• Full name Samuel Tristan Bordner
  • Born 10/16/1996 in Columbus, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 228 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Louisville
  • Drafted in the 16th round (477th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2018 (signed for $125,000).
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    Bordner capably served as Louisville's closer, but in mid-April he was shut down with an elbow inflammation. Before his injury, Bordner's track record of success bode well for him–he was a spectacular 2-0, 0.41 as a sophomore with 16 hits allowed in 43.2 innings. But even when healthy, his 90-92 mph heavy fastball (it's touched 94-95) was more an above-average pitch than the plus fastball usually expected out of dominating reliever. Bordner's breaking ball needs to get sharper as it earns 40-45 grades from scouts right now. Louisville hoped to see Bordner return for the NCAA tournament, but his injury status clouds his draft status.

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  • Tecos de los Dos Laredos signed free agent RHP Sam Bordner.
  • RHP Sam Bordner elected free agency.
  • Diablos Rojos del Mexico activated RHP Sam Bordner from the reserve list.
  • Diablos Rojos del Mexico placed RHP Sam Bordner on the reserve list.
  • RHP Sam Bordner assigned to Diablos Rojos del Mexico.

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