2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: David Dahl
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
It feels like fluky injuries continue to derail David Dahl , but he flashed his upside in the second half last year, especially over the last month of play. Dahl missed time in 2017 with a stress reaction in his ribs and also in 2018 with a broken foot. He’s only appeared in more than 100 games twice as a professional. However, Dahl homered in six of his last eight regular season contests last year finishing his last 24 games with nine home runs, 27 RBI, a .287/.330/.655 slash line, a robust .368 isolated power and 42.4 fly ball rate.
Generating more fly balls could be beneficial for Dahl given Coors rates as the best park in baseball for BABIP on them. While this provides a reason for Dahl truthers to be excited, overlooking his 39.6 O-Swing (swings and misses outside the strike zone) or his 15.4 swinging strike rate would be a mistake. Dahl kept his contact percentage above 71 percent last year but will need to be more disciplined to take the step forward fantasy owners crave....