Thursday, November 27, 2014

Player Profile: Justin Bour

I have one card of Justin Bour, from 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects.

Playing career: First baseman Justin Bour was drafted by the Cubs in the 25th round in 2009 and steadily moved up the chain, showing impressive power. In 2012 he hit .283 with 17 HR and 110 RBI at AA Tennessee, but slipped a bit in 2013, hitting .237 with 18 HR and 64 RBI.

Where he is now: The Marlins got him in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft. He had a great season at AAA New Orleans, hitting .306 with 18 HR and 72 RBI, winning a promotion to the major leagues, where he hit .284 with 1 HR and 11 RBI in 39 games.

Interesting facts: His brother Jason Bour played in the Reds and White Sox organizations.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is seventh when you type Justin Bo, between Justin Bourque, who committed a mass-shooting in Canada in 2014, and Justin Bowen, the understudy for the title role in the Broadway play Chaplin. There do not appear to be any other prominent Justin Bours.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Jason Bourgeois.

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