Monday, June 04, 2012

Dahl goes 10th to Colorado Rockies

Oak Mountain outfielder David Dahl went to the Colorado Rockies with the 10th overall pick in the baseball draft.

Dahl, who was born in Montgomery and lived in the city through the eighth grade, is the state's highest pick in 20 years.

In 1992, the Montreal Expos used the third overall pick on left-handed pitcher B.J. Wallace, a Monroeville native who played at Mississippi state.

Dahl is the highest Alabama high school player taken since shortstop Condredge Holloway of Lee-Huntsville went fourth to Montreal in 1971.

Dahl, an Auburn signee, hit .412 in 28 games this season. He scored 34 runs, stole 18 bases and drew 23 walks. He struck out only seven times.

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