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Bobby Dalbec

Bobby Dalbec

3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 225 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 4, #118, Boston Red Sox) - Arizona
Seattle, WA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 123 113 12 29 7 16 0 .257 .301 .478 .779
Career Minors 1609 1370 218 358 79 256 16 .261 .362 .505 .867
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .257 7 16 0 .779
Career Minors .261 79 256 16 .867

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 Lowell Spinners NYP A(Short) 34 143 132 25 51 13 2 7 33 9 33 2 2 1 .386 .427 .674 1.101
2017 2 Teams Minors 85 361 311 51 77 16 0 13 41 41 132 5 5 7 .248 .347 .424 .772
2017 Greenville Drive SAL A(Full) 78 329 284 48 70 15 0 13 39 36 123 4 5 7 .246 .345 .437 .781
2017 GCL Red Sox GCL ROK 7 32 27 3 7 1 0 0 2 5 9 1 0 0 .259 .375 .296 .671
2018 2 Teams Minors 129 543 455 73 117 35 3 32 109 66 176 3 1 13 .257 .361 .558 .919
2018 Salem Red Sox CAR A(Adv) 100 419 344 59 88 27 2 26 85 60 130 3 1 8 .256 .372 .573 .945
2018 Portland Sea Dogs EAS AA 29 124 111 14 29 8 1 6 24 6 46 0 0 5 .261 .323 .514 .836
2019 2 Teams Minors 135 562 472 69 113 19 2 27 73 73 139 6 6 14 .239 .356 .460 .816
2019 Portland Sea Dogs EAS AA 105 439 359 57 84 15 2 20 57 68 110 6 4 11 .234 .371 .454 .825
2019 Pawtucket Red Sox INT AAA 30 123 113 12 29 4 0 7 16 5 29 0 2 3 .257 .301 .478 .779

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Arm: 65 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50

Dalbec entered 2016 with Kris Bryant comparisons and a chance to go early in the first round, but he slumped as an Arizona junior and actually performed better on the mound, leading all pitchers with 41 strikeouts during the NCAA Division I tournament. The Red Sox still bought into his power potential and signed him for an over-slot $650,000 bonus in the fourth round. An old hamate injury ruined his first full pro season, but he bounced back in 2018 to rank second in the Minors in extra-base hits (70) and RBIs (109), and fourth in homers (32).

Dalbec comes with serious pop and serious swing-and-miss concerns -- as evidenced by his .301 Isolated Power and 32-percent strikeout rate last season. Few prospects anywhere have more raw power, which he creates with an impressive combination of bat speed, strength and launch angle, not to mention an extremely aggressive approach. He shows some patience to draw walks and is at his best when he uses the middle of the field, though he often sells out for home runs, lengthens his right-handed swing and chases pitches out of the zone.

While Dalbec has below-average speed, he has worked hard to make himself into a solid defender at third base. His range is ordinary, but he has good hands and a strong arm that delivered low-90s fastballs and effective sliders in college. Because they also have Rafael Devers in Boston and Michael Chavis in Triple-A, the Red Sox began exposing Dalbec to first base in 2018.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/03/2019 3B Bobby Dalbec assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
01/10/2019 Boston Red Sox invited non-roster 3B Bobby Dalbec to spring training.
08/03/2018 3B Bobby Dalbec assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
08/03/2018 Portland Sea Dogs activated 3B Bobby Dalbec.
04/03/2018 3B Bobby Dalbec assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
02/25/2018 3B Bobby Dalbec assigned to Boston Red Sox.
07/12/2017 Greenville Drive activated 3B Bobby Dalbec from the 7-day disabled list.
06/30/2017 Greenville Drive sent 3B Bobby Dalbec on a rehab assignment to GCL Red Sox.
05/15/2017 Greenville Drive placed 3B Bobby Dalbec on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 11, 2017.
04/04/2017 3B Bobby Dalbec assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
03/29/2017 3B Bobby Dalbec assigned to Boston Red Sox.
07/18/2016 3B Bobby Dalbec assigned to Lowell Spinners.
07/15/2016 Boston Red Sox signed 3B Bobby Dalbec.