Cubs’ prospect Dan Vogelbach is off to an excellent start to his season and for the second straight week Vogelbach was named Southern League Player of the Week (April 20-26). Vogelbach is the first player in the Southern League to win a player of the week award in consecutive weeks since Kris Bryant.
Dan Vogelbach was 9-for-23 in six games with three double, three home runs, six walks and 10 RBI (.391/.517/.913) for a 1.430 OPS. Vogelbach led the Southern League in runs (8), RBI (10), slugging percentage (.913), extra base hits (6) and total bases (21). Vogelbach ended up in a tie for first in the league in home runs (3) and on-base percentage (.517).
One half of the ‘Bash Brothers’ is tearing up the Southern League. In 15 games, Vogelbach is 24-for-54 with seven doubles, three home runs, five strikeouts, 13 walks (.444/.552/.741) for a 1.293 OPS with 40 total bases.
Vogelbach leads minor league baseball in on-base percentage (.552), second in batting average (.444) and fourth in slugging percentage (.741).
After what was viewed as a down season in 2014 and a lackluster performance in the Arizona Fall League, Dan Vogelbach is doing a great job of silencing his critics this season.
Not long after being named the Southern League Player of the Week, Dan Vogelbach tweeted, “Next week, same goal. Win the week.”