April 20, 1983
of John Huijer
Traded to Chicago (AL)
for a PTBNL or cash considerations (April 2010)
Dobies is a fierce competitor with a nice delivery. Fastball hits the
mid-to-high-80s with decent movement, which is varied by an excellent changeup and a decent slider.
Also throws a low-80s cut fastball that he added in 2006 and considers his best pitch.
Average-to-above-average control. Converted to a reliever in 2007,
and after a brief adjustment period he did demonstrate some success out of
the pen. Pitches only
slightly better against lefties, thus he's probably not a lefty specialist
candidate. Missed entire 2008 season with arm problems.