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Dan Vogelbach

23-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago Cubs

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Vogelbach came out of the gate on fire last year, slashing .460/.571/.780 with three home runs, 11 runs, 12 RBI, and 13 walks in his first 14 games for Double-A Tennessee. Unfortunately a couple of in...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 250   DOB: 12/17/1992   BORN: Orlando, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

April 16, 2016  –  Dan Vogelbach News

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Vogelbach went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer for Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 18 R MES 6 27 24 4 7 4 3 0 1 6 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 .292 .370 .542 .912
2012 19 R MES 24 115 102 16 33 21 12 2 7 31 1 0 12 14 0 1 0 .324 .391 .686 1.077
2012 19 A BOI 37 168 143 23 46 20 9 1 10 31 0 1 23 34 0 0 2 .322 .423 .608 1.031
2013 20 A+ DAY 17 66 50 13 14 4 2 0 2 5 1 0 16 13 0 0 0 .280 .455 .440 .895
2013 20 A KAN 114 500 433 55 123 38 21 0 17 71 4 4 57 76 0 8 2 .284 .364 .450 .814
2014 21 A+ DAY 132 560 482 71 129 45 28 1 16 76 4 4 66 91 0 7 5 .268 .357 .429 .786
2015 22 R MES 5 17 11 4 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 .455 .647 .636 1.283
2015 22 AA TEN 76 313 254 41 69 24 16 1 7 39 1 1 57 61 0 2 0 .272 .403 .425 .828
2016 23 AAA IOW 21 83 70 12 24 7 5 0 2 16 0 0 12 26 0 0 1 .343 .446 .500 .946

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 18 R MES 27 24 7.4% 7.4% 1.00 92% .286 .250
2012 19 R MES 115 102 10.4% 12.2% 0.86 86% .321 .362
2012 19 A BOI 168 143 13.7% 20.2% 0.68 76% .364 .286
2013 20 A+ DAY 66 50 24.2% 19.7% 1.23 74% .343 .160
2013 20 A KAN 500 433 11.4% 15.2% 0.75 82% .312 .166
2014 21 A+ DAY 560 482 11.8% 16.3% 0.73 81% .301 .161
2015 22 R MES 17 11 35.3% 5.9% 6.00 91% .500 .181
2015 22 AA TEN 313 254 18.2% 19.5% 0.93 76% .333 .153
2016 23 AAA IOW 83 70 14.5% 31.3% 0.46 63% .524 .157

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Dan Vogelbach: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vogelbach was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer reports.

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Vogelbach will bat eighth in the Cubs' spring opener Thursday, the team's official site reports.

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Vogelbach was added to the Cubs' 40-man roster Friday, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

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Vogelbach (oblique) is healthy and will rejoin Double-A Tennessee on Thursday, according to Vogelbach's Twitter account.

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Vogelbach (oblique) could rejoin Double-A Tennesse sometime this weekend, Tennessee Smokies announcer Justin Rocke reports.

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Vogelbach is dealing with a strained oblique and is expected to be sidelined until early August, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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Vogelbach, 22, is batting .285/.408/.435 with five home runs and 34 RBI through 59 games for Double-A Tennessee.

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Vogelbach went 0-for-4 for Double-A Tennessee on Friday, dropping his batting average below .300 for the first time all season.

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Vogelbach had two hits and drove in two for Double-A Tennessee on Friday.

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Vogelbach had three hits - including his third home run in his last five games - for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

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2015

Vogelbach is the Cubs' top first baseman in the minors, but it would be a shock to see him overtake Anthony Rizzo as the starter at the big league level at any point. There are some appealing items in his skill set, as he can draw a walk and hit for some power, but he doesn't seem to have anything that truly stands out, and his defensive limitations might make him a future DH. He should spend most of the 2015 season with Double-A Tennessee as a 22-year-old, but unless Rizzo suffers a serious injury, Vogelbach could be trade bait, especially to an AL-team that values on-base percentage more than defense.

2014

Vogelbach is not just some run-of-the-mill slugger. Last year's 73:89 BB:K ratio contributed to a .375 on-base percentage between Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona. While he only hit 19 home runs in 483 at-bats, he's done all that as a 20-year-old, and certainly projects as a power hitter in the majors. Anthony Rizzo is blocking him at first base, but in two years, who knows? Tuck him away, especially in deep OBP leagues.

2013

Drafted 68th overall in 2011 for his elite power, the 5-foot-11, 255-pound Vogelbach did not disappoint last year, slugging .686 in 102 rookie-ball at-bats and .608 in 143 Low-A ones. He also hit .324 and .322, respectively, at those stops and showed good plate discipline, to boot. Expect the 20-year-old Vogelbach to get a shot at High-A and perhaps Double-A this year, though so long as he remains in the Cubs organization, he's blocked by Anthony Rizzo at first base. Given Vogelbach's frame, we very much doubt a position change is an option.