Who Should I Draft?

David Dahl or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 62
Best Rank# 37# 44
Worst Rank# 104# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 97
Best Rank# 70# 86
Worst Rank# 104# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7477
Home Runs2629
RBI8489
Stolen Bases116
Batting Average.276.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 59# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 78
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 68
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 41# 46
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 59# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 67# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 52# 66
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 54# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 65
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 43# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 58# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 50
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 56
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 67# 70
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 52# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 76
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 69
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 54# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 69
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 37# 56
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 46# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 83
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 60
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 50# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 62
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 64
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 67# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 70# 60
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 71# 65
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 71# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 59
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 71# 56
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 72# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 76# 68
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 79# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 68
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 81# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 85# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 86# 45
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 96# 72
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 104# 67
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats249498
   
Runs3173
   
Hits68120
   
Singles3865
   
Doubles1123
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1632
   
RBI4886
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1978
   
Strikeouts68108
   
Batting Average.273.241
   
On Base Pct.325.345
   
Slugging Pct.534.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.825
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats518519
   
Runs7477
   
Hits143132
   
Singles8375
   
Doubles2828
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs2629
   
RBI8489
   
Stolen Bases116
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks3865
   
Strikeouts135121
   
Batting Average.276.255
   
On Base Pct.326.338
   
Slugging Pct.505.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.817
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 David Dahl injured his ankle on a flyball to center field and needed to be carted off the field on Friday night against the Giants.
Dan Harris
Fri, Aug 2nd
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 David Dahl went 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 9-1 win over the Dodgers on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 30th
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
 David Dahl went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 12-2 win over the Reds on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 27th
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
 David Dahl was scratched from Friday’s lineup against the Yankees with a bruised foot.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
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
 Dahl left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after fouling a ball off his left foot.
James Bisson
Wed, Jul 17th
Travis Shaw went 1-for-3 with an RBI, two walks, and two runs scored in the Brewers' 10-4 win over the Pirates on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 There is plenty of reason to be excited about David Dahl, as his upside is a true five-category contributor. With that said, he has been among the most injury-prone players in baseball so even 400 plate appearances is no guarantee.
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
 Dahl displayed an enticing combination of power, speed, and batting average in the minor leagues, but he has found it hard to nail down regular playing time in Colorado over the last couple seasons. Thankfully, that will no longer be an issue in 2019, as he's slated to be the Rockies' everyday left fielder. Dahl will need to keep his strikeout rate in check if he wants to be a true asset in batting average, but he should be able to contribute 25+ HRs and 10+ SBs this season while calling Coors Field home. There's always a little bit of risk when investing an early pick in a player who has never played a full Major League season, but Dahl's upside outweighs the risk once you get outside of the first five or six rounds of fantasy drafts.
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
 *In best Jerry Seinfeld voice* What's the Dahl with David's rising ADP? He's a top-100 choice in most spots after popping nine homers in September. Although he could easily offer 25 homers and 15 steals with a Coors-inflated batting average, investors must be willing to absorb some additional matchup homework. He recorded a .378 wOBA against righties and a .296 wOBA versus lefties, and even those steep splits are nothing compared to his .435 wOBA at home compared to a .254 wOBA on the road. This could make him trickier to own in leagues with weekly lineups.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
  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