Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 81
Best Rank# 44# 41
Worst Rank# 121# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 110
Best Rank# 86# 101
Worst Rank# 107# 146
   
Projections 
   
Runs7776
Home Runs2928
RBI8979
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.255.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 98
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 80
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 46# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 74
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 70
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 84
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 76
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 156
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 69
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 140
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 147
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 149
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 127
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 87
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 92
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 126
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 62
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 70# 80
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 95
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 103
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 51# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 61
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 92
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 60# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 141
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 96
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 66
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 41
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 56# 47
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 59
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 64
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 66
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498395
   
Runs7375
   
Hits120104
   
Singles6550
   
Doubles2317
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3235
   
RBI8679
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7879
   
Strikeouts108131
   
Batting Average.241.263
   
On Base Pct.345.391
   
Slugging Pct.480.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.973
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519467
   
Runs7776
   
Hits132116
   
Singles7565
   
Doubles2821
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2928
   
RBI8979
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6578
   
Strikeouts121142
   
Batting Average.255.248
   
On Base Pct.338.355
   
Slugging Pct.479.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.838
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
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
Max Muncy is sitting on Tuesday night versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
 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
Max Muncy went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 5-4 in extra innings on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Giants on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with two solo homers and a walk as the Dodgers fell to the Angels 5-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
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
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
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
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
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