Dan Vogelbach

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Daniel Vogelbach

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1B Dan Vogelbach was a second-round selection by the Chicago Cubs in the 2011 amateur draft, out of a high school in Florida. The scout was Lukas McKnight. He made his debut that year by playing 6 games for the AZL Cubs then split 2012 between the AZL Cubs and the Boise Hawks of the Pioneer League, putting up a solid batting line of .322/.410/.641 in 61 games. he hit 21 doubles and 17 homers that year.

Dan continued to hit well for the Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League and Daytona Cubs of the Florida State League in 2013 as in 131 games, he hit .284/.375/.449. Once again, his power was on display, with 23 doubles and 19 homers in addition to 76 RBIs. he then played 132 games with Daytona in 2014, and hit .268/.357/.329, with 28 doubles and 16 homers. In 2015, an injury limited to 76 games with the Tennessee Smokies of the AA Southern League, as well as a few rehabilitation games with the AZL Cubs. With Tennessee, he continued to hit, with a line of .272/.403/.425. He moved up to the AAA Iowa Cubs in 2016, where in 89 games he was hitting .318/.425/.548. Given that his further advance was blocked by the presence of All-Star 1B Anthony Rizzo in Chicago, it was a good thing for him that on July 20th, he was sent to the Seattle Mariners along with P Paul Blackburn in a trade for Ps Mike Montgomery and Jordan Pries.

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