Aug. 21, 2009
It has been 12 days since former Vol Julio Borbon was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and in that time, he has turned some heads. From his speedy base-running to his powerful performance at the place, Borbon is becoming a fixture in the Texas Ranger's lineup. Along with other former Vol stars Nick Hernandez and Danny Wiltz, Borbon is having an all-star week.
Julio Borbon- CF, Texas Rangers
The second time was a charm for former Vol slugger Julio Borbon (2005-07). Borbon was called on by the Rangers in June and then again Aug. 9. In his latest performance, Borbon is not wasting any time impressing the baseball world.
In the seven games since being recalled, Borbon is hitting .536 from the plate. But this is not the only stat that is impressive. During this span, he also has eight stolen bases, eight runs and six RBI. In the Ranger's Aug. 20 game against the Minnesota Twins, Borbon hit his first Major League home run. His recent hot streak takes his season batting average to a humble .485.
Nick Hernandez- LHP, Williamsport Crosscutters
Nick Hernandez (2007-09) extended his undefeated August record to 3-0 Aug. 14 with a seven inning, 5.14 ERA, six strikeout performance. The win takes Hernandez's season record to 5-1. On Aug. 20, he threw four innings, allowing three runs while striking out four. This takes Hernandez's season ERA to 3.05 with 44 strikeouts.
Danny Wiltz- RHP, Bristol White Sox
Danny Wiltz (2007-09) owns a 1.93 ERA in 4.2 innings pitched this week. The righty allowed one run on four hits while striking out six. Wiltz has only walked two batters since July 23, and boasts 35 strikeouts on the season. In his first year in the Appalachian League, he owns a 3.38 ERA and a 3-2 record.