Dan Vogelbach notched his first four-hit game of the season on Monday night. Vogelbach went 4-for-5 with a home run, a solo shot in the ninth inning off lefty Lucas Luetge, in the I-Cubs 12-7 loss to the Salt Lake Bees.
Vogelbach’s home run in the ninth was No. 16 on the season for the slugging first baseman.
Dan Vogelbach has 16 hits in his last 10 games (16-for-36) with six walks.
In 89 games this season, Vogelbach has hit .318/.425/.548 with 18 doubles, two triples and 16 home runs for a .972 OPS. Vogelbach has 55 walks and 67 strikeouts in 305 at-bats.
And Vogelbach put together one of his best games of the season Monday as the rumors heated up suggesting he could be traded to the Yankees in the next couple of weeks for pitching.
ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand reported Monday that the Yankees “could target Cubs’ Triple-A first baseman Dan Vogelbach in a deal for either Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller.”
A scout Marchand talked to likes Vogelbach better than Yankees’ prospect Greg Bird. Like Bird, Vogelbach cannot play the outfield but should be able to hit enough to be at least a designated hitter. Bird is recovering from shoulder surgery and was expected to take over at first base for the Yankees. Marchand pointed out the Yankees should be looking to add as many young offensive players as possible.
Dan Vogelbach would be a fit for the Yankees and he should be able to put up good numbers at The Stadium with the short porch in right. Vogelbach is a good player and the type of prospect the Cubs should be trading for a reliever.