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Pat Borders CBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 3499 .253 .288 .375 .235 4.1
Birth Date5-14-1963
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1988 TOR 25 56 160 154 15 42 6 3 5 69 3 24 0 1 2 21 0 0 .273 .285 .448 .254 8.1 -0.4 0.8
1989 TOR 26 94 256 241 22 62 11 1 3 84 11 45 1 2 1 29 2 1 .257 .290 .349 .248 4.7 -0.5 0.5
1990 TOR 27 125 368 346 36 99 24 2 15 172 18 57 0 3 1 49 0 1 .286 .319 .497 .278 21.4 -1.4 2.1
1991 TOR 28 105 312 291 22 71 17 0 5 103 11 45 1 3 6 36 0 0 .244 .271 .354 .224 3.9 0.3 0.4
1992 TOR 29 138 521 480 47 116 26 2 13 185 33 75 2 5 1 53 1 1 .242 .290 .385 .249 11.6 -0.8 1.2
1993 TOR 30 138 520 488 38 124 30 0 9 181 20 66 2 3 7 55 2 2 .254 .285 .371 .226 0.2 -3.0 -0.3
1994 TOR 31 85 311 295 24 73 13 1 3 97 15 50 0 0 1 26 1 1 .247 .284 .329 .216 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1
1995 HOU 32 11 37 35 1 4 0 0 0 4 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .114 .162 .114 .096 -5.6 -0.2 -0.6
1995 KCA 32 52 150 143 14 33 8 1 4 55 7 22 0 0 0 13 0 0 .231 .267 .385 .225 2.2 0.1 0.2
1996 CAL 33 19 61 57 6 13 3 0 2 22 3 11 0 0 1 8 0 1 .228 .267 .386 .239 0.2 0.6 0.1
1996 CHA 33 31 102 94 6 26 1 0 3 36 5 18 0 0 3 6 0 0 .277 .313 .383 .230 0.3 0.3 0.1
1996 SLN 33 26 71 69 3 22 3 0 0 25 1 14 0 0 1 4 0 1 .319 .329 .362 .253 2.7 0.4 0.3
1997 CLE 34 55 170 159 17 47 7 1 4 68 9 27 2 0 0 15 0 2 .296 .341 .428 .255 3.1 -0.8 0.2
1998 CLE 35 54 175 160 12 38 6 0 0 44 10 40 2 1 2 6 0 2 .237 .289 .275 .208 -3.8 -0.7 -0.4
1999 CLE 36 6 20 20 2 6 0 1 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 .300 .300 .400 .230 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1
1999 TOR 36 6 15 14 1 3 0 0 1 6 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 .214 .267 .429 .226 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2001 SEA 38 5 7 6 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .339 1.5 -0.0 0.1
2002 SEA 39 4 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .750 .445 0.9 -0.0 0.1
2003 SEA 40 12 15 14 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .200 .214 .153 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2004 MIN 41 19 44 42 3 12 4 0 0 16 0 10 1 0 1 5 2 0 .286 .302 .381 .248 1.1 -0.3 0.1
2004 SEA 41 19 55 53 6 10 2 0 1 15 1 12 0 0 1 5 1 1 .189 .204 .283 .178 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
2005 SEA 42 39 125 117 12 23 5 0 1 31 4 22 1 1 2 7 0 0 .197 .228 .265 .177 -4.8 -0.4 -0.5
Career10993499328228983116812691230155557121931346914.253.288.375.23544.6-7.64.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1982 MED Rk 61 245 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 FLO A 131 506 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 FLO A 131 527 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 KIN A+ 127 508 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 FLO A 16 42 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 KIN A+ 49 186 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 KNX AA 12 37 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 DUN A+ 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 KNX AA 94 374 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 TOR MLB 56 160 .254 .261 .321 .396 .267 .294 102 -1 4.2 1.9 -0.4 -0.3 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
1988 SYR AAA 35 138 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 TOR MLB 94 256 .248 .262 .325 .385 .267 .303 99 -2.9 6.7 1.9 -0.5 -2.4 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
1990 TOR MLB 125 368 .278 .265 .332 .404 .270 .303 102 6.5 9.9 5.5 -1.4 -4.1 21.4 2.1 21.4 2.1
1991 TOR MLB 105 312 .224 .259 .327 .396 .266 .270 102 -11.2 8.4 4.8 0.3 -1.4 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
1992 TOR MLB 138 521 .249 .259 .325 .386 .265 .259 101 -5.5 13.5 8.1 -0.8 -6.3 11.6 1.2 11.6 1.2
1993 TOR MLB 138 520 .226 .269 .334 .415 .264 .276 104 -19 14.9 9.1 -3.0 -1.6 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.3
1994 TOR MLB 85 311 .216 .271 .337 .429 .262 .289 99 -15.5 9.4 5.7 -0.4 -1.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
1995 HOU MLB 11 37 .096 .280 .346 .447 .275 .143 94 -6.8 1.1 0.7 -0.2 -0.9 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
1995 KCA MLB 52 150 .225 .267 .337 .426 .264 .248 97 -5.8 4.5 2.1 0.1 -0.2 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
1996 CAL MLB 19 61 .239 .278 .349 .454 .271 .250 99 -1.5 1.9 1.1 0.6 -1.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
1996 CHA MLB 31 102 .230 .271 .340 .433 .264 .315 96 -3.5 3.2 1.8 0.3 -0.7 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1
1996 SLN MLB 26 71 .253 .265 .326 .407 .252 .400 96 -0.6 2.2 1.1 0.4 -1.1 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
1997 CLE MLB 55 170 .255 .277 .340 .440 .269 .336 96 -0.9 4.7 3.1 -0.8 -3.1 3.1 0.2 3.1 0.2
1998 CLE MLB 54 175 .208 .270 .334 .433 .266 .314 102 -10 4.8 3.1 -0.7 -1.8 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
1999 CLE MLB 6 20 .230 .262 .345 .413 .257 .353 104 -0.7 0.6 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
1999 TOR MLB 6 15 .226 .275 .338 .423 .255 .182 103 -0.6 0.4 -0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
1999 BUF AAA 0 213 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DUR AAA 0 369 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 5 7 .339 .247 .315 .378 .250 .600 90 0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.8 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2001 DUR AAA 87 332 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TAC AAA 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 4 4 .445 .263 .339 .371 .270 .667 97 0.8 0.1 0 -0.0 -0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2002 TAC AAA 92 331 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SEA MLB 12 15 .153 .240 .312 .393 .245 .222 99 -1.8 0.4 0.2 -0.0 -0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2003 TAC AAA 79 320 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 19 44 .248 .278 .340 .469 .268 .375 101 -0.6 1.3 0.8 -0.3 -0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2004 SEA MLB 19 55 .178 .275 .334 .432 .260 .225 102 -5 1.6 1 -0.3 1.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2004 TAC AAA 36 143 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 39 125 .177 .266 .328 .426 .265 .232 94 -11 3.6 2.2 -0.4 0.7 -4.8 -0.5 -4.8 -0.5
2005 NAS AAA 26 102 .242 .276 .347 .446 .270 .273 91 -1.6 2.4 1.4 -0.6 -2.1 0.5 -0.0 0.5 -0.0
2006 VRO A+ 20 77 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .207 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 LVG AAA 6 19 .048 .256 .333 .380 .241 .059 121 -4.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.0 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1982 MED Rk 245 30 66 12 2 5 33 24 52 1 2 .304 .377 .447 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 FLO A 506 62 125 31 4 5 54 46 116 4 1 .274 .341 .392 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 FLO A 527 69 129 32 5 12 85 56 109 3 4 .276 .355 .443 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 KIN A+ 508 43 120 16 1 10 60 45 116 6 5 .261 .328 .365 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 KIN A+ 186 24 57 10 0 6 26 10 42 0 0 .328 .368 .489 .161 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 KNX AA 37 3 12 1 0 2 5 1 6 0 3 .353 .351 .559 .206 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 FLO A 42 8 15 7 0 3 9 2 9 0 0 .375 .405 .775 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 KNX AA 374 44 102 14 1 11 51 20 56 2 5 .292 .334 .433 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 DUN A+ 11 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .364 .364 .364 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 TOR MLB 160 15 42 6 3 5 21 3 24 0 0 .273 .285 .448 .175 .254 8.1 -0.4 0.8
1988 SYR AAA 138 11 29 8 0 3 2 16 22 0 0 .242 .331 .383 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 TOR MLB 256 22 62 11 1 3 29 11 45 2 1 .257 .290 .349 .091 .248 4.7 -0.5 0.5
1990 TOR MLB 368 36 99 24 2 15 49 18 57 0 1 .286 .319 .497 .211 .278 21.4 -1.4 2.1
1991 TOR MLB 312 22 71 17 0 5 36 11 45 0 0 .244 .271 .354 .110 .224 3.9 0.3 0.4
1992 TOR MLB 521 47 116 26 2 13 53 33 75 1 1 .242 .290 .385 .144 .249 11.6 -0.8 1.2
1993 TOR MLB 520 38 124 30 0 9 55 20 66 2 2 .254 .285 .371 .117 .226 0.2 -3.0 -0.3
1994 TOR MLB 311 24 73 13 1 3 26 15 50 1 1 .247 .284 .329 .081 .216 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1
1995 KCA MLB 150 14 33 8 1 4 13 7 22 0 0 .231 .267 .385 .154 .225 2.2 0.1 0.2
1995 HOU MLB 37 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 .114 .162 .114 .000 .096 -5.6 -0.2 -0.6
1996 CAL MLB 61 6 13 3 0 2 8 3 11 0 1 .228 .267 .386 .158 .239 0.2 0.6 0.1
1996 SLN MLB 71 3 22 3 0 0 4 1 14 0 1 .319 .329 .362 .043 .253 2.7 0.4 0.3
1996 CHA MLB 102 6 26 1 0 3 6 5 18 0 0 .277 .313 .383 .106 .230 0.3 0.3 0.1
1997 CLE MLB 170 17 47 7 1 4 15 9 27 0 2 .296 .341 .428 .132 .255 3.1 -0.8 0.2
1998 CLE MLB 175 12 38 6 0 0 6 10 40 0 2 .237 .289 .275 .037 .208 -3.8 -0.7 -0.4
1999 CLE MLB 20 2 6 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 1 .300 .300 .400 .100 .230 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1
1999 TOR MLB 15 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 .214 .267 .429 .214 .226 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
1999 BUF AAA 213 17 47 7 0 5 23 12 31 0 1 .237 .291 .348 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DUR AAA 369 44 95 16 0 12 55 20 66 7 2 .273 .314 .422 .149 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .339 1.5 -0.0 0.1
2001 TAC AAA 13 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 .273 .385 .545 .273 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 DUR AAA 332 26 74 15 1 2 28 16 61 3 2 .236 .277 .310 .073 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .750 .250 .445 0.9 -0.0 0.1
2002 TAC AAA 331 42 84 16 1 12 27 11 47 3 2 .265 .288 .435 .170 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SEA MLB 15 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .143 .200 .214 .071 .153 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2003 TAC AAA 320 36 92 27 1 12 51 20 54 1 2 .314 .366 .536 .222 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAC AAA 143 16 35 5 1 5 13 3 28 0 1 .255 .287 .416 .161 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 44 3 12 4 0 0 5 0 10 2 0 .286 .302 .381 .095 .248 1.1 -0.3 0.1
2004 SEA MLB 55 6 10 2 0 1 5 1 12 1 1 .189 .204 .283 .094 .178 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
2005 NAS AAA 102 8 24 2 0 3 14 3 18 1 2 .245 .267 .357 .112 .242 0.5 -0.6 -0.0
2005 SEA MLB 125 12 23 5 0 1 7 4 22 0 0 .197 .228 .265 .068 .177 -4.8 -0.4 -0.5
2006 VRO A+ 77 6 13 3 0 1 7 5 13 0 0 .181 .234 .264 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 LVG AAA 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .053 .053 .053 .000 .048 -4.0 0.1 -0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1988-07-04 1988-09-04 15-DL 62 54 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 SEA $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 51 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from SEA 1/06 (minor-league contract)
  • released 8/05 designated for assignment 7/05 contract purchased 5/05 assigned Triple-A 5/05 acquired in trade from MIL 5/05 sent to minor-league camp 4/05 signed as a free agent from MIN 11/04 (minor-league contract) acquired in trade from SEA 8/04 assigned 7/04 designated for assignment 7/04 contract purchased 5/04 re-signed 12/03 (minor-league contract) recalled 8/03 optioned to Triple-A 8/03 recalled 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 6/03 recalled 5/03 optioned to Triple-A 4/03
  • 1 year/$0.5M (03) contract purchased 3/03 re-signed minor-l contract 12/02 contract purchased 9/02 signed minor-l contract 4/02

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Prospectus Notebook: Wednesday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-06-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love your stuff Christina! Why Riccardi's reluctance to deal guys like Burnett, Downs, Barajas and Eckstein? I thought it was clear to everyone the Jays are out of the huntm have some depth at these postions and need some serious talent added to the upper minors?
(Jerjapan from Toronto)
Thank you, a compliment's as good as currency in my book. ;)

Eckstein's still there in part because he's not at the top of any one team's shopping list; anyone looking for a shortstop--like the Dodgers--is looking for bigger game, and failing that, can reasonably expect to be able to get Eckstein if that doesn't work out. Barajas seems to be in vogue in Toronto, probably because what he does bears a too-close resemblance to Pat Borders for ol' Cito, and what Gregg Zaun does is way too Ernie Whitt. Burnett's killing his own market, and as is, there's enough OTL-related concerns over what he'd bring to a team that I wouldn't be surprised if they're stuck with him. Downs might be the guy who genuinely brings something of value back, since he's under contract for two more years at reasonable cost. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneEric, the over-talked Rangers-Rays topic threatens to be Bengie "Babe" Molina. He's Pat Borders '10, at least in this one game. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableRyan (Denver): Yorvit Torrealba may be a poor baseball player, but he's on a one-man crusade to make me believe in clutch.

And Pat Borders was a World Series MVP. This stuff happens.

...And a couple of the Joe Cocker covers, "With a Little Help From My Friends," and "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" are pretty good interpretations. I'm also partial to Elvis Costello's take on "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away." (Steven Goldman)