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Top prospect Dahl swinging hot bat for Asheville

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DENVER -- With a 4-for-6 performance for Class A Asheville on Friday, Rockies outfield prospect David Dahl upped his batting average to .441 over his past 14 games.

Dahl, the Rockies' No. 3 prospect, also scored three runs Friday, increasing his total across that 14-game span to 14.

Half of Dahl's 26 hits over this hot streak have been doubles, and he's only struck out eight times over the 59 at-bats.

On the season, the left-handed-hitting Dahl is batting exactly .301 against both righties and lefties.

After he missed nearly all of 2013 with a right hamstring injury, the Rockies have taken it slow with their 2012 first-round pick. But considering his production of late, Dahl could soon earn a promotion to Double-A Tulsa.

Approximately two-thirds of the way through the Minor League season, Dahl leads Asheville in hits, runs scored and total bases and has also logged 16 stolen bases while operating as the Tourists' primary leadoff man.

Cody Ulm is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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