Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
8%
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 62
Best Rank# 27# 44
Worst Rank# 68# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 97
Best Rank# 46# 86
Worst Rank# 63# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs8877
Home Runs2029
RBI7489
Stolen Bases166
Batting Average.273.255
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 36# 77
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 64
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 78
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 68
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 57# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 68
   
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USA Today
# 35# 70
   
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RotoChamp
# 68# 78
   
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Razzball
# 27# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 48
   
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Brewer Rat
# 63# 72
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 76
   
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The Athletic
# 31# 66
   
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Beast Dome
# 49# 58
   
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The Athletic
# 57# 67
   
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CBS Sports
# 43# 58
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 71
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 31# 121
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 34# 73
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 69
   
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FantasyPros
# 43# 62
   
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Razzball
# 46# 88
   
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BretskyBall
# 34# 117
   
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The Athletic
# 34# 76
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 62
   
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The Athletic
# 47# 65
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 78
   
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Fake Teams
# 37# 46
   
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# 29# 50
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 44# 61
   
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# 43# 56
   
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# 35# 56
   
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# 46# 60
   
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# 40# 68
   
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RotoBaller
# 48# 76
   
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FanGraphs
# 42# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 69
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 46# 64
   
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Razzball
# 50# 71
   
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FantasyPros
# 43# 52
   
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RotoBaller
# 38# 73
   
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FantasyPros
# 35# 69
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 40# 65
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 70
   
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# 32# 60
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 29# 56
   
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Fantrax
# 46# 83
   
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# 33# 62
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 60
   
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Fake Teams
# 37# 73
   
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FanGraphs
# 51# 62
   
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Pitcher List
# 42# 57
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 59
   
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FantasyPros
# 46# 45
   
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Razzball
# 59# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 58
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 59# 44
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 59# 46
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats639498
   
Runs10573
   
Hits167120
   
Singles9865
   
Doubles4023
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs2432
   
RBI7286
   
Stolen Bases145
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks3678
   
Strikeouts116108
   
Batting Average.261.241
   
On Base Pct.305.345
   
Slugging Pct.452.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.825
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595519
   
Runs8877
   
Hits162132
   
Singles10175
   
Doubles3428
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs2029
   
RBI7489
   
Stolen Bases166
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks4065
   
Strikeouts107121
   
Batting Average.273.255
   
On Base Pct.319.338
   
Slugging Pct.456.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.775.817
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run, and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Royals. The homer was his 24th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 25th
Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Giants.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 23rd home run of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 14th
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
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 22nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 21st of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
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
Notes 
 Albies got off to a torrid start in his first full season in the Big Leagues, hitting nine home runs in April and heading into the All Star break with 20 HRs and nine steals. He struggled mightily in the second half of the season, but still finished as a top-three second basemen in standard 5x5 formats. There are some concerns that the Braves' acquisition of Josh Donaldson could push Albies down towards the bottom half of the lineup, hurting his counting stats and ability to steal bases, but it's also possible he'll stick in one of the first two lineup spots. Regardless, Albies has already proven he has 20-20 potential and should even be able to improve a bit on last season's .261 batting average.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Anyone who drafted Albies was already miles into a victory lap by the time his performance plummeted. After already validating an investment with 20 homers and nine steals in the first half, he hit a gruesome .226/.282/.342 with four homers and five steals after the All-Star break. His hard-hit rate dipped from 38.5 to 27.0%. He procured 16 homers in 1,744 minor league plate appearances, so drafters should be dubious of a full power repeat regardless of the steep splits. The bigger concern is whether he can fix his late contact woes, particularly his 39.6% outside-swing rate. If maintaining last year's .305 OBP, the Braves will eliminate any chance of another 105-run campaign by hitting their youngster sixth or seventh more often than first or second. There's too much upside to fade Albies entirely, but a top-50 pick is too rich.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Albies is dripping with potential and there is no denying that after his 20 homer first half with 9 steals. With that said, his second half was dreadful, batting .226 with just 4 bombs. There is a chance he returns first round value, but the downside would torch your team if he returns to second half form.
Bobby Sylvester - 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