Bobby Dalbec Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 227 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1995 (26)
Bobby Dalbec Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Bobby Dalbec News
Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec is out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against Dylan Bundy and the Minnesota Twins. Travis Shaw is getting the start at first base for the game. Dalbec started eight of the team's first nine games of the year. He hasn't settled in at the plate yet as he's slashing .167/.242/.300 with one home run and 10 strikeouts. The 26-year-old launched 25 home runs over 133 games in 2021. He should be able to reach that home run plateau once again this year as long as he can continue to see consistent playing time.
Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Thursday's spring opener against the Minnesota Twins. It was a nice start to the spring for Dalbec who is expected to shift between second base, outfield, and first base during camp to gain some versatility. Dalbec could be a solid cheap target in the later rounds of drafts this spring as he possesses a ton of power upside in a potent lineup.
Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec will get repetitions at second base and in the outfield this spring, according to manager Alex Cora. It will give Dalbec some more versatility in Boston, but he's still expected to see most of his time at first base in 2022 for the Red Sox. The 26-year-old finished with a .240/.298/.494 slash line with 25 home runs, 78 RBI and 50 runs scored in 453 plate appearances over 133 games in his second MLB season and first full season in the majors in 2021. Dalbec has elite power (20.2% barrel rate and 115.6 mph maximum exit velocity), but unless he cuts down on his strikeouts, he won't provide much batting average assistance as a fantasy asset. But there's still a lot to like about Dalbec at a cheap cost on draft day.
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.