2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: David Dahl
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Here we go again. Another year, another conversation surrounding Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl . It is been the same song and dance for a few years now, but I guess the only positive about the 2020 situation for the oft-injured outfielder is that the draft capital required to roster him is less significant than years past. He logged a career-high 100 games last season, slashing .302/.353/.524 with 15 home runs, 67 runs scored, 61 RBI and four stolen bases. It was a successful season for Dahl, all things considered, but the durability, or lack thereof, is a major problem.
Dahl did not play in 2017 and appeared in just 77 and 100 games in 2018 and 2019. To get to that .302 average, he rode a whopping .386 BABIP and his xBA of .267 is far below what is actual batting average was in 2019. Furthermore, his batted ball profile is not the most promising. While his barrel rate was solid, and on the up-and-up, his exit velocity is below league average, and his hard-hit rate is...