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Portrait of Bobby Dalbec

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
325 .193 14 33 42 0 65 -0.7
Birth Date6-29-1995
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age24 years, 7 months, 30 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2016 LOW A- NYP 34 143 .242 .314 .336 .473 115 14.1 3.9 -0.5 213 0 2.5 1.3 11.1 1.9
2017 GRN A SAL 78 329 .253 .321 .372 .383 105 5.7 9.2 0.3 113 0 -2.3 -2.0 4.2 1.0
2017 RSX Rk GCL 7 32 .283 .378 .378 .389 115 -1.6 1.0 -0.2 62 0 -0.5 0.7 -1.0 0.0
2018 SLM A+ CAR 100 419 .253 .322 .378 .318 102 30.6 11.9 0.8 161 0 5.2 0.9 24.4 4.5
2018 PME AA EAS 29 124 .249 .329 .386 .377 103 4.2 3.5 -0.5 96 0 -4.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2
2018 MSS Wnt AFL 20 90 .233 .325 .346 .342 104 2.1 2.4 -0.3 87 0 0.0 -0.2 2.1 0.4
2019 PME AA EAS 105 439 .235 .304 .364 .278 100 21.8 11.6 0.1 151 0 8.1 -2.2 20.3 4.2
2019 PAW AAA INT 30 123 .252 .330 .423 .278 90 0.1 4.2 -0.8 83 0 0.8 0.3 -2.4 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2016 LOW A- NYP 143 132 25 51 13 2 7 89 33 9 33 2 2 .386 .427 .674 .288 1 0
2017 RSX Rk GCL 32 27 3 7 1 0 0 8 2 5 9 1 0 .259 .375 .296 .037 0 0
2017 GRN A SAL 329 284 48 70 15 0 13 124 39 36 123 4 5 .246 .345 .437 .190 1 1
2018 MSS Wnt AFL 90 73 9 16 6 0 3 31 16 15 32 0 0 .219 .367 .425 .205 0 0
2018 PME AA EAS 124 111 14 29 8 1 6 57 24 6 46 0 0 .261 .323 .514 .252 2 0
2018 SLM A+ CAR 419 344 59 88 27 2 26 197 85 60 130 3 1 .256 .372 .573 .317 7 0
2019 PAW AAA INT 123 113 12 29 4 0 7 54 16 5 29 0 2 .257 .301 .478 .221 2 0
2019 PME AA EAS 439 359 57 84 15 2 20 163 57 68 110 6 4 .234 .371 .454 .220 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d2020

Details
  • 2020. Contract selected by Boston 11/20/19.
  • Drafted by Boston 2016 (4-118) (Arizona). $650,000 signing bonus ($501,300 slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 388 48 82 19 0 20 56 28 144 0 0 .232 .295 .456 90 6.9 3B 0, 1B -1 0.7
80o 366 43 74 17 0 18 50 25 139 0 0 .221 .279 .433 82 1.4 3B 0, 1B -1 0.1
70o 351 40 67 15 0 16 47 23 135 0 0 .208 .266 .404 76 -2.1 3B 0, 1B -1 -0.2
60o 337 37 62 14 0 15 44 21 131 0 0 .199 .255 .389 70 -5.0 3B 0, 1B -1 -0.5
50o 325 34 58 13 0 14 41 20 128 0 0 .193 .249 .377 65 -7.4 3B 0, 1B 0 -0.8
40o 313 32 54 12 0 13 38 18 125 0 0 .187 .240 .363 61 -9.6 3B 0, 1B 0 -1.0
30o 299 29 49 11 0 12 35 17 121 0 0 .176 .227 .345 55 -11.8 3B 0, 1B 0 -1.3
20o 284 27 45 10 0 11 32 15 116 0 0 .170 .219 .333 49 -14.0 3B 0, 1B 0 -1.5
10o 262 23 38 9 0 9 28 13 110 0 0 .155 .202 .302 40 -16.6 3B 0, 1B 0 -1.8
Weighted Mean329356014014422012900.197.252.38267-6.53B 0, 1B 0-0.7

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20202547657912102061321820.209.268.39367-0.8-5.4-1.3-3.812.2-12.5-1.6
20212643552831901855301670.208.269.39468-0.7-4.9-1.2-3.611.2-11.2-1.5
20222742551801801854311640.207.270.39368-0.7-4.9-1.2-3.710.9-11.0-1.4
20232841150781701853291590.208.270.39768-0.7-4.7-1.2-3.710.6-10.4-1.4
20242938346711601649271470.206.268.39167-0.7-4.9-1.1-3.59.8-10.1-1.3
20253037445711601648261430.206.268.39167-0.7-4.9-1.1-3.59.6-9.9-1.3
20263136343681501546261390.206.268.38967-0.7-5.0-1.1-3.59.3-9.7-1.2
20273234641641401444251330.205.268.38666-0.7-4.9-1.0-3.58.9-9.3-1.2
20283332839601301341231260.204.267.38466-0.7-5.0-1.0-3.48.4-9.0-1.1

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5 77 Adam Walker 2016 0 DNP
6 77 Harold Riggins 2014 0 DNP
7 76 Xavier Scruggs 2012 0 DNP
8 76 Yazy Arbelo 2012 0 DNP
9 75 Mike Olt 2013 0 DNP
10 75 Rudy Flores 2015 0 DNP
11 75 Chase McDonald 2016 0 DNP
12 74 Greg Halman 2012 0 DNP
13 73 Christin Stewart 2018 107
14 73 Alex Liddi 2013 57
15 73 Peter O'Brien 2015 103
16 73 Joe Koshansky 2006 0 DNP
17 72 Steven Moya 2016 81
18 72 Pedro Alvarez 2011 52
19 71 Jabari Blash 2014 0 DNP
20 71 Ryan O'Hearn 2018 130
21 71 Daniel Palka 2016 0 DNP
22 71 Trevor Story 2017 92
23 71 Carlos Peguero 2011 69
24 71 Kyle Russell 2010 0 DNP
25 71 Brett Jackson 2013 0 DNP
26 70 Chris Shaw 2018 65
27 70 Aaron Judge 2016 63
28 70 Chris Carter 2011 49
29 70 Corey Brown 2010 0 DNP
30 70 Jake Lamb 2015 88
31 70 Brett Phillips 2018 45
32 70 Mark Reynolds 2008 92
33 70 Josh Fields 2007 92
34 70 Matt Davidson 2015 0 DNP
35 70 Victor Roache 2016 0 DNP
36 70 Mat Gamel 2010 55
37 69 Ian Gac 2010 0 DNP
38 69 Edwin Rios 2018 0 DNP
39 69 Kala Ka'aihue 2009 0 DNP
40 69 Bradley Zimmer 2017 70
41 69 Scott Moore 2008 97
42 69 Mike Napoli 2006 124
43 69 Matt Clark 2011 0 DNP
44 69 Rhys Hoskins 2017 151
45 69 Brandon Wood 2009 55
46 69 Will Swanner 2016 0 DNP
47 68 Brandon Waring 2010 0 DNP
48 68 Juan Francisco 2011 81
49 68 JaCoby Jones 2016 58
50 68 Will Middlebrooks 2013 89
51 67 George Springer 2014 127
52 67 Bryce Brentz 2013 0 DNP
53 67 Koby Clemens 2011 0 DNP
54 67 Tony Blanco 2006 0 DNP
55 67 Paul Goldschmidt 2012 121
56 66 Kyle Jensen 2012 0 DNP
57 66 Domingo Santana 2017 118
58 66 Patrick Leonard 2017 0 DNP
59 66 Kyle Kubitza 2015 63
60 66 Joe Benson 2012 0 DNP
61 66 Casper Wells 2009 0 DNP
62 66 Chris Davis 2010 63
63 65 Matt Olson 2018 114
64 65 Brandon Allen 2010 76
65 65 AJ Reed 2017 78
66 65 Derek Fisher 2018 48
67 65 Melky Mesa 2011 0 DNP
68 65 Tyler Horan 2015 0 DNP
69 65 Trayvon Robinson 2012 73
70 64 Paul DeJong 2018 101
71 64 Daniel Dorn 2009 0 DNP
72 64 Renato Nunez 2018 95
73 64 Justin Maxwell 2008 0 DNP
74 64 Josh Whitaker 2013 0 DNP
75 64 Ryan Lavarnway 2012 60
76 64 Willy Garcia 2017 75
77 64 Jedd Gyorko 2013 108
78 64 Scott Schebler 2015 95
79 64 Ryan Strieby 2010 0 DNP
80 64 Josh Bell 2011 49
81 64 Ryan Rua 2014 94
82 64 Mike Costanzo 2008 0 DNP
83 64 Kevin Cron 2017 0 DNP
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85 64 Jeramy Laster 2009 0 DNP
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92 64 Jonathan Greene 2010 0 DNP
93 63 Max Ramirez 2009 0 DNP
94 63 Jamie Romak 2010 0 DNP
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100 63 Drew Robinson 2016 0 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Bobby Dalbec's walk-up song should be Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing” because it’s about missing swings. He continues to make Joey Gallo look like Ichiro.
2017 Fourth-rounder Bobby Dalbec has big power, a big arm and a big body, but he’d manage to swing and miss at a piñata even without a blindfold. If he strikes out as a position player, he’s got a potential future on the mound.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)How unlikely is it for a prospect with Nick Schnell's K-rate in the low minors to eventually become an impact player? What's the path here to success?
(Maurice from Muncie)
He was 19. He can probably get better? I get the overall point here, but if someone like Bobby Dalbec can refine stuff enough to a manageable 25% in the upper minors, I wouldn't sound the death knell for Schnell yet. And there's nothing in the swing that suggests this has to be a long term problem. He needs more reps against better stuff to make adjustments, and then we will see where he is. (Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Chat)
2019-11-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Bobby Dalbec’s emergence, do you see Chavis moving back to 2b to provide an avenue for Dalbec to start in Boston? Simply put, is his bat good enough for force the Red Sox to find a home for him in the lineup? Thanks.
(CubbieBear from Chi-Town)
Emergence might be a *bit* strong, and as I note in the write-up, their profiles overlap a bit. He might get a clean shot on the sustainably successful Red Sox, as I don't know if they will be in the market for a veteran stopgap for 1B/DH, but beyond that he will have to really prove it against major league stuff. It seems likely both will get a chance to prove they can do it in 2020 though. (Boston Red Sox Top 10 Chat)
2019-08-16 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is CJ Cron a good comp for Bobby Dalbec in 3 years or are we looking at a different profile?
(Rerry Jemy from Bawston)
Dalbec has more raw and more swing and miss, but yeah, I could see the shape of the production looking about like that if he gets enough of the power into games. Gonna have to work on the dad bod though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)What's going on with Bobby Dalbec? See that he's back, but struggling still. Chalk this up to a lost year because of the injury? Or is it something deeper than that?
(Jim from Mass)
I'd say so, yeah. Wrist injuries are delicate and tricky, and can sap your power pretty quickly. Dalbec also changed his stance before the season, so getting used to that while dealing with a hurt wrist that's still ailing him can complicate things. (Brett Cowett)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)14 Team dynasty, 40 man roster. Someone dropped Trent Clark - should I drop any of the these dudes to get him: Luis Alexander Basabe, Anderson Tejeda, Lazarito, Bobby Dalbec? Really torn with Clark's slow start.
(Eric from LA)
I'd probably drop Dalbec for him but if you're into the boom/bust scenario I can see justifying it over a more moderate ceiling guy like Clark. (Craig Goldstein)


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