Vogelbach
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.212
HR
2
RBI
7
R
6
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
For several years now there has been a push among fantasy owners to "Free Dan Vogelbach," but the reality that he may not fit on a big-league roster is finally starting to sink in. He simply can't play anywhere in the field, so he would need to get starts at DH, and in orde... read more
For several years now there has been a push among fantasy owners to "Free Dan Vogelbach," but the reality that he may not fit on a big-league roster is finally starting to sink in. He simply can't play anywhere in the field, so he would need to get starts at DH, and in order for an MLB team to roster a designated hitter who can't play the field, that player would need to be a dominant hitter against big-league pitching. Vogelbach, who is entering his age-25 season, has proven to be at least 20 percent better than the average Triple-A hitter over 258 games at that level. But while he has plus power, it's not special power, and while the jolly lefty mashes righties, he is significantly worse against lefties. So we have a DH-only slugger who may need a platoon partner. That profile just isn't going to win over many modern front offices. Look for him to once again start the year at Triple-A, and keep in mind, he will be out of minor-league options after the 2018 season.
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'0"    WT: 250 lbs.    DOB: 12/17/1992    Drafted: 2nd Rd in 2011
Sent back down to Tacoma
1BSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 30, 2018
Vogelbach was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.
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2018 Stat Review for Daniel Vogelbach
0.46 BB/K
GOOD
13.9 % BB Rate
ELITE
30.4 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.675 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.342 OBP
GOOD
0.212 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.300 BABIP
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  1. Daniel Vogelbach 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Daniel Vogelbach 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Opportunity is the prevailing force in rotisserie baseball, and now that he's out of Chicago, Vogelbach has a chance to work his way into fantasy prominence. Vogelbach was used sparingly down the stretch in 2016 after being traded to Seattle, but as a 23-year-old Vogelbach beat up on Triple-A pitching to the tune of a .923 OPS, 23 homers and 96 RBI while striking out just four more times (101) than he walked (97) in 563 plate appearances. Safeco Field still skews favorably for pitchers in terms of runs scored, but it was a top-six park for home runs in 2016, so even in a platoon role, Vogelbach could gain and maintain fantasy value outside of AL-only formats. He failed to earn a spot out of spring training but Vogelbach should at least be owned in most keeper leagues with a much clearer path to playing time than he had in Chicago.
  3. Daniel Vogelbach 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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 injuries - which may have sapped his power - slowed him down considerably, and his final line with the Smokies was rather disappointing. True, he'd be an asset in OBP leagues - he's topped 60 walks in each of his last three years - but most look at him and expect him to be a big power-hitting first baseman. He's still just 23, but with Anthony Rizzo blocking him in Chicago, we see a DH job in his future. Don't be surprised to see the Cubs trade him.
  4. Daniel Vogelbach 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Daniel Vogelbach 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Daniel Vogelbach 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Sent back down to Tacoma
1BSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 30, 2018
Vogelbach was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.
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Hitless in MLB return
1BSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 22, 2018
Vogelbach went 0-for-3 in a loss to the White Sox on Saturday.
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Called up from Tacoma
1BSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 20, 2018
Vogelbach was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
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Sent to Tacoma
1BSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 14, 2018
Vogelbach was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
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Recalled from Tacoma
1BSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 8, 2018
Vogelbach was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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