Joe Borchard

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Joe Borchard MLB Career Stats

716 .205 26 77 5 .636

Joe Borchard Bio

  • Full Name: Joseph Edward Borchard
  • Born: 11/25/1978 in Panorama City, CA
  • Draft: 2000, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (12th overall)
  • College: Stanford
  • Debut: 9/2/2002
  • Last Game: 8/5/2007
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MLB Career Stats 716 89 147 26 77 5 .205 .284 .636


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Joe Borchard Stats

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Joe Borchard Advanced Stats

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Joe Borchard Statcast Events


Joe Borchard Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2001 Birmingham SOU
2002 Charlotte INT

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/27/2007 Albuquerque PCL

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2001 Birmingham SOU

Joe Borchard Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 6, 2010 OF Joe Borchard elected free agency.
July 8, 2010 OF Joe Borchard assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from San Jose Giants.
July 5, 2010 Joe Borchard assigned to San Jose Giants from Fresno Grizzlies.
July 4, 2010 OF Joe Borchard assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from San Jose Giants.
July 3, 2010 OF Joe Borchard assigned to San Jose Giants from Fresno Grizzlies.
April 5, 2010 Joe Borchard assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from San Francisco Giants.
March 15, 2010 OF Joe Borchard assigned to San Francisco Giants.
November 9, 2009 DH Joe Borchard elected free agency.
August 11, 2009 Fresno Grizzlies activated DH Joe Borchard from the 7-day disabled list.
August 4, 2009 Fresno Grizzlies placed DH Joe Borchard on the 7-day disabled list.
May 30, 2009 Fresno Grizzlies signed free agent DH Joe Borchard.
April 23, 2009 Gwinnett Braves placed Joe Borchard on the reserve list.

Joseph Edward Borchard Bio Info

Joseph Edward Borchard (BOR-cherd)...graduated from Camarillo High School (CA)...attended Stanford University, where he was an outfielder on the baseball team and a quarterback on the football team...left school ranked eighth in average (.346) and home runs (40) and ninth in RBIs (187)...earned All-Pac 10 honors in baseball 1999-2000...was named Most Outstanding Player for the 2000 NCAA Regional...led team with a .390 (16x41) average in the NCAA post-season...named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team three straight seasons...participated in both the 1999 College World Series and 2000 Rose Bowl...recorded back-to-back 300-yard passing games vs. UCLA and San Jose State as a junior in 1999...owns the Pac-10 and school record for the longest touchdown pass (98 yards) from scrimmage...father, Joe, was a 1969 draft pick of the Kansas City Royals...he and his wife, Erin, have one daughter, Eleanor Bennett (11/11/06)...Erin participated in the 2004 US Olympic Diving Trials. 2006 Played in 108 games with Marlins, batting .230 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI...for season, batted combined .230 (55x239) with 10 home runs and 28 RBI in 114 games between the Marlins and Mariners...was claimed off waivers from Mariners on May 3, after hitting .222 in six games with Seattle...Hit .262 (11x42) with home run and two RBI as a pinch-hitter, which was the third-highest average among Marlins pinch-hitters behind Alfredo Amezaga (.364, 8x22) and Wes Helms (.311, 14x45)... had the 13th-best pinch-hit average in the National League, and finished tied for 15th in the league with 11 pinch hits... had two-run pinch-hit home run in ninth inning on June 22 at Baltimore, which was the second pinch-hit home run of his career...Established single-season career highs in runs (33), hits (55), doubles (7), home runs (10), RBI (28) and walks (28)...hit his career-best 10th home run on September 23 at Philadelphia, eclipsing his previous career-high of nine homers with the White Sox in 2004... hit his eighth home run of the year on September 4 vs. Diamondbacks, a three-run homer that gave the Marlins a 6-5 lead in the sixth inning... established career-best single-game mark with four RBI on May 10 vs. Atlanta... matched career-high with three hits in Marlins debut on May 4 at Washington, also had three hits on June 3 at Colorado. 2005 After a dismal start to his fourth straight year at Triple-A Charlotte, the powerful switch-hitter finished with impressive numbers for the Knights. Borchard hit .263 over 494 at-bats but knocked out 29 home runs and drove in 67. Borchard also fanned 143 times, but became the career hits leader for the Knights with his 130 in 2005. Borchard made a brief appearance with the White Sox as a Sept. callup, knocking out five hits in 12 at-bats. Borchard had two doubles among those five hits. He is out of Minor League options for the 2006 season and needs to make the team out of Spring Training to most likely stay with the organization. 2004 Appeared in 63 games with the White Sox, batting .174 (35-201) with nine home runs and 20 RBI ... made 54 starts (52 in right field and two as the designated hitter), including 18 straight from 8/21-9/7 ... hit a 504-foot home run off Philadelphia's Brett Myers on 8/30, the longest in U.S. Cellular Field history ... batted .171 with six home runs from the left side and .177 with three home runs from the right side ... six of his nine home runs came at home ... was 6-46 (.130) with runners in scoring position ... hit five homers and drove in 13 runs in September ... homered in four of his final eight contests ... hit .273 (12-44) with five home runs when swinging at the first pitch, but just .146 (23-157) after ... was 2-5 (.400) as a pinch hitter ... Sox were 18-6 when he scored a run ... recorded just two multihit efforts ... was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 7/10 after hitting .267 (77-288) with 16 home runs and 48 RBI in 78 games with the Knights ... went 0-3 in his season debut with the Sox that night vs. Seattle ... batted .158 (3-19) before being optioned to Charlotte following the acquisition of Carl Everett on 7/18 ... was recalled again on 7/23 ... hit a pinch-hit, solo home run off Juan Rincon on 7/26 vs. Minnesota, his first career homer at U.S. Cellular Field ... hit first career triple on 9/3 vs. Seattle ... homered with a career-high three RBI on 9/18 vs. Detroit ... hit safely in nine of 10 games (.243, 9-37) from 9/17-26, including a career-high six game hitting streak (.273, 6-22) from 9/21-26 ... hit solo home runs in back-to-back games on 9/29 at Detroit and 9/30 at Kansas City ... recorded a career-best three hits and stole his first career base on 10/3 at Kansas City ... hit .349 (29-83) with seven home runs and 25 RBI in May with Charlotte ... was named International League Batter of the Week for 5/17-23 after hitting .452 (14-31) with five homers and 18 RBI ... homered twice with seven RBI on 5/17 at Scranton Wilkes-Barre and was 4-5 with three home runs and six RBI on 5/23 at Pawtucket ... batted .292 (59-202) with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in last 55 games at Charlotte ... played in 14 games for Mazatlan in the Mexican Winter League, hitting .140 (7-50) with two home runs and four RBI. 2003 Is ranked by Baseball America as the No. 5 Prospect in the White Sox organization ... also was tabbed by the same publication as Best Power Hitter in the Sox system ... spent most of the season at Class AAA Charlotte but also appeared in 16 games (15 starts) with the White Sox ... was recalled on 5/23 and started 15 of the Sox 16 games between 5/23-6/8 ... went 2-4 with an RBI on 5/25 vs. Detroit ... hit a solo home run on 5/27 at Toronto (off Roy Halladay) ... went 4-31 (.129) over final 10 games and was optioned back to Charlotte on 6/9 where he spent the rest of the campaign ... made 108 starts in center field and six in left for the Knights ... batted .280 (83-296) from the left side of the plate and .194 (27-139) from the right side ... ended the season on a season-high 12-game hitting streak, going 21-47 (.447) with nine multihit efforts to raise his season average from .229 to .253 ... hit .270 (63-233) on the road compared to .233 (47-202) at home ... best month was July when he hit .287 (31-108) with seven home runs and 16 RBI ... opened the season by hitting .297 (19-64) in April but fell to .157 (11-70) in May and .227 (15-66) in June ... collected season-high three hits on seven occasions ... homered twice with season-high four RBI on 7/31 vs. Norfolk ... also drove in three runs three times ... compiled a 10-game hitting streak from 7/24-8/1 (.385, 15-39).

Minor League Highlights
2002: Spent majority of the season at Charlotte and was rated by Baseball America as the No. 8 Prospect in the International League ... ranked among the IL leaders in extra-base hits (T3rd, 57) and doubles (T4th) ... his 35 doubles led Charlotte and are the third-highest single-season total in Knights history ... also led team in runs scored (62) ... compiled a 76-game errorless streak from 5/24-8/15 ... was named to the Howe SportsData All-Prospect Team ... began season on the disabled list after suffering a broken bone in his right foot in spring training on 3/9 ... played for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League, hitting .246 (28-114) with one home run and 14 RBI in 34 games.

2001: Was named by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect in the White Sox organization, No. 2 Outfielder in the minor leagues, No. 5 Prospect in the Southern League and the Best Batting Prospect in the SL ... was tabbed by Baseball Weekly as the top hitting prospect in the organization ... led Sox system in all triple crown categories, batting .295 with 27 home runs and 98 RBI in 133 games ... played for the Team USA squad that won the Silver Medal in the XXXIV Baseball World Cup in Taiwan ... led Team USA in home runs (two) and walks (seven) b& finished second in Most Valuable Player voting (48 points) in the Southern League, 20 points behind West Tennesseebs Josh Phelps ... led the SL in RBI, ranked second in home runs and fifth in average ... also finished among the league leaders in hits (T2nd, 152), runs scored (T2nd, 95), slugging percentage (3rd, .509) and extrabase hits (4th, 55) ... averaged a home run every 19.07 at-bats, fifth-best in the league ... led all Double-A minor PLAYERS league switch-hitters in average, ranked fourth in strikeouts (158), sixth in RBI, seventh in runs scored, ninth in total bases (262) and 10th in home runs ... selected as a SL All-Star, Futures Game All-Star and Double-A All-Star b& hit game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to earn the Most Valuable Player Award in the SL All- Star Game ... hit .500 (4-8) with a double, two home runs and four RBI in his three All-Star appearances ... hit .302 (116-384) with 21 home runs vs. right-handers ... was named to the SL postseason All-Star Team ... was named the organizational Player of the Month for August, going 41-122 (.336) with six doubles, six home runs and 24 RBI ... posted 40 multihit games, including two four-hit efforts ... homered in consecutive games three times ... reached base safely in 21 consecutive games from 8/9-29 and 20 straight from 4/14-5/5 ... compiled a 16-game hitting streak from 8/9-24 ... earned SL Batter of the Week honors for 4/4-15 ... homered from both sides of the plate on 4/10 vs. Greenville.

2000: Was rated by Baseball America in a postseason poll as the No. 2 Prospect, Best Power Hitter and Best Outfield Arm in the White Sox organization ... combined to bat .311 (32-103) with two home runs and 18 RBI in 27 games between Rookie Tucson, Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham after agreeing to terms with the Sox on 7/28 ... also was tabbed by Baseball America as the Third-Best Athlete and Fifth-Closest to the Majors as well as having the Second-Best Raw Power from the 2000 draft class ... among players from the Sox draft class, the same publication tabbed him as the Best Athlete, Best Raw Power, Closest to the Majors and as having the Most Intriguing Background along with pitcher Rylan Reed ... played in 19 games for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League ... was recommended/signed by Ed Pebley and Joe Butler. 2002 Was chosen by Baseball America as the 12th-best player in the minor leagues and the No. 1 Prospect in the White Sox organization entering the 2003 season ... cited by the same publication as Best Power Hitter and Best Outfield Arm in the Sox system ... made Major League debut on 9/2 at Toronto after his contract was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte ... hit a two-run home run (off Corey Thurman) in his second at-bat ... was one of eight players in 2002 to record a home run with his first hit and the first Sox rookie since Carlos Lee (5/7/99 vs. Oakland) b& teammate Miguel Olivo (9/15 at New York) later accomplished the feat in 2002 ... was 3-8 with four RBI with runners in scoring position ... hit an inside-the-park home run on 9/9 at Kansas City, the first by a Sox player since Chris Singleton (9/29/00 vs. Kansas City) ... made 15 appearances in the outfield (seven in left field, five in center and three right ) with 10 starts ... participated in Major League Baseballbs Futures Game for the second straight season as a member of the United States Team at Miller Park.