Who Should I Draft?

Matt Chapman or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 62
Best Rank# 44# 29
Worst Rank# 121# 103
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 103
Best Rank# 86# 86
Worst Rank# 107# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs7790
Home Runs2927
RBI8982
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.255.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 82
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 65
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 70
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 46# 73
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 62
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 73
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 86
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 77
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 77
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 65
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 58
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 69
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 51# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 73
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 65
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 56# 63
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 66
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 60# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 65
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 44
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 48
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 53
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 55
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 59
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 64
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 65
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 70# 66
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 67
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 67
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 68
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 69
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 71
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498547
   
Runs73100
   
Hits120152
   
Singles6580
   
Doubles2342
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs3224
   
RBI8668
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7858
   
Strikeouts108146
   
Batting Average.241.278
   
On Base Pct.345.356
   
Slugging Pct.480.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.864
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519558
   
Runs7790
   
Hits132144
   
Singles7575
   
Doubles2836
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2927
   
RBI8982
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks6559
   
Strikeouts121157
   
Batting Average.255.257
   
On Base Pct.338.328
   
Slugging Pct.479.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.816
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
News 
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored on Saturday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, a walk, three RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Wednesday against the Orioles.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple, single, and one run scored on Friday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
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
While it may be appealing to draft incredible real-life players, there is a major difference between fringe AL MVP candidate and top 80 fantasy baseball player. Chapman's defensive prowess doesn't transfer over, unfortunately, so rather, we are looking at a mediocre power hitter with some batting average concerns.
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
Chapman didn't hit quite as many homers in 2018 as fantasy owners may have hoped, after displaying 30-HR power in the minors. But he made up for it with much lower strikeout rate than he had in the minors, riding that and a .338 BABIP to a .278 batting average and even 100 runs scored. The high BABIP all but ensures that Chapman's batting average will fall in 2019, but if he's able to keep the strikeouts in check he could be more of a .260 hitter than a .240 one. He also still has clear 30 HR potential if he can just elevate the ball more -- his 40.3 percent ground ball rate last year was much higher than he ever had in the minors.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
Although he underwent offseason surgery, Chapman is expected to be ready by Oakland's season opener in Tokyo on March 20. Fantasy investors don't reap the rewards of his Gold Glove at third, and typical five-by-five gamers didn't fully benefit from his 42 doubles. Yet those strengths led to a steadfast starting role and 100 runs scored. Having towered as many as 36 homers in a minor league season, he could expand upon last season's 23. He also make quiet contact gains to support his .278 batting average, so even if Chapman doesn't take another step further, he also won't regress as much as most projections expect.
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