A year ago, he was one of a number of prospects in an overloaded Cubs farm system. Now, he is a Miami Marlin. 1B Justin Bour (Centreville) was picked up by the Marlins in the minor league phase of the Rule V draft last winter, and at 26, the owner of 6 minor league seasons and 92 homeruns in that time is getting his chance to play on a big league team for the first time. And Friday, he achieved a career milestone.
He hit his first major league homerun.
Friday night, Bour, in his 53rd major league at-bat, took a fastball from Nationals P Doug Fister and crushed it to the upper deck of right-center. The ball was retrieved and Bour tells foxsports.com that he will be giving the ball to his parents back home.
Overall with the Marlins, Bour is batting .288 with 9 RBIs in 32 games with Miami.