The consensus in amateur baseball circles seems to be that the Colorado Rockies will take a high school hitter with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, but just exactly who that player is obviously remains to be seen. But there have been a few players heavily linked to Colorado in recent days, one of which is Alabama high school outfielder David Dahl, and in his newest mock draft, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus sees the Rockies selecting Dahl.
Here is Goldstein on the projection:
10. Colorado Rockies ($2.7M): David Dahl, OF, Oak Mountain HS (AL)
The Rockies seem to prefer [Courtney] Hawkins among the high school outfielders, but Dahl impressed in his workout at Coors and the Rockies would be happy here. There are a couple of weird Gavin Cecchini rumors here, and some wonder if the front office is feeling some job pressure, which could lead to a safer pick with a college arm like [Andrew] Heany, Chris Stratton, or Michael Wacha.
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