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Bobby Borchering | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 0
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right

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Tigers signed 1B/OF Bobby Borchering to a minor league contract.
Borchering was a first-round pick of the D'Backs in 2009 but has limited experience above A-ball. He's just 24 but has a career .250/.322/.432 batting line with 589 strikeouts over 516 games in the minors. Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:19:00 PM

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Astros released OF Bobby Bochering.

Borchering, who was acquired from the Diamondbacks in the Chris Johnson trade in 2012, batted just .217/.321/.365 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 65 games over three different minor league levels this season. Now 24 years old, the 2009 first-round pick will look for an opportunity elsewhere.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Astros acquired OF Bobby Borchering from the Diamondbacks.

Ranked before the season by Baseball America as the Diamondbacks' No. 10 prospect, Borchering has made a full-time move to the outfield this season and has batted .247/.310/.469 with 20 homers and 68 RBI between High- and Double-A. The former first-round pick strikes out a lot, but he has some pop. He's not close to being major league-ready.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 01:34:00 PM

Diamondbacks agreed to terms with first-round pick 3B Bobby Borchering.

With three days to spare. Borchering was selected 16th overall in June's first-year player draft. He's a promising switch-hitter with a good amount of power potential but the 18-year-old has a ways to go defensively. He received a $1.8 million signing bonus, $300,000 above his slot recommendation.
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 07:24:00 PM

The Diamondbacks are "closing in" on a deal with top pick Bobby Borchering, according to Steve Gilbert of

Borchering was selected 16th overall in June. He's a promising switch-hitter with potential 25-homer power, but will probably need to move to first base eventually. "Borchering is coming along," scouting director Tom Allison said Tuesday. "We've had conversations today that have been very positive. Now it's just a matter of waiting for some things to unfold."
Source: MLBlogs
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 10:52:00 AM

Diamondbacks selected high school third baseman Bobby Borchering with the 16th pick in the draft.

The Twins were thought to want Borchering, a switch-hitter with potential 25-homer power. If he were a legitimate third baseman, he could have gone in the top 10. Unfortunately, he's probably going to need to move to first base.
Tue, Jun 9, 2009 07:31:00 PM