There’s at least some good news within the Red Sox organization, after the Major League club had a disaster of a week.
After a brutal week, which may be a large understatement, the Boston Red Sox should find optimism in the growth of a young bat. Over the weekend, the Sox promoted Bobby Dalbec to Pawtucket rendering him one step away from making his Major League debut.
Call-up Alert – @BaseballAmerica Top @RedSox prospect @BobbyDalbec has been called up to #Pawtucket from the @PortlandSeaDogs. He will bat sixth, start at 3rd Base, and wear no. 15 tonight for the PawSox. Join us at McCoy Stadium tonight. https://t.co/7OhCRUBIRH pic.twitter.com/4VJrS0KlrQ— PawSox (@PawSox) August 3, 2019
It’s a small consolation for an incredibly large issue, but the Boston Red Sox are very clearly intrigued by the development of Bobby Dalbec. The promise is there for a young player that flashes the potential to become a DH, or corner infielder, in Boston for years to come. In Portland, he launched twenty homeruns and drove in 57 RBI’s which certainly yielded a promotion.
Before the season, there was a chance that Dalbec might make his Major League debut, but at this point it seems unlikely. However, the impending decision of J.D. Martinez over the offseason may require the young bat to see time with the Red Sox to begin next season. As currently constructed, Dalbec could see time as a rotational piece at first base; however the potential departure of Martinez would leave a spot to be filled at DH.
Dave Dombrowski was intentional to retain talent in the organization and Bobby Dalbec is a prime example of that. He may have been a valuable trade piece, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the front office envisions a future for him in Boston. If he finds immediate success in Pawtucket, it may lessen the potential blow of a J.D. Martinez departure.
Keep an eye on the young, exciting bat in Pawtucket.