David Martin Dahl, son of Mike and Kelli, has a younger brother, Justin … he resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the offseason...Attended Oak Mountain High in Birmingham, Ala. … committed to Auburn University prior to draft...Won a gold medal in the Pan American Games as a member of Team USA when he was a senior in high school...Favorite baseball memory was winning a championship with Low-A Asheville...Enjoys watching Netflix in his spare time...Twitter handle is @ddahl21.
Appeared in only 19 total Minor League games, missing most of the season with a stress reaction in his ribcage...Began the season on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a stress reaction in his rib cage in Spring Training … transferred to the 60-day disabled list on June 27 … reinstated from the disabled list on July 17 and optioned to Albuquerque...Played in two rehab games with High-A Lancaster July 12-13, where he batted .429 (3-for-7) with one home run and two RBI...Played in 17 games for the Isotopes, batting .243 (17-for-70) with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and 14 RBI … played in his last game of the season on July 31.
Made his Major League debut in a start, July 25 at Baltimore, and recorded his first Major League hit in the seventh inning off Yovani Gallardo...Recorded a hit in each of his first 17 career games, tying the MLB record for longest hitting streak to begin a career, set by the Cincinnati Reds' Chuck Aleno in 1941...His .315 batting average (70-for-222) tied Todd Helton (1998) for the highest by a Rockies rookie (min. 200 at-bats)...Recorded at least one hit in 50 of 63 games overall, with 16 multi-hit games...Hit his first career home run in the sixth inning on July 27 off Baltimore' Dylan Bundy...Hit leadoff for the first time Aug. 19 and hit a home run in his first at-bat … was the first Rockies player other than Charlie Blackmon to hit a leadoff home run since Dexter Fowler on June 2, 2013 vs. Los Angeles-NL...Began the season with Double-A Hartford, where he was named a Midseason All-Star … batted .278 (80-for- 288) with 21 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 16 stolen bases...Was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque July 4, where he batted .484 (30-for-62) with six doubles, two triples, five home runs and 16 RBI in 16 games prior to having his contract selected by the Rockies.
Spent a majority of the season with Double-A New Britain ... suffered a lacerated spleen May 28 after an on-field collision and underwent surgery immediately thereafter...Played six rehab games with Short-Season Boise July 6-15, and batted .125 (3-for-24) with a double and an RBI...Returned to New Britain and hit .292 (31-for-106) with nine doubles, one triple, three home runs, eight RBI and eight stolen bases over the remainder of the season.
Split the season between Low-A Asheville and High-A Modesto, hitting a combined .299 (153- for-512) across both levels...Named a Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in the South Atlantic League, a Baseball America Low Class A All-Star, as well as MiLB.com Organization All-Star. Finished in the top 10 in the South Atlantic League in both batting average (.309) and slugging percentage (.500)...Recorded double-digit home run and stolen base totals in a single season for the first time in his career...After the season, was ranked the 22nd overall prospect in baseball by Baseball America, and the top prospect in the Rockies organization.
Appeared in 10 games for Low-A Asheville before missing the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury...Following the season, was ranked the Rockies' sixth-best prospect by Baseball America...Named the "Best Hitter for Average" in the Rockies system by Baseball America...Ranked as the number 71 overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com.
In his first professional season, led the Pioneer League in batting average (106-for-280, .379), slugging percentage (.625) and OPS (1.048)...Ranked second in triples (10), tied for second in runs (62) and doubles (22) and tied for fourth in RBI (57)...Named the Pioneer League Player of the Year and a Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star … named to the Topps Short Season All-Star Team, and was named MiLB.com Organization All-Star...Named the second-best Rockies prospect by Baseball America.