Who Should I Draft?

Justin Upton or David Dahl (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 60
Best Rank# 37# 33
Worst Rank# 104# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 94
Best Rank# 70# 77
Worst Rank# 104# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs7482
Home Runs2629
RBI8488
Stolen Bases118
Batting Average.276.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 59# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 96
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 65
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 41# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 61
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 65
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 54# 56
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 67# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 62
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 43# 95
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 58# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 118
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 38
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 52# 106
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 62
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 54# 67
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 108
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 85# 121
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 60
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 37# 44
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 46# 55
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 71# 73
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 69
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 33
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 76# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 81# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 43
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 72# 44
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 59# 46
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 71# 46
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 86# 48
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 50# 48
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 52# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 96# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 52
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 79# 53
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 71# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 67# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 70# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 78
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 104# 87
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats249533
   
Runs3180
   
Hits68137
   
Singles3888
   
Doubles1118
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1630
   
RBI4885
   
Stolen Bases58
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1964
   
Strikeouts68176
   
Batting Average.273.257
   
On Base Pct.325.344
   
Slugging Pct.534.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.808
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats518535
   
Runs7482
   
Hits143135
   
Singles8380
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs2629
   
RBI8488
   
Stolen Bases118
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks3863
   
Strikeouts135171
   
Batting Average.276.253
   
On Base Pct.326.332
   
Slugging Pct.505.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.802
   
  David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
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
Justin Upton (knee) received a PRP injection Friday and will be on crutches for two or three weeks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Justin Upton (knee) will not play again this season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Justin Upton underwent an MRI on his right knee Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 David Dahl was scratched from Friday‚Äôs lineup against the Yankees with a bruised foot.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
Justin Upton went 0-for-2 with a walk in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
 Dahl left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after fouling a ball off his left foot.
James Bisson
Wed, Jul 17th
Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's 10-6 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
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
Erratic over the course of a season, Upton is consistent on a year-to-year basis. Even if he never lived out Ken Griffey Jr. comparisons, the outfielder has logged over 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons with at least 30 homers in the last three. A rise in ground balls and fall in fly balls, however, puts that streak in jeopardy. So does a toe injury that will likely send him to the IL to start 2019. That's a big blow since stability was a major driving force in drafting Upton.
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
Upton is the definition of a boring-but-reliable fantasy producer, with six straight seasons of at least 26 HRs, eight stolen bases, solid run production, and a middling batting average. In a good year, he might hit 35 HRs, bat .280, or swipe 20 bags, but the safe expectation is that he will go around .250-30-10, which is still quite useful in fantasy leagues.
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
Upton is one of the only players with at least 30 homers in each of the last three seasons. You can also bank on 80+ RBIs and runs, and while his stolen bases have come down over the years, 10 is a good bet once again. Upton's batting average won't help you, but it should be enough to warrant a sixth round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros