DENVER – For Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl, the goalposts just keep moving. Which is how it should be if you want to be more than a role player in baseball.
Since his exhilarating finish to the 2016 season, he has struggled to stay on the field, making his health and longevity the primary focus of his career.
Now, just a few weeks into his second call-up to the highest level of baseball, he hasn’t found the success he did early on and finds himself in an outfield rotation that includes veterans Carlos Gonzalez and Gerardo Parra.
While the younger player’s ceiling suggests he should be getting the lion’s share of the playing time, it hasn’t worked out that way, and manager Bud Black says there is one specific thing he would like to see Dahl do to cement himself into a more regular role.