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Daniel Vogelbach

Born: 12/17/1992 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 270
Primary Position: 1B
Secondary Position: DH
Big, bad body; not an athlete; can move some once underway, but slow ramp up; could tighten physique and improved flexibility would greatly help in the field.
Evaluator Nick J. Faleris
Report Date 07/25/2013
Dates Seen 06/29/13 - 06/30/13
Affiliate Kane County Cougars (Low A, D-backs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 High 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Generates easy bat speed through compact swing; lots of swing plane/pitch plane overlap; at best utilizes full field approach and can drive pole to pole; still figuring out approach and pitch selection; can get locked on quadrants and fail to let ball travel; needs to focus on game plan in box; shows ability to make adjustments across at-bats, but can tripped up by quality sequencing; dangerous in fastball counts—when he figures out how to get to those counts more often, look out.
Power 60 80 raw, but utility is closer to future 60; swing isn’t naturally geared to easy lift; produces backspin—ball tough to track down to the gaps; may be best in two gears, reaching to power in hitter’s counts; when trying to drive, can get pull happy and make too much contact out front; will need to find balance between hard line-drive contact and over-the-fence efforts.
Baserunning/Speed 25 Well below average; once underway can move a little bit, but takes a long time to get there; enough underway that speed shouldn’t hinder extra-base ability too greatly.
Glove 35 Has made some progress during pro tenure, but not nearly enough to project as a solid future defender; improved footwork, but still very deliberate; stabs with the glove; upper- and lower-body don’t work in concert; shows some ability to pick it.
Arm 45 Fringe-average; will play up once the footwork is cleaner; delivers to second with accuracy; can struggle off the cut when turning to throw.

Definition of bat-only profile, but the bat could be impactful. Defense not progressing as much as I’d hoped from previous views; DH looking more and more like the best future fit. If everything clicks offensively, this is a potential .290/.360/.500 bat. That’ll play. Importance of offensive development and distance from majors mean high risk.

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