Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Rafael Devers (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 79
Best Rank# 44# 47
Worst Rank# 121# 129
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 142
Best Rank# 86# 122
Worst Rank# 107# 149
   
Projections 
   
Runs7774
Home Runs2925
RBI8981
Stolen Bases66
Batting Average.255.264
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 78
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 81
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 90
   
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Going For 2
# 46# 107
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 60# 86
   
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USA Today
# 70# 112
   
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RotoChamp
# 78# 108
   
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Razzball
# 50# 129
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 48# 103
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 81
   
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The Athletic
# 66# 67
   
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Beast Dome
# 58# 63
   
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The Athletic
# 67# 69
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 80
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
# 76# 83
   
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The Athletic
# 65# 72
   
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Fake Teams
# 46# 80
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 61# 69
   
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# 56# 116
   
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Athlon Sports
# 70# 79
   
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FanGraphs
# 56# 59
   
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Pitcher List
# 60# 79
   
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RotoBaller
# 68# 101
   
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RotoBaller
# 76# 84
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 52
   
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FanGraphs
# 51# 80
   
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# 69# 71
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 79
   
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Razzball
# 71# 72
   
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FantasyPros
# 52# 93
   
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RotoBaller
# 73# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 71
   
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Freeze Stats
# 58# 93
   
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Razzball
# 56# 97
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 80
   
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SportsLine
# 60# 85
   
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Fake Teams
# 73# 77
   
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FanGraphs
# 62# 79
   
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Pitcher List
# 57# 92
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 52
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 56
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 62
   
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Brewer Rat
# 72# 47
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 61
   
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The Athletic
# 77# 63
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 76
   
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Fantrax
# 83# 80
   
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Razzball
# 88# 72
   
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# 117# 79
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 83
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498450
   
Runs7359
   
Hits120108
   
Singles6563
   
Doubles2324
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3221
   
RBI8666
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7838
   
Strikeouts108121
   
Batting Average.241.240
   
On Base Pct.345.298
   
Slugging Pct.480.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.731
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519522
   
Runs7774
   
Hits132138
   
Singles7580
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2925
   
RBI8981
   
Stolen Bases66
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks6544
   
Strikeouts121130
   
Batting Average.255.264
   
On Base Pct.338.321
   
Slugging Pct.479.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.793
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 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
Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's 10-inning win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs as the Red Sox dispatched of the Orioles on Saturday afternoon.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Rangers.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Travis Shaw (wrist) will rejoin the Brewers after this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a double and drove in a run as the Red Sox beat the Rangers on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 13th
 Travis Shaw will head to San Antonio to begin his rehab assignment and will likely be there from Wednesday through the weekend. Shaw strained his wrist and was placed on IL on May 14th.
Garett Thomas
Tue, May 21st
Rafael Devers went a combined 0-for-8 with two strikeouts as the Red Sox split a doubleheader with the Rays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
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
Devers was somewhat disappointing in his first full Major League season, hitting just .240 and missing some time with a hamstring strain. But the low batting average was largely due to an unusually low .281 BABIP -- his batted ball profile was nearly identical to his promising 2017 debut. He also managed to produce 21 homers and five steals in just 121 games, not too shabby for a guy who was just 21-years old. The full breakout could be coming this year.
Andrew Seifter - 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
If it weren't for Vlad Jr, Eloy Jimenez would be the top prospect in baseball. He is one month older than Devers, who has already compiled 31 homers in 179 MLB games. He may have struggled last year, but let's not forget that when Alex Bregman was his age, he hadn't even been drafted yet. Devers is a former top prospect and while you may have been disappointed by his performance last year, that type of production is light years ahead of the best 21-year-old sluggers in the world.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
Let's remember that Devers is only 22, and his "bad" season still consisted of 21 homers in 490 plate appearances. Although his rapid rise stalled with a .240/.298/.433 slash line, he showed some growth down the stretch with a 10.6% walk rate and .227 ISO after the All-Star break. He has slimmed down during the offseason, so the former uber-prospect is more than capable of circling the bases 25-30 times with a higher batting average. If so, this will be the last time he's available this late.
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