Justin James Bour (sounds like ''boar")...On Twitter: @bour41... Wife, Hayley, is a reporter for WINK News in Florida and formerly worked as a sideline reporter with Comcast Sportsnet.. Attended George Mason University...Tied for second in school history in home runs (46) and third in RBI (187)...Hit two grand slams in one collegiate game...Prepped at Westfield High School (Chantilly, VA)... Brother Jason Bour was drafted by Cincinnati in the 23rd round of the 2007 draft...Played five seasons of minor league baseball in the Reds and White Sox organizations as a catcher... Father, Jim Bour, was a Secret Service agent and worked for a time in the Presidential Protective Division...Was responsible for the physical protection of Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton... Originally signed by Cubs scout Billy Swoope.
Spent majority of season with Marlins prior to August trade to Phillies...Combined to hit .227 (85/374) with 13 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 59 RBI...Marked fourth 15+ home run campaign and third with 20-or-more...Set new career highs in games played and walks... As a pinch, hitter, batted .320 (8/25) with three home runs and 11 RBI...The 11 pinch-hit RBI were tied for the most in the Majors (tied with Tommy La Stella and Daniel Palka)... Acquired by the Phillies Aug. 10 in exchange for LHP McKenzie Mills.
Had career season, despite two trips to the 10-day disabled list, establishing career highs in batting average (.289), runs (52), hits (109), home runs (25), RBI (83), walks (47), on-base percentage (.366), slugging percentage (.536) and OPS (.902) over 108 games...First DL stint was from June 5-16 with a left ankle contusion...Returned to DL from July 25 to September 8 with a strained right oblique...Led National League first basemen (min. 100 games) in fielding percentage (.999; 1 error/809 total chances)...Hit six home runs vs. left-handed pitching, tied for 11th in MLB among left-handed hitters... Owned .300 average (87x290) vs. right-handed pitching, and .253 average (22x87) vs. left-handed pitching...Had 15.08 at-bats per home run ratio and 4.54 at-bat per RBI ratio, both career bests...Opened season batting .184 (14x76) in first 22 games (through April 29), with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBI...From April 30 through remainder of season, batted .316 (95x301) with 16 doubles, 22 home runs, 74 RBI and .979 OPS. Among NL hitters with a minimum 300 at-bats, OPS ranked fifth, while his .588 slugging percentage ranked fourth and average 10th...Recorded career highs in both hits and RBI against Pirates on April 30, becoming sixth player in Club history to record four hits and at-least six RBI in a game. The last player to do so was Gaby Sanchez on June 11, 2010 at Tampa Bay (4 hits, 6 RBI). In addition, he tied a Marlins Park record for most RBI in a single game... Hit 11 home runs in May, a career high for a single month...Hit two home runs on May 31 vs. Philadelphia, marking third career multi-home run game...Recorded first Major League stolen base on June 1 vs. Arizona...Connected for third career grand slam on June 19 vs. Washington and first since June 24, 2016 vs. the Cubs. According to Elias, he and Rafael Palmeiro are the only two players who debuted in the expansion era (since 1961) to have as many as three game-tying grand slams...Participated in T-Mobile Home Run Derby during All-Star Week in Miami. Lost in first round to eventual champion Aaron Judge...Had eight-game hitting streak (.412) snapped on September 24 at Arizona; was tied for career best which was set earlier in the season (May 17-26)...Connected for a home run in four consecutive games from September 19-23, second time having done so in his career (also from June 30-July 3, 2015)...Since 2014, has homered in three-or-more consecutive games six times, tied with Chris Davis, J.D. Martinez and Josh Donaldson for fourth-most such streaks in Majors. Giancarlo Stanton and Nelson Cruz lead with eight each, followed by seven from Edwin Encarnacion.
Appeared in 90 games due to right ankle sprain suffered midway through season...Tallied first home run of season on April 16 vs. Atlanta, a sixth- inning solo home run off Bud Norris...Tied career high with three hits on April 23 at San Francisco. Also had three-hit games on April 29 at Milwaukee, June 13 at San Diego, September 26 vs. Mets and Sept. 30 at Washington...In April 29 contest, homered twice to mark second career multi- home run game while driving in career-high five runs. Also homered two times on Sept. 27, 2015 vs. Atlanta...Over span of 21 games in June, hit .317 (20x63) with 14 runs scored, three doubles, six home runs and 20 RBI...On June 10 at Arizona, connected for second career pinch-hit home run (grand slam). Both PH home runs have come off Tyler Clippard (also Sept. 6, 2015 vs. NYM)...Was sixth pinch-hit grand slam in Club history, first since Jeremy Hermida on Aug. 31, 2005 vs. St. Louis, and first GS of career...Hit second grand slam of season on June 24 vs. Cubs, a first- inning shot off Kyle Hendricks...Homered in three consecutive games from June 22-25, marking fourth home run streak of three-or-more games in career. According to Elias, was first player with four such streaks within first 250 career games since Giancarlo Stanton...Tied with Nelson Cruz, Brian Dozier, Bryce Harper, Carlos González, and J.D. Martinez for second-most such streaks since 2015, behind Chris Davis (5).
Spent majority of season with Miami, posting .262 (107/409) average with 23 home runs and 73 RBI in 129 games. Also appeared in 14 games to start season with Triple-A New Orleans, batting .275 (14x51) with one home run and five RBI...Led Fish in RBI and ranked second in home runs behind Giancarlo Stanton (27)...Finished fifth in National League Rookie of the Year voting. Ranked third among all MLB rookies in home runs behind Kris Bryant (26) and Joc Peterson (26)...Also finished third in RBI, trailing Bryant (99) and Matt Duffy (77)...Hit .302 (35x116) with runners in scoring position, ranking fifth among all rookies...Recorded fourth-most home runs by rookie in Club history. Dan Uggla tallied 27 in 2006, followed by Josh Willingham (26 in 2006) and Preston Wilson (26 in 1999)...In 102 starts, was 98x381 (.257) with 40 runs scored, 18 doubles, 22 home runs, 71 RBI; in 27 appearances off bench, was 9x28 (.321) with two runs, two doubles, one home run and two RBI, including 6x20 (.300) as pinch hitter...13 of 23 home runs tied game (4) or gave Marlins a lead (9)...Had 10 games with 3+ RBI, good for second among NL rookies and sixth in NL overall... Earned NL Rookie of the Month honors for September after hitting .290 (29x100) with three doubles, nine home runs and 25 RBI in 26 games...His nine Sept. home runs were tied for fourth in MLB and were most among MLB rookies. The 25 RBI tied for third in MLB and were most in any month in career...On Sept. 27 vs. Atlanta, became first player in Club history with a home run in first inning in three straight games, and first in MLB since Adam Jones (July 27-29) in 2009...Hit first career pinch-hit home run on Sept. 6 vs. Mets; marked only pinch-hit home run for Miami all season...Homered in four consecutive games from June 30-July 3, tying Club record (8x; last, Marcell Ozuna, Sept. 8-11, 2014)...Recorded second walk-off hit of season and career on August 11 vs. Boston...Hit first career walk-off homer on July 1 vs. San Francisco(three-run HR in 9th inning)...Hit markedly better against right-handers (.270) than lefties (.221)...Recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on April 24...Recorded at least one hit in 10 of 14 games with Zephyrs.
Split sixth professional season between Triple-A New Orleans and Miami, making big league debut on June 5 at Tampa Bay...Had four stints with Major League squad: June 4-11, June 16-27, July 2-18 and Sep-tember 2 through end of season...With NOLA, set career highs in average (.306), slugging percentage (.517) and OPS (.889); also, finished campaign with 27 doubles, 18 home runs, 72 RBI and .372 on-base percentage in 103 games...Led Zephyrs in batting average and slugging percentage, while drawing Paci?c Coast League high 11 intentional walks...Best month of season was May, posting .330 (33x100) average with season-high 11 doubles, followed closely by .326 (31x95) mark in April...Batted .330 (89x270) vs. right-handers and .252 (29x115) vs. left-handers. Fifteen of 18 total home runs came vs. righties.• Batted .429 (15x35) as a designated hitter, with six doubles, two homers and 11 RBI...Opened first career Triple-A campaign with 14-game hitting streak, matching Carlos Gomez (2007) for longest streak to open season in New Orleans history. Over streak, batted .404 (21x52), leading Paci?c Coast League in hits while striking out just three times...In first game with NOLA on April 3 vs. Colorado Springs, drove in game winning run with RBI double in eighth inning...Tallied ?rst home run of season on April 5 in ninth inning against Sky Sox...Recorded second career two-HR game in 4-3 win over Colorado Springs on June 2. Previously hit two HR on June 24, 2013 vs. Jackson while with Double-A Tennessee.• Homered in three straight games, from August 12-14 vs. Tacoma, recording season-high-tying four RBI with two home runs in ?nal outing of streak...Had contract selected by Miami on June 4 and made MLB debut on June 5 at TB, starting game as designated hitter. Recorded ?rst career hit (in?eld single) in second AB...In debut, hit in front of J.T. Realmuto, who also made MLB debut. Became ?rst position players to record ?rst career hits in back-to-back plate appearances since Joe Inglett and Ryan Garko with Cleveland on July 1, 2006. • On June 10 at Texas, tied Marlins' club record for hits in a game by a designated hitter (3)...Connected for ?rst career home run on September 19 vs. Washington, a solo fourth-inning homer off Doug Fister...In Game 2 of a Sept. 26 doubleheader at Washington, tied career highs in hits (3) and RBI (2), and set new high for runs scored (4), which also tied team's single-game high for season (also, Casey McGehee on June 5 at TB and Christian Yelich on May 16 at SF).• Went 19x54 (.352) with two doubles, one HR and seven RBI in 15 starts, and was 2x20 (.100) with a double and four RBI as sub-stitute (1x17 as PH).