Who Should I Draft?

David Dahl or Andrew McCutchen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 65
Best Rank# 37# 31
Worst Rank# 104# 91
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 130
Best Rank# 70# 93
Worst Rank# 104# 142
   
Projections 
   
Runs7486
Home Runs2624
RBI8477
Stolen Bases1111
Batting Average.276.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 59# 64
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 73
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 41# 71
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 59# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 67# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 60
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 52# 56
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 54# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 66
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 43# 86
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 70
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 83
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 70# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 76# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 81
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 70
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 74
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 37# 71
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 46# 67
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 71# 78
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 71# 88
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 82
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 81
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 50# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 65
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 72# 83
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 77
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 52# 43
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 54# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 45
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 58# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 35
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 52
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 58
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 67# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 69
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 71# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 62
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 79# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 81# 62
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 85# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 86# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 96# 73
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 104# 83
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats249569
   
Runs3183
   
Hits68145
   
Singles3892
   
Doubles1130
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1620
   
RBI4865
   
Stolen Bases514
   
Caught Stealing39
   
Walks1995
   
Strikeouts68145
   
Batting Average.273.255
   
On Base Pct.325.368
   
Slugging Pct.534.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.792
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats518540
   
Runs7486
   
Hits143142
   
Singles8388
   
Doubles2828
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs2624
   
RBI8477
   
Stolen Bases1111
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks3879
   
Strikeouts135130
   
Batting Average.276.263
   
On Base Pct.326.357
   
Slugging Pct.505.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.813
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
News 
 David Dahl injured his ankle on a flyball to center field and needed to be carted off the field on Friday night against the Giants.
Dan Harris
Fri, Aug 2nd
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in Monday's game against the San Diego and is out for the season, according to Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 4th
 David Dahl went 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 9-1 win over the Dodgers on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 30th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen appeared to injure his knee during a rundown in the first inning of Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres. He was replaced by the recently-acquired Jay Bruce.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 David Dahl went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 12-2 win over the Reds on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 27th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 David Dahl was scratched from Friday’s lineup against the Yankees with a bruised foot.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run, three walks, two RBIs, and four runs scored in Wednesday’s win over the Cardinals. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, May 30th
 Dahl left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after fouling a ball off his left foot.
James Bisson
Wed, Jul 17th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
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
McCutchen's strikeout rate has grown and his batting averaged has dipped over the last few seasons, but he has continued to be a very reliable source of 20+ homers, 10+ SBs, and solid run and RBI totals. Now, at age 32, he is finally set to play a full season in a hitter's park while surrounded by a potent lineup. McCutchen's numbers may fluctuate a bit based on where he ends up hitting in the lineup, but it's not unreasonable to expect his power and run production numbers to trend upward a bit in the best hitting environment of his long career.
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
Even in a down year, McCutchen reached 20 homers for the eighth straight season and stole double-digit bases (14) for the ninth time in 10 MLB campaigns. He played most of 2018 in San Francisco's extreme pitcher park, so the power slide may be a matter of his surroundings rather than old age. When moving to the far friendlier Yankee Stadium, his slugging percentage boosted from .415 to .471. He picked another nice venue in Philadelphia, where he should bat at the top or heart of a revamped lineup that also added Jean Segura, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. He's still a bargain going well after the top 100, so pounce now before Harper's signing drives up the price.
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
McCutchen might not be that first round pick he once was when we were getting 30 homers, 20 steals and a .320 batting average, but he is still a plenty capable fantasy asset. He is as durable as they come and has managed 20+ homers in 8 straight seasons. Not only that. but he still steals double-digit bags per year and is moving into by far the best ballpark of his career so don't be surprised if we get a resurgence.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros