Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Travis Shaw (2019)

Experts' Pick
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
ECR# 50# 62
Best Rank# 23# 44
Worst Rank# 107# 121
Composite# 46# 97
Best Rank# 38# 86
Worst Rank# 63# 107
Home Runs2229
Stolen Bases56
Batting Average.277.255
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 77
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 64
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 78
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 68
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 70
Site Projections
# 27# 78
Grey Albright
# 47# 50
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 76
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 66
Beast Dome
# 52# 58
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 51# 67
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 58
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 25# 44
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 71
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 65
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 121
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 73
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 69
Andrew Gould
# 41# 62
Rudy Gamble
# 27# 88
Wayne Bretsky
# 61# 117
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 76
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 62
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 53# 65
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 78
Mario Mergola
# 35# 56
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 60
Bill Dubiel
# 61# 68
Nick Mariano
# 58# 76
Justin Mason
# 50# 51
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 69
Dan Harris
# 40# 52
Pierre Camus
# 44# 73
Andrew Seifter
# 42# 69
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 58
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 65
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 70
Mick Ciallela
# 48# 83
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 62
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 73
Ariel Cohen
# 23# 62
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 57
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 59
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 50
Brad Richter
# 55# 46
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 46
Bobby Sylvester
# 59# 45
Jacob Gibbs
# 64# 60
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 48
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 72# 60
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 61
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 75# 56
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 78# 56
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79# 72
Paul Sporer
# 81# 56
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 64
Donkey Teeth
# 85# 71
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 87# 60
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 68
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
At Bats477498
Home Runs2132
Stolen Bases35
Caught Stealing22
Batting Average.277.241
On Base Pct.340.345
Slugging Pct.484.480
On-base Plus Slugging.825.825
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
At Bats497519
Home Runs2229
Stolen Bases56
Caught Stealing22
Batting Average.277.255
On Base Pct.327.338
Slugging Pct.479.479
On-base Plus Slugging.807.817
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 25th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a walk and solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 24th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 11th
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, and three RBI in Friday's loss to the Mets. The homer was his 23rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
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
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a triple, a home run, and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 22nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 6th
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
 Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 21st of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
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
 Realmuto's .277 batting average with 21 homers and 74 RBIs doesn't seem all that impressive, but the fact of the matter is that he blew the rest of the catcher scene away with those numbers. Realmuto is as safe as it comes at the position and should produce far above the lousy replacement level once again. This is especially true now that he has been traded to a great hitter's ballpark in Philly. Don't hesitate to reach for him so you don't get stuck with an awful catcher
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
 Already last year's top catcher with room to spare, Realmuto's value rises substantially after getting traded to the Phillies. Depending on his spot in the batting order, an upgraded lineup should yield a major rise in runs and/or RBI. He also goes from the worst park for right-handed power to the second-best behind Coors Field, so he could potentially expand upon 2018's career-high 21 homers. A fade before the move, drafters should now take a closer look at Realmuto to avoid the catching cesspool.
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
 Realmuto doesn't possess the pure upside of Gary Sanchez, but he may still be the better pick in fantasy drafts. In moving from Miami to Philadelphia, he gets a massive upgrade in both his home ballpark and supporting cast, setting him up to establish new career highs in the counting stats (HR, RBIs, runs). Realmuto is also a good bet to lead all catchers in plate appearances, thanks to both his durability and the possibility that he sees the occasional start at first base when he isn't behind the plate.
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