The Colorado Rockies are promoting outfielder and No. 2 PuRP David Dahl to the major league roster in advance of their series that will begin in Baltimore on Monday, according to Nick Groke of the Denver Post.
In 92 games this season across Double- and Triple-A, Dahl is hitting .314/.394/.569 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI. In the 16 games he has played for Triple-A Albuquerque, Dahl has been as hot as one can be, hitting .484/.529/.887 with five home runs and 16 RBI.
Dahl was the team’s first round pick in 2012 when they selected him 10th overall out of Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala.
To make room for Dahl, the Rockies designated Brandon Barnes for assignment, per Groke. In 47 games this year, Barnes is hitting .220/.250/.320 with eight RBI.
There is speculation that with this promotion the Rockies are ready to trade one of their other left-handed outfielders, Charlie Blackmon or Carlos Gonzalez. Either way, with Gerardo Parra ready to return within the next couple of weeks, Colorado will have to make another big decision soon.