On Friday, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black compared David Dahl to Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and George Brett in an interview with Rockies broadcaster Jack Corrigan.
Some of the injuries have been (in Bud Black‘s word) “freakish” as Dahl has ruptured his spleen on a play in the minor leagues in 2015, had a stress fracture in his rib in 2017 and turned his ankle on a play in the outfield that cost him the last seven weeks of the season.
Black said on Friday that Dahl’s biggest goal in 2020 and beyond is to show he can be a durable, everyday center fielder for the Rockies for years to come. While doing that, Black compared Dahl to two of his contemporaries from his own playing days: Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and George Brett.
Black made the comparison between the three (with Dahl and Molitor, in particular) as a testament to how talented Dahl can be when he’s on the field. His biggest problem is staying on the field, though.