AB 716
AVG .205
OBP .284
SLG .352
HR 26
  • Full name Joseph Edward Borchard
  • Born 11/25/1978 in Panorama City, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Stanford
  • Debut 09/02/2002
  • Drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2000 (signed for $5,300,000).
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    Scouts love the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Borchard's athletic ability, though his desire to continue playing football at Stanford affected his performance on the field this spring and could hurt him at draft time. Those in the know don't consider him a true NFL prospect, but he is the favorite to start at quarterback for the Cardinal in the fall and has been coy about his intentions. His tools are unmistakable. His power is impressive--he has hit several tape-measure shots this spring--and he is an outstanding right fielder with obvious arm strength. He has an excellent approach to the game. Of all the region's projected first-rounders, he may have the highest ceiling.

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  • Rated Best Batting Prospect in the Southern League in 2001
  • Rated Best Outfield Arm in the Chicago White Sox in 2001
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Chicago White Sox in 2001

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