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Julio Borbon

Julio Borbon 5 CF

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Julio Alberto Borbon
  • Age: 29 (February 20, 1986)
  • Birthplace: Starkville, MS
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 195
  • Draft: Compensation A (2007, TEX)
  • MLB Debut: 06/29/2009
  • School: Tennessee
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Julio Borbon Stats Summary

Julio Borbon Career Stats

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Julio Borbon Awards and Honors

Julio Borbon  5 CF

  • Full Name: Julio Alberto Borbon
  • Born: February 20, 1986
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Starkville, MS
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 195
  • Draft: Compensation A (2007, TEX)
  • School: Tennessee
  • MLB Debut: 06/29/2009

2014: Spent entire season with Norfolk, where he hit .288 with five home runs, 44 RBI and 34 stolen bases in 124 games...His 34 stolen bases ranked second in the International League and was the second-most among Orioles minor leaguers...Since Harbor Park was built in 1993, his 34 steals were the 5th-most in a single season for a Tides player, and the most since the Tides became an Orioles affiliate in 2007...Led Norfolk in games (124), at-bats (466), hits (134), runs (68) and total bases (166)...Hit safely in 12 straight games from July 17-30, over which he batted .327 (17-52) with a .375 OBP...Batted .310 (94-303) from June 1 through the end of the season...Hit .288 vs. LHP and .287 against RHP.
2013: Opened season with Texas, appearing in one game before being designated for assignment on April 9...Claimed by the Chicago Cubs on April 19...Appeared in 72 games with the Cubs, batting .202 with seven stolen bases in 104 at-bats...Hit a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-5 performance on May 27 at Chicago (AL) - it was his first home run since July 4, 2010 vs. Chicago (AL) with Texas...Had a game-winning pinch-hit single on June 13 vs. Cincinnati, giving the Cubs a 6-5, 14-inning victory...Designated for assignment on August 3 and outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on August 7.
2012: Spent entire campaign with Triple-A Round Rock…Ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in hits (2nd, 162), triples (T-9th, 8), runs (T-15th, 78), and stolen bases (T-16th, 20)... Set an Express franchise record with his 162 hits...Hit a career-high 10 home runs after totaling nine home runs in 264 games over his previous four minor league seasons...Batted .305 (50-164) with 15 extra-base hits against left-handed pitching...Compiled a .993 fielding percentage along with six outfield assists...Belted two home runs in a game for the first time in his pro career, May 17 vs. Fresno...Compiled a 21-game hitting streak from May 12-June 12, which was tied for the fourth-longest hitting streak in the PCL in 2012.
2011: Had a 10-game hitting streak from April 30-May 10, over which he hit .353 (12-34)… Batted .300 (9-30) vs. left-handers and hit .450 (9-20) with runners in scoring position…Drove in three runs on May 7 vs. New York (AL)…Suffered strained hamstring on May 13 and was placed on disabled list the following day...Activated from the DL and optioned to Round Rock on June 3...Sustained a left ankle injury on July 8 vs. Memphis and underwent season-ending ulnar ligament repair surgery on July 18. 
2010: Spent entire season with Texas, starting 121 games in center and one game in left...Led the team with four triples and ranked among team leaders in sac bunts (2nd, 8), steals (T-3rd, 15), games (5th, 137) and at-bats (5th, 438)...Tied with the Angels' Erick Aybar for the major league lead in bunt hits (17) and ranked second in the majors behind Ichiro Suzuki (59) in infield hits (39)...Was on all three postseason rosters, going 1-for-9 in eight total games (Was 1-for-4 as a pinch-hitter - single in Game One of World Series).
CAREER: Made his major league debut on 6/29/09, with his first MLB hit and RBI coming as a pinch-hitter on 7/1/09 off the Angels' Jered Weaver...Swiped four bases, 8/15/09 vs. Boston...Hit first big league home run on 8/20/09 off of Minnesota's Anthony Swarzak...His 19 steals in 2009 ranked 4th among AL rookies.
PERSONAL: Julio Alberto Borbon was selected by Baltimore in the minor league phase of the 2013 Rule 5 draft, 12/12/13...Re-signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent, 2/4/15...Originally selected by Texas as the 35th pick in the 2007 Draft...Attended the University of Tennessee, where he helped lead the Volunteers to the 2005 College World Series...Was a college teammate of fellow Orioles farmhand J.P. Arencibia...Born in Starksville, MS, where his father, Julio C. Borbon, taught at Mississippi State University...Attended De La Salle HS in Santo Domingo, DR, the same High School that produced Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista.