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Birth Date12-17-1992
Height6' 0"
Weight250 lbs
Age21 years, 9 months, 4 days
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ThrowsR
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 CUB Rk 6 27 .267 .290 .355 .427 .270 .286 107 0.3 1.0 -0.6 -0.3 -0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 BOI A- 37 168 .340 .253 .335 .360 .261 .364 120 13.9 4.6 -3 -2.5 -0.3 14.3 1.2 14.3 1.2
2012 CUB Rk 24 115 .370 .270 .350 .408 .283 .317 95 14.7 3.6 -2.3 -1.9 -1.7 13.8 1.1 13.8 1.1
2013 KNC A 114 502 .288 .253 .320 .371 .255 .305 109 14.5 14.1 -9 -0.7 -5.6 14.1 1.4 14.1 1.4
2013 DAY A+ 17 66 .322 .261 .345 .382 .270 .343 100 4.5 1.9 -1.2 -0.2 0.7 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2014 DAY A+ 132 560 .280 .252 .319 .365 .249 .296 103 12.3 16.4 -10.5 -9.2 -3.1 14.1 0.5 14.1 0.5

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 CUB Rk 27 4 7 3 0 1 6 2 2 1 0 .292 .370 .542 .250 .267 0.5 -0.3 0.0
2012 CUB Rk 115 16 33 12 2 7 31 12 14 1 0 .324 .391 .686 .363 .370 13.8 -1.9 1.1
2012 BOI A- 168 23 46 9 1 10 31 23 34 0 1 .322 .423 .608 .287 .340 14.3 -2.5 1.2
2013 KNC A 502 55 123 21 0 17 71 57 76 4 4 .284 .364 .450 .166 .288 14.1 -0.7 1.4
2013 DAY A+ 66 13 14 2 0 2 5 16 13 1 0 .280 .455 .440 .160 .322 5.9 -0.2 0.6
2014 DAY A+ 560 71 129 28 1 16 76 66 91 4 4 .268 .357 .429 .162 .280 14.1 -9.2 0.5

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 3rdJeff Moore2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 29-September 1Jeff Moore2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessAFL 2014: All the IntrigueJeff Moore2014-08-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-08-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League ProspectsBen Carsley2014-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: July 31, 2014Austin Diamond2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: July 31, 2014Jeff Moore2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 23Jeff Moore2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 17Jeff Moore2014-07-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 50 Dynasty League Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 25Jeff Moore2014-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 19Jeff Moore2014-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 23-26Jeff Moore2014-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneBen Carsley2014-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneCraig Goldstein2014-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: The Hard-to-Find First Base ProspectAndrew Koo2014-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 30Jeff Moore2014-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 24Jeff Moore2014-04-25
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 ListsBen Carsley2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 ListsCraig Goldstein2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 25Jeff Moore2014-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of April 14-16Jeff Moore2014-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Optimist's Guide to the 2016 CubsKen Funck2014-03-06
The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part One: 1-50Bret Sayre2014-03-03
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralPatrick Ebert2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralDavid Rawnsley2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralTodd Gold2014-02-10
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2014-01-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-01-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenJared Weiss2014-01-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenBen Murphy2014-01-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: First Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First BasemenBret Sayre2014-01-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: First BasemenPaul Sporer2014-01-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: First BasemenCraig Goldstein2014-01-21
The Lineup Card: 13 Trade Offers for Mike TroutBaseball Prospectus2013-12-18
The Lineup Card: Seven Trade Ideas for the Winter MeetingsBaseball Prospectus2013-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 13Chris King2013-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-07-30
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Andrew Koo2013-07-15
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Satchel Price2013-07-15
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Chris Mosch2013-07-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 50 Fantasy Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9Zach Mortimer2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 1-2Zach Mortimer2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 24-27Zach Mortimer2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 30Zach Mortimer2013-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 22Zach Mortimer2013-04-23
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, March 26Zach Mortimer2013-03-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part Two: 51-100Bret Sayre2013-03-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part Two: 51-100Josh Shepardson2013-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Dan Vogelbach, legit prospect who can play 1B/DH or just a big boy who never makes it because of size?
(scott from az)
Not a 1B but the dude can hit. He'll have an MLB career. (I'm required to say this or Bret will fire me) (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Dan Vogelbach can play 1B in the big leagues and if not can he hit enough to be a DH only?
(scott from az)
I don't think he's a reliable first base defender long term, and while there are few prospects with the legitimate potential to hit enough to DH on an everyday basis, Vogelbach is one of those guys. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)What can we expect from Dan Vogelbach from a fantasy standpoint? I can't imagine him playing full-time in the National League for any team, which means he would need to be traded to the American League before he had any fantasy relevance. If and when he does become a regular, does he have the high power upside that the other top Cubs prospects have or will he be closer to a 15 hr Billy Butler type?
(Steve from Los Angeles)
You know, he's gotten into better shape this year and it's a little better out in the field. He'll still have to hit like hell out there to be viable in an NL lineup but it's no longer absurd in my opinion.

He has power but he gets into his own head and that limits the utility overall. I think if he makes it to the majors he can be in the 20-25 HR range rather than the Billy Butler tier. He hits the ball HARD. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bat only... what are the upsides of guys like Preston Tucker, Kennys Vargas, Christian Walker, and Dan Vogelbach? I know a couple may profile as DH types, but what kind of ceilings are we looking at?
(MP from Bluegrass State)
At least Tucker can play the OF. For guys at low positions on the defensive spectrum, they really have to hit. Most of these guys should be good for 20-25 homers, but at 1B or LF, that alone doesn't get you much past second-division regular territory. They also have to hit closer to .300 and show strong on base skills, which may or may not happen. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Dan Vogelbach. Matt Adams 2.0? Thoughts on Big Dan?
(Bob from Dallas)
I'm not sure where Dan is going to play on the diamond, or if he can play a defensive role on the diamond, but the dude can mash. Guys with his power will get every chance to find a defensive home. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Dan Vogelbachs lack of power to this point this year hurt your expectations of him at all
(Bob from Grand Rapids)
Dan Vogelbach's limited athleticism, first base profile at best, and nowhere to play on the big league roster hurt my expectations. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dan Vogelbach's hitting ability receives rave reviews, but the aura around Vogelbach is very similar to that of Billy Butler during his tenure in the minor leagues. Is that a lazy comp based or a best-case scenario?
(kfazio from WV)
That would be a pretty good outcome for Vogelbach; maybe not best-case scenario because I do believe his offensive gifts are THAT dramatic, but I don't think many teams would argue with that result. (Mark Anderson)
2014-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pick a baseball player and an Olympic sport you'd like to see him try
(John from Russia)
Dan Vogelbach and Alexi Amarista, pairs ice dancing. (Sam Miller)
2014-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)1B Dan Vogelbach (CHC) - where do you see him in 2015? DH in the AL? Also, do you really think .300 and 30HR is legit or will he struggle to hit for average against MLB pitching? Thank you!
(fishersehorn31 from VA - The 540)
No reason he can't be a first baseman. Well Anthony Rizzo is a reason, but Rizzo will have to hit more and better than he did last season before he can lay claim to the position long term (yes, I know about the contract). (And wow did the Cubs two young guys signed to long-term deals have lousy seasons last year, huh?)

In a previous chat, Jason Parks was asked about Vogelbach and he said, and I quote, "He can f'n hit!" only he didn't say f'n. So I don't know about .300, but 30 homers isn't out of the question. (Matthew Kory)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)If you did not assess position scarcity, base-running or defense, and were ranking prospect purely on their bat, would Dan Vogelbach be a top 10?
(Mark from Nashville)
Above Soler. Vogelbach can fucking hit. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What will come of Dan Vogelbach?
(Chris from Phoenix)
He needs to find a way to end up on an AL club where he can mash his way to the big leagues and be a DH. Seriously though, he has to get the body under control to the point that he can handle inside heat, and at that point, he's got a chance to rake enough to find his way to the big leagues. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What would you do with Dan Vogelbach if you were the owner of an NL team? Would you trade him to an AL team or make him learn enough 1B to be useful there? Does he need a montage?
(captnamerca from dunedin)
If Vogelbach was much closer to being big league ready than I would see why Cubs would trade him to an AL team if they didn't think he could play 1B. However, Vogelbach is in Low-A and there is no reason not to let him try to develop his defensive skills, this will continue until the bat to produce in the majors. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does Rizzo's extension mean for Dan Vogelbach? Is he only trade bait now as he most likely has to play 1B (if not DH)? Depending on where he ends up, will he be in the MLB at any point next year in your opinion?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Nothing right now. He's in Low-A. It won't be a problem until its a problem. Having too many good hitters is a first-world problem. Vogelbach will not be in the majors next season. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Aside from the 80-grade name, what distinguishes Rock Shoulders from Dan Vogelbach?
(doog7642 from Blaine, MN)
Vogelbach owns the better hit tool. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is Dan Vogelbach's ceiling?
(cracker73 from Florida)
First-division 1B at the major league level; capable of hitting for average and power. (Jason Parks)


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