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
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 64
Best Rank# 23# 44
Worst Rank# 107# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 97
Best Rank# 38# 86
Worst Rank# 63# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7277
Home Runs2229
RBI7689
Stolen Bases56
Batting Average.277.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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
RotoChamp
# 27# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 66
   
Muntradamus
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
   
KJ
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
FantasyPros
# 41# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 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
Sporfolio
# 35# 56
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 70
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 76
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 58
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 83
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 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
Going For 2
# 55# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 45
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 48
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 61
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79# 72
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81# 56
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 71
   
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
   
Runs7473
   
Hits132120
   
Singles7865
   
Doubles3023
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2132
   
RBI7486
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3878
   
Strikeouts104108
   
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
   
Runs7277
   
Hits138132
   
Singles8375
   
Doubles2928
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2229
   
RBI7689
   
Stolen Bases56
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3765
   
Strikeouts106121
   
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
News 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto left Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves one inning after being hit by a foul tip off the bat of Freddie Freeman in the groin. He was replaced at catcher by Andrew Knapp.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his third of the season.
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
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks in Saturday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Travis Shaw (wrist) will rejoin the Brewers after this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Monday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 4th
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
Notes 
 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
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