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Rockies prospect David Dahl among club's non-roster spring training invitees, per source

Dahl has appeared in nine big league spring training games over the last two seasons. He'll almost certainly see much more action this time around.

Caitlin Rice

The Colorado Rockies are once again late to the party when it comes to announcing their spring training non-roster invitees, but one interesting prospect will surely be on the awaited list.

Top Rockies position prospect and No. 2 overall PuRP David Dahl will begin spring training with the big league club in 2016, a source told Purple Row on Thursday. Dahl, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft, appeared in nine Cactus League games over the last two seasons for the Rockies, going 3-for-12 with an RBI and a run scored. He figures to see much more time in spring training this season, one that could end with him getting at least a cup of coffee at big league level if all goes well.

Part of what will make that last part happen is Dahl staying healthy. The 21-year-old outfielder has missed huge chunks of two of his four professional seasons. Dahl was limited to a half-season in 2015 due to a spleen injury and ensuing spelenectomy. He missed almost all of 2013 with a torn hamstring.

When Dahl has been on the field, he's been productive, hitting .309/.345/.497 in more than 1,200 minor league plate appearances. The tools match -- or even possibly exceed -- the production, leading Rockies farm director Zach Wilson to believe that a breakout season could be on the horizon for Dahl.

The Rockies should announce the complete list of 2016 non-roster spring training invitees soon, but in the meantime, here's some good guess work as far as who should be included.