Who Should I Draft?

David Dahl or A.J. Pollock (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 61
Best Rank# 37# 41
Worst Rank# 104# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 92
Best Rank# 70# 77
Worst Rank# 104# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs7478
Home Runs2621
RBI8469
Stolen Bases1117
Batting Average.276.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 77
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 52
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 41# 72
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 59# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 98
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 43# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 58# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 83
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 71# 77
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 50
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 52# 69
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 57
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 74
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 80
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 37# 72
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 46# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 61
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 50# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 68
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 52# 50
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 54# 50
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 54# 50
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 50
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 59# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 67# 53
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 67# 55
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 67# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 70# 65
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 71# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 41
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 72# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 76# 54
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 79# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 64
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 81# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 85# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 86# 80
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 96# 48
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 104# 79
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats249413
   
Runs3161
   
Hits68106
   
Singles3859
   
Doubles1121
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs1621
   
RBI4865
   
Stolen Bases513
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1931
   
Strikeouts68100
   
Batting Average.273.257
   
On Base Pct.325.316
   
Slugging Pct.534.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.800
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats518504
   
Runs7478
   
Hits143133
   
Singles8379
   
Doubles2829
   
Triples64
   
Home Runs2621
   
RBI8469
   
Stolen Bases1117
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks3841
   
Strikeouts135104
   
Batting Average.276.263
   
On Base Pct.326.318
   
Slugging Pct.505.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.780
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
News 
 David Dahl went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 6-4 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
A.J. Pollock, recovering from elbow surgery that has sidelined him since late April, could play rehab games during the All-Star break.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 18th
 David Dahl went 3-for-4 with a triple, three RBI, and three runs scored in the Rockies' 14-8 win over the Padres on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says A.J. Pollock (elbow) will need 40-50 at-bats on a minor league rehab assignment before returning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 David Dahl went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in Colorado's 9-6 win over the Padres on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday that A.J. Pollock will undergo elbow surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
 David Dahl went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
A.J. Pollock will undergo exploratory surgery to determine the severity of his right elbow infection.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
 David Dahl went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Rockies' 3-1 win over the Cubs on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 6th
A.J. Pollock has been placed on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Notes 
 There is plenty of reason to be excited about David Dahl, as his upside is a true five-category contributor. With that said, he has been among the most injury-prone players in baseball so even 400 plate appearances is no guarantee.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Pollock was a fantasy monster in 2015, but then an elbow injury cost him almost the entire 2016 season and he hasn't been quite the same player since. A 20-20 season is in the realm of possibility here, and Pollock should score plenty of runs atop the Dodgers lineup as long as he can stay healthy. Just don't reach too early while dreaming of 2015.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Dahl displayed an enticing combination of power, speed, and batting average in the minor leagues, but he has found it hard to nail down regular playing time in Colorado over the last couple seasons. Thankfully, that will no longer be an issue in 2019, as he's slated to be the Rockies' everyday left fielder. Dahl will need to keep his strikeout rate in check if he wants to be a true asset in batting average, but he should be able to contribute 25+ HRs and 10+ SBs this season while calling Coors Field home. There's always a little bit of risk when investing an early pick in a player who has never played a full Major League season, but Dahl's upside outweighs the risk once you get outside of the first five or six rounds of fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
A broken thumb marked the third different injury to besiege Pollock in as many years. Although a terrific source of power and speed when healthy, he has played just 112 and 113 games in the last two seasons, respectively. When on the field, he endured a massive spike in strikeouts (21.7%) with a 77.8% contact rate five points below his career norm. Drafters must take all of these downsides into account while acknowledging the possibility of a 25/20 season with massive run-scoring upside if batting atop the Dodgers' lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 *In best Jerry Seinfeld voice* What's the Dahl with David's rising ADP? He's a top-100 choice in most spots after popping nine homers in September. Although he could easily offer 25 homers and 15 steals with a Coors-inflated batting average, investors must be willing to absorb some additional matchup homework. He recorded a .378 wOBA against righties and a .296 wOBA versus lefties, and even those steep splits are nothing compared to his .435 wOBA at home compared to a .254 wOBA on the road. This could make him trickier to own in leagues with weekly lineups.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Prior to yet another injury, Pollock was among the best fantasy assets in baseball. He had 12 homers, 9 steals and 38 RBIs through just 186 at bats. The ceiling for Pollock is a 30/20 player with a batting average near .300, but he has only played more than 115 games just twice in his career so don't forget about the risk in drafting him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros