Height/Weight: 6’2”/190 lbs
High School: Oak Mountain (Ala.)
College Commitment: Auburn
One of the more athletic and toolsy player in the 2012 draft class, David Dahl is a prospect who’s incredibly skilled but still involves a considerable amount of projection.
A left-handed hitter, Dahl has a level, smooth swing and plate discipline that allow him to handle quality pitching and drive the ball across the whole field. He does project to have some power, though it’s never really reared it’s head, as Dahl appears more focused on roping base hits rather than jumping the yard.
He has the speed to stick in center, though it’s uncertain whether he has the instincts or on-field demeanor to handle the position at the next level. He has all the tools that project well at the next level, though his power remains suspect.
With that in mind, given his Alabama roots, Dahl is most often compared to Blue Jays’ center fielder Colby Rasmus. With such a high ceiling, expect Dahl to receive more than enough time to develop in the minors, and therefore debut no earlier than late 2016 or early 2017.