Travis Shaw Optioned

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Travis Shaw was optioned to Triple A over the weekend after his continued poor performance. Mike Moustakas has been playing third base so there is no replacement in fantasy.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Travis Shaw to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 54.27 projected fantasy points puts him at #28 behind Michael Chavis and ahead of Todd Frazier. He has averaged 2.39 fantasy points in his past 213 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.5 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#41) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Travis Shaw is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #41 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (3B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#26 Josh Rojas (9% OWN)55 FP, 2.61 per game170 FP, 96 gp, 1.8 per game (#101)
#27 Michael Chavis (61% OWN)54 FP, 2.66 per game170 FP, 96 gp, 1.8 per game (#101)
#28 Travis Shaw (16% OWN)54 FP, 2.5 per game428 FP, 149 gp, 2.87 per game (#12)
#29 Todd Frazier (9% OWN)53 FP, 2.81 per game278 FP, 115 gp, 2.41 per game (#17)
#30 Jedd Gyorko (1% OWN)52 FP, 2.87 per game250 FP, 117 gp, 2.14 per game (#25)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Travis Shaw is projected for 2.15 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #25 projected third baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Eduardo Escobar but behind Asdrubal Cabrera the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#32). He is projected for 10.36 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#23 Todd Frazier (9% OWN)2.27 FP (6% ST)2.81 FP
#24 Asdrubal Cabrera (57% OWN)2.17 FP (40% ST)2.97 FP
#25 Travis Shaw (16% OWN)2.15 FP (3% ST)2.5 FP
#26 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)2.13 FP (91% ST)3.06 FP
#27 Yu-Cheng Chang (1% OWN)1.98 FP2.79 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#30 Carlos Sanchez (3% OWN)11.6 FP (2% ST)2.15 FP
#31 Isiah Kiner-Falefa (4% OWN)10.7 FP (2% ST)2.42 FP
#32 Travis Shaw (16% OWN)10.4 FP (3% ST)2.5 FP
#33 Martin Prado (1% OWN)10.3 FP1.92 FP
#34 Marco Hernandez (0% OWN)9.9 FP3.29 FP

TRAVIS SHAW IS A GREAT DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL ($2.2K) AND DRAFTKINGS ($2.5K) FOR 9/1

He is projected for 8.3 FanDuel points and 6.2 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$596 more than $2.2K on FanDuel and +$944 more than $2.5K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (3B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#26 Colin Moran8.5 FD Points$3900
#27 Joe Wendle8.5 FD Points$2100
#28 Travis Shaw8.3 FD Points$2200
#29 Todd Frazier8.2 FD Points$2700
#30 Asdrubal Cabrera8 FD Points$2800
DRAFTKINGS (3B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#14 Colin Moran6.5 DK Points$4800
#15 Cory Spangenberg6.3 DK Points$3200
#16 Travis Shaw6.2 DK Points$2500
#17 Asdrubal Cabrera6 DK Points$4000
#18 Yu-Cheng Chang5.9 DK Points$2800

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

TRAVIS SHAWFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019543.811.210.69.50.6
-- Per Game (22 Proj)2.50.170.520.490.440.03
8/26 to 9/1 (0.9 Games)2.20.170.440.420.390.02
9/2 to 9/8 (4.8 Games)10.40.682.22.01.90.14
2019 Season8261318280
-- Per Game (64 GP)1.30.090.200.280.440.00
2018 to 20195103899911065
-- Per Game (213 GP)2.40.180.460.430.500.02