Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Haniger or David Dahl (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 59
Best Rank# 38# 37
Worst Rank# 84# 104
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 95
Best Rank# 60# 70
Worst Rank# 93# 104
   
Projections 
   
Runs8774
Home Runs2526
RBI8584
Stolen Bases711
Batting Average.273.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 42# 59
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 67
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 81
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 39# 104
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 38# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 52# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 70
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 50# 52
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 55# 71
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 73
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 70
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 65# 86
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 55# 79
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 84# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 84
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 71
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 44# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 65
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 47# 50
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 66# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 71
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 44# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 41
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 42
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 51# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 53# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 59# 49
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 59# 54
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 62# 59
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 62# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 64# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 46
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 67# 52
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 68# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 55
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 62
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats596249
   
Runs9031
   
Hits17068
   
Singles10238
   
Doubles3811
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2616
   
RBI9348
   
Stolen Bases85
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7019
   
Strikeouts14868
   
Batting Average.285.273
   
On Base Pct.366.325
   
Slugging Pct.493.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.859
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats567518
   
Runs8774
   
Hits155143
   
Singles9383
   
Doubles3428
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2526
   
RBI8584
   
Stolen Bases711
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks6238
   
Strikeouts140135
   
Batting Average.273.276
   
On Base Pct.344.326
   
Slugging Pct.475.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.819.830
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
David Dahl
LF,CF,RF - COL
David Dahl
News 
 Mitch Haniger (back) has still not been officially ruled out for the season, but his back hasn't shown any tangible improvement and he's likely to sit out the team's remaining games."He still has a few issues going on," manager Scott Servais said. "Obviously we're at the point in the season where it doesn't look great for him getting back on the field. I don't rule out anything, but it would be very difficult."
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
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
 Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
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
 Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
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
 Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
David Dahl was scratched from Friday’s lineup against the Yankees with a bruised foot.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
 Mitch Haniger (groin) is dealing with some lower-back tightness and is day-to-day amid his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
Dahl left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after fouling a ball off his left foot.
James Bisson
Wed, Jul 17th
Notes 
 Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
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
 Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
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
 Although Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
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