accrued only one plate appearance since September 2 prior to this afternoon. Bogaerts is worth rostering in AL-only formats, but he simply won't play enough to have a chance at mixed league relevance.
Bogaerts starting at third base Wednesday | 08/28/2013 3:06 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts will start at third base Wednesday against the Orioles.
Joe McDonald on twitter
ImpactBogaerts has made three appearances at third base since coming up from the minors, but this is his first start. The 20-year-old is one of the most exciting prospects in the majors, but might not garner enough playing time in September to be worth using in standard mixed leagues.
Bogaerts not in Wednesday's lineup | 08/27/2013 2:45 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.
Joe McDonald on Twitter
ImpactHe's sitting, even with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on the hill for Baltimore. Bogaerts is plenty talented, but he might not play enough to justify keeping around unless you are in a fantasy leagues which allows for daily lineup changes.
Bogaerts collects first multi-hit game | 08/25/2013 11:20 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts went 2-for4 with an RBI double in Sunday night's win over the Dodgers.
ImpactIt was his first multi-hit game since being called up on Monday. Bogaerts is batting .333 (3-for-9) over four games with the Red Sox.
Xander Bogaerts not in Wednesday's lineup | 08/21/2013 12:33 PM
NewsXander Bogaerts is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Giants.
Rob Bradford on Twitter
ImpactBogaerts made his major league debut Tuesday and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. He should get a few starts a week, but Red Sox manager John Farrell is going with Stephen Drew at shortstop and Will Middlebrooks at third base Wednesday against Barry Zito.
Bogaerts to make major league debut Tuesday | 08/20/2013 1:24 PM
NewsRed Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio that Xander Bogaerts will start at shortstop Tuesday against the Giants.
Evan Drellich on Twitter
ImpactBogaerts was called up from the minors on Monday, but he didn't make an appearance. He'll make his major league debut at shortstop on Tuesday night while J.D. Drew will be on the bench. Look for him to get a few starts per week initially, especially against southpaws.
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|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|At Bats||5||14 times-last:at Tor||last:Jul 21||4|
|Runs||2||9 times-last:at Tor||last:Jul 21||2|
|Hits||3||6 times-last:at Tor||last:Jul 21||2|
|Doubles||2||vs. Tor||May 21||1|
|Triples||1||at Min||May 13||0|
|Home Runs||1||7 times-last:vs. KC||last:Jul 18||1|
|Total Bases||6||at Cle||Jun 3||6|
|Extra-Base Hits||2||2 times-last:at Cle||last:Jun 3||2|
|Runs Batted In||2||3 times-last:vs. KC||last:Jul 18||3|
|Base on Balls||2||7 times-last:vs. TB||last:May 31||1|
|Times on Base||5||at ChA||Apr 16||3|
|Stolen Bases||1||2 times-last:at Det||last:Jun 7||1|
|Caught Stealing||1||2 times-last:vs. Bal||last:Apr 21||0|