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
Recommended by
46 of 56 experts
Recommended by
10 of 56 experts
ECR# 64# 105
Best Rank# 44# 41
Worst Rank# 121# 209
Composite# 97# 141
Best Rank# 86# 120
Worst Rank# 107# 167
Home Runs2925
Stolen Bases62
Batting Average.255.244
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 125
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 170
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 143
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 78
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 46# 101
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 94
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 130
Site Projections
# 78# 177
Grey Albright
# 50# 135
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 125
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 126
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 126
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 149
Beast Dome
# 58# 59
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 113
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 136
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 116
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 155
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 127
Andrew Gould
# 62# 114
Rudy Gamble
# 88# 131
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 209
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 110
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 81
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 130
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 108
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 155
Mario Mergola
# 56# 154
Paul Sporer
# 56# 126
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 68
Bill Dubiel
# 68# 75
Nick Mariano
# 76# 181
Bobby Sylvester
# 45# 154
Justin Mason
# 51# 128
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 102
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 150
Donkey Teeth
# 71# 102
Dan Harris
# 52# 151
Andrew Seifter
# 69# 131
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 56# 58
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 107
Mick Ciallela
# 83
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 131
Ariel Cohen
# 62# 162
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 67
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 95
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 41
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 58
Jacob Gibbs
# 60# 50
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 58
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 57
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 47
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 61
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 70# 59
Pierre Camus
# 73# 57
Wayne Bretsky
# 117# 71
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2018 Stats 
At Bats498580
Home Runs3229
Stolen Bases52
Caught Stealing21
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
Home Runs2925
Stolen Bases62
Caught Stealing21
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
 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 3-for-4 with a single, double, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Friday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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 1-for-3 with a walk, double, and one RBI on Monday against Baltimore.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
 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-3 with a walk, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 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 Olson went 1-for-8 with a home run and two RBI through a double header on Saturday against the Rangers.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Matt Olson went 0-for-3 with a walk and one run scored on Tuesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
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
 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