Daniel Taylor Vogelbach (pronounced VOH-guhl-back)... Wife’s name is Kristina...Is a 2011 graduate of Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, FL, where he played basketball for two years and football for one in addition to baseball...His older brother, Josh, was a professional quarterback in Italy and briefly with the Bloomington Extreme of the Indoor Football League.
Spent entire season with Milwaukee... Made 59 appearances (52 starts) at first base and three appearances as a designated hitter...Recorded his fifth career two-homer game on 4/18 vs. Pittsburgh...Recorded a career-high seven-game hitting streak from 6/3-11...Was on the 10-day injured list from 6/23 to 8/31 with a strained left hamstring and right foot sprain (the hamstring injury came on 6/22 at Arizona while scoring from second base; the foot injury occurred while on rehab with Nashville)...Hit a pinch-hit, walk-off grand slam off St. Louis’ Alex Reyes on 9/5 vs. St. Louis (was his first career walk-off home run and second career grand slam - both came as a pinch hitter)…Appeared in three games off the bench against Atlanta during the N.L. Division Series.
Batted .209 with six HR and 16 RBI in 39 games between Seattle, Toronto and Milwaukee.....made 36 starts (34g at DH, 2g at 1B)...Began the year with Seattle before he was traded to Toronto on 8/23 for cash... Batted .088 (5-for-57) with two HR and four RBI in 20 games between Seattle (18g) and Toronto (2g) prior to being claimed off waivers by Milwaukee on 9/3...Batted .328 (19-for-58) with four HR and 12 RBI in 19 games with Milwaukee...Made 18 starts with the Brewers (16g at DH, 2g at 1B)...Recorded his fourth career two-homer game as he drove in all five runs in a 5-3 win on 9/20 vs. Kansas City...Went 1-for-5 in the NL Wild Card Series at Los Angeles.....started Game 1 at DH...Signed a one-year contract on 12/2, avoiding arbitration.
Hit .208 (96x462) with 73 runs, 17 doubles, 30 home runs, 76 RBI, 2 HBP, 92 walks, a .341 onbase percentage and a .439 slugging percentage in 144 games with the Mariners....Ranked 5th in the American League with 92 walks....Became the 7th Mariner (done 21x) in club history to draw at least 90 walks and the first since Edgar Martinez in 2003 (92)…became the 4th Mariners left-handed batter (done 10x) in club history to draw at least 90 walks and first since John Olerud in 2002 (98)....Became the 5th Mariner (done 6x) in club history to record at least 30 home runs and 90 walks in a season: Ken Griffey Jr. (2x,1993 and 1999), Jay Buhner (1997), Edgar Martinez (2000) and Alex Rodriguez (2000)…along with Griffey, is 1 of 2 left-handed batters in club history to accomplish this feat....Ranked 2nd in the Major Leagues, averaging 4.53 pitches-per-plateappearance…trailed only Rhys Hoskins-PHI (4.56), while ranking ahead of Max Muncy-LAD (4.38), Brett Gardner-NYY (4.32) and Yasmani Grandal-MIL (4.32)…since 1988, his 4.53 Pitches/PA rate is the top mark in single-season club history, ranking ahead of Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez in 1999 (4.33), Martinez in 1996 (4.32), Martinez in 2003 (4.32) and Alex Rodriguez in 2000 (4.26)....Following the All-Star Break, hit .162 (30x185) with 31 walks and 70 strikeouts in 59 games....Tied for the Major League lead (also: Mookie Betts-BOS) with 23 walks in the month of June…his 23 walks are 3rd-most in the month of June in Mariners club history, behind only Edgar Martinez in 1995 (28) and Martinez in 1996 (26)....Had 3 multi-homer games: April 7 at Chicago-AL, July 19 vs. Los Angeles-AL and July 24 vs. Texas....Named to his first career American League All-Star Team…went 0-for-1 at the All-Star Game in Cleveland....Led the Mariners in games played with 144…marked only the second full season in club history in which the Mariners did not have a player appear in at least 150 games (also: 1983, most games: Pat Putnam, 144)....His 149 strikeouts were 15th-most in the American League....Homered in at least back-to-back games 4 times: April 2-8 (4 G, 5 HR), May 13-16 (3 G, 3 HR), April 19-20 (2 G, 2 HR) and May 19-20 (2 G, 2 HR)....Hit a mammoth 2-run home run into the 3rd deck in right field off José Leclerc in the 7th inning on May 27 vs. Texas…is believed to be only the 3rd player in T-Mobile Park history (1999-c) to hit an upper deck home run to right field during a game (also: Mo Vaughn, 9/24/99 off Gil Meche and Carlos Delgado, 8/7/01 off Arthur Rhodes)....Rattled the windows of the Hit It Here Café with his 18th home run of the season on June 19 vs. Kansas City...Tallied his first career multi-home run game and recorded a career-high 6 RBI on April 7 at Chicago-AL....Recorded a career-high 4 hits, including a home run, on June 12 vs. Minnesota…also drew a walk to reach base 5 times...Ejected for the first time in his career on August 6 vs. San Diego after arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Mark Wegner....Hit 11 game-tying or go-ahead home runs, including 4 in the 7th inning and later: his first home run of the season was a game-winner on April 2 vs. Los AngelesAL, a solo shot to center field to break a 1-1 tie in the 8th inning…his go-ahead solo home run in the 12th inning on April 12 at Kansas City was the game-winner…belted a gametying, 3-run home run in the 8th inning on May 13 vs. Oakland…connected for a gametying solo homer off Ryan Pressly in the 7th inning on June 29 at Houston....Belted 14 home runs in his first 126 at-bats (9.00 AB/HR)…his 14 home runs were tied for 3rd-most by a Mariner in their first 126 at-bats of a season (also: Ken Phelps, 1987), trailing only Nelson Cruz (15, 2015) and Ken Griffey Jr. (15, 1997).
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).