Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 62
Best Rank# 31# 44
Worst Rank# 85# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 106# 97
Best Rank# 76# 86
Worst Rank# 123# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs8277
Home Runs2929
RBI8889
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.253.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 78
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 68
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 47# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 48
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 57# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 45# 66
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 71
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 40# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 72# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 51# 76
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 58# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 44# 50
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 61
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 63# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 76
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 69
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 71
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 31# 56
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 60# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 62
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 59
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 52
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 57
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 63# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 56
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 65# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 62
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 67# 60
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 68# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 64
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 72# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 74# 68
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 75# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 65
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 75# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 78
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 82# 67
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 84# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 85# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 85# 73
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 85# 73
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543498
   
Runs7873
   
Hits132120
   
Singles7865
   
Doubles2523
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2832
   
RBI8286
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks8478
   
Strikeouts159108
   
Batting Average.243.241
   
On Base Pct.350.345
   
Slugging Pct.448.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.797.825
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533519
   
Runs8277
   
Hits135132
   
Singles7775
   
Doubles2728
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2929
   
RBI8889
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7765
   
Strikeouts151121
   
Batting Average.253.255
   
On Base Pct.348.338
   
Slugging Pct.477.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.817
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's rain-shortened win over the Indians. The steal was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 23rd
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Cleveland Indians. The homer was his 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 21st
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
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a walk, and four total RBIs in Sunday's win over the Royals. The homer was his 26th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 19th
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
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-5 with a walk and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 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
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs, and three runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Marlins. The homers were his 24th and 25th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 8th
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
Notes 
 We've seen enough of Conforto by now to know that the hype was overblown. Sure, he has had some extremely promising stretches, but over a full year of health in 2018, he wasn't as good as Randal Grichuk who is going over 100 picks later because of the difference in name value.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 With 55 home runs over the last two seasons and now entering his age-26 season, Conforto has the makings of a consistent 30-HR guy, but he is unlikely to hit much higher than .250 and doesn't provide many stolen bases. Those limitations cap his upside, at least until he's able to make more consistent contact.
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
 Although he returned sooner than expected from shoulder surgery, perhaps Conforto needed more recovery time. He entered the All-Star break batting .216 with a .366 slugging percentage. On the strength of nine September homers, he closed the second half by hitting .273 with a .539 slugging clip. He proved capable of handling fellow lefties (.345 wOBA) and finished a seemingly lost year with 28 long balls. Now healthy and ready for Opening Day, Conforto is a strong bet for 30 homers with a higher batting average if he regains past hard-hit standards prior to injuring his shoulder. This could be the last chance to snag him at a discount.
Andrew Gould - 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