The Rockies brought up David Dahl from Albuquerque last week and could not have gotten more out of the young slugger, considering how little time he’s spent at Coors Field.
He’s hit three home runs for the Rockies in the midst of his 10-game Major League hit streak, one shy of Gregory Polanco for most among active players.
“That’s why he’s here,” manager Walt Weiss told the Denver Post. “He’s earned it, he deserves it and we think he can help us win games. He’s had a heck of a season, and he’s put himself in position to get this call-up.”
Those stats give fans a solid reason to love the newest edition to the Rockies’ lineup, but Dahl is also excited at the reality that’s turned into success.
Love playing here in Denver. Thank you fans for the love and support! pic.twitter.com/OAhmlM9b9S
— David Dahl (@ddahl21) August 5, 2016
Dahl has already climbed to second among National League rookies in batting average (.375), on-base percentage (.405), slugging percentage (.625) and on-base plus slugging (1.030).
This isn’t Dahl’s first time with the Rockies, however. The 22-year-old recorded a ten-game hit streak earlier this year with the team.