Colorado Rockies Draft Pick David Dahl Prospect Profile

By Dave Daniels
US PRESSWIRE- Chris Humphreys

David Dahl is one of the best hitters in the nation for his class. Dahl has a smooth left-handed swing and also has incredible balance at the plate especially for his age. He has probably the most efficient swing of the players in his class and his numbers back that up. His senior year, he hit .449 with 29 RBIs, 55 hits (25 XBH), 38 runs and a .523 on base percentage. He verbally committed to the University of Auburn, but was also drafted by the Colorado Rockies.

Dahl also knows how to use both sides of the field. He is also a pretty decent runner and runs a little less than 7 seconds in his 60-yard dash. He has a great arm too, which will serve him well in the corner outfield role. Dahl is a five-tool player was ranked the no. 6th high school prospect of 2012 by Baseball America.

“David is one of the premier high school players in the country. Offensively, he has the unique combination of speed, the ability to hit for a high average and the ability to hit for power.” said Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski. “Defensively, he combines speed with great baseball instincts and an elite throwing arm. We are proud that David represented Auburn and our country and won a gold medal as the leadoff hitter for Team USA.”

Dahl will be an impact player for the Rockies in the corner outfield if he can continue to develop all of his tools and maintain his very high maturity level.

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