Who Should I Draft?

Justin Turner or David Dahl (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 58
Best Rank# 36# 37
Worst Rank# 131# 104
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 95
Best Rank# 83# 70
Worst Rank# 115# 104
   
Projections 
   
Runs7874
Home Runs2026
RBI7884
Stolen Bases411
Batting Average.296.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 52# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 67
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 96
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 38# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 80# 81
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 54# 104
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 52# 54
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 70
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 63
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 40# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 73
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 55
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 54# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 62# 70
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 52# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 86
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 62# 79
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 56
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 74
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 53# 71
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 41# 50
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 59# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 37
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 49# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 56# 41
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 58# 52
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 62# 59
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 63# 46
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 63# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 67# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 72# 60
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 72# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 55
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 74# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 67
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 83# 72
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 84# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 68
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 131# 43
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats365249
   
Runs6231
   
Hits11468
   
Singles6838
   
Doubles3111
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs1416
   
RBI5248
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4719
   
Strikeouts5468
   
Batting Average.312.273
   
On Base Pct.406.325
   
Slugging Pct.518.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.859
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504518
   
Runs7874
   
Hits149143
   
Singles9583
   
Doubles3428
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs2026
   
RBI7884
   
Stolen Bases411
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks5738
   
Strikeouts77135
   
Batting Average.296.276
   
On Base Pct.368.326
   
Slugging Pct.490.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.830
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
News 
 Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and an RBI as the Dodgers beat the Giants 9-0 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
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
 Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Cubs on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
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
 Justin Turner (hamstring) has returned to the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
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
Notes 
 Turner has played more than 130 games just once in his eight-year career, but he's been consistently excellent when he's on the field. If you pro-rate his stats over a full season, you are typically looking at 25 home runs and 90 RBIs. Most importantly, with a batting average of at least .312 in three of the last five seasons, Turner is on the very short list of players who are capable of winning the batting title. His value gets a big boost in leagues with daily lineups and/or multiple DL spots -- he is highly underrated in those 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
 An underrated stud when healthy, Turner has touted a higher wRC+ (141) than Paul Goldschmidt, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, and Manny Machado in the past three seasons. He has hit .300/.383/.512 over that time frame, but the games played (150, 130, 103) keeps trending downward. A mere return to 130 would make him a steal beyond the top-100 picks, especially in a shallower league where investors have an easier time filling in the injury gaps on the waiver wire.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Batting average is difficult to come by after the first four or five rounds, but then there is Turner, who over the last five seasons, has racked up a .305 batting average which beats out plays like Trout, Yelich and Freeman. There isn't a ton in the way of homers or steals, but he won't hurt you in any category unless he deals with yet another injury. For that reason, he is a bit risky.
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