Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Cabrera or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 91
Best Rank# 44# 38
Worst Rank# 121# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 152
Best Rank# 86# 146
Worst Rank# 107# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs7763
Home Runs2920
RBI8974
Stolen Bases60
Batting Average.255.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 93
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 46# 115
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 87
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 88
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 94
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 93
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 86
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 93
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 75
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 96
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 138
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 103
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 86
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 89
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 133
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 111
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 91
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 98
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 115
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 85
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 80
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 122
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 64
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 142
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 70# 90
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 90
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 83
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 83
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 51# 87
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 88
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 79
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 92
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 154
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 56# 84
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 60# 90
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 121
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 130
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 105
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 93
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 59
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 59
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 66
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 67
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 70
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498134
   
Runs7317
   
Hits12040
   
Singles6526
   
Doubles2311
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs323
   
RBI8622
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7822
   
Strikeouts10827
   
Batting Average.241.299
   
On Base Pct.345.395
   
Slugging Pct.480.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.843
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519465
   
Runs7763
   
Hits132131
   
Singles7584
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2920
   
RBI8974
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6559
   
Strikeouts12198
   
Batting Average.255.282
   
On Base Pct.338.363
   
Slugging Pct.479.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.832
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
News 
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 13-4 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a single in a 7-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-2 in a 12-2 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Travis Shaw (wrist) will rejoin the Brewers after this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera had a huge game in a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a grand slam. He finished the night with five RBI.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Cabrera was inserted into the lineup in the clean-up spot for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
James Bisson
Tue, Jun 4th
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
You may be inclined to believe Cabrera is done since he has had two subpar seasons in a row, but he is apparently in the best shape of his life. Add in the fact that he will be spending most of his time as the Tigers DH and we might just have the biggest bounceback player on our hands.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Shaw and Mike Moustakas are similar players who will now share an infield in Milwaukee, with Moustakas currently penciled in at┬ásecond 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
Cabrera's 2018 season was cut short after just 38 games due to a torn biceps tendon, but in the limited sample size he looked more like the perennial .300 hitter he's been for most of his career than the guy who hit just .249 in 2017. It is hard to expect much more than around 20 HRs from Cabrera at this point -- his 38 HRs in 2016 is the major outlier of the last five seasons -- but even that kind of power output can be useful when it's accompanied by a strong batting average. He's nowhere near the player he once was, but his days as a mixed league asset aren't over quite yet.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
On the bright side, Cabrera recorded a .360 wOBA after notching a career-low .313 in 2017. The only problem: He played just 38 games due to a ruptured left biceps tendon. Don't bank on a fully healthy season from the first baseman, who turns 36 in April and has averaged 111 games over the last four seasons. Yet last year proved he's still a prolific hitter when healthy, even if no longer a massive home-run threat. If he falls beyond pick 150, it's worth rolling the dice on one of this generation's best sluggers churning out one more vintage season before his Hall of Fame career bites the dust.
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