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Birth Date2-20-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.22010
0.32011
2012
-0.12013
0.32014
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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
2009 TEX 23 46 179 157 30 49 4 0 4 65 15 28 1 0 6 20 19 4 .312 .376 .414 .273 4.4 0.6 0.5
2010 TEX 24 137 468 438 60 121 11 4 3 149 19 59 2 1 8 42 15 7 .276 .309 .340 .228 -1.7 3.7 0.2
2011 TEX 25 32 98 89 10 24 1 3 0 31 3 9 2 1 3 11 6 2 .270 .305 .348 .245 2.3 0.4 0.3
2013 CHN 27 72 117 104 10 21 3 1 1 29 12 22 0 0 1 3 7 1 .202 .284 .279 .220 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2013 TEX 27 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .001 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
Career2888637891112151988274491185218764714.272.318.347.2384.44.70.9

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
2007 SPO A- 7 31 .185 .256 .344 .378 .262 .192 101 -2.6 0.9 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2007 RNG Rk 2 9 .308 .236 .344 .329 .252 .286 104 0.5 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2008 BAK A+ 66 314 .271 .267 .334 .400 .263 .333 100 3.6 9.3 0.6 -1.0 5.4 18.6 1.8 18.6 1.8
2008 FRI AA 60 280 .311 .267 .337 .398 .272 .362 86 17.6 9.3 0.8 3.9 -0.6 26.3 3.0 26.3 3.0
2009 TEX MLB 46 179 .273 .274 .337 .444 .268 .360 106 2.4 5.1 -2.1 0.6 0.2 4.4 0.5 4.4 0.5
2009 OKL AAA 96 457 .286 .270 .339 .410 .276 .330 88 12.7 13.1 0.6 1.7 6.7 29.7 3.1 29.7 3.1
2010 TEX MLB 137 468 .228 .259 .325 .404 .257 .313 113 -15.1 12.9 1.1 3.7 2.3 -1.7 0.2 -1.7 0.2
2011 TEX MLB 32 98 .245 .252 .319 .385 .257 .296 113 -1.5 2.6 0.2 0.4 0.6 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2011 FRI AA 1 4 .006 .270 .329 .442 .269 .000 102 -1.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA 32 153 .259 .284 .355 .451 .271 .355 106 -0.1 4.7 0.3 2.8 1.0 6.0 0.8 6.0 0.8
2011 ESC Wnt 29 98 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .217 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ROU AAA 126 585 .286 .275 .341 .424 .269 .331 95 16.9 17.4 -0.2 -8.3 5.1 36.6 2.8 36.6 2.8
2013 CHN MLB 72 117 .220 .246 .307 .371 .250 .247 103 -4.5 3.1 0 0.0 0.5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2013 TEX MLB 1 1 .001 .305 .388 .451 .319 .000 100 -0.2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2013 IOW AAA 24 86 .260 .261 .325 .391 .261 .322 89 0 2.5 -0.5 -2.6 -0.5 1.5 -0.1 1.5 -0.1
2014 NOR AAA 101 410 .253 .262 .331 .393 .252 .341 103 -3.3 12.2 0.9 7.9 0.2 9.8 1.8 9.8 1.8

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
2007 SPO A- 31 1 5 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 1 .172 .226 .172 .000 .185 -1.0 -0.3 -0.1
2007 RNG Rk 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .250 .333 .375 .125 .308 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2008 FRI AA 280 40 86 12 2 5 22 14 32 17 11 .337 .373 .459 .122 .311 26.3 3.9 3.0
2008 BAK A+ 314 47 89 20 0 2 36 15 30 36 7 .306 .346 .395 .089 .271 18.6 -1.0 1.8
2009 OKL AAA 457 71 125 12 7 2 34 33 40 25 7 .307 .363 .386 .079 .286 29.7 1.7 3.1
2009 TEX MLB 179 30 49 4 0 4 20 15 28 19 4 .312 .376 .414 .102 .273 4.4 0.6 0.5
2010 TEX MLB 468 60 121 11 4 3 42 19 59 15 7 .276 .309 .340 .064 .228 -1.7 3.7 0.2
2011 ROU AAA 153 27 39 10 4 0 14 14 22 16 4 .298 .376 .435 .137 .259 6.0 2.8 0.8
2011 FRI AA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .006 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
2011 ESC Wnt 98 16 16 4 2 1 7 10 14 5 2 .193 .284 .325 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TEX MLB 98 10 24 1 3 0 11 3 9 6 2 .270 .305 .348 .079 .245 2.3 0.4 0.3
2012 ROU AAA 585 78 162 23 8 10 56 37 69 20 8 .304 .349 .433 .129 .286 36.6 -8.3 2.8
2013 IOW AAA 86 10 19 5 0 0 1 12 15 5 1 .260 .360 .329 .068 .260 1.5 -2.6 -0.1
2013 TEX MLB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .001 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
2013 CHN MLB 117 10 21 3 1 1 3 12 22 7 1 .202 .284 .279 .077 .220 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2014 NOR AAA 410 60 109 7 4 5 35 34 64 28 7 .292 .350 .373 .080 .253 9.8 7.9 1.8

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
2009 678 0.5133 0.4239 0.8711 0.5201 0.3212 0.9282 0.7736 0.1220
2010 1560 0.5179 0.4846 0.8492 0.5928 0.3684 0.9165 0.7329 0.1442
2011 314 0.5159 0.5350 0.9107 0.6667 0.3947 0.9537 0.8333 0.0833
2013 442 0.5204 0.4548 0.7711 0.6130 0.2830 0.8511 0.5833 0.2239
Career29940.5170.47170.84910.58710.34790.91340.73060.1446

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-09 2011-09-10 Minors 63 0 Left Ankle Surgery Ligament 2011-07-18 -
2011-05-14 2011-06-03 15-DL 20 19 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-03-26 2011-03-27 Camp 1 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2010-03-06 2010-03-08 Camp 2 0 Right Forearm Soreness -
2007-01-18 2007-01-18 Coll 0 0 Left Ankle Surgery Fracture 2007-01-23

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 TEX $496,000
2012 TEX $490,000
2011 TEX $490,000
2010 TEX $600,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,076,000
4 yrTotal$2,076,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 105 dScott Boras1 year (2014)

Details
  • 2014. Selected by Baltimore from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft 12/12/13.
  • 1 year/$0.496M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/13. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 4/19/13 after being DFA by Texas 4/9/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/13.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/12.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/17/11.
  • 4 years/$1.3M (2007-10). Signed Major League contract with Texas 8/15/07. $0.8M signing bonus. 10:$0.6M.
  • Drafted by Texas 2007 (1s-35) (Tennessee).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .226 .282 .328 .229
11 vs R (Multi) .239 .303 .303 .225
18 Split (Multi) .013 .020 -.025 -.004
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .206 .270 .324 .217
31 vs R (2013) .197 .287 .254 .208
38 Split (2013) -.009 .017 -.070 -.009
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Leonys Martin, and do you think he will make an impact (defense and speed, specifically) on the Texas lineup? If so, what happens to Julio Borbon?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
I think Martin is going to be a very good player. Does anyone actually care what happens to Julio Borbon (aside from Mrs. Borbon, if there is one)? (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Leonys Martin? Are the Rangers any closer to signing him and where would they likely send him? And what do you think about his bat as there are varying opinions on it.
(chadham from Austin, TX)
The deal should get done, but there's always some legal hurdles with these kind of deal. Good run, good CF, good bat. Think Julio Borbon with a good approach. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Appreciate your work Ben. What do you make of the OF situation in Texas? Julio Borbon surely isn't an everyday player in this league. Are they crazy for not getting David Murphy 500+ at bats?
(batch1nyy from Ft. Worth)
I wouldn't get too excited about David Murphy in an outfield corner, and I'm not sure how realistic an option Murphy in center would be. He's probably a better fit as a fourth outfielder. Of course, Borbon is probably a better fit as a Triple-A outfielder, so you have a point. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it possible for BP to install alarms around your Transaction Analysis columns? So, for instance, if you type in words I'm dying to hear like "Texas Rangers: Optioned OF Julio Borbon to AAA Round Rock; Recalled OF Vic Harris", I could get them on my Blackberry?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
I don't know about alarms, but we do have RSS feeds. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-03-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank these speed options: Rajai Davis, Julio Borbon, Michael Brantley, Brett Gardner. Thanks!
(Pat from NJ)
Fantasy: Borbon, Davis, Brantley, Gardner -- based purely on playing time. Real life 2010 (if I was picking guys for my team): Borbon, Gardner, Davis, Brantley. (Shawn Hoffman)
2010-03-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen Julio Borbon yet? If so, how good does he look to you?
(Jasper the Cat from Sitting in the sunshine)
I have not seen Borbon but people who have think he'll be OK as the leadoff hitter. Not great but OK. (John Perrotto)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you help me choose a one keepers from this list: Jason Bay $12, Josh Hamilton $6, Rafael Soriano $4, Julio Borbon $4. Thanks.
(hhbliss from san francisco )
How did you get all of those guys at those prices? $12 is a steal for Bay. Hamilton's price is also awesome, but if he doesn't bounce back you'll regret not taking Bay. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much of a 'meh' outfielder is Kubel as your third OF if the alternatives are BJ Upton, Chris B. Young, Julio Borbon, and maybe Jason Heyward if he lights the world on fire.
(Aaron from YYZ)
B.J. UPTON! There is no other choice. Upton's a four-star guy who, if he rebounds as much as I think he can, could be potentially a fiver. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Steven, thanks to you & staff for the great book, and thanks for the chat... Would you rather have 1)Nick Johnson & Desmond Jennings (or Ackley) OR 2)Chris Davis, Julio Borbon & Tim Alderson?
(APBA player from wondering land)
I like the first choice, definitely, especially if you're going long enough to give Jennings a chance to get into the lineup. I'm hopeful for Davis, a little worried that Borbon will not hit .300 again, and Alderson just skeptical of. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Evan Grant has been reporting that the Texas Rangers should (will?) resign Marlon Byrd, Trade Nelson Cruz, and platoon Julio Borbon and Ivan Rodriguez in the DH slot. Doesn't that sound to you more like a recipe for exactly what they SHOULDN'T do?
(Ira from North Texas)
Ivan Rodriguez has no business on this team next year. Taylor Teagarden is basically that guy if you just want to go defense behind the plate, and you'd be insane to DH I-Rod. Trade Cruz to make room for him and Byrd? What the hell? Is this Billy Beane's plan for the Rangers? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Julio Borbon going to be a solid lead off man for Texas next year?
(stewbies from rochester)
Solid? sure. Spectacular? doubtful. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Quien es mas macho: Julio Borbon o Gerardo Parra? Por que?
(Felipe De Jesus Calderon Hinojosa from Mexico City, MX)
Borbón, porque es más rápido y puede jugar en el medio. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Julio Borbon's defense -- gold glove caliber? Enough above-average to carry what will probably be a sub-par (even for a CF'er) bat? Overrated? Average?
(XXX from YYY)
Gold Glove is pushing it. He's a good in center for sure, but not elite. Also, his arm is pretty weak. He has a weird set of skills. Can hit, can run, but doesn't have a leadoff man approach. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Julio Borbon? He seems to be doing fairly good at the AA level in the Rangers system. thx
(uptick from st. louis, mo)
For me, he's pretty much Elvis Andrus in center field. Good average, good defense, lot's of speed, no power, no walks. I don't know what to do with that really (and now to sound like the sheriff in No Country For Old Men), I surely don't. (Kevin Goldstein)


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