Who Should I Draft?

Travis Shaw or Ryan Braun (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Recommended by
55 of 59 experts
Recommended by
4 of 59 experts
ECR# 62# 92
Best Rank# 44# 36
Worst Rank# 121# 150
Composite# 97# 186
Best Rank# 86# 180
Worst Rank# 107# 918
Home Runs2922
Stolen Bases612
Batting Average.255.269
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 77# 124
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 113
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 98
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 97
Brad Richter
# 46# 81
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 60# 98
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 129
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 103
Site Projections
# 78# 97
Grey Albright
# 50# 94
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 130
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 89
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 78
Beast Dome
# 58# 118
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 58# 142
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 124
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 78
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 83
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 150
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 83
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 94
Andrew Gould
# 62# 93
Wayne Bretsky
# 117# 137
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 77
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 108
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 65# 93
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 82
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 95
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 95
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 84
Mario Mergola
# 56# 67
Paul Sporer
# 56# 102
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 103
Bill Dubiel
# 68# 98
Nick Mariano
# 76# 87
Bobby Sylvester
# 45# 95
Justin Mason
# 51# 111
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 91
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 64# 80
Donkey Teeth
# 71# 128
Dan Harris
# 52# 96
Pierre Camus
# 73# 109
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 84
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 56# 105
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 94
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 106
Jacob Gibbs
# 60# 97
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 96
Mick Ciallela
# 83# 95
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 85
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 91
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 73# 90
Ariel Cohen
# 62# 119
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 57# 117
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 96
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 67# 60
Andrew Seifter
# 69# 50
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 36
Rudy Gamble
# 88# 53
  Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
2018 Stats 
At Bats498405
Home Runs3220
Stolen Bases511
Caught Stealing25
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
Ryan Braun
2019 Projections 
At Bats519457
Home Runs2922
Stolen Bases612
Caught Stealing25
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
Ryan Braun
 Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Ryan Braun (calf) will start and play left field in Tuesday's Wild Card game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
 Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with a walk, a grand slam, and two runs scored Wednesday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
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
Ryan Braun went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
 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 1-for-5 with a game winning grand slam in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 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-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
 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┬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
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
 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
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