Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
8%
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 62
Best Rank# 21# 44
Worst Rank# 92# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 97
Best Rank# 59# 86
Worst Rank# 100# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs8177
Home Runs2229
RBI8389
Stolen Bases46
Batting Average.311.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 77
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 78
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 68
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 21# 46
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 56# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 78
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 50# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 59# 66
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 34# 67
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 65
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 58# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 62
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 38# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 50
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 61
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 24# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 44# 45
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 40# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 69
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 55# 56
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 70
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 47# 60
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 47# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 62
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 60
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 62
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 38# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 59
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 48# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 50
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats328498
   
Runs4073
   
Hits98120
   
Singles7165
   
Doubles1523
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1232
   
RBI4286
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2078
   
Strikeouts40108
   
Batting Average.299.241
   
On Base Pct.336.345
   
Slugging Pct.454.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.825
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529519
   
Runs8177
   
Hits165132
   
Singles10575
   
Doubles3528
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2229
   
RBI8389
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4165
   
Strikeouts69121
   
Batting Average.311.255
   
On Base Pct.360.338
   
Slugging Pct.517.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.817
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI, and a run scored in the Rockies' 11-10 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-8 win over the Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a single in the Rockies' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Travis Shaw went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 7-5 win over the Reds on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
Travis Shaw went 1-for-4 with a single in the Brewers' 7-1 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 21st
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the Rockies' loss to the Pirates on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Travis Shaw went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Notes 
 Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Shaw has back to back seasons with 30 homers, and while his batting average may linger in the .240's again, that type of power is difficult to come by after pick 100, especially for someone who qualifies as a second basemen in most leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Shaw and Mike Moustakas are similar players who will now share an infield in Milwaukee, with Moustakas currently penciled in at second base after Shaw moved over there from third last year. Regardless of where they line up defensively, Shaw and Moustakas are both lefty sluggers who are good bets to deliver 30+ home runs and 90+ RBIs in the Miller Park bandbox. Neither is likely to be of much help in batting average or stolen bases, but they are useful players to own, especially considering they will have multi-position eligibility.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Shaw followed 2017's 31-homer breakout with one more last year, but his 10 steals sliced in half while his average slithered from .273 to .241. That's a peculiar drop considering he also set career bests in walk (13.3%) and strikeout (18.4%) rates with a rise in barrels per batted balls (10.3%). Last year was the time to pass, but drafters should jump back in now that Shaw comes at a cheaper price with second-base eligibility.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros