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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 20)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .222 3 24 19 3 .199 -1.5
Birth Date4-1-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age20 years, 6 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-1.52014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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 90 422 .280 .265 .331 .392 .264 .348 118 8.9 12.0 -0.2 7.9 3.3 26.3 3.5 26.3 3.5
2014 MOD A+ 29 125 .274 .267 .336 .425 .272 .315 102 1.9 3.7 0.3 3.2 1.7 7.5 1.1 7.5 1.1

Statistics For All Levels

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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 MOD A+ 125 14 32 8 2 4 14 5 27 3 0 .267 .296 .467 .200 .274 7.5 3.2 1.1
2014 ASH A 422 69 121 33 6 10 41 23 65 18 5 .309 .347 .500 .191 .280 26.3 7.9 3.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 533 56 142 27 4 9 54 26 119 9 4 .284 .317 .412 .252 9.3 CF -11, LF 0 -0.2
80o 504 50 124 23 4 8 48 23 116 8 4 .263 .294 .381 .234 0.0 CF -10, LF 0 -1.1
70o 484 45 112 21 3 7 44 21 114 7 3 .248 .278 .358 .221 -6.0 CF -10, LF 0 -1.7
60o 466 42 103 19 3 7 41 19 112 6 3 .235 .264 .339 .210 -10.8 CF -10, LF 0 -2.2
50o 450 39 95 18 3 6 38 17 110 6 3 .223 .251 .322 .199 -14.9 CF -9, LF 0 -2.6
40o 434 36 87 16 3 6 35 16 108 5 3 .210 .237 .304 .189 -18.7 CF -9, LF 0 -3.0
30o 416 32 78 15 2 5 32 14 106 5 2 .198 .223 .285 .178 -22.4 CF -9, LF 0 -3.4
20o 396 29 69 13 2 5 29 13 103 4 2 .183 .207 .263 .165 -26.3 CF -8, LF 0 -3.7
10o 367 24 58 11 2 4 25 10 98 3 2 .162 .184 .233 .146 -30.8 CF -8, LF 0 -4.2
Weighted Mean460411011937401811263.230.259.332.206-12.5CF -9, LF 0-2.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20152125024538232214504.233.278.331.227-1.1-4.30.10.514.9-19.8-6.2
20162225024549342411583.232.268.350.226-1.2-4.60.10.414.9-20.1-6.2
201723360358015263417815.238.275.348.229-1.3-3.4-0.20.514.9-18.7-9.0
201824631611332551058321479.226.267.339.224-2.4-6.1-0.10.814.9-21.7-15.7
201925623611362551261281479.233.269.354.229-2.0-3.0-0.10.614.9-18.5-15.5
2020266246715027612643414510.260.302.387.252-0.610.4-0.20.414.9-4.8-15.5
202127609641352651262351319.239.285.368.238-1.51.8-0.30.214.9-13.1-15.2
202228613641392651262331278.243.286.368.240-1.42.5-0.40.114.9-12.1-15.3
202329600621332541260341297.240.284.364.237-1.60.6-0.6-0.114.9-13.6-15.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.5out of baseball2.9out of baseballout of baseball0.98.4

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Xavier Avery 2010 .000 DNP
2 95 Mason Williams 2012 .000 DNP
3 95 Delta Cleary 2010 .000 DNP
4 94 Henry Ramos 2012 .000 DNP
5 94 Jay Austin 2011 .000 DNP
6 94 Reid Engel 2007 .000 DNP
7 92 Abraham Almonte 2009 .000 DNP
8 91 Engel Beltre 2010 .000 DNP
9 91 Eury Perez 2010 .000 DNP
10 91 Joe Dickerson 2007 .000 DNP
11 90 Jake Marisnick 2011 .000 DNP
12 89 Glynn Davis 2012 .000 DNP
13 89 Rafael Ortega 2011 .000 DNP
14 89 Ty Morrison 2011 .000 DNP
15 88 Julio Morban 2012 .000 DNP
16 88 Aaron Altherr 2011 .000 DNP
17 88 Jordan Schafer 2007 .000 DNP
18 88 Michael Saunders 2007 .000 DNP
19 88 Desmond Jennings 2007 .000 DNP
20 88 Teodoro Martinez 2012 .000 DNP
21 87 Frederick Parejo 2011 .000 DNP
22 87 Cedric Hunter 2008 .000 DNP
23 87 Christopher White 2008 .000 DNP
24 87 Gregory Polanco 2012 .000 DNP
25 87 Reymond Fuentes 2011 .000 DNP
26 87 D'Arby Myers 2009 .000 DNP
27 87 Dalton Pompey 2013 .000 DNP
28 87 Eduardo Sosa 2011 .000 DNP
29 87 Pin-Chieh Chen 2012 .000 DNP
30 86 Cutter Dykstra 2009 .000 DNP
31 86 Oswaldo Arcia 2011 .000 DNP
32 86 J.P. Ramirez 2010 .000 DNP
33 85 Alberto Diaz 2009 .000 DNP
34 85 James Baldwin 2012 .000 DNP
35 85 Moises Sierra 2009 .000 DNP
36 85 Isaac Galloway 2010 .000 DNP
37 85 Concepcion Rodriguez 2007 .000 DNP
38 85 Thomas Pham 2008 .000 DNP
39 84 Scott Robinson 2009 .000 DNP
40 84 Jeremy Barfield 2009 .000 DNP
41 84 Gorkys Hernandez 2008 .000 DNP
42 84 Ezequiel Carrera 2007 .000 DNP
43 84 Peter Hissey 2010 .000 DNP
44 84 Ben Revere 2008 .000 DNP
45 84 Noel Cuevas 2012 .000 DNP
46 84 Joe Benson 2008 .000 DNP
47 84 Brandon Jacobs 2011 .000 DNP
48 84 Mitch Dening 2009 .000 DNP
49 84 David Paisano 2008 .000 DNP
50 84 Jose Rivero 2010 .000 DNP
51 84 Jose Martinez 2009 .000 DNP
52 84 Jordan Akins 2012 .000 DNP
53 84 Michael Reed 2013 .000 DNP
54 83 Domonic Brown 2008 .000 DNP
55 83 Drew Vettleson 2012 .000 DNP
56 83 Leonardo Reyes 2009 .000 DNP
57 83 Che-Hsuan Lin 2009 .000 DNP
58 83 Efrain Contreras 2007 .000 DNP
59 83 Leandro Castro 2009 .000 DNP
60 83 Alexi Amarista 2009 .000 DNP
61 83 Yorman Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
62 83 Michael Swinson 2010 .000 DNP
63 83 Luis Domoromo 2012 .000 DNP
64 83 Jordan Scott 2012 .000 DNP
65 83 Dwight Britton 2008 .000 DNP
66 83 Quincy Latimore 2009 .000 DNP
67 82 Keon Broxton 2010 .000 DNP
68 82 Benjamin Gamel 2012 .000 DNP
69 82 Justin Reed 2008 .000 DNP
70 82 Junior Sosa 2011 .000 DNP
71 82 Estarlin Martinez 2012 .000 DNP
72 82 Rymer Liriano 2011 .000 DNP
73 82 Justin Jacobs 2009 .000 DNP
74 82 Kenny Wilson 2010 .000 DNP
75 82 Trayvon Robinson 2008 .000 DNP
76 82 Jae-Hoon Ha 2011 .000 DNP
77 82 Jorge Bonifacio 2013 .000 DNP
78 82 Matthew Sulentic 2008 .000 DNP
79 82 Tyson Gillies 2009 .000 DNP
80 82 Derrick Robinson 2008 .000 DNP
81 82 Anthony Gose 2011 .000 DNP
82 82 Brian Pointer 2012 .000 DNP
83 82 Luigi Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
84 81 Slade Heathcott 2011 .000 DNP
85 81 Alfredo Marte 2009 .000 DNP
86 81 Cameron Maybin 2007 .150
87 81 K.C. Hobson 2011 .000 DNP
88 81 Aaron Hicks 2010 .000 DNP
89 81 Felix Sanchez 2010 .000 DNP
90 81 Destin Hood 2010 .000 DNP
91 81 Daniel Carroll 2009 .000 DNP
92 81 Trayce Thompson 2011 .000 DNP
93 81 Christopher Hawkins 2012 .000 DNP
94 81 Todd Glaesmann 2011 .000 DNP
95 81 Darrell Ceciliani 2010 .000 DNP
96 81 David Mailman 2009 .000 DNP
97 81 Jacob Skole 2012 .000 DNP
98 81 Gilbert Gomez 2012 .000 DNP
99 81 Jorge Martinez 2013 .000 DNP
100 81 Chevy Clarke 2012 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Reading Rookie League numbers is like reading tea leaves, only less accurate. That being said, Dahl more than held his own—he led the Pioneer League in total bases—against older competition after being taken with the 10th pick overall in the 2012 draft out of an Alabama high school. Dahl, who has been compared to Andy Van Slyke, among others, has great hands that allow him to make hard contact to the gaps. He is fast, although he must learn to use that speed on the bases and in center field. We'll know more after he plays full-season ball, but the early returns point to his being a future stud.

BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Are the 2012 David Dahl is the next mike Trout discussions put to rest? He looks like a good player but is there any superstar in him?
(Ken from Cleveland)
Who on earth thinks Dahl is the next Mike Trout? Mike Trout is his own category. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What type of numbers would you expect David Dahl to put up once he gets settled in the MLB?
(Chopper from Indy)
I think something in the vein of .285/.335/.440 (extra slg boos for Coors) seems reasonable. 20 or so homers at his peak. It's an immensely valuable profile in CF but probably more valuable in real life than fantasy. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best Sally League hitting prospect you saw this year??
(Jim from Raleigh )
Give me David Dahl. (Ethan Purser)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Phillips is having a good season. How high does he rise?
(Eric from Houston)
Brett Phillips can flat out hit the baseball. He should get some consideration in the top 100, but I think he ultimately falls a bit short. It's an intriguing profile, kind of like a poor man's David Dahl. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Give us some prospects you're higher on than anyone else, so later we can mock/applaud you. Thanks!
(Chris from Michigan)
Still a believer in Clint Frazier. I was on the Jake Thompson/Willy Adames bandwagon pre season. I also like David Dahl a lot. Some other names I like more than others: Leonardo Molina, Rafael Devers, Cameron Varga, Brett Phillips, Kohl Stewart. (Jordan Gorosh)
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. He’s answered them with a vengeance. Any time a prospect makes great improvement at his biggest weakness, it’s 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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