Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 63
Best Rank# 44# 21
Worst Rank# 121# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 89
Best Rank# 86# 81
Worst Rank# 107# 113
   
Projections 
   
Runs7780
Home Runs2927
RBI8976
Stolen Bases64
Batting Average.255.262
   
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# 50# 104
   
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# 48# 63
   
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# 67# 78
   
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# 60# 58
   
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  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498187
   
Runs7330
   
Hits12046
   
Singles6524
   
Doubles2314
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs328
   
RBI8623
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7831
   
Strikeouts10854
   
Batting Average.241.246
   
On Base Pct.345.352
   
Slugging Pct.480.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.801
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519468
   
Runs7780
   
Hits132123
   
Singles7569
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2927
   
RBI8976
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6574
   
Strikeouts121117
   
Batting Average.255.262
   
On Base Pct.338.364
   
Slugging Pct.479.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.861
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Monday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 37th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 36th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 6th
 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-3 with a two-run home run, three runs scored, and a walk in Monday's win over the Blue Jays. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 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
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 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
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 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
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