One of the best bats in the nation, Dahl has a pure, compact left-handed swing and great balance at the plate. In his load he stays calm and uses a little toe tap for timing and barely has a stride to his swing. He creates leverage with his hips and strong hands. Standing in at 6-foot-3, 195-pounds Dahl uses all fields and has current pull power. He is a solid runner who clocks in between the 6.8-6.9-second range in the 60-yard dash. From the outfield he has a plus arm and looks to profile as a right fielder in the long haul. He has all the tools to develop to a true five-tool player. Dahl will continue his education at Auburn if he forgoes professional baseball. He is viewed as a first round talent and could land in the top 15 picks.
Auburn University Release, Feb 14., 2012
David Dahl, 6-2, 185, OF, FR, L/R, Oak Mountain HS, Birmingham, AL
- Ranked No. 6 high school prospect in 2012 by Perfect Game
- Ranked No. 3 high school prospect in 2012 by Baseball America
- Plays for Brian Breeze at Oak Mountain HS
- Hit .449 with 29 RBIs, 55 hits (25 XBH), 38 runs and a .523 on base percentage
- Also plays for Team Alabama and Rusty Riley
- Played on Team USA Baseball 18U Gold Medal Winner
- 2011 Perfect Game Aflac All-American Game
- 2011 Alabama Sports Writers 6A All-State outfielder
- 2009 and 2011 First Team Birmingham All-Metro
- 2009, 2010 and 2011 First Team All Over The Mountain
- 2011 Shelby County Hitter of the Year
- 2010 First Team All-Shelby County
- 2009 Alabama High School Coaches All-State Shortstop (HM)
- Perfect Game National Showcase Invitee
- East Coast Pro Showcase Invitee
(Auburn Head Coach John) Pawlowski on Dahl...
"David is one of the premier high school players in the country. Offensively, he has the unique combination of speed, the ability to hit for a high average and the ability to hit for power. Defensively, he combines speed with great baseball instincts and an elite throwing arm. We are proud that David represented Auburn and our country and won a gold medal as the leadoff hitter for Team USA."
Auburn University Release, Dec. 2, 2011
A pair of Auburn baseball signees helped the USA Baseball 18U National Team to the 2011 COPABE 18U/AAA Pan American Championship in Cartagena, Columbia last week. Addison Russell and David Dahl, who signed National Letters of Intent with Auburn in November, hit .393 and .364, respectively, in the nine-game tournament in which the team went undefeated.
"We are so very proud of the way these two Auburn men represented our great country as part of the gold medal winning Team USA," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "I know that our fans are looking forward to cheering for them as Auburn Tigers next year."
Russell, from Pace, Fla., was named First Team All-Tournament at shortstop after going 11-for-28 with three doubles, a triple and a home run, driving in nine RBIs and scoring 11 runs. Defensively he had a .977 fielding percentage, committing just one error in 43 chances. In the championship game, a 12-2 win over Canada, he was 2-for-3 with a walk, four RBIs and three runs scored.
Dahl, on outfielder from Birmingham, was 12-for-33 with two doubles, a triple, nine RBIs and 11 runs scored. He was also an impressive 7-for-8 in stolen base attempts. In the final four games of the series, he hit leadoff and was 5-for-14 (.357) with four walks, four RBIs and three runs scored. Defensively Dahl was outstanding, making a few diving catches and also helping to turn a double-play in the eighth-inning of the gold medal-clinching win over Canada.
"Both of these future Auburn Tigers have handled themselves in a first-class manner throughout the recruiting process and through all of the attention they have received from being two of the top players in the country. We are happy that Addison, David, and their families are part of the Auburn Family," Pawlowski said.