Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 62
Best Rank# 32# 44
Worst Rank# 99# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 97
Best Rank# 51# 86
Worst Rank# 68# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7277
Home Runs2529
RBI8489
Stolen Bases96
Batting Average.269.255
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 32# 77
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 64
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 78
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 68
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 33# 60
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 68
   
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USA Today
# 43# 70
   
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RotoChamp
# 70# 78
   
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Brewer Rat
# 42# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 76
   
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The Athletic
# 42# 66
   
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Beast Dome
# 36# 58
   
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The Athletic
# 61# 67
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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FantasyPros
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BretskyBall
# 62# 117
   
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The Athletic
# 49# 76
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
# 41# 65
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
# 49# 61
   
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# 48# 60
   
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# 58# 68
   
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RotoBaller
# 52# 76
   
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# 48# 69
   
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# 60# 64
   
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# 45# 71
   
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# 42# 73
   
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# 58# 69
   
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# 34# 65
   
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# 54# 70
   
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# 51# 60
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 46# 56
   
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# 47# 83
   
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# 44# 62
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 60
   
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# 43# 73
   
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# 57# 62
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 59
   
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Fake Teams
# 49# 46
   
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FantasyPros
# 58# 45
   
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# 60# 58
   
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FantasyPros
# 63# 52
   
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# 66# 56
   
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# 66# 46
   
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# 67# 65
   
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# 67# 48
   
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Razzball
# 70# 50
   
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# 73# 57
   
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# 73# 44
   
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FanGraphs
# 77# 56
   
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# 79# 56
   
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FanGraphs
# 99# 51
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431498
   
Runs5473
   
Hits117120
   
Singles7665
   
Doubles1623
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2432
   
RBI7786
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4278
   
Strikeouts122108
   
Batting Average.272.241
   
On Base Pct.340.345
   
Slugging Pct.480.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.825
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528519
   
Runs7277
   
Hits142132
   
Singles9075
   
Doubles2428
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2529
   
RBI8489
   
Stolen Bases96
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks5265
   
Strikeouts136121
   
Batting Average.269.255
   
On Base Pct.334.338
   
Slugging Pct.467.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.817
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 at the plate and hit a two-run homer while also scoring two runs as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-5 with a walk and scored a run as the Yankees lost in extra innings to the Blue Jays on Friday night.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Yankees lost to the Tigers 12-11.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 10th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in a run as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-0 score on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a home run to help the Yankees defeat the Rangers 4-1.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Sep 4th
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 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - 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