Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Jonathan Villar (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
ECR# 64# 76
Best Rank# 44# 39
Worst Rank# 121# 111
Composite# 97# 87
Best Rank# 86# 76
Worst Rank# 107# 110
Home Runs2916
Stolen Bases637
Batting Average.255.254
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 95
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 69
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 46# 60
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 85
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 69
Grey Albright
# 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
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 111
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 70
Andrew Gould
# 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
# 56# 77
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 70# 73
Paul Sporer
# 56
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 73
Bill Dubiel
# 68# 73
Bobby Sylvester
# 45# 51
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 85
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 86
Dan Harris
# 52# 54
Pierre Camus
# 73# 110
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 67
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 56# 93
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 96
Jacob Gibbs
# 60# 84
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 102
Ariel Cohen
# 62# 71
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 109
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 68
Justin Mason
# 51# 48
Beast Dome
# 58# 39
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 59
Andrew Seifter
# 69# 62
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 51
Donkey Teeth
# 71# 61
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 56
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 68
Nick Mariano
# 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
Site Projections
# 78# 62
Mick Ciallela
# 83# 55
Rudy Gamble
# 88# 50
Wayne Bretsky
# 117# 88
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 53
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
2018 Stats 
At Bats498466
Home Runs3214
Stolen Bases535
Caught Stealing25
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
Jonathan Villar
2019 Projections 
At Bats519535
Home Runs2916
Stolen Bases637
Caught Stealing210
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
Jonathan Villar
 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-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 10-5 loss to the Padres.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 27th
 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 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a stolen base in an 8-4 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 16-2 loss to the A's.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 on Friday as the Orioles lost to the Red Sox by a 13-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout as the Orioles lost to the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
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
 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