Bobby Dalbec Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 227 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1995 (27)
Bobby Dalbec Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Bobby Dalbec News
The Boston Red Sox placed second baseman Trevor Story (heel) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left heel contusion. The move is retroactive to Sept. 19. The Red Sox were hoping that Story could return at some point this week after getting injured on Sept. 11, but that hasn't happened. With very little time remaining in the 2022 regular season, it's very possible we won't see the 29-year-old slugger again this year. Story will be eligible to return on Sept. 29. First baseman Bobby Dalbec was recalled from Triple-A Worcester in a corresponding move. He was demoted to the minors after hitting .211/.282/.362 with 11 homers, 36 RBI and 113 K's in 340 plate appearances earlier this year. Christian Arroyo and Enrique Hernandez should continue splitting playing time at the keystone with Story sidelined.
Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec went 1-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, a run scored and a strikeout in a 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. It was nice to see from Dalbec, who hasn't been very successful at the plate of late. The 27-year-old should see much more playing time with Eric Hosmer (back) on the injured list, but he's hitting just .205/.277/.358 on the year with 11 home runs, 34 RBI, 36 runs scored and three stolen bases in 328 plate appearances over 107 games in his third big-league season. Dalbec has gone 8-for-36 (.222) with a homer, five RBI, seven runs scored and 16 strikeouts in 14 games played in August. He's struck out eight times in his last five contests.
Boston Red Sox first baseman/third baseman Bobby Dalbec went 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBI, two runs scored and a strikeout in the 7-6 loss to the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday. Dalbec is now hitting .206/.279/.370 with 10 home runs, 28 RBI, 29 runs scored and two stolen bases in 272 plate appearances over 89 games for the Red Sox this year. The 27-year-old has plenty of power to spare and has hit half of his 10 home runs in the month of July while driving in 10 runs in 19 games, but there's too much swing and miss to his game to provide fantasy managers with a reliable batting average right now.
There is reason for optimism with the Red Sox big man this season. The power has never been in question, and he posted an elite home run rate in 2022 (25 homers in 452 PAs). The downside thus far has been the huge strikeout problem (career 35.8% K%) that has kept his batting average in the dumps. We saw Dalbec start to slightly turn this trend around in the second half of 2021 as he struck out at a lower 28.8% clip from August 1st onward. That is still a problematic strikeout rate that is unlikely to lead to anything but a bad batting average, but there is some hope that he can hit enough homers and drive in enough runs to make that worth the trade. His 20.2% barrel rate and 115.6 max exit velocity last year leave no doubts that this guy can hit 40 homers in the show, and that's someone that is worth taking a shot at age 26 with a low ADP of 224.