Although he was ranked third as a BOS prospect, this player who doesn’t explode… Going to the minors pushed by Taiwanese utilities
- on Mar 28, 2023
Bobby Dalbec, who was the third-ranked prospect for the Boston Red Sox and was evaluated to be the team’s long-term first baseman, will start the season in the minor leagues.
On the 28th (Korean time)스포츠토토, Boston sent Dalbek down to Triple-A Worcester under the club, and selected Jang Yoo-cheng to the roster for the opening game. Zhang Yucheng is expected to play an active role as a utility infielder.
Dalbec began his professional career with Boston’s pick in the 2016 draft. And since 2019, he has been recognized for his potential as he consistently ranks third in the club’s prospects rankings. In fact, Dalbek joined the big leagues from the 2020 season by hitting more than 25 home runs in a season in the minor leagues.
And while his batting average and on-base percentage dropped significantly in the 2021 season, he seemed to spread his wings as he hit 25 home runs. However, last year, he had a batting average of 0.215, 12 homers, 39 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.652, and Boston even traded him steadily. But other clubs were not interested in him.
In this exhibition game, he recorded a batting average of 0.235, 2 home runs, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.814, and he played not only as first baseman, but also as third baseman and shortstop. Boston did their best to use him. However, he suffered the humiliation of being demoted to Triple-A after being pushed by Jang Yu-cheng, who showed an outstanding performance in the World Baseball Classic.
Boston manager Alex Cora said, “Dalbec played the role of shortstop better than I thought. Also, he can see third base. we all know He’s a player we love, but he’s in a situation where we can’t help it.”
“I did my best,” Dalbek said. I think I did really well on defense, I faltered on hitting, but I think I did well. I worked really hard. I did everything I could. If this is the role given to me now, I will accept it. I will prepare and come back.”