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Miami Marlins History: Justin Bour’s Power

One of the more recent on-field heroes for the Miami Marlins was first baseman Justin Bour, who is turning 32-years-old today. The six-foot-four, 250 lb. left-handed batter was initially taken in the 25th round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Entry Draft by the Chicago Cubs.

Bour worked his way up through the Cubbies system for the following five seasons. After the 2013 campaign, the Miami Marlins got hold of his rights through the triple-A phase of the rule 5 draft. Unlike the major league portion of the rule 5 draft, those chosen in the triple-A phase are not required to be kept on the big league roster through the season.