Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Aguilar or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 62
Best Rank# 28# 44
Worst Rank# 192# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 97
Best Rank# 75# 86
Worst Rank# 85# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7777
Home Runs3129
RBI9589
Stolen Bases06
Batting Average.260.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLB-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 68# 77
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 78
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 68
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 35# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 68
   
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USA Today
# 61# 70
   
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RotoChamp
# 52# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 60# 66
   
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Beast Dome
# 28# 58
   
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The Athletic
# 35# 67
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 71
   
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The Athletic
# 66# 121
   
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# 56# 69
   
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FantasyPros
# 60# 62
   
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# 53# 62
   
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The Athletic
# 44# 65
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 73# 78
   
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# 43# 50
   
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FanGraphs
# 41# 56
   
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# 60# 68
   
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RotoBaller
# 75# 76
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 69
   
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Razzball
# 44# 71
   
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RotoBaller
# 65# 73
   
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FantasyPros
# 68# 69
   
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Freeze Stats
# 55# 58
   
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# 63# 70
   
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# 57# 60
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 38# 56
   
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# 79# 83
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 62
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 60
   
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# 67# 73
   
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# 61# 62
   
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Pitcher List
# 52# 57
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 59
   
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Razzball
# 51# 50
   
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CBS Sports
# 52# 44
   
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Fake Teams
# 53# 46
   
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# 54# 45
   
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# 59# 51
   
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# 60# 58
   
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# 63# 60
   
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# 65# 64
   
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# 65# 56
   
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FantasyPros
# 66# 52
   
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The Athletic
# 66# 60
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 66# 61
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 75# 65
   
KJ
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# 76# 65
   
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The Athletic
# 88# 76
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 89# 88
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 132# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 192# 56
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats492498
   
Runs8073
   
Hits135120
   
Singles7565
   
Doubles2523
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3532
   
RBI10886
   
Stolen Bases05
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5878
   
Strikeouts143108
   
Batting Average.274.241
   
On Base Pct.352.345
   
Slugging Pct.539.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.825
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520519
   
Runs7777
   
Hits135132
   
Singles7875
   
Doubles2528
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3129
   
RBI9589
   
Stolen Bases06
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5565
   
Strikeouts147121
   
Batting Average.260.255
   
On Base Pct.330.338
   
Slugging Pct.492.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.817
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer in his only at-bat in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another RBI in Friday's victory over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Friday against the Indians.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
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
 Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two total RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 4th
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
 Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-3 and scored two runs against the Red Sox in his first game as a Ray on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
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
Notes 
 After hitting .265 with 16 HRs in 279 at-bats in 2017, Aguilar got the chance to be a full-time player in 2018, and took advantage to the sweet tune of a .274/80/35/108 line that made him a top-three first baseman in standard 5x5 roto leagues. Aguilar is a zero on the base paths and he strikes out too much to be of much help in batting average, either, but the power is very real and his run production numbers should continue to be excellent in a loaded lineup and great home park. Call Aguilar a HR/RBI specialist if you must, but at least recognize that he is one of the better HR/RBI specialists in the game.
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
 Aguilar is currently being drafted ahead of players like Scooter Gennett, Eddie Rosario, Justin Upton, Josh Donaldson, and A.J. Pollock. He may have put together a great first half, but once pitchers built a book on him, his last 60 games saw him hit just .245 with 27 homers. His consensus projections aren't much higher, at 30 homers and a .258 batting average. You can find production like that off the waiver wire at first base, and while there is a chance he returns to first-half form, you may be better off waiting 170 picks and grabbing a similar player like C.J. Cron.
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
 Aguilar's breakout may have seemed to come out of nowhere, but it was only the playing time that was particularly surprising. After slugging .505 in a short-end platoon role in 2017, he supplanted Eric Thames to pop 35 homers with a 134 wRC+ in a full-time role. All the hard hits and a high launch angle say the power is legit, but his contract skills don't support a .274 hitter. Drafters are naturally dubious of playing for a late bloomer's career year, but Milwaukee's starting first baseman shouldn't fall off a cliff entirely. He should at least remain good for a .250, 30-homer campaign.
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