Dalbec to be optioned to AAA

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Hard to see where Dalbec goes after this. He wasn't hitting in AAA either. It might be the last game he plays in the majors. It's sad but he did nothing good this year.
 

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He had an 860 OPS in AAA. Not sure if it’s mental or if he just has some fatal flaw that’s exploited at the big league level (like the inability to hit a MLB fastball), but he’s gotten worse and worse every year and it seems like it would be best for everyone to give him a fresh start somewhere else.

Maybe he can be the next Will Middlebrooks and be on NESN in a few years.
 

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I really, really, really hope to never see him in a Red Sox uniform again.
 

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He had an 860 OPS in AAA. Not sure if it’s mental or if he just has some fatal flaw that’s exploited at the big league level (like the inability to hit a MLB fastball), but he’s gotten worse and worse every year and it seems like it would be best for everyone to give him a fresh start somewhere else.

Maybe he can be the next Will Middlebrooks and be on NESN in a few years.
Yes, DFA him and let him have a fresh start somewhere else. I like him, but it's blindingly obvious he needs guidance that we can't give him.
 

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I wish Bobby Dalbec well. You can see how frustrated he is when he is with the Red Sox. and yes, he absolutely destroys the minors. Hope fully he figures it out at some point.
 

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Hard to see where Dalbec goes after this. He wasn't hitting in AAA either. It might be the last game he plays in the majors. It's sad but he did nothing good this year.
Seems like the bolded gets said every time he's sent down, yet he keeps coming back. And I think he will be back again at some point this season. And not because he tears up AAA so much they have to bring him back but because somebody is going to get hurt at some point and it will necessitate Dalbec return. Same as it's been every other time he's been in the big leagues the last couple years. As long as he remains optionable, he will remain on the Red Sox 40-man roster.
 

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I was going to make a Shaq Thompson comparison (at the MLB level), but after checking Thompson's performance, that isn't even close.
(0-39 with 37 Ks)
Over his 47 plate appearances, Thompson put the ball in play twice while striking out 79% of the time. He had a .170 OPS, which was also his OBP. Even if you lower the minimum plate appearances threshold to 40, only two position players in baseball history have had a lower OPS for their careers. The next closest (and most recent) is Cincinnati infielder Neftali Soto, who has hit .071/.091/.095 in his first 44 plate appearances. Of course, that’s in the big leagues
https://cespedesfamilybarbecue.com/2014/12/22/shaq-thompson-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-baseball-career/
 

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I wish Bobby Dalbec well. You can see how frustrated he is when he is with the Red Sox. and yes, he absolutely destroys the minors. Hope fully he figures it out at some point.
Maybe in Japan. High velocity is less common there.
 

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He’s like a cockroach, I expect we will see him again.
He has become known as Zombie Bobby at my house - just when you think he's dead and buried...

edit: Response from my oldest when I told her Dalbec back to AAA - "Just wait, the poison in someone's cup is still waiting to take effect"
 
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Do I have it right that he’s arb-eligible after the season? Curious to see if they tender him a contract or not if that’s the case.
 

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Do I have it right that he’s arb-eligible after the season? Curious to see if they tender him a contract or not if that’s the case.
I fully expect they'll non-tender him if they don't trade him for a bag of balls in the meantime. His biggest attributes right now are that he can be optioned, he's cheap, and defensively he can handle at least two spots. After this season, he loses two of those attributes: options and cheapness. They can find someone else cheap and optionable who can also cover 1B, 3B, and occasionally elsewhere for next year, starting with Romy Gonzalez and moving on to Nick Sogard and/or Eddinson Paulino.
 

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I'm under the impression that Bobby is out of options and any move would be a DFA.
 

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So last night Dalbec hit two HRs in WOR, one of a righty and one off a lefty. The second was the go-ahead run in the 9th.

It was his second game since his most recent return to WOR. He has an .887 OPS in AAA now - tied with Valdez's stint there.

It's almost inexplicable.
 

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So last night Dalbec hit two HRs in WOR, one of a righty and one off a lefty. The second was the go-ahead run in the 9th.

It was his second game since his most recent return to WOR. He has an .887 OPS in AAA now - tied with Valdez's stint there.

It's almost inexplicable.
He seems like the ultimate AAAA player. Dominates AAA and sucks in the majors. It's amazing actually.