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Birth Date4-1-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 6 months, 20 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2016 COL 22 63 237 70 12 4 7 15 59 0 5 0 .315 .359 .500 90 -2.3 2.1 -2.1 0.3
2018 COL 24 77 271 68 11 3 16 19 68 1 5 3 .273 .325 .534 112 4.9 -1.3 1.1 1.1
2019 COL 25 100 413 113 28 5 15 28 110 4 4 4 .302 .353 .524 103 3.7 2.1 -3.2 1.3

Statistics for All Levels

'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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2012 GJR Rk PIO 67 306 .282 .353 .420 .420 113 28.3 9.5 0.1 170 0 -10.0 -0.7 15.0 1.3
2013 ASH A SAL 10 42 .241 .333 .361 .344 99 0.2 1.2 0 103 0 -1.4 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 ASH A SAL 90 422 .265 .331 .392 .348 118 8.7 12.0 -0.2 117 0 12.4 3.3 0.9 2.9
2014 MOD A+ CAL 29 125 .267 .334 .424 .315 104 1.3 3.7 0.3 96 0 3.4 1.7 -3.4 0.6
2015 BOI A- NWL 6 24 .264 .328 .389 .200 109 -3.7 0.7 0.1 -31 0 0.5 0.2 -3.5 -0.2
2015 NBR AA EAS 73 302 .259 .316 .372 .352 96 4.2 8.1 0.2 94 0 -4.8 5.0 -7.1 0.1
2016 COL MLB NL 63 237 .249 .316 .403 .404 110 7.1 6.7 -1.4 90 13 -2.1 2.1 -2.3 0.3
2016 NBR AA EAS 76 332 .258 .325 .390 .351 105 16.7 8.9 -1.1 131 0 0.0 3.7 5.1 1.8
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 16 68 .276 .344 .435 .543 114 13 1.9 0 213 0 -0.6 0.8 6.9 0.9
2017 LNC A+ CAL 2 8 .263 .320 .395 .400 97 1.6 0.2 -0.1 181 0 -0.1 0.0 0.6 0.1
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 17 74 .272 .330 .436 .294 114 -2.1 2.2 -0.3 56 0 -1.2 0.7 -3.7 -0.2
2018 COL MLB NL 77 271 .245 .313 .401 .311 112 4.2 7.6 -1.9 112 12 1.1 -1.3 4.9 1.1
2018 ABQ AAA PCL 19 78 .268 .340 .416 .357 117 -1.6 2.3 -0.5 85 0 2.4 -0.6 -1.1 0.2
2019 COL MLB NL 100 413 .245 .312 .420 .386 119 7.6 12.5 -1.8 103 12 -3.2 2.1 3.7 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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2012 GJR Rk PIO 306 280 62 106 22 10 9 175 57 21 42 12 7 .379 .423 .625 .246 2 1
2013 ASH A SAL 42 40 9 11 4 1 0 17 7 2 8 2 0 .275 .310 .425 .150 0 0
2014 ASH A SAL 422 392 69 121 33 6 10 196 41 23 65 18 5 .309 .347 .500 .191 2
2014 MOD A+ CAL 125 120 14 32 8 2 4 56 14 5 27 3 0 .267 .296 .467 .200 0
2015 NBR AA EAS 302 288 46 80 16 3 6 120 24 11 72 22 7 .278 .304 .417 .139 0 3
2015 BOI A- NWL 24 24 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 9 0 0 .125 .125 .167 .042 0 0
2016 NBR AA EAS 332 288 53 80 21 2 13 144 45 39 85 16 5 .278 .367 .500 .222 1 2
2016 COL MLB NL 237 222 42 70 12 4 7 111 24 15 59 5 0 .315 .359 .500 .185 0 0
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 68 62 17 30 6 2 5 55 16 6 11 1 2 .484 .529 .887 .403 0 0
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 74 70 12 17 2 2 2 29 14 3 17 1 1 .243 .274 .414 .171 0 1
2017 LNC A+ CAL 8 7 2 3 0 0 1 6 2 1 1 0 0 .429 .500 .857 .429 0 0
2018 ABQ AAA PCL 78 77 7 22 7 0 2 35 9 1 19 1 0 .286 .295 .455 .169 0 0
2018 COL MLB NL 271 249 31 68 11 3 16 133 48 19 68 5 3 .273 .325 .534 .261 2 0
2019 COL MLB NL 413 374 67 113 28 5 15 196 61 28 110 4 4 .302 .353 .524 .222 5 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 914 0.4650 0.5295 0.6921 0.6965 0.3845 0.7703 0.5691 0.3079 0.0000
2018 991 0.4531 0.5550 0.6964 0.7261 0.4133 0.7546 0.6116 0.3036 0.0000
2019 1603 0.4585 0.5197 0.6915 0.7007 0.3664 0.7592 0.5818 0.3085 0.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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


Year Team Salary
2019 COL $560,000
2018 COL $
2017 COL $537,000
2016 COL $
1 yrPrevious$537,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,097,000
2 yrTotal$1,097,000


Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 162 dSosnick Cobbe & Karon1 year/$560,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$560,000 (2019). Re-signed by Colorado 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Colorado 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Colorado 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Colorado 7/25/16.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2012 (1-10) (Oak Mountain HS, Birmingham, Ala.). $2.6M signing bonus ($2.7M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 621 85 162 32 4 26 86 46 147 13 5 .286 .344 .495 119 40.7 4.3
80o 603 80 152 30 4 24 81 43 146 13 5 .276 .332 .475 112 32.7 3.5
70o 591 76 143 28 3 23 77 41 145 12 5 .264 .320 .455 107 27.2 2.9
60o 580 73 137 27 3 22 74 39 144 11 5 .258 .311 .444 103 22.6 2.4
50o 570 71 132 26 3 21 71 37 143 11 4 .252 .305 .433 99 18.5 2.0
40o 560 68 127 25 3 20 68 36 142 11 4 .246 .299 .422 95 14.5 1.5
30o 549 65 121 24 3 19 65 34 141 10 4 .239 .290 .410 91 10.4 1.1
20o 537 62 114 22 3 18 62 32 139 10 4 .230 .280 .395 86 5.8 0.6
10o 519 57 106 21 3 17 58 30 137 9 4 .220 .268 .382 79 -0.3 0.0
Weighted Mean57271133263217138143114.253.307.43410019.22.0

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2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)I need to move 1 of Kieboom, Hiura, or Rodgers to get help in RF. For fantasy, which ends up the best MI? And is David Dahl a sufficient return?
(Loria from Milwaukee)
I'd move Rodgers for Dahl.

Lee Moses. The energy of this kids on a sugar high in a bounce castle at Chuck the Cheese's can't touch it. (Wilson Karaman)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who's got the best beard in baseball right now? And does it hold a candle to Rollie's stache? And is David Dahl anything but empty average these days? I know he is only 25, but he looks to not be much different than Castellanos.
(Alex from Austin)
Justin Turner. Give me that ginger. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-07-30 23:00:00 (link to chat)Construct a convincing and winning offer from Colorado for Bryce Harper
(Ciber The Main Man from Mexico)
Oh man oh man oh man oh man I'd empty their system and shake out its pockets on the sidewalk to watch Good Harper in Coors for a couple months. But I have negative feel for the going rate on that kind of short-term rental; JD Martinez was traded for a bag of used BP balls last year, yunno? How about Lambert, Daza, Rico Garcia? Or maybe they finally succesfully decouple themselves from David Dahl?

Rockie fans over there like: (Wilson Karaman)
2018-06-20 19:00:00 (link to chat)Does David Dahl have a non-robust skeleton?
(mikewilsonelgin from Bloomington)
according to the article I Googled 30 seconds ago, no. (Mike Gianella)
2018-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the Rockies having a potential opening in the outfield/first base given the likely departure of Carlos Gonzalez, do you see David Dahl making a fantasy impact this year? He had a decent run his last time in the majors.
(Dahl's Missing Spleen from Denver)
A lot of Colorado people today! If Dahl is healthy, he still has a nice upside. Could go 15/15 even in a partial season, but don't expect the BA to repeat, because his plate discipline still needs work. For keeper leagues, he may come at a discount now, so he's worth the pick. I picked him up in a deep keeper league, still have faith. (Kevin Jebens)
2018-02-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Evening, Scott. Just finishing tomorrow's breakfast here in Taiwan. If healthy and doing okay this spring, David Dahl is a full time outfielder for Colorado, right?
(jipcho from Taipei, Taiwan)
Good Morning jipcho...Yes, is a thing and Dahl has struggled with it. Hes had only about 400 AB in the past two seasons combined so I expect that he would spend a bit of time in Triple-A, but he should be a regular by late May at least if everything works. (Scott Delp)
2018-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)How will David Dahl fit in a crowded Rockies OF this year? Do you like his ceiling?
(bob m from philly)
If he's healthy they'll find a place for him, with Ian Desmond moving to first. Yeah, I feel like he could be a top 15-20 OF in that park if he gets the PT. (Mike Gianella)
2017-08-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you provide any recent information regarding David Dahl's back spasms that led to DL list. Is this new injury somehow related to his prior cracked ribs?
(dan22ke9 from Windy City)
I don't have any updates about Dahl's condition, but man that dude seems to get unlucky a lot with injuries. It seems reasonable that it could be related, I agree. (Mark Barry)
2017-08-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best guess for David Dahl stats in 2018? Will they be in Colorado?
(Herb Tarlek from WKRP, Ohio)
A follow up on Dahl: it's always been about health with him. A healthy Dahl at Coors Field? Maybe something like .290ish average with 20-25 homers and 15-20 steals? Obviously that's with the biggest and boldest of caveats. (Mark Barry)
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who hangs up on Sonny Gray to Colorado for R. Tapia, Y. Almonte & C. Welker ?
(Ernie from Denver)
Speaking of that decent arm, Almonte was who the White Sox gave up for Kahnle!

As much as I think the Rockies should buy if they could--this is a super fun team and this is a great opportunity given the start they've gotten off to--Tapia is looking like a pretty important piece in terms of their ability to contend this year. Maybe see if they can get someone to bite on David Dahl instead?

I'm not sure Gray is the one I'd go for if I were Colorado, but the shape of this deal seems good to me. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-02-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League - I plan on competing this year and need to keep two of the following: Gregory Polanco, Carlos Gonzalez and David Dahl. Who would you keep?
(sorlando from Buffalo)
Depends some on inflation/how long you can keep guys, but for just 2017 I guess I'd keep Polanco and Cargo? I'm not convinced about that, though. Shop Dahl like crazy, he should fetch you something tasty. Shop Cargo too I guess, and if he fetches enough of a higher price, ship him and keep Dahl. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of major league player do you expect David Dahl to become?
(Ethan from Colorado)
First division regular in center field. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)How would you order these OF prospects in a shallow dynasty league, and are they all basically the same tier? David Dahl, Austin Meadows, Andrew Benintendi, Victor Robles... Thanks.
(Joey from Michigan)
Excellent looking group. I like your suggestion that they're all in the same tier. Meadows is the only one to reach AAA so far but he probably has the least upside of the group. Robles is the youngest of the group and the only one who hasn't reached the high minors yet but he probably has the most upside (and the highest likelihood of flaming out and never reaching the majors). (Scooter Hotz)
2016-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on David Dahl? Can he be a 5 tool impact player for the Rockies in Coors if he stays healthy, which has always been his problem? In your mind, what is his ETA in Colorado?
(misterbob from pa)
There's definitely a chance for 5-tool impact there, though with the injuries I could see Dahl ending up a plus corner defender as opposed to a solid one in center. That might be the best outcome for both sides, but the bar for "impact" out of a left fielder is obviously higher than in center. Health-permitting, I think you'll see Dahl in Colorado next year. (Daniel Rathman)
2016-05-16 23:00:00 (link to chat)What to make of David Dahl's hot start? Statistically he was a bit of an undisciplined free swinger before, now the line looks like he's a three true outcomes guy with speed. What are scouts saying about him? Is this sustainable?
(neph27 from The cmbl)
I wrote about Dahl from a fantasy perspective with some notes from Adam Hayes on the prospect team last week. His take: the hit tool's not as strong as the early numbers suggest, as he struggles with lower half timing & keeping a consistent trigger. But he's got excellent bat speed and the power, while not *quite* to the level of early production, can be legit plus. He's one of the best outfield prospects in the game at this point. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is David Dahl a top 10 prospect in the game?
(Okie from Muskogee)
Nah. Not even sure if he's top 25. I like Dahl, but I'm not getting ahead of myself just yet. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)An 15 team OPS league with 8 keeper farm spots per- do you prefer David Dahl or Brendan Rodgers?
(rick from Scrant'in)
Lean Rodgers because of the position. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Would you lean towards David Dahl or Ian Happ in a Dynasty League?
(Ron from Texarkana)
I'd go with Happ just because of the possible health concerns with Dahl but both are good and it's a close call. (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Just wondering why David Dahl fell 13 places , I and yourself still believe him to be top drawer I think , so what gives ?
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
Dahl is actually going to be the subject of one of our supplementary pieces next week, so I'll let that do the talking. He was surprisingly divisive to me, and I do tend to side with guys higher on him. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect any of these guys to bounceback in 2016?: Arismendy Alcantara D.J. Peterson Alen Hanson Alex Jackson David Dahl Tyler Kolek Braden Shipley Reynaldo Lopez Sorry for the huge question, thanks!!!
(Max from Connecticut)
I would put my faith in Reynaldo Lopez and David Dahl. Arismendy Alcantara's approach hasn't matured from where it was last year so I'm not expecting him to bounce back. Alex Jackson looked lost at the MWL, he still has talent but that might take some time for him to figure it out. I've heard awful things on Tyler Kolek, high exertion with a terrible body and nary a dependable secondary pitch.

Braden Shipley hurts me. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-05-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)what's the word on rockies OF David Dahl? Aggressive approach being exposed by more experienced comp at AA is what I would guess from the numbers. What do the scouts say? Aggressive assignment catching up with him?
(neph27 from The CMBL)
I know he is a talented kid and he'll iron this out. I think it was aggressive but not something he couldn't really handle. They still project the hit and power combo for him. It's a bump in the road in development; how he responds is just as important. I'm high on him. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better long term: Alex Jackson or David Dahl?
(Brandon from Connecticut)
Don't make me choose Brandon!

Okay I will. I choose Dahl, just because of the positional value. They're both top 40 prospects, though. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Three questions 1) Eddie Butler or Jon Gray (NL league, keeper)? 2) David Dahl or Ronald Taipa (yes I like Rockies haha)? 3) Would you rather your new girlfriend have a paw print tattoo or hazel eyes?
(Ronson from On the Scratches)
1) Gray, easy 2) Dahl, fairly easy 3) ... hazel eyes? What's bad about hazel eyes, other than the fact that they'll be drastically out-shined by mine own? (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds that David Dahl begins the season in AA, tears it up, and ends the year with the Rockies?
(Frank from Denver)
I would say the odds of that entire scenario are fairly slim. I adore Dahl, but even I acknowledge that a full year of minor league development in 2015 is probably the best thing for him; allowing him to become more of an impact player in 2016. (Mark Anderson)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the best prospect almost nobody is talking about?
(Alex from Anaheim)
People are talking about David Dahl, but not nearly enough. Maybe the perceived lack of hype (at least from me) is a result of his disappointing 2013 season, and people wondering just what to make of him after he came back strong in 2014, but this kid is a monster in the making. Jump aboard, folks, there's more room on the bandwagon than there should be at this stage of the game. (Mark Anderson)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the highest ceiling outfield prospect not named Buxton?
(Ryan from Colorado)
David Dahl. It's not just the potential Coors impact either; Dahl could be an impact centerfielder who does a little bit of everything if it all pans out. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Will David Dahl explode this year? What are the chances he ends the year as a top 10 prospect?
(Michael Westen from Miami)
I'll buy Dahl as a top ten guy next year.

As an aside, there's nothing more annoying in Northwest League culture than Colorado always sending their top short season guys to Grand Junction instead of Pasco. Missed out on seeing Dahl, Tapia, Gray, McMahon, Dahl, Wall, etc. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see josh Bells' transition to 1st, do you see in the bigs at some point in 2015? Have to think the bat plays... Thanks in advance, for doing the chat! Have fun with it! David Dahl potential rookie of the year 2016?
(Dragonbreath from Gurnee, IL.)
Pittsburgh will probably be in too much of a playoff fight to give Bell extended at bats. I think he gets to the bigs in 2015 but he probably won't be a significant part of the roster until 2016. As for the transition, I wouldn't worry much about a player getting used to first. No, not everyone can do it, but if Jesus Montero can develop into a playable option at first, Bell shouldn't have a problem. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)How much consideration goes into creating a buzz with these lists? If it's fair to assume you wouldn't trade a prospect for the one listed directly below him, does it make sense that a guy like David Dahl is listed lower than Austin Hedges? Swihart/Stephenson, Rodon/Mazara?
(Pete from St Pete)
Not much to be honest. It all comes down to how we value the particular players and how things as a whole are going to play. I wouldn't look at things in terms of trading players as well. That's a pref list. This is a top prospect list, with multiple factors like upside, risk, proximity, floor, developmental stages, belief in whether tool gaps will be closed, etc. factored into the equation (Top 101 Chat)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)David Dahl is the best OF prospect in the NL West and second overall position player to Seager, right?
(Jeff from Lexington)
I'd go Pederson ahead of Dahl due to proximity and probability, with Dahl neck and neck with Hedges thereafter as far as NL West positional prospects. (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have? David Dahl, Austin Meadows, or Mark Appel?
(Bob from Seattle)
David Dahl is going to blow the hell up in 2015. I'm buying big time here and have been for a while. (Mark Anderson)
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:, 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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