Bobby Dalbec Boston Red Sox

Age: 27 (June 29, 1995) | 6' 4" | 227lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-123 3B-14 SS-2 DH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS A+ 2018 100 344 59 88 60 130 27 2 26 85 3 1 .256 .372 .573 14 31 .318 n/a
BOS AA 2018 29 111 14 29 6 46 8 1 6 24 0 0 .261 .323 .514 5 37 .377 n/a
BOS AA 2019 105 359 57 84 68 110 15 2 20 57 6 4 .234 .371 .454 15 25 .278 n/a
BOS AAA 2019 30 113 12 29 5 29 4 0 7 16 0 2 .257 .301 .478 4 24 .278 n/a
BOS AL 2020 23 80 13 21 10 39 3 0 8 16 0 0 .262 .359 .600 11 42 .394 37/20/44 13 11
BOS AL 2021 133 417 50 100 28 156 21 5 25 78 2 0 .240 .298 .494 6 34 .316 37/19/43 16 15
BOS AL 2022 100 276 34 57 26 99 8 2 11 32 2 0 .207 .279 .370 8 32 .272 37/20/43 4 5
Career 3yrs 256 773 97 178 64 294 32 7 44 126 4 0 .230 .298 .461 8 34 .305 n/a
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Jul 27, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Rowdy Tellez (MIL): 2-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R

Bobby Dalbec (BOS): 2-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Albert Pujols (STL): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Kyle Garlick (MIN): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Nolan Jones (CLE): 3-4, 1 RBI, 3 R

Luis Urias (MIL): 1-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Jose Miranda (MIN): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Nolan Gorman (STL): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Ketel Marte (ARI): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Stephen Piscotty (OAK): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 28

Don't lose faith in Bobby Dalbec. Trade for him.

142 PA...

BA .181, xBA .224

SA .291, xSA .417

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 3

As you pointed out back in December, Alex, the 2nd half was pretty impressive. I'll be trying to buy Dalbec in my leagues. 

Scott Shea SJS
Feb 23

Quite a difference of opinions between two astute baseball observers, Jason Colette and Keith Law, re Bobby Dalbec.

Jason in the post below this. Here's Keith today at The Athletic:

9. Now that you’ve seen them in the big leagues, what are your ultimate expectations for Houck, Garrett Whitlock and Bobby Dalbec

Houck still hasn’t shown me anything to demonstrate he can get LHB out consistently, and until he does, I think he’s much more likely to end up a reliever; teams will just load up on lefties when he starts and he’ll have trouble turning a lineup over twice. Whitlock is what you saw in 2021, which is great for a Rule 5 pick. Dalbec is an emergency call-up; he’s 27 now and just had a 34 percent strikeout rate and sub-.300 OBP as a corner bat. He’s not a good defender, and he doesn’t hit enough to be a DH. I’m not sure that any team can keep a player like that on their bench in the era of the 13-man pitching staff.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 23

Here's what to make of it (my previous comment): I screwed up. Dalbec's HardHit% last year was 48, not 38.

The problem is explained under Vlad Guerrero. And of course 48 is much more consistent with the other Statcast metrics in our scan. Dalbec, when all the dust settled, hit the ball harder than the year before. More balls leaving the bat at 95+ mph, a higher average exit velocity on all balls leaving the bat.

These two things are almost redundant, and if I could simply wipe out all the HardHit percents -- both years -- I would.

It's fair to assume he didn't hit has many balls hard with an ideal launch angle, since his HR/FB dropped in half last year. It's also fair to assume, his HR/FB post All-Star was much, much better.

What it all boils down to: we all are going to be gunning for Bobby Dalbec this year.

Here's Jason Collette at Rotowire, making Bold Predictions for hitters in the AL East.

Bobby Dalbec is a top 10 first baseman

Player

2021 ADP

2022 ADP

2021 Earned $

2022 Projected $

B. Dalbec

260

232

$10

$9

I covered Dalbec just before the end of the season, so there is not much else to add that he did over the final two-to-three weeks of the season. The current 10th-ranked first baseman by ADP is Jake Cronenworth with an ADP of 122 while Dalbec ranks 24th at the position:

Hitter

Team

Position(s)

ADP

Min Pick

Max Pick

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

TOR

1B

6

3

12

Freddie Freeman

ATL

1B

19

8

29

Matt Olson

OAK

1B

42

21

89

Paul Goldschmidt

STL

1B

51

33

103

Pete Alonso

NYM

1B

61

32

100

Jose Abreu

CWS

1B

70

32

112

Ryan Mountcastle

BAL

1B, OF

112

74

141

DJ LeMahieu

NYY

1B, 2B, 3B

117

65

175

Jared Walsh

LAA

1B

117

63

145

Jake Cronenworth

SD

1B, 2B, SS

122

80

157

Max Muncy

LAD

1B, 2B

125

52

256

C.J. Cron

COL

1B

135

96

223

Ty France

SEA

1B, 2B

142

92

189

Josh Bell

WAS

1B

144

95

195

Rhys Hoskins

PHI

1B

147

98

209

Tyler Stephenson

CIN

C, 1B

161

98

255

Anthony Rizzo

NYY

1B

164

98

249

Joey Votto

CIN

1B

165

125

211

Alex Kirilloff

MIN

1B, OF

175

121

255

Trey Mancini

BAL

1B

185

141

227

Yuli Gurriel

HOU

1B

199

126

264

Jonathan Schoop

DET

1B, 2B

207

149

257

Brandon Belt

SF

1B

230

169

317

Bobby Dalbec

BOS

1B

231

147

355

As you can see, there is quite a range of value for him compared to the highly sought-after first baseman. The position is deep this year, but the quality tier begins to disappear once we get past Jose Abreu. Should Dalbec continue to build upon his improvements in the second half and continue to make better contact while flattening baseballs, we are going to look back at this early ADP and chuckle.  

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 3

Slugged .611 in 61 games Post All-Star. Fanned 61 times, which isn't great but better than his K% Pre All-Star.

While his HardHit% and Barrel% both were lower this year, his average exit velocity was quite a bit higher. Not sure what to make of that.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 23 '21
2020: EV 89.9 HardHit 44% Barrel 22% HR/FB 44% LA 14.8 Pull 42% Cent 34% Oppo 24%
2021: EV 92.4 HardHit 48% Barrel 20% HR/FB 22% LA 17.3 Pull 39% Cent 34% Oppo 27%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21