Date of Birth: 07/03/1987
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185 lbs
Resides: Mentor, OH
Bortnick enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and second in the Atlantic League. He previously spent 52 games with the Lancaster Barnstormers in 2015, sandwiched around 65 games in the Seattle Mariners organization that season as well. Bortnick combined to hit .277 with three home runs, 50 RBI and 16 stolen bases between Lancaster and Double-A Jackson that season.
The Mentor, Ohio native spent 2016 in the Detroit Tigers organization, splitting time between High-A Lakeland, Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo. Overall, Bortnick hit .277 with six home runs, 34 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Prior to joining the Barnstormers in 2015, Bortnick had spent the previous three seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization at Triple-A Reno. His best season came in 2013, where the utility infielder batted .291 with 33 RBI and 19 stolen bases over 88 games.
Earlier in his career, Bortnick enjoyed two seasons in which he stole over 40 bases (2010 and 2011). His 43 steals with High-A Charlotte in 2011 led the Florida State League.
Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009, Bortnick was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2012 in a straight-up deal for Major League infielder Ryan Roberts. The Coastal Carolina University alumnus owns a .278 career batting average with 39 home runs, 370 RBI and 197 stolen bases in his eight-year minor league career.
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