Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 62
Best Rank# 16# 44
Worst Rank# 85# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 53# 97
Best Rank# 43# 86
Worst Rank# 70# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7577
Home Runs2229
RBI7789
Stolen Bases46
Batting Average.300.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 71# 77
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 78
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 68
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 44# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 62# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 48# 66
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 53# 67
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 41# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 65
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 16# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 54# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 62
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 62# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 78
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 56
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 46# 70
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 45# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 76
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 46# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 69
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 61# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 49# 56
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 48# 65
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 36# 60
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 23# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 71# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 62
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 60
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 46# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 54# 62
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 46# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 48
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 49# 44
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 51# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 66# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 69# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 82# 72
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 85# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498
   
Runs73
   
Hits120
   
Singles65
   
Doubles23
   
Triples0
   
Home Runs32
   
RBI86
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Caught Stealing2
   
Walks78
   
Strikeouts108
   
Batting Average.241
   
On Base Pct.345
   
Slugging Pct.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats482519
   
Runs7577
   
Hits145132
   
Singles9375
   
Doubles2928
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2229
   
RBI7789
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4665
   
Strikeouts72121
   
Batting Average.300.255
   
On Base Pct.361.338
   
Slugging Pct.505.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.817
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
News 
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 23rd
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 Vladimir Guerrero went 2-for-2 with two walks in the Blue Jays' loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
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
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (knee) is starting at third base and batting third Tuesday night against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 20th
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
 An MRI on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s injured knee only showed inflammation, which means the rookie third baseman should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 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
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was removed from Saturday’s game versus the Mariners with knee discomfort.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 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
Notes 
 Nobody is doubting Guerrero's skills. Especially not Steamer, as the typically pessimistic projection system has the 19-year-old batting .306/.368/.511 with 22 homers in 550 plate appearances. Toronto's teenage prodigy has nothing left to prove in the minors after collectively batting .381/.437/.636 in Double-A and Triple-A. The problem is opportunity, with the Blue Jays almost certain to hold baseball's top prospect back for service-time manipulation. Since he was never going to make the Opening Day roster, supporters shouldn't get cold feet because of an oblique injury that guarantees a delay to his anticipated arrival. With Ronald Acuna's sensational debut fresh in everyone's mind, there's still little chance of snagging Vlad Jr. at a discount. Don't bite so soon in re-drafts, but it'll get tougher to resist if he lasts to the late fifth or sixth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 The always conservative Steamer projection model sees Vlad Jr. as a similar player to Nolan Arenado from the get-go with a .300+ BA, 30 homers and both 100 RBIs and runs over a full season's at bats. This issue, however, will be whether he gets those at-bats. You can gamble on him as early as the 4th round, but it may not be early enough to beat others to the punch
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
 Guerrero profiles as a future superstar. He was unstoppable across four minor league levels last season, hitting .381 with 20 home runs in just 95 games. The projection systems universally expect him to rake from day one in the Major Leagues, envisioning that he is capable of hitting close to .300 with 20-25 home runs even while missing the first few weeks of the season due to service time considerations. He won't be good for more than a handful of stolen bases, but that hardly matters for a player who could someday soon lead the league in both batting average and home runs.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Moustakas would slate right behind Shaw for me
Michael Florio - Fantrax
  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