The minor league career of Bobby Dalbec is going as well as the one he had with the Arizona Wildcats, which is saying something.
Now in his fourth season of pro ball, Dalbec can add “All-Star” to his growing list of accolades after he was invited to the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game set for July 10 in Richmond, Va.
The 23-year-old third baseman entered Monday hitting .233 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI in 68 games for the Portland (Maine) SeaDogs. He leads the Eastern League with 45 walks and is tied for second in homers.
Dalbec has hit .265 with 66 homers and 220 RBI in 316 minor league games, knocking 32 out of the park between Single-A Salem (Mass.) and Portland in 2018. He entered this year rated by MLB.com as the No. 2 prospect for the Boston Red Sox, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2016.
That selection came while Dalbec was helping Arizona to the College World Series championship series, capping a season in which he hit .260 with seven homers and 40 RBI while going 11-6 with a 2.50 ERA and seven saves.