MLB Trade Rumors: Insider Names Red Sox Player Who "Could Benefit From Change Of Scenery"

Insider Mark Feinsand has recently named Bobby Dalbec as a trade candidate, suggesting he "could benefit from a change of scenery." 

Once one of the Boston Red Sox's top prospects, Dalbec burst onto the scene in 2020 with an impressive performance, hitting eight home runs with a .959 OPS in just 23 games. 

He followed that up with a solid 2021 season, hitting 25 home runs, 78 RBIs, a .240 batting average and a .792 OPS. However, his performance has since declined significantly, with a .652 OPS in 2022 and limited major league action in 2023, spending most of the season in Triple-A, as noted by Feinsand.

Feinsand also pointed out that Dalbec's struggles at the plate and diminishing role in Boston indicate that a trade might offer him a fresh start and the opportunity to revive his career elsewhere. 

This season, the 28-year-old holds a paltry .149/.230/.224 triple-slash line, with one home run, seven RBIs, two stolen bases, and five runs scored across 29 games played.

As he approaches arbitration for the first time, his combination of potential power and defensive skills at first base could make him an intriguing reclamation project for teams willing to take a chance on his upside. 

With the Red Sox seemingly moving in a different direction, a new environment might be exactly what Dalbec needs to rediscover his early success and fulfill his potential.

Over his five-year MLB career, Dalbec holds a .225/.292/.431 triple-slash line, along with 47 home runs, 141 RBIs, eight stolen bases, and 114 runs scored across 323 games played.

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