Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or David Dahl (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 59
Best Rank# 25# 37
Worst Rank# 116# 104
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 95
Best Rank# 47# 70
Worst Rank# 74# 104
   
Projections 
   
Runs7374
Home Runs3026
RBI8284
Stolen Bases211
Batting Average.247.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDIL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 67
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 81
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 46# 104
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 54
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 28# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 43
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 70
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 52
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 60# 71
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 70
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 59# 76
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 54# 79
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 84
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 56# 71
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 41# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 41
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 71
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 46
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 40
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 48
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 57# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 56
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 60# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 55
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 63# 50
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 65# 52
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 68# 59
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 70# 41
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 55
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 77# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 85# 55
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 88# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 54
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 90# 86
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 90# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 79
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 116# 42
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323249
   
Runs5131
   
Hits6068
   
Singles2538
   
Doubles1711
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs1816
   
RBI5348
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks4619
   
Strikeouts9468
   
Batting Average.186.273
   
On Base Pct.291.325
   
Slugging Pct.406.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.697.859
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats453518
   
Runs7374
   
Hits112143
   
Singles5983
   
Doubles2228
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs3026
   
RBI8284
   
Stolen Bases211
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks4838
   
Strikeouts122135
   
Batting Average.247.276
   
On Base Pct.319.326
   
Slugging Pct.493.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.830
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
News 
 Gary Sanchez (groin) has progressed to running on a treadmill, though his timetable remains uncertain, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
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
 Gary Sanchez was diagnosed with a groin strain Friday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
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
 Gary Sanchez (groin) is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Gary Sanchez (groin) will travel to New York for further testing after leaving Game 2 of Thursday's game against Detroit with left groin tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
David Dahl was scratched from Friday’s lineup against the Yankees with a bruised foot.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a two-run double, two walks and two runs scored in a 5-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Dahl left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after fouling a ball off his left foot.
James Bisson
Wed, Jul 17th
Notes 
 How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
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
 There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - 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