Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Robinson Cano (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 70
Best Rank# 44# 41
Worst Rank# 121# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 104
Best Rank# 86# 88
Worst Rank# 107# 130
   
Projections 
   
Runs7774
Home Runs2921
RBI8982
Stolen Bases61
Batting Average.255.283
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 71
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 76
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 46# 75
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 69
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 103
   
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USA Today
# 70# 71
   
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Razzball
# 50# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 74
   
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The Athletic
# 66# 72
   
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Beast Dome
# 58# 70
   
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CBS Sports
# 58# 66
   
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CBS Sports
# 44# 74
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 86
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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# 51# 77
   
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# 69# 79
   
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Razzball
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# 73# 74
   
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Razzball
# 56# 90
   
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# 65# 69
   
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# 60# 68
   
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# 62# 67
   
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# 60# 61
   
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FanGraphs
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Pitcher List
# 57# 74
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 73
   
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# 56# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 50
   
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The Athletic
# 67# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 63
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 66
   
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# 70# 68
   
Tim Young
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# 72# 41
   
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Fake Teams
# 73# 58
   
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RotoBaller
# 76# 67
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 68
   
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The Athletic
# 76# 58
   
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The Athletic
# 77# 55
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 75
   
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# 78# 60
   
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Fantrax
# 83# 73
   
Wayne Bretsky
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# 117# 68
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 82
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498310
   
Runs7344
   
Hits12094
   
Singles6562
   
Doubles2322
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3210
   
RBI8650
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7832
   
Strikeouts10847
   
Batting Average.241.303
   
On Base Pct.345.374
   
Slugging Pct.480.471
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.845
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519538
   
Runs7774
   
Hits132152
   
Singles7599
   
Doubles2830
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2921
   
RBI8982
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6548
   
Strikeouts12180
   
Batting Average.255.283
   
On Base Pct.338.341
   
Slugging Pct.479.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.801
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
News 
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Mets second baseman Robinson Cano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Robinson Cano (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
 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
Robinson Cano (hamstring) took early batting practice Wednesday and will do some running Thursday if he feels good.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 21st
 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
Robinson Cano is dealing with a torn left hamstring.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
 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
Robinson Cano (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
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
Cano isn't nearly the player he once was, but he's proven over the last several seasons that he is still fully capable of hitting 20-25 HRs with a batting average north of .280. He is 36 years old and coming off of a PED suspension, so the risk for a collapse exists, but it's worth noting that he was actually better following the suspension last season. The move from Seattle to the Mets should be fairly neutral in terms of both ballpark and lineup.
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
Cano may be old, but he has not shown any signs of slowing down. In last year's shortened season, his production was still exceptional with a 20 HR, 100 RBI, .303 BA pace. Not only that, but he may be the game's most durable player so don't hesitate to add him prior to his ADP just to make sure no one beats you to the punch.
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
Cano still has plenty left in the reserve. In a season sliced in half because of an 80-game PED suspension, the veteran second baseman batted .303/.374/.471 with 10 homers. While the elite power has dissipated, with 2016's 39 homers now looking like a clear outlier among recent returns, he has settled into a stable source of 20 long balls with a high average. Having earned his highest hard-hit rate and exit velocity over the last four seasons, Cano corralled the sixth-highest xBA (.305) of all MLB hitters with 250 plate appearances. He's a steady contributor going at a bargain because of old age.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros