Bobby Dalbec Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 227 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1995 (25)
Bobby Dalbec Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Bobby Dalbec News
Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec is back in the lineup on Tuesday after two straight days off, getting the start against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough. Dalbec looked overmatched in the weekend series against the Orioles, going 0-for-10 with five strikeouts. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he didn't like the way Dalbec was swinging the bat at the end of the spring training, and that there were a few things he needed to work on before he returned to the Red Sox's lineup. With his all-or-nothing approach, it is inevitable that Dalbec will go through ebbs and flows, so he will get more than 10 at-bats to prove himself.
Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Marwin Gonzalez is getting the start at first base in the game. Dalbec started each game in the team's opening series against the Baltimore Orioles and went hitless. He was 0-for-10 with five strikeouts. Dalbec had a phenomenal spring, leading the Red Sox with seven home runs while slashing .298/.377/.787. He has tremendous power upside, but is a very streaky hitter and has some major strikeout concerns.
Boston Red Sox infield prospect Bobby Dalbec slugged his fourth home run of the spring on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. The big fly came in the sixth inning with the bases loaded against former big-league reliever Victor Arano. Dalbec is looking to win the starting first base job and he's off to a promising start although the power display has come with nine strikeouts in 16 at-bats. In his first taste of big-league action in 2020, the 25-year-old slugged eight home runs in 80 at-bats. Dalbec is ranked by Rotoballer as the sixth-best first-base prospect for dynasty baseball due to his massive power potential.
Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec made his major league debut last year after slugging his way through the minors. After hitting 79 homers with a .505 slugging percentage over four years in the minors, Dalbec launched eight home runs and slashed .263/.359/.600 in just 23 games last year. He was trying for the fences on every swing though, as he posted a 21.2 percent swinging strike rate and an astronomical 42.4 percent strikeout rate. But when he made contact it was solid as he recorded a 14.8 degree launch angle, 22 percent barrel rate and 43.9 percent hard-hit rate. Looking towards this season, managers should expect the average to come down a bit as Dalbec's .394 BABIP was a career-high and his .199 xBA suggests he was somewhat lucky with his average. Dalbec will give you about 30 homers with an average in the low .200s, but for managers looking for power late in drafts he'll be a steal at his current ADP of 280.