Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Cabrera or Travis Shaw (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
Recommended by
50 of 59 experts
Recommended by
9 of 59 experts
ECR# 62# 90
Best Rank# 44# 38
Worst Rank# 121# 154
Composite# 97# 152
Best Rank# 86# 146
Worst Rank# 107# 167
Home Runs2920
Stolen Bases60
Batting Average.255.282
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 81
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 93
Brad Richter
# 46# 115
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 60# 87
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 88
Site Projections
# 78# 94
Grey Albright
# 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
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
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 133
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 111
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 91
Andrew Gould
# 62# 98
Rudy Gamble
# 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
# 56# 142
Paul Sporer
# 56
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 90
Bill Dubiel
# 68# 88
Nick Mariano
# 76# 83
Bobby Sylvester
# 45# 83
Justin Mason
# 51# 87
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 88
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 75
Dan Harris
# 52# 79
Pierre Camus
# 73# 92
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 154
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 56# 84
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 99
Jacob Gibbs
# 60# 90
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 74
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 88
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 70
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 121
Ariel Cohen
# 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
# 69# 59
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 59
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 62
Donkey Teeth
# 71# 64
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 66
Wayne Bretsky
# 117# 67
Mick Ciallela
# 83# 70
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
At Bats498134
Home Runs323
Stolen Bases50
Caught Stealing20
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
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
At Bats519465
Home Runs2920
Stolen Bases60
Caught Stealing21
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
Miguel Cabrera
 Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 7-2 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with two RBI in a 12-11 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 2nd
 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
Miguel Cabrera (biceps) has returned to the Tigers' lineup on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 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 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Astros on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 20th
 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
 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
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