Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Matt Olson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 105
Best Rank# 44# 41
Worst Rank# 121# 209
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 141
Best Rank# 86# 120
Worst Rank# 107# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs7767
Home Runs2925
RBI8972
Stolen Bases62
Batting Average.255.244
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 77# 125
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 170
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 143
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 78
   
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DailyOverlay
# 46# 101
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 94
   
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USA Today
# 70# 130
   
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RotoChamp
# 78# 177
   
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Razzball
# 50# 135
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 125
   
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Brewer Rat
# 72# 126
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 126
   
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The Athletic
# 66# 149
   
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Beast Dome
# 58# 59
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 88# 131
   
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The Athletic
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 110
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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# 56# 154
   
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# 56# 126
   
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# 60# 68
   
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RotoBaller
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# 69# 102
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 150
   
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Razzball
# 71# 102
   
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 56# 58
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 107
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 92
   
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Fantrax
# 83
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 105
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 68
   
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# 73# 131
   
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# 62# 162
   
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Pitcher List
# 57# 67
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 95
   
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Freeze Stats
# 58# 41
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 58
   
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SportsLine
# 60# 50
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 61# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 67# 47
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 57
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 71
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498580
   
Runs7385
   
Hits120143
   
Singles6581
   
Doubles2333
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3229
   
RBI8684
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks7870
   
Strikeouts108163
   
Batting Average.241.247
   
On Base Pct.345.335
   
Slugging Pct.480.453
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.788
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519435
   
Runs7767
   
Hits132106
   
Singles7557
   
Doubles2823
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2925
   
RBI8972
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6556
   
Strikeouts121129
   
Batting Average.255.244
   
On Base Pct.338.331
   
Slugging Pct.479.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.807
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday’s 4-3 loss to the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 28th
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with a walk in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
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
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
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
Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Royals.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 17th
 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 Olson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
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
Before most of the majors even started the season, Olson got hit on his right hand by a pitch in Tokyo. He underwent hamate surgery, which will keep him out of action for at least a month. A tricky injury from which to recover, he may also need some time to rediscover his power upon returning. Just like that, a popular breakout pick throughout the offseason becomes someone to ignore -- unless given a sizable discount -- in drafts right before the league-wide Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - 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
After lighting the world on fire as a rookie, Olson's small sample size didn't translate to the monster power numbers some were banking on in 2018. With that said, he still offers loads of power for a 10th round pick, and while the batting average isn't ideal, it won't kill you like Joey Gallo's.
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 hitting a remarkable 24 home runs in just 59 games in 2017, Olson managed just 29 long balls in a full 162 game slate in 2018. But he was still among the league leaders in hard contact rate, and his batted ball profile suggests last season's home run total is close to his floor. Like many corner infielders, Olson won't be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, but is a strong bet for 30+ HRs with solid run production.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros