David Dahl was the first selection by the Colorado Rockies in the 2012 MLB draft, and it looks like it's been so far, so good for the Rockies with the selection. Dahl was named the MVP of the Pioneer League for his work with the Grand Junction Rockies since being picked 10th overall in the June draft.
The outfielder from Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala., slugged some impressive numbers for Grand Junction in his first season there. He put together a .369 average while sustaining a 27-game hit streak and a .602 slugging percentage.
Dahl was named a league All-Star as well, joining pitchers Eddie Butler and Scott Oberg as the Rockies on the squad.
Even better for the Rockies, good performances early in the system for Dahl could mean quicker movement through the system. The Rockies have been somewhat starved for quick rising first-round picks in recent years, so there would be no complaints if Dahl was seen on the Rockies sooner rather than later without needing to stunt his development to get him up to the Major Leagues.