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Birth Date4-1-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age20 years, 3 months, 10 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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-1.52014
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 GJR Rk 67 306 .343 .282 .353 .420 .272 .420 112 29.6 9.5 0.1 -4.4 -0.7 35.2 3.0 35.2 3.0
2013 ASH A 10 42 .259 .241 .333 .361 .271 .344 104 0 1.2 0 -1.1 -0.1 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0
2014 ASH A 81 373 .269 .266 .333 .396 .264 .330 119 3.5 10.9 -0.4 7.4 3.9 19.8 2.8 19.8 2.8

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 GJR Rk 306 62 106 22 10 9 57 21 42 12 7 .379 .423 .625 .246 .343 35.2 -4.4 3.0
2013 ASH A 42 9 11 4 1 0 7 2 8 2 0 .275 .310 .425 .150 .259 1.2 -1.1 0.0
2014 ASH A 373 59 102 28 6 10 34 21 59 16 4 .295 .335 .497 .202 .269 19.8 7.4 2.8

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This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsJason Parks2014-07-07
Eyewitness Accounts: July 3, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 25Jeff Moore2014-06-26
The 2012 Redraft: Whom Would We Pick Now?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 4Jeff Moore2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 2, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 2, 2014Jason Parks2014-06-02
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day One: LynchburgJordan Shusterman2014-05-28
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day One: LynchburgJake Mintz2014-05-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part TwoCraig Goldstein2014-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part TwoBen Carsley2014-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 5Jeff Moore2014-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 30Jeff Moore2014-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Weekend Games of April 11-13Jeff Moore2014-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 4-6Jeff Moore2014-04-07
BP Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsCraig Goldstein2014-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsBen Carsley2014-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/24BP Prospect Staff2014-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/24Jason Parks2014-03-24
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part One: 1-50Bret Sayre2014-03-03
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 OutfieldersBret Sayre2014-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralPatrick Ebert2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralDavid Rawnsley2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralTodd Gold2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-03
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2014-01-28
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-01-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2014-01-27
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This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestDavid Rawnsley2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestTodd Gold2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 50 Fantasy Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 7Zach Mortimer2013-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Updated 2013 Top 100 Draft RankingsAllan Simpson2013-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 8Zach Mortimer2013-04-09
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part One: 1-50Josh Shepardson2013-03-07
Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part One: 1-50Bret Sayre2013-03-07
BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2013-02-26
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-25
BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Story vs Dahl)Nick J. Faleris2012-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Debate: Who Are the Rockies' Top and Fifth-Ranked Prospects?BP Prospect Staff2012-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 9Bradley Ankrom2012-09-10
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect DebutsJason Parks2012-09-10
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect DebutsHudson Belinsky2012-09-10
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect DebutsBradley Ankrom2012-09-10
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gun to your head - pick 1 for the better career: David Dahl or Tapia?
(Tupac from ???)
I'll take Dahl; up-the-middle defender and more power potential. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)How much should I be willing to trade for David Dahl? Will he be a top 10 prospect next season?
(Mike from Marlyand)
I think we are going to have a really fun discussion concerning Dahl and the top Ten next year. I think he has a great chance at landing there. Keep that in mind when you're making an offer. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! Any prospects with combined hit/power tools to dream on not named Taveras?
(Ryan from Glendale)
Plenty of them, Ryan! Kris Bryant is setting the minor leagues ablaze at the moment. If you want to dig a bit deeper, pay attention to what David Dahl is doing for Class-A Asheville in the Rockies org. He'll be making some noise on midseason prospect lists. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel about David Dahl this year? Solid rebound effort? Top 25 guy next season?
(Jimmy from St Louis)
I think he makes the #BPTop50 here soon. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jeff: thanks for your frequent updates on prospects. When 2014 is over, what players do you anticipate will have made the biggest jump up the ranks of prospects?
(howling wolf from Bethesda MD)
Joey Gallo has to be among the leaders in the clubhouse for that honor. He was near the bottom of our Top 101 before the season because of the questions about his ability to make contact against better pitching. Heís answered them with a vengeance. Any time a prospect makes great improvement at his biggest weakness, itís significant.

Other candidates include Raimel Tapia, David Dahl, and Hunter Dozier. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)What prospect not in the top 50 besides Gallo/Betts makes the biggest jump in the midseason rankings?
(Ryan from Atlanta)
David Dahl. He obviously had some hiccups last year, but there are absolutely no character concerns, and he's playing every day now. Should be firmly in the top 50 right now. Could be a five tool player in CF. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)David Dahl or Raimel Tapia?
(Nick from Colorado)
Give me Dahl. I know Tapia's ceiling may be a small tick higher, but Dahl's floor is substantially higher for me. Dahl has a very good shot at becoming a major leaguer, while Tapia could flame out at AA. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)True or False: David Dahl will be in your top 10 next year.
(dixie_flyer from st. louis)
False. But he could jump 50 spots by this time next year. We were too conservative with his ranking this season. He can really rip a baseball, and I love his overall approach to the game. No makeup concerns on any level. I'm a believer and I should have pushed him up the list coming into this season. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. In your opinion, which hitter and pitcher, outside of the top 50, have the highest ceilings?
(cracker73 from Florida )
Alex Reyes, Jose Martinez, Braden Shipley, and Hunter Harvey on the pitching side; Nick Williams, Raimel Tapia, and David Dahl on the positional side of the ball. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ronit, Who has the higher ceiling and what are their ETA's- Frazier and Dahl?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Both are just getting started in pro ball, so it's hard to nail down an ETA, but I'll say 2016. Even though we ranked Clint Frazier higher on the top 101, give me David Dahl. The guy is a toolbox. (Ronit Shah)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a few prospects who could really break-out this year and be top 50 next year?
(The Dude from Office)
Every time I heard Jason Parks asked this question around the time the Top-101 came out, his answer was David Dahl of the Rockies. Literally, every time. I'd go with him. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat, Mauricio. Could you rank these OF based on offensive production five years from now - Christian Yelich, Gregory Polanco, Albert Almora, Clint Frazier, David Dahl.
(Luke from Schenectady)
Yellich - Frazier - Dahl - Almora - Polanco, but I think it's tight. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am curious why Kyle Parker is not ranked for the Rockies. Parker looks to have more upside than David Dahl and be better equipped to takeover either RF or 1B in 2015?
(kevr4a6441 from Colorado)
He was ranked #9th in the Rockies system. He didn't rank higher because he has a difficult, offensive-only profile with the problem being that his offensive doesn't project to be that great. Parker's upside isn't close to Dahl's upside. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)A few prospects that blow up the rankings next year.
(Wade from Road House bar)
Alex Reyes, David Dahl, Francisco Mejia ,Jose Martinez, Luiz Gohara, Edwin Diaz, Jorge Alfaro, Reese McGuire, Jose Ortiz (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)17 team keeper, with 5 roster spots for minor leaguers. Thinking about offering a cheap Uehara for Jon Singleton and David Dahl. Thoughts?
(APJ74137 from Tulsa)
I'm a worshiper at the Church of Dahl, so I like it. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Name game time! Outside of the top 50 prospects, give me 2 pitchers and 2 hitters you think are going to be well within the top 50 by this time next year!
(vegetto712 from Florida)
David Dahl and Josh Bell with the stick; Alex Reyes and Braden Shipley with the arm (Jason Parks)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is David Dahl's lost season and my amazing USA debut enough for me to pass him in the Rockies rankings?
(Raimel Tapia from DR)
Maybe. I'm going to be very aggressive with the Tapia ranking. He could blossom into something special in 2014 (Jason Parks)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the story on the Rox' David Dahl. Are the hamstring issues going to continue to be an issue? Or just a bump in the road?
(comish4lif from Alexandria, VA)
I'm more concerned about his makeup issues than his hamstring, but I think 2013 will look like a bump in the road in the end. (Bret Sayre)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect David Dahl to repeat Low A after missing basically the entire season? What about his possible ETA?
(Scott from Tampa)
I think Dahl has to repeat Low-A. I wouldn't put it past him to rake and move to High-A around mid-season, but he has to show something before going there. I think he's likely three years away at a minimum; putting him in 2016 sometime. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! The Pirates' non signing of Appel in 2012 makes me curious what you think of the prospects they could have had instead / got instead. Would you rather have David Dahl plus a year of development, or Austin Meadows?
(JusitnG from The Office)
Considering Dahl's 2013 was a throwaway, it's a non-issue at this point, right? Something I want to clarify re: the idea of Player X plus a year vs. Player B: it's not a given that you are better off signing someone in year one, as opposed to taking a comp pick in year 2. That gets thrown around way too often by analysts and it's lazy thinking. Consider the Jays this year and their inability to sign Bickford (10th overall) or the Marlins and Krook (35th overall). Both teams could easily wind-up with comparable college arms this year that will be closer to MLB ready than their HS counterparts would have been after a year of pro ball. If someone tells you "it's always better to have the player in your system and developing for a year" they aren't fully engaging in the issues.

Playing Monday morning quarterback for Pittsburgh, I'd prefer pairing Shipley with McGuire this year. But that's a matter of personal and evaluative preferences. (Nick J. Faleris)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does the recently announced torn hamstring of David Dahl slow down his development time (besides the obvious recovery period)?
(Rockford from The A)
Absolutely. Any time you aren't on the field, getting reps, you are falling behind. He will be fine, but it might speak to a larger issue if poor conditioning was involved. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Pirates had a pre-draft deal with David Dahl last year before Appel fell to them. Would you rather have Dahl or the #9 pick in this draft?
(James from Morgantown)
Dahl. No question. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank David Dahl, Gregory Polanco, and Alen Hanson in a dynasty league that uses OBP, SLG, HR, RBI, SB+Runs, and a negative category for Total Errors Committed?
(Halo Fan from SoCal)
Hanson, Polanco, Dahl. Dahl has lots of potential, but need to see him hit in full season ball before I get more excited. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul, In a dynasty league who would you target 1st between Lucas Giolito, David Dahl or Javier Baez ? Thanks
(Joey from Madison, WI)
Baez for me. Giolito intrigues me, but let's wait and see on him, so I'd even go Dahl over him for now. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on David Dahl? When would you project him arriving to the bigs, and thoughts on production once he does arrive?
(Mike from Chi-town)
Dahl is an 19-year-old center fielder just out of high school with just over 300 professional plate appearances. I have no idea. Fortunately for the Rockies, they have Dexter Fowler (who just signed a two year extension) in center so they don't need Dahl right now.

I love the name Dahl though. It reminds me of one of my favorite authors as a kid, Roald Dahl, who's name I just spelled correctly. So now I'm a Dahl fan. Go Dahl! (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've seen people heralding David Dahl as the second coming of Mike Trout. Obviously, this is hyperbole. However, do these reports hold any merit to them? Thoughts on Dahl?
(Joe from Seattle)
I think he's a very good prospect, but he's not the second coming of Mike Trout. Everybody knows that I'm the second coming of Mike Trout. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Good big league player comp for David Dahl?
(Brett from Denver)
I'm not usually a fan of comps, Brett, because I prefer to look at each player in terms of individual talent. Based on the scouting report in our Rockies Top 10 list, it sounds as though Dahl has the skills to become a top-10 center fielder, perhaps a bit more than that, and contribute in all phases of the game.

On that note, I appreciate all of the prospect questions, but would strongly suggest that you redirect those to one of our prospect team members. Follow all of them on Twitter (handles here: https://twitter.com/hudsonbelinsky/status/294838352522403840), and don't miss Jason Parks' chat a week from today. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Do you think David Dahl starts out in Low A and do you see him moving up quickly for the Rockies?
(Scott from Montgomery)
I'm an enormous fan of David Dahl and I would almost completely shocked if he didn't start out in Low-A in 2013. He's ready for that, both physically and mentally/emotionally. I think his baseball skills would allow the Rockies to be aggressive with his promotion schedule through the A-ball levels, but I think he will have to slow down at the upper levels and make some adjustments. (Mark Anderson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Can Joc Pederson handle CF? Would he, DJ Davis, Brian Goodwin, or David Dahl be in your top 50 prospects?
(Matt from Chicago)
I don't see Pederson fitting in center field. He doesn't really fit that high on my overall prospect rankings.

Dahl would absolutely be in my Top 50. Goodwin would be in the mix. I think Davis needs to develop some before he's in that group. (Mark Anderson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Mark. If you don't mind a fantasy question, which OF do you like more, David Dahl or Byron Buxton?
(Pretend GM from Palookaville)
Buxton's ceiling is considerably higher. Dahl is a really good prospect and I'm a huge fan, but he's not in Buxton's class. (Mark Anderson)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on David Dahl in terms ceiling? Better or worse prospect than Story?
(sykklone from IA)
Hi Sykklone. I'm a big Dahl fan and I know I'm not alone. The comps that keep getting thrown around are all former All-Stars. He's extremely young but I believe he has a chance to be an impact player. For as untrustworthy as Rookie League numbers are, the fact that he led the Pioneer League in total bases just out of high school while facing older competition is impressive. As to whether he's better or worse than Story, that's a tough call. Dahl for me has higher upside, but Story is closer to the big leagues and still pretty darned good in his own right. Basically it's a nice problem to have. Now if only the Rockies had more of those guys, especially on the pitching side. (Geoff Young)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can David Dahl be Mike Trout lite?
(Mike from Utica, NY)
Please stop. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Higher ceiling, Trevor Story or David Dahl?
(sykklone from IA)
Dahl for me (Jason Parks)


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