clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Rockies prospect David Dahl promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque

Colorado’s 2012 first-round pick is one step away from the majors.

MLB: Spring Training-Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies have promoted outfield prospect David Dahl (No. 2 PuRP) to Triple-A Albuquerque, a source told Purple Row on Sunday.

Dahl, 22, hit .278/.367/.500 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 76 games for the Hartford Yard Goats, the Rockies’ Double-A affiliate. This was his second season at the Double-A level. Dahl’s 2015 campaign was shortened as a result of a ruptured spleen he suffered in an on-field collision. In 149 total Eastern League games, he hit .278/.337/.458 with 19 home runs and 69 RBI.

The team drafted Dahl 10th overall in the first round of the 2012 amateur draft out of Oak Mountain High School in Alabama.

Injuries have slowed Dahl’s climb through the system; he was forced to repeat at Low-A Asheville in 2014 after he lost the 2013 season to a torn hamstring. For Dahl, this promotion means he is a strong candidate to be one of the Rockies’ call-ups this September, particularly because he’ll need to be protected on the 40-man roster following the season anyway.