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Red Sox Farm Report: Bobby Dalbec staying patient in Portland

Amin Touri
July 15, 2019 - 7:30 am

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Continuing to impress with Double-A Portland, Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec went 0-for-2 on Sunday but walked twice, extending his on-base streak to 10 games.

Dalbec has flashed real patience in the minors, drawing an Eastern League-leading 60 free passes, opening up a huge 11-walk gap over his next closest challenger, Yankees prospect Chris Gittens. His excellent walk rate has pushed Dalbec, who doesn't hit for the highest average, into the top five in on-base percentage leaguewide. Combine that with his impressive power numbers and Dalbec also posts the league's fifth-best OPS, as he continues to put together a strong year at the plate in Double-A.