The Rockies announced that they’ve selected right-hander Tommy Doyle and placed outfielder David Dahl on the 45-day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
Doyle, 24, was a third-round pick of the Rockies in 2017 who posted impressive production in the minors during the previous two seasons. He reached High-A ball for the first time in 2019 and logged a 3.25 ERA/3.61 FIP with 12.0 K/9 and 3.25 BB/9 over 36 innings. Since then, FanGraphs (No. 17), MLB.com (No. 19) and Baseball America (No. 23) have ranked Doyle among Colorado’s 25 best prospects. According to FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen, the hard-throwing Doyle could make it as a setup man in the majors.
This is the latest in an ever-growing line of injuries for the 26-year-old Dahl, who has missed an exorbitant amount of time since he debuted in 2016. Dahl sat out almost a month earlier this year with back problems, and he’ll now see his season end now just a week and a half after returning. While Dahl has been an above-average offensive contributor throughout his career, he had an uncharacteristically awful 2020 at the plate, hitting .183/.222/.247 with no home runs in 99 trips.
He was drafted in 2017, but debuted in 2016
O Doyle rules!!
I try to be funny and it’s been awhile, but I guess I can’t read too good
You should learn to read. Doyle was drafted in 2017. Dahl debuted in 2016. Maybe some remedial reading classes?
In fairness, Dahl missed an extraordinary amount of time prior to his debut in 2016 as well. I swear I am not making this one up, He missed half a season because his spleen ruptured and .had to be removed following an outfield collision with a teammate. He had other injuries in the minors as well. He is just the classic ultra-talented injury-prone player. Basically this decade’s version of Tulowitzki for the Rox.
i think that was the main knock on him as a prospect, same as Meadows, right?
Next pitchers up will be: Arthur and Conan to match up with DOYLE !!
Tommy Doyle?! That’s the kid from the original Halloween!