Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Matt Chapman (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Recommended by
32 of 57 experts
Recommended by
25 of 57 experts
ECR# 63# 62
Best Rank# 44# 29
Worst Rank# 121# 103
Composite# 97# 103
Best Rank# 86# 86
Worst Rank# 107# 111
Home Runs2927
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.255.257
Injury AlertMiLB-
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 82
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 65
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FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 70
Brad Richter
# 46# 73
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# 78# 103
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# 50# 74
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 62
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 73
Beast Dome
# 58# 86
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 77
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 55
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 77
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 68
Andrew Gould
# 62# 64
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 84
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 65
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 58
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 73
Mario Mergola
# 56# 60
Bobby Sylvester
# 45# 69
Justin Mason
# 51# 61
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 73
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# 71# 87
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# 52# 59
Andrew Seifter
# 69# 80
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# 58# 65
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# 56# 63
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 66
Jacob Gibbs
# 60# 69
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 77
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# 62# 73
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# 59# 65
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# 50# 41
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# 56# 50
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# 57# 48
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Pitcher List
# 60# 44
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 60# 29
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 64
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 63
Bill Dubiel
# 68# 56
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 53
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 55
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 68
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 59
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 70# 66
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 39
Pierre Camus
# 73# 64
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 55
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 67
Nick Mariano
# 76# 71
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 69
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 65
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 57
Mick Ciallela
# 83# 67
Rudy Gamble
# 88# 68
Wayne Bretsky
# 117# 65
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 68
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2018 Stats 
At Bats498547
Home Runs3224
Stolen Bases51
Caught Stealing22
Batting Average.241.278
On Base Pct.345.356
Slugging Pct.480.508
On-base Plus Slugging.825.864
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2019 Projections 
At Bats519558
Home Runs2927
Stolen Bases63
Caught Stealing23
Batting Average.255.257
On Base Pct.338.328
Slugging Pct.479.487
On-base Plus Slugging.817.816
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Matt Chapman went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI, a walk, and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
 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
Matt Chapman went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and another run scored in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 16th
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with two home runs, and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Giants.
Brad Camara
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
Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Giants.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-0 win over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 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
While it may be appealing to draft incredible real-life players, there is a major difference between fringe AL MVP candidate and top 80 fantasy baseball player. Chapman's defensive prowess doesn't transfer over, unfortunately, so rather, we are looking at a mediocre power hitter with some batting average concerns.
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
Chapman didn't hit quite as many homers in 2018 as fantasy owners may have hoped, after displaying 30-HR power in the minors. But he made up for it with much lower strikeout rate than he had in the minors, riding that and a .338 BABIP to a .278 batting average and even 100 runs scored. The high BABIP all but ensures that Chapman's batting average will fall in 2019, but if he's able to keep the strikeouts in check he could be more of a .260 hitter than a .240 one. He also still has clear 30 HR potential if he can just elevate the ball more -- his 40.3 percent ground ball rate last year was much higher than he ever had in the minors.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
Although he underwent offseason surgery, Chapman is expected to be ready by Oakland's season opener in Tokyo on March 20. Fantasy investors don't reap the rewards of his Gold Glove at third, and typical five-by-five gamers didn't fully benefit from his 42 doubles. Yet those strengths led to a steadfast starting role and 100 runs scored. Having towered as many as 36 homers in a minor league season, he could expand upon last season's 23. He also make quiet contact gains to support his .278 batting average, so even if Chapman doesn't take another step further, he also won't regress as much as most projections expect.
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