Daniel Vogelbach…graduated from Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, FL…led Bishop Verot High School to the Florida 3-A Baseball State Championship in 2011…selected by the Cubs in the 2nd round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft; signed by Cubs scout Lukas McKnight…represented the United States in the Pan American Games in Ajax, Ontario, July 10-19, 2015.
The Totals - Hit .207 (18x87) with 9 runs, 2 doubles, 4 home runs, 13 RBI, 2 HBP, 13 walks and a .324 on-base percentage in 37 games with Seattle...In a Pinch - Belted a pinch-hit grand slam home run with 2 outs in top of the 8th on Sept. 17 at Houston in the Mariners 4-1 win...became the 3rd Mariners player in club history with a pinch-hit grand slam home run, joining Franklin Gutierrez (7/21/15 at DET) and Ben Broussard (4/21/07 at LAA)...Roster Notes - Named to his first career Opening Day roster…appeared in 5 stints with the Mariners: Opening Day - April 25, May 22-27, June 8-14, July 20-30 and Sept. 4 - end of season...Goodbye Baseball - Belted his first career Major League home run - a 2-out, 2-run shot - off Chris Hatcher in 7th inning on April 13 vs. Oakland...Hit It (Over) Here - Crushed a 433-foot home run over the Hit It Here Cafe off Emilio Pagán in the 7th inning on April 14 vs. Oakland...Off and Running - Recorded his first hit and first RBI of 2018 on April 4 at San Francisco… went 2-for-4 with 1 double and 1 RBI...Rainiers Report - In 84 games with Triple-A Tacoma, hit .290 (86x297) with 54 runs, 16 doubles, 20 home runs, 60 RBI, 77 walks, a .434 on-base percentage and a .545 slugging percentage (.979 OPS)... Leaderboard - Led the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage, while ranking 2nd in walks, 3rd in OPS, 6th in slugging and T14th in home runs.
MLB Totals - Went 6-for-28 (.214) with 1 double, 2 RBI and 3 walks in 16 games over 3 stints (4/23-5/2, 5/21-22 and 9/5-end of season) with Seattle... Rainiers Report - Spent most of the season with AAA Tacoma, where he hit .290 (133x459) with 65 runs, 25 doubles, 17 home runs, 83 RBI, 76 walks, a .388 on-base percentage and a .455 slugging mark in 125 games... Leaderboard - Led the Pacific Coast League in walks…also ranked 10th in OBP and 12th in RBI.
MLB Totals - Went 1-for-12 (.083) in 8 games with Seattle... The Show - MLB debut on Sept. 12 at Los Angeles - AL as pinch hitter… grounded into a fielder's choice....His First - First MLB hit (a single) on Sept. 13 at Los Angeles-AL... For Starters - Made 3 starts at 1st base with the Mariners (9/13 at LAA, 9/14 at LAA & 9/16 vs. HOU)...Trade - Acquired from Chicago - NL (along with RHP Paul Blackburn) in exchange for LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries on July 20...AAA Recap - In 89 games with AAA Iowa (Chicago-NL), hit .318 (97x305) with 53 runs, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 16 home runs, 64 RBI, a .425 OBP and a .548 slugging percentage...hit .240 (37x154) with 26 runs, 7 doubles, 7 home runs, 32 RBI, a .404 OBP and a .422 slugging percentage in 44 games with AAA Tacoma... Leader - Among PCL leaders, was 1st in walks (97), 2nd in on-base percentage (.417), 3rd in RBI (96), 4th in OPS (.923), 5th in total bases (232), T6th in home runs (23) & 8th in runs (79)... Banner Year - Recorded his 4th minor league season with 15+ home runs, while setting career-highs in runs, home runs, RBI, walks and on-base percentage.
In his first season at the Double-A level, Daniel Vogelbach batted .272 (69-for-254) with 41 runs scored, 16 doubles, seven home runs and 39 RBIs in 76 games with Tennessee ... named a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star and belted a three-run homer in the All-Star Game. Batted .291 (57-for-196) with 29 RBI against right-handers compared to a .207 mark (12-for-58) against southpaws. Named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for April after batting .362 (25-for-69) with seven doubles and three homers in 19 games. Earned consecutive Southern League Player of the Week honors, April 9-19 and April 20-26. Collected a season-high five RBI, April 22 at Jackson. Spent time on Tennessee's seven-day disabled list twice, May 26-June 9 (right hamstring strain) and July 4-August 20 (right oblique strain). Appeared in five games with Mesa as part of a rehab assignment, going 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles.
Spent most of season with A Dayton, hitting .268 (129x482) with 71 runs, 28 doubles, 16 home runs and 76 RBI in 132 games…was organization's 9th best prospect by Baseball America entering season.
Split season between A Kane County and A Daytona, hitting a combined .284 (137x483) with 23 doubles, 19 home runs and 76 RBI…hit .284 (123x433) with 55 runs, 21 doubles, 17 home runs and 71 RBI in 114 games with A Kane County…Midwest league West Division All-Star…promoted to A Daytona in August, where he appeared in 17 games, hitting .280 (14x50) with 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 5 RBI…named 7th best Cubs prospect heading into the season by Baseball America.
Split season with AZL Cubs and A Boise, hitting a combined .322 (79x245) with 39 runs, 21 doubles, 3 triples, 17 home runs and 62 RBI in 61 games…selected to 2012 Topps/Minor League Baseball short-season All-Star Team…began season with AZL Cubs and hit .324 (33x102) with 7 home runs and 31 RBI in 24 games…promoted to A Boise on July 24 and hit .322 (46x143) with 10 home runs and 31 RBI…homered in 5 straight games, Aug. 5-10, going 8-for-21 with 7 home runs and 11 RBI during the stretch.
Batted .292 (7x24) with 3 doubles, 1 home run and 6 RBI in 6 games with the AZL Cubs…first-career home run on Aug. 25 vs. AZL Giants (3x5 with 1 home run and 3 RBI).