2012 MLB Draft: Colorado Rockies Select Outfielder David Dahl

David Dahl, OF, Oak Mountain HS, Birmingham, Alabama: A 6-2, 185 pound lefty hitter, Dahl has some of the best tools in the draft, particularly his speed and throwing arm. He also has a clean swing and very good plate discipline, but scouts aren’t sure how much home run power he will develop. He should stick in center field and is committed to Auburn. Dahl is considered more refined than previous Alabama high school picks, particularly with his approach at the plate. Some scouts have complained that he plays with low energy, but his backers say that he’s merely a quiet kid who lets his bat and glove do the talking, and was still shaking off the effects of a energy-sapping virus. It is unlikely that he’ll head off to college with this slot in the draft. His on-base skills will certainly look good in Coors Field, but we’ll have to see about the power.

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