Dalbec went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 8-2 win over Atlanta. Dalbec opened the scoring in the second inning with his blast off Atlanta starter Tucker Davidson. The Red Sox rallied for six more runs in the inning and cruised to the win. Dalbec has eight homers, 16 RBI, 12 runs scored and a .273/.356/.623 slash line in his first 22 major-league games.
Dalbec started at third base and went 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI in Friday's 8-7 extra-innings loss to the Braves. Dalbec is projected as Boston's everyday first baseman in 2021, but it should be remembered he came up through the system as a very capable defensive third baseman. Rafael Devers is Boston's starter at the hot corner, but he's struggled on defense. He eventually entered Friday's game and committed his 14th error. After showing improvement with his glove in 2019, Devers has regressed this season. It's likely the Red Sox will work on Devers' fielding issues, but they may eventually consider swapping their corner infielders.
Dalbec went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Orioles. Dalbec has hit safely in three straight contests since an off-day Friday, which came after a 2-for-15 stretch that included 10 strikeouts. He's 5-for-10 with a home run and three RBI in his mini-streak. Dalbec has 10 extra-base hits among his 18 hits this season, giving the rookie a .375 ISO.
Dalbec returned to the starting lineup Saturday and went 1-for-3 in an 8-0 loss to the Yankees. Dalbec, who is in Sunday's starting lineup, was given a break Friday after striking out four times Thursday. Fantasy owners will need to tolerate a high strikeout percentage in Dalbec's offensive profile in order to reap the benefits of his power.
Dalbec is not in the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Dalbec started the past four games and will receive a day off after going 2-for-15 with 10 strikeouts. Michael Chavis receives the start at first base while J.D. Martinez takes over in left field.
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