Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Carlos Santana (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
57 of 59 experts
3%
Recommended by
2 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 99
Best Rank# 44# 60
Worst Rank# 121# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 178
Best Rank# 86# 136
Worst Rank# 107# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7783
Home Runs2924
RBI8986
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.255.249
   
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# 77# 101
   
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# 64# 98
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 92
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 120
   
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USA Today
# 70# 98
   
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# 78# 110
   
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# 68# 60
   
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# 117# 98
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498560
   
Runs7382
   
Hits120128
   
Singles6574
   
Doubles2328
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3224
   
RBI8686
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks78110
   
Strikeouts10893
   
Batting Average.241.229
   
On Base Pct.345.352
   
Slugging Pct.480.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.766
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519536
   
Runs7783
   
Hits132133
   
Singles7577
   
Doubles2829
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2924
   
RBI8986
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6594
   
Strikeouts12190
   
Batting Average.255.249
   
On Base Pct.338.361
   
Slugging Pct.479.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.810
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
News 
 Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-4 in an 8-2 loss to the Nationals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 28th
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs in a 10-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
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
Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
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
A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
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