Colorado Rockies Top 20 Prospects

3) David Dahl – OF

Date of Birth: April 1st, 1994

Height/Weight: 6’2”/ 195 pounds

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Acquired: Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2012 draft 

A first round pick in the 2012 draft for the Rockies, David Dahl has taken a bit longer to develop than the Rockies would have liked. After an absolutely abysmal 2013 season, Dahl rebounded well in 2014, and continued his strong performance into 2015, at least after an early season spleen injury. Dahl has faced quite a bit of adversity in his short professional career, but has been able to respond well at every turn. In 73 games at Double A in 2015, Dahl slashed .278/.304/.417 with a wRC+ of 106. These numbers were nothing spectacular, but given his early struggles, 2015 was a good step forward for Dahl for all intents and purposes.

At this point, if all goes well with his further development, Dahl really has the potential to be a five tool player in the Rockies outfield. Dahl has good speed, allowing him to steal bases as well as cover a lot of ground in center field. Given his speed, and his strong throwing arm that goes with his range, Dahl is projected to be a long term center fielder. At the plate, Dahl is known for a good approach, and his ability to hit the ball to all parts of the field. While Dahl has yet to show a ton of power so far in his professional career, with increased size and development, that power should come. Another interesting thing about Dahl is his good patience at the plate, as he doesn’t strikeout a whole lot. Coming off yet another injury in 2015, there are a lot of question marks surrounding Dahl, and he once again must overcome that adversity.

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