Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Ryan Braun (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 92
Best Rank# 44# 36
Worst Rank# 121# 150
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 186
Best Rank# 86# 180
Worst Rank# 107# 918
   
Projections 
   
Runs7767
Home Runs2922
RBI8971
Stolen Bases612
Batting Average.255.269
   
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The Athletic
# 77# 124
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 113
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 98
   
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# 68# 97
   
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Going For 2
# 46# 81
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 60# 98
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 129
   
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USA Today
# 70# 103
   
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# 78# 97
   
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# 50# 94
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 48# 130
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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Beast Dome
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
# 76# 77
   
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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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# 70# 93
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
# 51# 111
   
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# 69# 91
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 80
   
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Razzball
# 71# 128
   
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RotoBaller
# 73# 109
   
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Freeze Stats
# 58# 84
   
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Razzball
# 56# 105
   
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# 65# 94
   
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# 60# 97
   
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# 83# 95
   
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# 73# 90
   
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FanGraphs
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The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 96
   
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The Athletic
# 67# 60
   
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FantasyPros
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Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 53
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498405
   
Runs7359
   
Hits120103
   
Singles6557
   
Doubles2325
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3220
   
RBI8664
   
Stolen Bases511
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks7834
   
Strikeouts10885
   
Batting Average.241.254
   
On Base Pct.345.313
   
Slugging Pct.480.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.782
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519457
   
Runs7767
   
Hits132123
   
Singles7574
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2922
   
RBI8971
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks6541
   
Strikeouts12195
   
Batting Average.255.269
   
On Base Pct.338.329
   
Slugging Pct.479.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.807
   
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
News 
 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
Ryan Braun is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and three RBI in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Ryan Braun went 1-for-6 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the Brewers' 10-4 win over the Pirates on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 The Brewers have activated Travis Shaw (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
Ryan Braun went 0-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts in the Brewers' 12-10 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Braun isn't often healthy, but when he is on the field, he has continued to rake over the last three years. In that time, his per 162 game average is 30 homers, 18 steals and a .279 batting average. If he can finally stay on the field, fantasy owners will hit the jackpot this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Braun is no longer the dominant fantasy outfielder he once was, but he looks to be criminally underrated at this stage of his career. You can't expect him to play more than 120-140 games, but Braun has proven over the last couple seasons that he's capable of producing 20+ HRs and 10+ SBs even while missing a quarter of a season, and his batting average could even pop back up into the .280+ range after two straight low-BABIP seasons. Hitting in a terrific lineup and favorable home ballpark, Braun (ADP 203.7) should be able to again produce numbers that resemble those of OFs going much earlier in drafts like George Springer (ADP 54.3), Mitch Haniger (ADP 81.0), and Justin Upton (ADP 85.7).
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
A regressing Braun still offers value. Despite posting career lows in batting average (.254), OBP (.313) and wRC+ (105), the veteran still stockpiled 20 homers and 11 steals last year. He faces far less competition for playing time now that the Brewers have traded Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton, so he'll go as far as his health takes him. The 35-year-old isn't washed just yet; he notched a .296 xBA and .515 xSLG, per Statcast. He should at least fare closer to 2017's .268/.336/.487 slash line, and a 25/15 campaign isn't out of the question if he could piece together 550 plate appearances in around 130 games. A massive discrepancy between his consensus ADP (210) and ECR (141) reveals an intriguing buy-low opportunity.
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