Who Should I Draft?

Eric Hosmer or Travis Shaw (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Recommended by
52 of 59 experts
Recommended by
7 of 59 experts
ECR# 62# 88
Best Rank# 44# 53
Worst Rank# 121# 139
Composite# 97# 167
Best Rank# 86# 135
Worst Rank# 107# 177
Home Runs2921
Stolen Bases66
Batting Average.255.272
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 135
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 82
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 89
Brad Richter
# 46# 91
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 60# 96
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 88
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 90
Grey Albright
# 50# 83
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 99
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 131
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 92
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 79
Beast Dome
# 58# 94
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 105
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 116
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 95
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 104
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 80
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 89
Andrew Gould
# 62# 97
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 95
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 84
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 89
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 85
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 100
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 119
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 90
Paul Sporer
# 56# 112
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 139
Bill Dubiel
# 68# 96
Nick Mariano
# 76# 94
Bobby Sylvester
# 45# 74
Justin Mason
# 51# 89
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 92
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 77
Donkey Teeth
# 71# 92
Dan Harris
# 52# 87
Pierre Camus
# 73# 100
Andrew Seifter
# 69# 86
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 112
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 56# 113
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 89
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 86
Jacob Gibbs
# 60# 89
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 81
Mick Ciallela
# 83# 110
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 117
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 104
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 108
Ariel Cohen
# 62# 78
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 115
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 79
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 53
Mario Mergola
# 56# 55
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 60
Site Projections
# 78# 76
Rudy Gamble
# 88# 79
Wayne Bretsky
# 117# 96
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 119
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2018 Stats 
At Bats498613
Home Runs3218
Stolen Bases57
Caught Stealing24
Batting Average.241.253
On Base Pct.345.322
Slugging Pct.480.398
On-base Plus Slugging.825.720
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2019 Projections 
At Bats519588
Home Runs2921
Stolen Bases66
Caught Stealing23
Batting Average.255.272
On Base Pct.338.341
Slugging Pct.479.436
On-base Plus Slugging.817.777
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
 Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Eric Hosmer went 0-for-4 with an RBI in the Padres' loss to the Rockies 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
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Padres' 14-7 loss to the D'Backs on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
 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
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
 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
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with a single in Friday's loss tot he Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 24th
 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
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a double as the Padres beat the Phillies 3-2 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 19th
 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
Hosmer was a wreck in the second half, posting a negative average launch angle. While that is no guarantee to be fixed, he is still a career .280 hitter with excellent durability and sufficient power. Eventually every player becomes a value and Hosmer's ADP may have fallen enough that it has become the case.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
After posting back-to-back 25 HR seasons, Hosmer managed just 18 long balls in his first season in San Diego and does not appear likely to return to the 25 homer range if he continues to hit the ball on the ground so frequently. That said, last year's .253 batting average seems due for some major improvement, both because his BABIP was a tad low and because last season's high strikeout rate looks like an outlier for a player that is still in the prime of his career. Hosmer could again be a sneaky source of steals on a team that likes to run, and his run and RBI production should improve along with the Padres' lineup as a whole. He won't blow you away with his production in any one category, but should make steady across-the-board contributions.
Andrew Seifter - 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
The every-other-year curse once again struck Hosmer, who batted .253/.322/.398 with a 95 wRC+ and -0.1 fWAR to start an eight-year, $144 million contract with the Padres. He was the only qualified position player to post a negative launch angle (-1.2°), and only Ian Desmond hit more ground balls than his 60.4%. Not only did he make weaker contact, he made less of it with career lows in contact (74.7%) and strikeout (21.0%) rate. Before writing Hosmer off entirely, he has bounced back from terrible years before. Deep-league managers will at least derive value from a locked-in starter who has recorded at least 667 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons. If he falls far enough, he is an acceptable corner-infield compiler, especially now that he's batting alongside Manny Machado. Take a better hitter-it won't be hard to find one-in shallower formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros