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Bobby Dalbec

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Bobby Dalbec
Name: Robert Vernon Dalbec
Born: Jun 29, 1995 in Seattle, WA
College: Arizona
High School: Legend HS, Parker, Colo.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (118th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2016 (signed for $650,000)
A Colorado prep product, Dalbec presents scouts with more questions than any prospect in the West. He ranked 18th in the country with 15 home runs as a sophomore, when he also started seven games and pitched 62 innings for Arizona. He played for both USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team and in the Cape Cod League last summer, showing plus-plus righthanded power and leading the Cape with 14 home runs in 33 games (counting the playoffs). He also had 56 strikeouts in 116 Cape at-bats, and his swing-and-miss tendencies continued in his junior season (59 through 156 ABs for Arizona). However, Dalbec, 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, is still having a fine season, thriving as a pitcher for the spunky Wildcats and first-year head coach Jay Johnson. He was 8-3 with a 2.78 ERA and six saves, showing a 92-94 mph fastball at his best with a slider and changeup flashing average if not a tick above. Most scouts still see Dalbec as a hitter, but his pitching has intrigued, and he was sidelined in early May by an undisclosed injury, clouding his draft status even more. His defense has improved this spring, as he's shown better hands and a quicker first step, giving some evaluators confidence that he could play third base at the highest level.
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