David Dahl

Position: OF
Born: 4/1/1994
Height: 6'2
Weight: 195
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#10 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .314 with 18 homers and 61 RBIs in 92 games between Hartford (Double-A) and Albuquerque (Triple-A) with 17 steals, 27 doubles and a .569 slugging percentage. In his 16 games at Albuquerque, he hit .484 with five homers and a .887 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Albuquerque July 25 when OF Brandon Barnes was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 7/25/2016

Debut Details
July 25, in a 3-2 10-inning loss to the Orioles. The starting left fielder, he batted sixth and went 1-for-4 with a run scored. After striking out swinging against starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo in his first two at bats in the second and fourth innings, he singled to center off of Gallardo in the seventh and scored on a single by Mark Reynolds to give the Rockies the lead at the time. In the 10th inning, he led the frame off by grounding out to first base unassisted.

Player Notes
One of the top prospects in the system, the five-tool hype is legit, something that is not always the case when the term is tossed around, as his increased power numbers this season may help attest to (and only 16 of his 92 games were played in the homer-happy Pacific Coast League – the others were in the not-so-homer-happy Eastern League). In 2015, he played in just 79 games, mostly at New Britain (Double-A), hitting .266 with six homers, 25 RBIs and 22 steals in a season interrupted by a serious outfield collision in which he not only suffered a concussion but a spleen injury major enough to force him to undergo a splenectomy (removal of the spleen). In 2014, he’d hit .299 in 119 games between the Rockies’ two Class A affiliates at Asheville and Modesto with 14 homers, 55 RBIs and 21 steals.

2080 Notes
Dahl checked in at No. 21 on 2080’s Preseason Top 125 Prospect Ranking List, where we had this to say about him: “He’s got five-tool potential, with all of them playing average to plus. With injuries on Dahl’s past resume, we may not have seen the best of his ability yet. Provided he stays healthy, he is one of the better pure center field prospects in baseball.”