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Dan Vogelbach

Born: 12/17/1992 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 250
Primary Position: 1B
Secondary Position: DH
Physical/Health
Big, bad body; not an athlete; can move some once underway, but slow ramp up; could tighten physique and improved flexibility would greatly help in the field.
Evaluator Nick J. Faleris
Report Date 07/25/2013
Dates Seen 06/29/13 - 06/30/13
Affiliate Kane County Cougars (Low A, Cubs)
Makeup

Huge makeup; high-energy player with personality; bathes in the game of baseball; high level of comfort on the field; asset in the clubhouse; type of player you want in your system.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2016 High 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Generates easy bat speed through compact swing; lots of swing plane/pitch plane overlap; at best utilizes full field approach and can drive pole to pole; still figuring out approach and pitch selection; can get locked on quadrants and fail to let ball travel; needs to focus on game plan in box; shows ability to make adjustments across at-bats, but can tripped up by quality sequencing; dangerous in fastball counts—when he figures out how to get to those counts more often, look out.
Power 60 80 raw, but utility is closer to future 60; swing isn’t naturally geared to easy lift; produces backspin—ball tough to track down to the gaps; may be best in two gears, reaching to power in hitter’s counts; when trying to drive, can get pull happy and make too much contact out front; will need to find balance between hard line-drive contact and over-the-fence efforts.
Baserunning/Speed 25 Well below average; once underway can move a little bit, but takes a long time to get there; enough underway that speed shouldn’t hinder extra-base ability too greatly.
Glove 35 Has made some progress during pro tenure, but not nearly enough to project as a solid future defender; improved footwork, but still very deliberate; stabs with the glove; upper- and lower-body don’t work in concert; shows some ability to pick it.
Arm 45 Fringe-average; will play up once the footwork is cleaner; delivers to second with accuracy; can struggle off the cut when turning to throw.
Overall

Definition of bat-only profile, but the bat could be impactful. Defense not progressing as much as I’d hoped from previous views; DH looking more and more like the best future fit. If everything clicks offensively, this is a potential .290/.360/.500 bat. That’ll play. Importance of offensive development and distance from majors mean high risk.

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