Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Jonathan Villar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 76
Best Rank# 44# 39
Worst Rank# 121# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 87
Best Rank# 86# 76
Worst Rank# 107# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs7770
Home Runs2916
RBI8955
Stolen Bases637
Batting Average.255.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 69
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 46# 60
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 60# 85
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 71
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 108
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 92
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 80
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 81
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 111
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 70
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 60
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 82
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 75
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 77
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 73
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 73
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 85
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 86
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 54
   
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RotoBaller
# 73# 110
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 67
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 56# 93
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 96
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 76
   
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SportsLine
# 60# 84
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 79
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 72
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 86
   
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Fake Teams
# 73# 102
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 71
   
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Pitcher List
# 57# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 68
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 51# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 39
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 56
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 39
   
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RotoChamp
# 78# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 55
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 88
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 53
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498466
   
Runs7354
   
Hits120121
   
Singles6592
   
Doubles2314
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3214
   
RBI8646
   
Stolen Bases535
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks7841
   
Strikeouts108138
   
Batting Average.241.260
   
On Base Pct.345.325
   
Slugging Pct.480.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.709
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519535
   
Runs7770
   
Hits132136
   
Singles7597
   
Doubles2823
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2916
   
RBI8955
   
Stolen Bases637
   
Caught Stealing210
   
Walks6549
   
Strikeouts121158
   
Batting Average.255.254
   
On Base Pct.338.318
   
Slugging Pct.479.394
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.712
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
News 
 Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a steal in Saturday's win over Boston by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Jonathan Villar went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in a 3-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
 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
Jonathan Villar went 3-for-8 with a solo homer, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in the Orioles’ loss to the Blue Jays in extra innings on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 24th
 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
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a steal, run and walk during a 5-3 victory against the Mariners on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Jonathan Villar went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, double, stolen base and three runs scored Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
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
Villar was Adalberto Mondesi version 1.0, posting an unreal .285-19 HRs-62 SBs line in 2016 before falling back to .241-11-23 in 2017. He split the difference last year, and with regular playing time ahead of him in Baltimore, he seems likely to post another .250-15-30 season. It's rarely pretty with Villar, but he could be a solid roto/categories league value going outside the top-100 picks in fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Villar was a major disappointment in 2017 after being selected in the third, and even second round of fantasy drafts. As a result, he was an afterthought in 2018, and for the first half of the season, it was a good call. Once Villar was dealt to the Orioles, though, he took off. In those 54 games, he managed eight homers and 21 steals, which over a full season would have been 24 and 64, respectively. Think that type of production is impossible? Rewind to 2016 when he hit 19 with 62 steals and a .285 batting average. Villar still has that ceiling and you can get him in the middle of your drafts this year.
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
After getting shipped out of Milwaukee to Baltimore, Villar won some leagues down the stretch. In 54 games with his new club, the middle infielder batted .258 with eight homers and 21 steals. Like Adalberto Mondesi, he offers mouth-watering steals upside with a chance to also deliver 15-20 long balls. Unlike Mondesi, Villar can draw a walk. He also manifested this fantastical ceiling when batting .285 with 19 homers and 62 steals in 2016. Oh yeah, he's also much cheaper. A poor contact profile presents significant batting-average downside, but the speed makes him a tantalizing upside pick.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros