Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Brian Dozier (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
52 of 59 experts
12%
Recommended by
7 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 82
Best Rank# 44# 36
Worst Rank# 121# 144
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 137
Best Rank# 86# 120
Worst Rank# 107# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs7780
Home Runs2925
RBI8979
Stolen Bases612
Batting Average.255.244
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 88
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 88
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 46# 77
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 60# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 101
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 85
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 84
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 117
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 79
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 87
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 74
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 144
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 84
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 104
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 90
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 84
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 86
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 67
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 84
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 78
   
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RotoBaller
# 76# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 62
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 51# 91
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 95
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 96
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 129
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 72
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 56# 99
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 74
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 60# 87
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 75
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 92
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 79
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 74
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 74
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 98
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 48
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 57
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 69
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 83
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498553
   
Runs7381
   
Hits120119
   
Singles6566
   
Doubles2330
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3221
   
RBI8672
   
Stolen Bases512
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7870
   
Strikeouts108129
   
Batting Average.241.215
   
On Base Pct.345.305
   
Slugging Pct.480.391
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.696
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519529
   
Runs7780
   
Hits132129
   
Singles7573
   
Doubles2827
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2925
   
RBI8979
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks6562
   
Strikeouts121120
   
Batting Average.255.244
   
On Base Pct.338.323
   
Slugging Pct.479.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.772
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
News 
 Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 0-for-2 with three walks in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 25th
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Brian Dozier was placed on the paternity list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 19th
 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
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a walk, and four RBIs in Sunday's win over the Brewers. The homers were his 18th and 19th 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
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 14th
 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
Brian Dozier 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Friday’s 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 3rd
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
Dozier may not have had the best season last year, but he still hit 21 homers with 12 steals. The batting average is expected to rise in 2019 and let's not forget that he has 40 homer, 20 steal upside.
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
Coming off back-to-back seasons as a top-25 overall player in standard 5x5 leagues, Dozier really struggled in 2018, hitting just .215 while both his HR and SB totals fell as well. It was an all-around frustrating season, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism for a rebound. Dozier's batted ball profile remained basically the same as past seasons, but his BABIP was much lower than usual. He also had to adjust to the National League midway through the season, and was playing through a bone bruise that likely impacted his performance. Now healthy and a bit more familiar with NL pitchers, Dozier will be a good value in fantasy drafts if he comes anywhere close to his past level of performance.
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
It was a lost year for Dozier, and he still came out with 21 homers and 12 steals. That wasn't worth much when paired with a .215 batting average, but the second baseman said he was playing through a knee injury all season. In two seasons before the 2018 downturn, he hit .269 with a combined 76 blasts and 34 steals. Banking on a health-enabled rebound is an interesting risk for those who can risk a subpar average or play in an OBP/points league.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros