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Portrait of Joe Borchard

Joe Borchard RFWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 800 .205 .284 .352 .226 -1.4
Birth Date11-25-1978
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
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
2002 CHA 23 16 37 36 5 8 0 0 2 14 1 14 0 0 0 5 0 0 .222 .243 .389 .213 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2003 CHA 24 16 57 49 5 9 1 0 1 13 5 18 0 3 0 5 0 1 .184 .246 .265 .209 -2.5 -0.8 -0.3
2004 CHA 25 63 222 201 26 35 4 1 9 68 19 57 1 0 1 20 1 0 .174 .249 .338 .211 -6.7 -0.9 -0.7
2005 CHA 26 7 12 12 0 5 2 0 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .417 .417 .583 .329 0.6 0.1 0.1
2006 FLO 27 108 261 230 30 53 7 1 10 92 28 66 3 0 0 28 0 2 .230 .322 .400 .250 0.3 0.4 0.1
2006 SEA 27 6 9 9 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .164 -0.4 -0.1 -0.0
2007 FLO 28 85 202 179 20 35 9 0 4 56 21 60 2 0 0 19 4 0 .196 .287 .313 .217 -6.0 2.5 -0.3
Career3018007168914723226252742226317755.205.284.352.226-15.31.3-1.4

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
2000 WNS A+ 0 60 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BIR AA 0 25 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BIR AA 133 597 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHA MLB 16 37 .213 .260 .323 .432 .257 .300 107 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2002 WNS A+ 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHR AAA 117 493 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 16 57 .209 .269 .329 .430 .262 .242 99 -3.2 1.5 0.2 -0.8 -0.2 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2003 CHR AAA 114 472 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 63 222 .211 .274 .338 .441 .263 .193 107 -11.9 6.6 -2.5 -0.9 1.1 -6.7 -0.7 -6.7 -0.7
2004 CHR AAA 82 336 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHA MLB 7 12 .329 .238 .296 .358 .234 .625 101 0.9 0.3 -0.2 0.1 -1.0 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2005 CHR AAA 134 550 .253 .269 .333 .423 .251 .313 109 -3.9 15.6 -5.3 4.2 3.3 11.3 1.4 11.3 1.4
2006 FLO MLB 108 261 .250 .268 .334 .427 .265 .279 94 -3 7.9 -2.3 0.4 -1.0 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1
2006 SEA MLB 6 9 .164 .272 .324 .442 .260 .333 103 -1 0.3 0 -0.1 0.2 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2007 FLO MLB 85 202 .217 .272 .337 .426 .263 .270 104 -9.5 6.0 -1.6 2.5 -0.1 -6.0 -0.3 -6.0 -0.3
2007 ABQ AAA 22 93 .327 .285 .351 .462 .270 .339 127 6.9 2.8 -0.8 -0.7 -1.3 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2008 RIC AAA 33 130 .268 .267 .332 .405 .265 .333 91 0.5 1.9 -0.7 -1.0 3.0 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2009 FRE AAA 84 326 .266 .277 .348 .430 .273 .294 98 2 9.4 -4.1 1.6 0.9 7.7 0.9 7.7 0.9
2009 GWN AAA 12 49 .158 .258 .329 .391 .250 .148 111 -5.3 1.4 -0.5 -0.6 0.1 -4.6 -0.5 -4.6 -0.5
2010 FRE AAA 125 473 .276 .280 .352 .437 .271 .313 100 8.4 14.4 -5.7 -6.7 -0.9 14.6 0.8 14.6 0.8

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
2000 BIR AA 25 3 5 0 1 0 3 3 8 0 0 .227 .320 .318 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WNS A+ 60 7 15 3 0 2 7 6 9 0 0 .288 .383 .462 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BIR AA 597 95 152 27 1 27 98 67 158 5 4 .295 .387 .509 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHA MLB 37 5 8 0 0 2 5 1 14 0 0 .222 .243 .389 .167 .213 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2002 WNS A+ 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .000 .667 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHR AAA 493 62 119 35 2 20 59 49 139 2 4 .272 .350 .498 .226 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 57 5 9 1 0 1 5 5 18 0 1 .184 .246 .265 .082 .209 -2.5 -0.8 -0.3
2003 CHR AAA 472 62 110 20 2 13 53 27 103 2 4 .253 .309 .398 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHR AAA 336 44 80 21 0 16 48 30 68 4 3 .266 .336 .495 .229 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 222 26 35 4 1 9 20 19 57 1 0 .174 .249 .338 .164 .211 -6.7 -0.9 -0.7
2005 CHR AAA 550 69 130 20 0 29 67 50 143 6 4 .263 .335 .480 .217 .253 11.3 4.2 1.4
2005 CHA MLB 12 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 .417 .417 .583 .167 .329 0.6 0.1 0.1
2006 FLO MLB 261 30 53 7 1 10 28 28 66 0 2 .230 .322 .400 .170 .250 0.3 0.4 0.1
2006 SEA MLB 9 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .000 .164 -0.4 -0.1 -0.0
2007 FLO MLB 202 20 35 9 0 4 19 21 60 4 0 .196 .287 .313 .117 .217 -6.0 2.5 -0.3
2007 ABQ AAA 93 19 27 3 0 8 28 15 12 1 2 .355 .462 .711 .355 .327 6.6 -0.7 0.6
2008 RIC AAA 130 16 32 5 2 4 12 13 29 3 2 .274 .346 .453 .179 .268 6.6 -1.0 0.6
2009 GWN AAA 49 5 5 1 0 1 5 6 14 0 0 .119 .245 .214 .095 .158 -4.6 -0.6 -0.5
2009 FRE AAA 326 48 76 20 3 14 50 18 79 0 1 .250 .296 .474 .224 .266 7.7 1.6 0.9
2010 FRE AAA 473 64 111 26 5 17 64 45 105 2 3 .263 .341 .469 .206 .276 14.6 -6.7 0.8

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
2009-08-04 2009-08-11 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 FLO $380,000
2006 SEA, FLO $331,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$711,000
2 yrTotal$711,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 154 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from FL 12/09 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/07
  • designated for assignment 8/8/07
  • re-signed 3/07, 1 year/$0.38M (07)
  • claimed off waivers from SEA 5/06 designated for assignment 4/06 acquired in trade from CWS 3/06
  • re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$0.331M (06)
  • recalled 9/05 optioned to Triple-A 3/05 re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$M (05) recalled 7/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 3/04 optioned to Triple-A 6/03 recalled 5/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 re-signed 3/03
  • contract purchased 9/02 $2.5M/year
  • Stanford $5.3M bonus (largest ever) 00 1-12

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 If nothing else, over the past two years the Marlins have provided final verdicts on some players making their final appeals for major league status. They let Abercrombie fail, and they did the same with Borchard, making him the starting right fielder last year and watching him hit .203/.293/.347 through mid-May. He started just six times after May 10 and was designated for assignment on August 8. Verdict: Borchard can't play in the majors. Still, the Braves signed him to a minor league deal and attached a spring training invite to see for themselves.
2007 Out of options, the former first-round pick failed to win a job with the White Sox in spring training and was dealt to the Mariners for reliever Matt Thornton, another busted first-rounder. The M`s gave Borchard a month of mostly bench time before waiving him. The Marlins claimed him as part of their Take an Outfielder (Any Outfielder) to Work program. The Fish never gave Borchard a shot at their center field job, but with Jeremy Hermida on the DL he got some time in right. Borchard did little when batting right-handed, but hit .256/.354/.453 batting lefty. He also played well in right, and between his defense and his modest offensive abilities, he`ll make a fine spare part.
2006 Depending on who you talk to, Borchard`s problem is either that he doesn`t care enough about the game, or that he cares too much to relax at the big-league level. Those are the sort of mixed messages you get when a prospect disappoints this many people. Borchard`s out of options, and while he probably has the bat to stick as a fourth outfielder, he might not get the chance since he`s become too clunky to handle center field. Likely scenarios include his becoming a Ham Fighter, or opening up an ice cream parlor with Dermal Brown and George Lombard.
2005 Here he is, the "untradeable" commodity, the player that Kenny Williams can't give up on. Instead, Williams handed the Mariners Jeremy Reed in the Chief Garcia deal, shipping out the much better prospect in the process. The Sox claim Borchard has improved his plate discipline, but on that score, he's really no better off in his third year in Charlotte than he was in his first, and his flailing got him cut from the Mexican Winter League. A few months removed from being untouchable, he's in danger of being overrun by the wave of young outfielders coming up the system.
2003 Borchard is a good prospect, but there are things to watch in 2003. His strikeout to walk ratio isnít good, and that becomes more of a concern as his playing time against major league pitchers increases. He may not be able to carry center field defensively, but the Sox donít have anywhere else to play him, so theyíll give him every opportunity. A good spring could mean heís Chicago-bound for good.
2002 The only thing standing between Joe Borchard and ridiculous amounts of money is a small improvement in his strike-zone judgment. Even without that, he's ready to join the White Sox lineup and is on the short list for AL Rookie of the Year. The potential problem is position: Borchard doesn't have the speed you'd like to see in a center fielder, and the Sox are set at the outfield corners. The AL Central has one heck of a crop of good, young center fielders. Torii Hunter has the best range in baseball and good power. Carlos Beltran can hit, run, and throw, and he was perhaps the best center fielder in the league last year. The Indians turn center over to Milton Bradley this year; after years of promise, he should put up a .275 EqA with good defense. Even the Tigers have Andres Torres, who runs like the wind and has shown some plate discipline in the minors.
2001 It took $5.3 million over the next two-and-a-half years to keep Joe Borchard away from football at Stanford. Heís credited with a strong arm and the athleticism to play center field and has been compared to Larry Walker and Dale Murphy. In 1990, just a year after he was drafted, Frank Thomas was called up as soon as he had a hundred games at Double-A under his belt. Borchard may be on a similarly accelerated schedule because of the teamís current options in center field.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-11-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What good-to-very good college player has disappointed you the most in fact that he never acclimated to hitting or showed the immense power that he once had in College?
(jlarsen from Highland Park, IL)
Biggest disappointment for me through the years was that JD Drew never was the player whom I thought he might be on a consistent basis. Joe Borchard would be my second choice. (Dan Evans)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wikipedia's list of position players who have had Tommy John surgery: Rocco Baldelli, Joe Borchard, Shin-Soo Choo, Chris Denorfia, Rusty Greer, Luis Gonzalez, Matt Holliday, Norris Hopper, Cezar Izturis, Kelly Johnson, Xavier Nady, and Vance Wilson. Also, Jose Canseco could be included but doesn't really count since he blew out his arm while pitching.
(Gump from nyc)
Jimmy Wales is a great guy, but .... man, that's a really incomplete list. (Will Carroll)


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