Colorado Rockies rumors: The trade value of every Rockies outfielder

DENVER - APRIL 4: A detail view shows a Colorado Rockies player standing at third base with the 'I Live For This' logo on the base during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 4, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 11-4. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER - APRIL 4: A detail view shows a Colorado Rockies player standing at third base with the 'I Live For This' logo on the base during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 4, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 11-4. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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David Dahl of the Colorado Rockies
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 23: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 23, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /

David Dahl

2017 salary: $537,000

Contract status: Under team control until available for arbitration in 2020

We talked about what a difference a year makes in regards to Gerardo Parra. The same could certainly be said for David Dahl.

After flashing a .315 average in 222 at-bats last season, Rockies fans were salivating about what Dahl could do with a full season at his disposal in 2017. Of course, those dreams never materialized as Dahl was sidelined with a rib stress reaction in spring training and is still trying to work his way back into playing shape.

The Rockies are disappointed in Dahl’s injury situation but they’re certainly not ready to give up on him either. The 23-year-old left-handed-hitting Dahl is a key part of Colorado’s future outfield. He’s succeeded at every minor league level, rocketing his career straight to the Majors.

Trade potential: Not only are the Rockies not willing to give up on Dahl, few teams are going to want to have him around as he tries to get back to playing shape sometime this season. It’s best for Dahl’s career to keep rehabilitating with the Rockies trainers who have been with him since the first sign of the injury.

Additionally, with Dahl under team control until 2020, it would make absolutely no sense for the Rockies to include Dahl in any trade package.

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