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#3 Bobby Dalbec
Position: Infield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Parker, Colo.
High School: Legend HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Career Statistics | 2014

Honors/Awards

  • Perfect Game Preseason All-American (second team)
  • Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American (second team)
  • Baseball America All-American (second team)
  • Pac-12 All-Conference (first team)
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
  • ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region
  • NCBWA Preseason All-American (third team)
  • Perfect Game preseason All-American (third team)
  • 2014 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
  • 2014 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby Participant

Summer 2015
He was named to Team USA and the Cape Cod League’s Summer Prospect List by Baseball America after putting together a spectacular 2015 summer campaign … He led Team USA to 10 wins, while he also blasted a Cape Cod League-leading 12 home runs to go along with 30 RBI and a .315 batting average in 27 games as a member of the Orleans Firebirds … He ranked second in the league in RBI and would have ranked eighth in average if he had enough at bats to qualify.

Arizona 2015
Rated the No. 6 draft prospect in the Pac-12 for the 2016 draft class by Baseball America … Was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference and All-Defensive Team as a sophomore while manning third base and taking the mound as well … Also earned second team All-American honors from Baseball America … Started all 55 games for Arizona and batted .319 with a team-leading 58 RBI and 15 home runs … He finished with a slugging pct. of .601 and an OBP of .410 … Started off the season in the bullpen and had a record of 2-3 with an ERA of 4.34 … He was unhittable in his first eight appearances as he allowed just one earned run and five hits in 10 innings (four of those hits came in one game) … He moved to the starting rotation on Apr. 13 when the Wildcats took on Arizona State … He threw 4.1 innings of scoreless ball against the Sun Devils but did not factor into the decision … Went 1-4 overall as a starter with his victory coming at the end of the season against Hawaii when he lasted seven innings and relinquished just three hits and one unearned run … By the end of the year, he had lowered his ERA to 3.21 … Got off to a good start at the dish in 2015 as he went 4-12 in the first series against Eastern Michigan with three RBI, a double, a triple and a home run … He also recorded a save against Eastern Michigan on the 15th after pitching 1.2 innings of hitless ball … Followed that up by going 4-9 with three RBI in a two-game series against North Dakota State … Hit his second home run of the season against Rice on Feb. 21 in a winning effort … Dalbec also earned the victory on the hill after pitching one scoreless inning in the ninth while striking out two … Had his first multi-double game of the season against Oakland on Feb. 25 while knocking in two runs as well … Was impossible to get out against Samford on Feb. 27 as he went 3-3 with four RBI and one run scored … Stayed hot and went 4-7 against New Mexico State in a midweek series with one RBI and two doubles … Had another home run against Portland on Mar. 7 when he went 2-4 with a pair of RBI … Recorded his second save of the season on Mar. 8 against Portland in a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts … Started off well in conference play against Utah on the weekend of Mar. 13 as he went 5-11 with two RBI and added another longshot as well … Helped Arizona earn a sweep at Stanford when he collected two RBI on Mar. 22 in a winning effort … He also did his job on the bump as he earned a pair of saves in the Stanford series as well while pitching a total of 2.2 innings while allowing just three hits … Extended his hitting streak to five games during the Oregon series and added three more RBI while sweeping the then 18th-ranked Oregon Ducks … Traveled to the City of Angels to face the then ninth-ranked USC Trojans on the first weekend of April and went 5-12 with four RBI and extended his hit streak to eight games … Really started his surge against Arizona State, who was ranked in the top 10 at the time on Apr. 11 … Extended his hitting streak to 11 games after going 5-11 with four RBI, a double and three home runs … Two of those home runs came on Apr. 13 and helped Arizona defeat their rivals by a score of 7-2 … Had five more hits and extended his hit streak to 14 games against Oregon State in Corvallis and hit two more dingers as well … Went 1-5 against Arizona State in a nonconference game on Apr. 22 and extended his hit streak to 15 games, but it came to an end there as he went 0-3 the next game against Cal … When the Sun Devils came back to Tucson again for another nonconference game, he caught fire as he went 4-5 with six RBI, three runs scored and a home run … Hit one more home run against Washington State on May 2 … Had a solid outing on the hill against the Cougars on May 3 when he went eight innings and allowed just five hits and no runs, however, he did not factor into the decision as the game went to extra innings … Had two more multi-hit games (Washington on May 10 and Abilene Christian on May 21) and collected eight more RBI over the last three series of the season.

Arizona 2015
Earned multiple preseason All-America citations as two-way players as a corner infielder and right-handed pitcher … Rated the No. 6 draft prospect in the Pac-12 for the 2016 draft class by Baseball America.

Summer 2014
Played for the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod Baseball League … Batted .228 with five home runs and three doubles in 29 games … Scored 14 runs and added 18 RBI … Participated in the home run derby at the league All-Star game … Pitched in 11 games with a 1-0 record and one save … Posted a 1.31 ERA with 16 strikeouts against four walks in 13.2 innings.

Arizona 2014
A two-way player for the Wildcats who played in 47 total games with 44 starts and 22 pitching appearances … Earned freshman All-America honors from Louisville Slugger … Tied for team-lead with two home runs and ranked third with 30 runs batted in … On the mound, led the club with a 2.13 earned run average and tied for team-lead with two saves … Finished season 1-for-6 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in two starts against Abilene Christian (5/23, 5/25) … Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI as the designated hitter at California (5/17). Also pitched 5.0 innings with only two runs allowed, but suffered the loss in relief … Made one start in the lineup in second game of series against Stanford (5/9-11), going 1-for-4 with two runs batted in. Pitched in the opening and closing games of series, earning the win in the opener with 1.2 perfect innings of relief. In finale, scattered two hits and struck out three in another 1.2 shutout innings … Combined to hit 1-for-5 with an RBI in three games at Oregon (5/2-4). Totaled 3.1 innings on mound in final two games, taking one loss and allowing four earned runs on seven hits and two walks … Batted 2-for-11 with an RBI in three starts against Arizona State (4/25-27). Combined to pitch 4.1 innings over two appearances in which he did not allow a run or a walk, struck out five and scattered three hits … Hitless in 10 at-bats with an RBI at USC (4/17-19). Suffered a loss on the mound despite 5.1 innings in relief in which he scattered six hits, struck out two and allowed only two runs – one earned … Went 3-for-12 over three starts in the lineup against UCLA (4/11-13). Picked up the win in the series-clincher on Sunday but tossing 0.2 shutout innings with a strikeout … Went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBI in non-conference game at ASU (4/9). Also earned the save with a shutout inning of relief … Batted 2-for-10 with two RBI and a run scored in three games at Utah (4/4-6). Earned a win in the second game of the series with 1.0 shutout innings … Went 1-for-8 with an RBI in three games against Oregon State (3/28-30). Pitched in final two games, totaling 1.1 innings with one run allowed on one hit … Collected a hit, a walk, a run scored and two RBI in four plate appearances at ASU (3/26). Added two strikeouts in 1.0 shutout innings on the mound … Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in one start at Washington (3/21). Struck out one in 1.0 shutout innings against Huskies (3/23) … Collected a hit in four trips to plate against Grand Canyon (3/18). Scattered a hit and a walk in 1.0 innings on the mound … Combined to hit 5-for-12 with two runs and two RBI in three games against Washington State (3/14-16). Suffered a loss in second game of series after along two unearned runs on two in 1.0 innings. Came back with 1.2 shutout innings and two strikeouts the next day … Tallied four hits, including a double, in nine at-bats along with four runs and three RBI in midweek games against Air Force (3/11-12). Added 1.0 shutout innings on the mound … Collected a hit in each of four games at Hi Corbett Classic (3/7-9) against Mississippi State and UC Santa Barbara. Finished weekend 5-for-14 with a run and an RBI. Earned first career save with 1.2 shutout innings of relief against UCSB (3/8) … Batted 2-for-9 with a double in two midweek games against Long Beach State (3/4-5). Suffered first pitching loss by allowing a run on three hits over 1.2 innings in opening game … Went 2-for-10 with a run scored over three games against Seton Hall (2/28-3/2) … Homered as part of 3-for-11 weekend against Alcorn State (2/22-23) that included three runs scored and four RBI … Went 2-for-8 with a run and three RBI in two midweek games against Utah Valley (2/18-19). First career home run – a solo shot in the ninth – forced extra innings in second game. Also made first career pitching appearance a day earlier with 2.2 shutout innings, including a strikeout … Opened collegiate career with 3-for-1- effort at plate, including two runs and two RBI in series against Kent State (2/14-16).


High School
Earned varsity letters under coach Scott Fellers at Legend High School in Parker, Colo. … Named a team captain beginning in sophomore season … Named to the All-Colorado baseball team by the Denver Post in 2013 … Hit .390 with nine home runs … As a junior, led team to 5A state title game … Hit .444 with five home runs and 21 runs batted in … A Denver Post Honorable Mention All-5A selection … 2012 Junior Olympic Homerun Derby Champion … Named 2012 Continental League Hitter of the Year … Won a gold medal with the 2012 USSSA Senior National Team … A USSSA All-American and USSSA Player of the Year in 2012 … A two-time letterman for the school’s basketball team.

Personal
Graduated Legend High School in Parker, Colo., in 2013 … Born in Seattle, Wash., in 1995 … Son of Tim and Liz Dalbec … Has one younger sister, Julia … Favorite professional sports teams include the Seattle Mariners. Seattle Seahawks and Oklahoma City Thunder … Hobbies include basketball … Aspires to go into the music industry after baseball career … Rooms with Scott Kingery, Cody Moffett and Kevin Newman …Considers his parents the most inspirational people in his life … Is enrolled in the College of Letters, Arts and Science as a general studies major.