Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Encarnacion or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 78
Best Rank# 44# 45
Worst Rank# 121# 140
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 113
Best Rank# 86# 100
Worst Rank# 107# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs7776
Home Runs2930
RBI8993
Stolen Bases62
Batting Average.255.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 87
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 46# 82
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 140
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 136
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 89
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 83
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 113
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 84
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 95
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 100
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 68
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 105
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 80
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 76
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 65
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 65
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 70# 75
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 79
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 51# 74
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 125
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 65
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 79
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 81
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 60# 76
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 94
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 132
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 90
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 87
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 45
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 56# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 56
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 69
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 75
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 98
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498500
   
Runs7374
   
Hits120123
   
Singles6574
   
Doubles2316
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3232
   
RBI86107
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7863
   
Strikeouts108132
   
Batting Average.241.246
   
On Base Pct.345.336
   
Slugging Pct.480.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.810
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519507
   
Runs7776
   
Hits132123
   
Singles7572
   
Doubles2819
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2930
   
RBI8993
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks6569
   
Strikeouts121129
   
Batting Average.255.243
   
On Base Pct.338.334
   
Slugging Pct.479.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.801
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
News 
 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
First baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has been traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees, according to a report from MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Encarnacion was held out of the starting lineup Friday due to a back injury.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 15th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, three RBI, and one run scored against the Twins on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Travis Shaw (wrist) will rejoin the Brewers after this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 Travis Shaw will head to San Antonio to begin his rehab assignment and will likely be there from Wednesday through the weekend. Shaw strained his wrist and was placed on IL on May 14th.
Garett Thomas
Tue, May 21st
Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, and one run scored on Saturday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
Notes 
 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
Encarnacion may be getting up there in age, but there are few hitters who have produced consistent power at the rate he has. There is little reason to expect a sudden drop-off but with that said, his RBIs and runs should take a hit with Seattle losing some of their best offensive pieces.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Shaw and Mike Moustakas are similar players who will now share an infield in Milwaukee, with Moustakas currently penciled in at┬ásecond 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
As he embarks upon his age-36 season, Encarnacion is showing some signs of decline. His strikeout rate has crept up over the last three years, while his home run total and batting average have gone in the opposite direction. But this decline shouldn't be overstated -- Encarnacion still topped 30 HRs last year for the seventh straight season, while his 42.4 percent hard contact rate was actually a career high. Most projection systems expect his performance to further decline in 2019, but players do not always decline at a consistent rate. His advancing age makes Encarnacion somewhat of a boom-or-bust pick, but even if he remains on the rebuilding Mariners for the entire season, he should be a good source of home runs and RBIs.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
Even in a down year, Encarnacion topped 30 homers for the seventh straight season, a span during which 2014's 98 RBI was the only time he fell short of 100. That bankable power is comforting at his depreciating price, but career worsts in contact (75.7%) and strikeout (22.9%) rate led to his lowest average (.248) since 2010. The durable slugger also missed time with a biceps injury during his age-35 campaign, so don't reach for name recognition. That shouldn't be necessary, as ADPs beyond the top 100 suggest he could fall into your lap.
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