Trade Deadline Target #2: Red Sox 1B/3B Bobby Dalbec
The Brewers struggle against left handed pitching. That's no secret around the league. Their corner infield spots have especially struggled this year. That makes Bobby Dalbec an interesting potential trade pickup for Milwaukee.
For his career, Dalbec has a .853 OPS against LHPs. He also has a .268 average and a 127 wRC+ against southpaws. Given the Brewers struggles in that area, Dalbec would be a useful bat at either corner infield spot or even DH against lefties. The Brewers tried Luke Voit, Darin Ruf, and Jon Singleton all in that role year and each of them have failed to take hold of it.
Bobby Dalbec has been pushed out of a job in Boston this year. While that may not make the 28 year old look like an ideal trade target, that doesn't mean he can't come over and contribute meaningfully. After all, Julio Teheran had an ERA over 5.00 in Triple-A for the Padres when the Brewers picked him up and he's done a good job.
Dalbec is a player that could really benefit from a change of scenery. He's on the outside looking in with Boston and his primary positions have been locked up by Rafael Devers and Triston Casas. He's blocked out there. It's not so dissimilar a situation that Rowdy Tellez found himself in a few years ago with Toronto when the Brewers picked him up.
Tellez proved to be an excellent pickup for the Brewers and he thrived in a new environment. Now Tellez is stuck in a massive slump, leaving the Brewers in the position once again to possibly have to look at first basemen on the trade market. Dalbec has several years of team control and could come at a fairly low cost.