Who Should I Draft?

David Dahl or Matt Chapman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 62
Best Rank# 37# 29
Worst Rank# 104# 103
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 103
Best Rank# 70# 86
Worst Rank# 104# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs7490
Home Runs2627
RBI8482
Stolen Bases113
Batting Average.276.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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# 59# 82
   
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# 42# 70
   
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# 46# 103
   
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# 39# 74
   
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# 55# 62
   
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# 58# 69
   
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# 52# 73
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 71# 64
   
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# 71# 69
   
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# 71# 65
   
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# 72# 64
   
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# 73# 58
   
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# 79# 53
   
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# 96# 39
   
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The Athletic
# 104# 63
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats249547
   
Runs31100
   
Hits68152
   
Singles3880
   
Doubles1142
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs1624
   
RBI4868
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1958
   
Strikeouts68146
   
Batting Average.273.278
   
On Base Pct.325.356
   
Slugging Pct.534.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.864
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats518558
   
Runs7490
   
Hits143144
   
Singles8375
   
Doubles2836
   
Triples65
   
Home Runs2627
   
RBI8482
   
Stolen Bases113
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks3859
   
Strikeouts135157
   
Batting Average.276.257
   
On Base Pct.326.328
   
Slugging Pct.505.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.816
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored on Saturday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, a walk, three RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Wednesday against the Orioles.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple, single, and one run scored on Friday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
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
While it may be appealing to draft incredible real-life players, there is a major difference between fringe AL MVP candidate and top 80 fantasy baseball player. Chapman's defensive prowess doesn't transfer over, unfortunately, so rather, we are looking at a mediocre power hitter with some batting average concerns.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Chapman didn't hit quite as many homers in 2018 as fantasy owners may have hoped, after displaying 30-HR power in the minors. But he made up for it with much lower strikeout rate than he had in the minors, riding that and a .338 BABIP to a .278 batting average and even 100 runs scored. The high BABIP all but ensures that Chapman's batting average will fall in 2019, but if he's able to keep the strikeouts in check he could be more of a .260 hitter than a .240 one. He also still has clear 30 HR potential if he can just elevate the ball more -- his 40.3 percent ground ball rate last year was much higher than he ever had in the minors.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Although he underwent offseason surgery, Chapman is expected to be ready by Oakland's season opener in Tokyo on March 20. Fantasy investors don't reap the rewards of his Gold Glove at third, and typical five-by-five gamers didn't fully benefit from his 42 doubles. Yet those strengths led to a steadfast starting role and 100 runs scored. Having towered as many as 36 homers in a minor league season, he could expand upon last season's 23. He also make quiet contact gains to support his .278 batting average, so even if Chapman doesn't take another step further, he also won't regress as much as most projections expect.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros