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Birth Date2-20-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age33 years, 9 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
-0.12016
2017
2018
0.72019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2009 TEX 23 46 179 49 4 0 4 15 28 1 19 4 .312 .376 .414 99 0.3 0.2 -1.3 0.2
2010 TEX 24 137 468 121 11 4 3 19 59 2 15 7 .276 .309 .340 72 -14.5 2.3 -2.3 0.0
2011 TEX 25 32 98 24 1 3 0 3 9 2 6 2 .270 .305 .348 80 -2.1 0.6 0.7 0.2
2013 CHN 27 72 117 21 3 1 1 12 22 0 7 1 .202 .284 .279 67 -4.2 0.5 -0.1 -0.1
2013 TEX 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 71 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 BAL 30 6 15 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 .308 .308 .308 80 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1
Career29487821919884912154715.273.318.34778-20.83.6-3.50.3

Statistics for All Levels

'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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 SPO A- NWN 7 31 .256 .344 .378 .192 101 -2.6 0.9 0.1 51 0 0.1 -0.2 -1.7 -0.1
2007 RNG Rk AZL 2 9 .236 .344 .329 .286 104 0.5 0.3 0 129 0 -0.5 -0.2 0.5 0.0
2008 BAK A+ CLF 66 314 .267 .334 .400 .333 100 3.6 9.3 0.6 119 0 -4.9 5.4 1.1 1.2
2008 FRI AA TXS 60 280 .267 .337 .398 .362 86 17.6 9.3 0.8 125 0 -0.3 -0.6 1.9 1.1
2009 TEX MLB AL 46 179 .274 .337 .444 .360 106 2.4 5.1 -2.1 99 10 -1.3 0.2 0.3 0.2
2009 OKL AAA PCL 96 457 .270 .339 .410 .330 88 12.7 13.1 0.6 100 0 -5.8 6.7 1.6 1.6
2010 TEX MLB AL 137 468 .259 .325 .404 .313 113 -15.1 12.9 1.1 72 9 -2.3 2.3 -14.5 0.0
2011 TEX MLB AL 32 98 .252 .319 .385 .296 113 -1.5 2.6 0.2 80 9 0.7 0.6 -2.1 0.2
2011 FRI AA TEX 1 4 .270 .329 .442 .000 102 -1.1 0.1 -0.1 25 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2011 ROU AAA PCL 32 153 .284 .355 .451 .355 105 -0.1 4.7 0.3 87 0 1.6 1.0 -1.9 0.5
2011 ESC Wnt DWL 29 98 .000 .000 .000 .217 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ROU AAA PCL 126 585 .275 .341 .424 .331 95 16.3 17.4 -0.2 102 0 -14.2 5.1 3.3 1.1
2013 CHN MLB NL 72 117 .246 .307 .371 .247 103 -4.5 3.1 0 67 11 -0.1 0.5 -4.2 -0.1
2013 TEX MLB AL 1 1 .305 .388 .451 .000 103 -0.2 0.0 0 71 12 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 IOW AAA PCL 24 86 .261 .325 .391 .322 88 0 2.5 -0.5 108 0 -2.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
2014 NOR AAA INT 124 512 .263 .331 .396 .332 105 -10.3 15.3 1.2 91 0 6.3 -1.3 -11.9 0.9
2015 NOR AAA INT 114 372 .252 .317 .364 .307 97 -10.1 10.3 0.9 82 0 -8.3 -1.4 -12.2 -1.1
2016 BAL MLB AL 6 15 .255 .319 .435 .400 115 -0.7 0.4 0 80 13 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1
2016 BOW AA EAS 111 470 .258 .328 .387 .308 112 -5.2 12.7 -1.2 98 0 -2.7 1.6 -7.8 0.3
2017 MVA AAA MEX 55 244 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 PUE AAA MEX 35 145 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 11 48 .221 .253 .282 .222 93 -0.6 0.7 -0.2 96 7 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 SPO A- NWN 31 29 1 5 0 0 0 5 2 2 3 3 1 .172 .226 .172 .000 0 0
2007 RNG Rk AZL 9 8 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 .250 .333 .375 .125 0 0
2008 BAK A+ CLF 314 291 47 89 20 0 2 115 36 15 30 36 7 .306 .346 .395 .089 2 2
2008 FRI AA TXS 280 255 40 86 12 2 5 117 22 14 32 17 11 .337 .373 .459 .122 6 6
2009 OKL AAA PCL 457 407 71 125 12 7 2 157 34 33 40 25 7 .307 .363 .386 .079 8 8
2009 TEX MLB AL 179 157 30 49 4 0 4 65 20 15 28 19 4 .312 .376 .414 .102 0 6
2010 TEX MLB AL 468 438 60 121 11 4 3 149 42 19 59 15 7 .276 .309 .340 .064 1 8
2011 FRI AA TEX 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 ESC Wnt DWL 98 83 16 16 4 2 1 27 7 10 14 5 2 .193 .284 .325 .133 1 3
2011 TEX MLB AL 98 89 10 24 1 3 0 31 11 3 9 6 2 .270 .305 .348 .079 1 3
2011 ROU AAA PCL 153 131 27 39 10 4 0 57 14 14 22 16 4 .298 .376 .435 .137 1 4
2012 ROU AAA PCL 585 533 78 162 23 8 10 231 56 37 69 20 8 .304 .349 .433 .129 5 6
2013 CHN MLB NL 117 104 10 21 3 1 1 29 3 12 22 7 1 .202 .284 .279 .077 0 1
2013 TEX MLB AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2013 IOW AAA PCL 86 73 10 19 5 0 0 24 1 12 15 5 1 .260 .360 .329 .068 1 0
2014 NOR AAA INT 512 466 68 134 9 4 5 166 44 38 73 34 10 .288 .342 .356 .069 1
2015 NOR AAA INT 372 346 39 93 9 3 1 111 28 16 47 23 8 .269 .299 .321 .052 2 8
2016 BAL MLB AL 15 13 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 1 .308 .308 .308 .000 0 2
2016 BOW AA EAS 470 424 61 117 11 4 6 154 27 36 59 30 10 .276 .335 .363 .087 1 7
2017 MVA AAA MEX 244 214 41 75 9 3 2 96 22 19 24 8 3 .350 .408 .449 .098 3 4
2017 PUE AAA MEX 145 123 30 48 5 0 3 62 15 14 16 12 4 .390 .457 .504 .114 1 5
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 48 38 7 7 2 1 1 14 2 8 10 3 0 .184 .354 .368 .184 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 676 0.5059 0.3817 0.8450 0.4649 0.2964 0.8868 0.7778 0.1550 -0.0016
2010 1558 0.5103 0.4358 0.8262 0.5321 0.3355 0.8960 0.7109 0.1738 0.0100
2011 327 0.5474 0.4557 0.8792 0.5698 0.3176 0.9314 0.7660 0.1208 0.0033
2013 450 0.5311 0.4111 0.7405 0.5481 0.2559 0.8321 0.5185 0.2595 0.0004
2016 41 0.5122 0.5610 0.7391 0.7143 0.4000 0.8000 0.6250 0.2609 0.0000
Career30520.51640.42400.82220.52610.31410.88700.70210.17780.0051

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2016 BAL $
2015 BAL $
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 dBoras Corp.1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/13/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Baltimore 7/19/16. DFA by Baltimore 7/26/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/29/16. Contract selected by Baltimore 8/27/16. DFA by Baltimore 8/28/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/30/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/2/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 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).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 394 55 103 20 2 12 47 37 77 19 7 .299 .371 .472 116 27.5 2.9
80o 370 50 92 18 2 10 42 33 75 17 7 .282 .353 .442 106 20.2 2.2
70o 353 46 85 16 2 10 39 30 73 16 6 .272 .342 .433 100 15.4 1.6
60o 339 43 78 15 2 9 36 28 71 15 6 .259 .326 .412 94 11.5 1.2
50o 325 40 72 14 1 8 33 26 70 14 5 .249 .316 .388 88 8.2 0.9
40o 311 37 67 13 1 8 31 24 68 12 5 .241 .306 .381 83 5.1 0.5
30o 297 35 61 12 1 7 29 22 66 11 4 .229 .294 .361 77 2.0 0.2
20o 280 31 55 11 1 6 26 20 63 10 4 .218 .279 .341 70 -1.2 -0.1
10o 256 27 47 9 1 5 22 17 59 9 3 .203 .261 .315 61 -5.0 -0.5
Weighted Mean33041731418342770145.248.316.384909.51.0

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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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