Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 64
Best Rank# 21# 44
Worst Rank# 116# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 89# 97
Best Rank# 81# 86
Worst Rank# 113# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs8077
Home Runs2729
RBI7689
Stolen Bases46
Batting Average.262.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 75# 68
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 97# 46
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 80# 60
   
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RotoChamp
# 80# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 104# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 48
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 116# 72
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 78# 67
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 61# 58
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 84# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 81# 65
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 81# 73
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 62
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 66# 65
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 79# 50
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 113# 45
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 56# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 101# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 77# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 76# 56
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 74# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 85# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 76# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 21# 121
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 117
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 56
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 41# 77
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 43# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 73
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 47# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 76
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 71
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 52# 65
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 69
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 57# 68
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 68
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 58# 60
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 60# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 72# 83
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 75# 88
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats187498
   
Runs3073
   
Hits46120
   
Singles2465
   
Doubles1423
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs832
   
RBI2386
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3178
   
Strikeouts54108
   
Batting Average.246.241
   
On Base Pct.352.345
   
Slugging Pct.449.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.825
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats468519
   
Runs8077
   
Hits123132
   
Singles6975
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2729
   
RBI7689
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7465
   
Strikeouts117121
   
Batting Average.262.255
   
On Base Pct.364.338
   
Slugging Pct.497.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.861.817
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 10th 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
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Josh Donaldson was ejected from Monday night’s game versus the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 10th
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Travis Shaw (wrist) will rejoin the Brewers after this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run, two runs scored, and two walks in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
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 
 Donaldson was one of the very best hitters in fantasy in 2015 and 2016. A calf injury cost him a big chunk of the 2017 season, but he still hit 33 home runs in 113 games. Then, in 2018, calf and shoulder injuries limited Donaldson to 52 games -- and had a huge impact on his performance while on the field. It's possible that Donaldson's body is falling apart and he'll never be the same, but it's also possible that he has one or two more big years left in the tank. That makes Donaldson a boom-or-bust pick, but the potential reward far outweighs the risk at his current ADP of 98.7.
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
 A calf injury limited Donaldson to just 52 games last season. He also wasn't his dominant self when healthy, batting .245/.352/.449 with his lowest wOBA (.345) since 2012. There's still 30-35 homers lurking if the former MVP can stay healthy, but that's an increasingly bigger if magnified by a rapid batting-average decline (.297, .284, .270, .246). It's not worth the hassle if going significantly earlier than the likes of Justin Turner, Travis Shaw, and Matt Chapman.
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
 Over the last two years, Donaldson has missed half of his team's games, but he has still be exceptional when he plays, with 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 95 runs in 165 games. If he is healthy, you've got a second round value, but that is a big if so proceed at your own risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
 End of Tier 4
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