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Julio Borbon

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Julio Borbon
Name: Julio Alberto Borbon
Born: Feb 20, 1986 in Starkville, Miss. USA
College: Tennessee
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018105.276.355.3432
Career3,404.301.354.39238
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (35th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2007 (signed for $800,000)
The top college outfielder in a draft virtually devoid of them, Borbon broke his ankle during an intrasquad game a week before the spring season started. He made it back to the Tennessee lineup by the end of March, but he had just two home runs and seven doubles in 143 at-bats. He had not shown the consistent hard contact that made him Team USA's catalyst last summer, when the college national team brought home a gold medal from the World University Championship in Cuba. At his best, Borbon is a top-of-the-order hitter who makes sharp contact and changes games with his plus speed. He's more than a slap-and-run type, with above-average bat speed and some sock in his bat. A Dominican native, he has an aggressive approach and doesn't walk often. His defense is adequate, but he could improve his reads and routes. A popular comparison for Borbon is Johnny Damon, for the pop in his bat as well as his speed and well-below-average arm. He was expected to be taken in the first round despite a lackluster junior year.
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