2012 Bowman Inception David Dahl Autograph
Dahl was a first round draft pick of the Rockies in 2012 and showed some good promise during a stay at short season Grand Junction in the Pioneer League where he posted a line of .379/.423/.625 with 9 homers and 41 extra bases in 67 games. Sounds pretty spectacular until you look into what he did during the 2013 season. First, there was some sort of suspension after he left Spring Training. The Rockies publicly questioned whether he belonged in A ball playing for the Asheville Tourists. He did end up playing for 10 games during the season for the team, but also spent some time "adjusting his attitude" at extended spring training. At some point in there Dahl tore his hamstring and basically lost an entire season.
Baseball America had ranked Dahl as the Rockies second best prospect entering the 2013 season, but have dropped him to sixth entering the 2014 campaign. Hopefully the outfielder can turn it around the next season and recapture some of the play he showed during his half season in 2012. His cards prices are down at the moment and he might be a good player to take a flyer on for the future.