In 41 pro games since signing after the Rockies selected him in the first round in June of this year out of a high school (Oak Mountain) in Alabama (Birmingham), Dahl has 11 doubles, eight triples, four homers and 34 RBI.
Dahl, who bats from the left side, hits right-handed pitching at a .386 clip and maybe just as impressively, or more so, hits lefties at a .372 rate.
The only big split number to watch is this one - at home, Dahl is hitting .436 while on the road he looks human at .304.
At High-A Modesto Tyler Matzek a night that we've seen before - signs of strength, signs of fatal flaws. He goes five innings, allows just one run, while striking out five. Yet, again, he shows little control as he walks, yes, six batters. Matzek was still a top-10 pitcher in the organization in my rankings at the end of the 2011 season but on talent alone, he should have been number one. His potential is still there but as he ages, the hopes that he will be a solid mid-rotation starter or a starter period at the big-league level are getting slimmer.
At short-season Tri-City, 2012 draftee T.J. Oakes threw six strong innings, walking none, giving up just one run. Oakes has an outstanding 7/1 K/BB rate but also gives up more hits than innings pitched and sports a 4.12 ERA.