Daniel Vogelbach

Position: 1B
Born: 12/17/1992
Height: 6'0
Weight: 250
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Via trade from the CCubs on July 20, 2016, along with RHP Paul Blackburn for LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries (SEA). Originally drafted in the second round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .292 with 23 homers and 96 RBIs in 133 games between Iowa (Triple-A/Cubs) and Tacoma (Triple-A/Mariners) adding 25 doubles for a .505 SLG. He hit .318 at Iowa and .240 at Tacoma.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Tacoma on September 12.
MLB Debut Date: 9/12/2016

Debut Details
September 12, in an 8-1 win against the Los Angeles Angels. Pinch-hitting for Nelson Cruz, he came into the game with a runner on first in the top of the ninth and hit the first pitch he saw against reliever Brett Oberholtzer, grounding into a force out at second base. He remained in the lineup as DH but did not have another at-bat.

Player Notes
Though listed as “Dan” in many references and on many rosters in the past, he’s made clear he prefers “Daniel” and we always like to go with the name preferred by the player so Daniel it is! Despite struggling a bit at the plate after the trade overall, Vogelbach did homer in his first game with Tacoma and his power is undeniable, as he combined between his two stops in his Triple-A debut for career-bests in both homers and RBIs and earned Pacific Coast League All-Star honors. Slowed by injuries in 2015 when a strained oblique and sore hamstring cost him time, he still hit .279 with seven homers and 39 RBIs in 83 games, most of them at Tennessee (Double-A) with a .415 OBP and .434 SLG. He’s posted a career .481 SLG over six career seasons. A big boy, his defense is not his strong point but his bat should carry him.

2080 Notes
You can check out our Prospect Spotlight on Vogelbach here.