Who Should I Draft?

Justin Upton or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 64
Best Rank# 33# 44
Worst Rank# 121# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 97
Best Rank# 77# 86
Worst Rank# 132# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs8277
Home Runs2929
RBI8889
Stolen Bases86
Batting Average.253.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 73# 77
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 64
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 68
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 43# 46
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 78
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 49# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 49# 66
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40# 58
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 56# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 65
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 95# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 64# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 62
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 78
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 56
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 50# 70
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 76
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 56
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 55# 65
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 46# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 63# 83
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 48# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 62
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 44# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 46
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 53# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 62
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 59
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 77# 44
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 87# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 78
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 106# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 108# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 121# 52
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats533498
   
Runs8073
   
Hits137120
   
Singles8865
   
Doubles1823
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs3032
   
RBI8586
   
Stolen Bases85
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks6478
   
Strikeouts176108
   
Batting Average.257.241
   
On Base Pct.344.345
   
Slugging Pct.463.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.825
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535519
   
Runs8277
   
Hits135132
   
Singles8075
   
Doubles2528
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2929
   
RBI8889
   
Stolen Bases86
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6365
   
Strikeouts171121
   
Batting Average.253.255
   
On Base Pct.332.338
   
Slugging Pct.469.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.817
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 According to Angels manager Brad Ausmus, Justin Upton may rejoin the major league club during their 11-game road trip starting Thursday.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
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
 Justin Upton is scheduled to have his walking boot removed in about a week.
Andrew Seifter
Tue, Apr 16th
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
 Angels manager Brad Ausmus said Justin Upton will miss 8-12 weeks with a toe injury.
Andrew Gould
Fri, Mar 29th
The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Justin Upton will begin the regular season on the Injured List due to turf toe.
Blaine Blontz
Wed, Mar 27th
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Travis Shaw (wrist) will rejoin the Brewers after this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
 Angels GM Billy Eppler said Tuesday that Justin Upton (toe) will likely open the season on the injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 26th
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 
 Erratic over the course of a season, Upton is consistent on a year-to-year basis. Even if he never lived out Ken Griffey Jr. comparisons, the outfielder has logged over 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons with at least 30 homers in the last three. A rise in ground balls and fall in fly balls, however, puts that streak in jeopardy. So does a toe injury that will likely send him to the IL to start 2019. That's a big blow since stability was a major driving force in drafting Upton.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Upton is the definition of a boring-but-reliable fantasy producer, with six straight seasons of at least 26 HRs, eight stolen bases, solid run production, and a middling batting average. In a good year, he might hit 35 HRs, bat .280, or swipe 20 bags, but the safe expectation is that he will go around .250-30-10, which is still quite useful in fantasy leagues.
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
 Upton is one of the only players with at least 30 homers in each of the last three seasons. You can also bank on 80+ RBIs and runs, and while his stolen bases have come down over the years, 10 is a good bet once again. Upton's batting average won't help you, but it should be enough to warrant a sixth round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - 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