Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Dee Gordon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 77
Best Rank# 44# 47
Worst Rank# 121# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 101
Best Rank# 86# 76
Worst Rank# 107# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7769
Home Runs294
RBI8941
Stolen Bases637
Batting Average.255.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 80
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 75
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 71
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 46# 83
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 88
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 70
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 103
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 105
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 77
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 77
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 73
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 72
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 82
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 87
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 88
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 87
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 109
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 160
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 70# 77
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 85
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 82
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 72
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 51# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 84
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 94
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 56# 73
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 84
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 60# 74
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 81
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 101
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 75
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 48
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 47
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 66
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 85
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 74
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 78
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498556
   
Runs7362
   
Hits120149
   
Singles65120
   
Doubles2317
   
Triples08
   
Home Runs324
   
RBI8636
   
Stolen Bases530
   
Caught Stealing212
   
Walks789
   
Strikeouts10880
   
Batting Average.241.268
   
On Base Pct.345.288
   
Slugging Pct.480.349
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.637
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519571
   
Runs7769
   
Hits132160
   
Singles75129
   
Doubles2819
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs294
   
RBI8941
   
Stolen Bases637
   
Caught Stealing212
   
Walks6519
   
Strikeouts12186
   
Batting Average.255.280
   
On Base Pct.338.303
   
Slugging Pct.479.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.661
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
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
Dee Gordon went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, one RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
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
The Mariners activated Dee Gordon (wrist) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Dee Gordon has resumed baseball activity and could rejoin the team after playing in a couple rehab games later this week, according to Mariners manager Scott Servais.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Travis Shaw (wrist) will rejoin the Brewers after this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
The Mariners have placed Dee Gordon on the 10-day injured list with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
 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
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with two singles and one run scored on Friday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 18th
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
Gordon is going to absolutely destroy you in two categories and his batting average isn't anything to write home about. With that said, the potential of 60 stolen bases makes him worth the price of admission toward the middle of drafts.
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
Gordon averaged around 60 steals per season from 2014-2017, but that number plummeted to 30 steals in 141 games last season. The .268 batting average he produced last season is probably due for some positive correction into the .280 range, but Gordon is a major drag in the HR and RBI categories, so he'll need to get his stolen base total back up into the 50-60 range to be worth deploying in standard 5x5 leagues of 12 teams or fewer. It's tough to say whether that will happen as Gordon approaches 31 years old, so he's a boom-or-bust selection if he goes in the single digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
Gordon is great at running, but not quite as good at reaching base. Despite the complete lack of power, his profile was palatable when consisting of a high average, plethora of runs, and 60 steals. Last season, however, he batted .268 with 62 runs and 30 steals. He was caught stealing (12) more times than he walked (nine), and the 30-year-old can't afford as many misfires with a .288 OBP. His Statcast speed score (29.0) didn't drop much from 2017 (29.0), so it's possible he bounces back to 40-45 steals if a few more dribbles roll his way. It's probably not worth the risk unless desperate for speed.
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