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Legends on Deck’s Top 25 Prospects: No.’s 25-20

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As the spring rolls around many prospect experts and evaluators will begin releasing their lists of the brightest minor leaguers in the game. While I’m no scout or even expert, I follow the minors very closely. Through a process of watching video, reading scouting reports and consuming whatever information I could find from the evaluators whose opinions I value, I’ve compiled my own Top 25.

Over the course of the next week, Legends On Deck will be rolling out our Top 25 Prospects for 2015, starting with today as we reveal Numbers 25-20.

Enjoy.

25. David Dahl, CF

Team: Rockies

Age: 20

Height: 6’2

Weight: 195

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

After a tumultuous 2013 that saw Dahl get demoted from A-ball back down to extended spring training for disciplinary reasons, Dahl bounced back in 2014. Playing most of his games in Low-A Asheville before earning a promotion to High-A Modesto, Dahl showed why he was the 10th overall pick in 2012. In 119 games total he hit .299 with 14 rountrippers, eight triples and a massive 41 doubles. If that wasn’t enough, he also swiped 21 bases.

The lefty-swinging Dahl shows potential plus tool across the board. The best being his hit tool, as Dahl shows an ability to make hard contact in any quadrant of the strikezone and find the gaps with regularity. His present power lacks behind the rest of his game, grading out as about average, but could tick up as he matures. He’s a plus runner both on the bases and in the field, which should help him stick in centerfield long term.

Outlook: There really isn’t much weakness in Dahl’s game, and at just 20 that shows you how high his potential could be. Hopefully his disciplinary issue are a thing of the past, as it appears that’s the only thing that could derail him.

Risk: Med/High. Proximity to majors leaves room for failure; disciplinary issues cannot be easily overlooked.

ETA: 2017

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Kirk Cahill

Contributing Writer at Legends On Deck®
Kirk is very knowledgeable of MLB's minor league system and brings a passion for writing about the stars of tomorrow. Kirk is also a contributing writer for MetsMerizedOnline and MetsMinors.net. He is a native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan. Follow him on Twitter @KirkC_.