Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or David Dahl (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 59
Best Rank# 30# 37
Worst Rank# 130# 104
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 95
Best Rank# 88# 70
Worst Rank# 110# 104
   
Projections 
   
Runs8774
Home Runs4126
RBI9584
Stolen Bases511
Batting Average.219.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 55
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 58
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 81
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 104
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 54
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 86
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 72
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 84
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 71
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 71
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 71
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 40
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 42
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 41
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 58# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 54
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 59
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 54
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 49
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 71
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 70
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 79# 59
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 59
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 46
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 41
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500249
   
Runs8231
   
Hits10368
   
Singles3838
   
Doubles2411
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs4016
   
RBI9248
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7419
   
Strikeouts20768
   
Batting Average.206.273
   
On Base Pct.312.325
   
Slugging Pct.498.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.859
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498518
   
Runs8774
   
Hits109143
   
Singles4383
   
Doubles2328
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs4126
   
RBI9584
   
Stolen Bases511
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks7638
   
Strikeouts201135
   
Batting Average.219.276
   
On Base Pct.322.326
   
Slugging Pct.523.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.830
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
News 
 Joey Gallo (wrist) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
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
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is unlikely to play in the Rangers' upcoming weekend series against the A's, and may not ultimately return this season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
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
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
David Dahl was scratched from Friday’s lineup against the Yankees with a bruised foot.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
 Joey Gallo (wrist) will likely require a stint on the injured list, and the Rangers are concerned that he may have a broken hamate bone.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
Dahl left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after fouling a ball off his left foot.
James Bisson
Wed, Jul 17th
Notes 
 Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
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
 Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
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