Arizona’s baseball team has begun fall workouts, with three exhibition games scheduled for later this month and in November. Two of those are against college teams, while the third will include a familiar face to Wildcat fans.
Bobby Dalbec, a key member of Arizona’s 2016 College World Series finalist, has been named to USA Baseball’s Professional National Team. That squad, made up of pros who aren’t currently on MLB 40-man rosters, will face the Wildcats at Hi Corbett Field on Oct. 26 as part of its preparation for the WSBC Premier12 tournament in November that serves as a 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier.
Dalbec, a fourth-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 2016 MLB Draft, hit 27 home runs for Boston’s Double- and Triple-A teams in 2019. MLBPipeline ranks the third baseman as the Red Sox’s second-best prospect.
From 2014-16 at Arizona, Dalbec hit .282 with 24 homers and 123 RBI while also posting a 2.65 ERA with 14 saves as a pitcher.
Arizona’s other two exhibition games are set for Nov. 9 vs. Cal Poly Pomona at Hi Corbett and Nov. 17 vs. San Diego in Phoenix.