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Bobby Borchering

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Bobby Borchering
Name: Robert Alan Borchering
Born: Oct 25, 1990 in Alva, Fla. USA
High School: Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (16th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 (signed for $1,800,000)
As loaded as Florida's high school ranks are in 2009--and several scouts have called it a historically deep year--Borchering established himself early as the state's best bet for a first-round selection, and he hasn't let up. He has excellent size at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, and projects as a power-hitting corner infielder. While projecting high school hitters is one of the toughest jobs in scouting, evaluators regard Borchering as one of the safer prep bats in the draft. He has good hands, present strength and excellent bat speed, giving him the ability to hit both for average and for power. He went on a power binge this spring, lifting Bishop Verot from a poor start with seven home runs in a nine-game span. Borchering's bat already was going to get him drafted high, and his improved defense has moved him into first-round consideration. At times last summer he appeared destined to move to first base, and some scouts still see that as his best fit. He has improved his agility and first-step quickness this season, however, and has retained athleticism while filling out physically. He'll never be a graceful or above-average defender, but he has arm strength and soft-enough hands to play third at an average level if he keeps working at it. Borchering's Florida commitment isn't expected to dissuade him from signing in the first 50 picks.
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