||Born: January 9, 1983
Drafted: 4th Round, 111th Overall, 2004 (Rangers)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Georgia Institute of Technology
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Judging by the numbers, Boggs is remarkably similar to Pirate minor leaguer Evan Chambers. He draws large numbers of walks, fans a lot, hits for low averages, and has modest power. He played mainly center through 2007, then moved primarily to the corners. He seems to have missed a fair amount of time due to injuries, especially in 2005-06.
In his debut in short season ball, Boggs drew a large number of walks but also fanned a lot.
Boggs cut down a little on his strikeouts in low A, while hitting for moderate power and continuing to draw large numbers of walks.
Boggs put up very similar numbers in high A, but for a 23-year-old playing in the California League they weren’t impressive.
The Rangers sent Boggs back to high A, but promoted him early in the season. He had his best season, with 23 HR overall and a very high walk rate.
Boggs started the season in AAA, but Texas brought him up in late April, due to a combination of injuries and players struggling. He stayed there the rest of the season, playing semi-regularly in left. He didn’t hit for average and he fanned in a third of his at-bats, but he drew a lot of walks and hit for modest power.
Boggs spent most of the season in AAA, with only a brief major league callup. He continued to get on base at a good rate, but didn’t hit for much power.
The Rangers again sent Boggs to AAA with just a brief callup. He had a much better season, even hitting for average. Texas removed him from the 40-man roster at the beginning of September and he signed with Milwaukee in the fall.
In AAA, Boggs went back to his normal pattern of low average, lots of walks and modest power. The Brewers called him up for about a month in late April when Nyjer Morgan went out with an injury. He contributed two HRs, one of them naturally against the Pirates. Milwaukee outrighted him back to AAA in late May and he became a free agent after the season.
Boggs played regularly for Indianapolis all year, mostly in right. He hit about like he had in the past, with a lot of walks and strikeouts, but less power than usual. He had two big months, April (.872 OPS) and June (1.034), and one awful one, May (.482). He hammered LHPs (.945) and struggled against RHPs (.690).
Boggs will be a free agent in the off-season and will probably move on.
2012: Minor league contract
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2004
MLB Debut: 4/29/2008
MiLB FA Eligible: 2012
MLB FA Eligible: 2017
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: November 19, 2007
Options Remaining: 0 (USED: 2008, 2009, 2010)
MLB Service Time: 1.089
|June 7, 2004: Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 4th round, 111th overall pick; signed on June 25.
November 19, 2007: Contract purchased by the Texas Rangers.
September 1, 2010: Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
November 6, 2010: Became a free agent.
November 24, 2010: Signed as a minor league free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.
April 22, 2011: Called up by the Milwaukee Brewers.
May 26, 2011: Outrighted to AAA by the Milwaukee Brewers.
October 17, 2011: Became a free agent.
November 22, 2011: Signed as a minor league free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.