Víctor Manuel Bojórquez Ruiz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.
Outfielder Víctor Bojórquez has played in the Mexican League since 1996.
Bojórquez debuted with the Mexico City Red Devils, batting .417/.500/.708 with 16 runs in 28 plate appearances as a rookie. The numbers were way down in 1997, as he hit .213/.226/.230 in 61 at-bats. He became a starter with the 1998 Reynosa Broncos and batted .301/.337/.394 with 7 triples and no home runs. Returning to the Red Devils in 1999, he hit .280/.317/.397 and showed more pop with 9 dingers, while scoring 70 runs. By 2000, he was up to .317/.391/.503 with 13 home runs. He also had 12 assists to only 3 errors in the outfield. He legged out 9 triples, good for third in the Mexican League. His defense remained strong (14 A, 3 E) in 2001 but his offensive game went into complete hibernation (.195/.214/.261), as he was one of the worst hitters in Mexico that year.
The Los Mochis native rebounded in 2002, hitting .331/.358/.490 for Mexico City. He hit 7 triples, tying Chris Prieto and Lorenzo Buelna for second in the LMB, behind Cornelio Garcia. He followed with a .302/.346/.454 summer in 2003 and hit .302/~.329/.467 in 2004. In '05, Bojórquez hit an uncharacteristic 26 home runs (double any prior season or any of the next 7 years) while batting .297/.334/.545. A free swinger, he had more homers than walks (21). He nearly made the league's top 10 in homers (11th), two shy of doing so, while being 14th in RBI (94). He also made 7 errors in an unusually bad year on defense.
In 2006, the Diablos Rojos mainstay hit .345/.377/.505. He was on the Mexican squad that split the Bronze Medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. In the COPABE qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics (held in 2006), he hit only .231/.259/.308 as Mexico's main center fielder; Mexico failed to qualify.
The next year, he batted .357/.387/.566 with 39 doubles, 79 runs, 74 RBI and only 16 walks. He led the LMB in doubles (5 ahead of runner-up Carlos Sievers), tied for 8th in triples (6), tied for 6th in runs, was 10th in average (between Derrick White and Mario Valenzuela) and finished third in slugging (behind Donny Leon and Karim Garcia). He remained a star in 2008, with a batting line of .364/.387/.528, 75 runs and 85 RBI. He finished second in average (.021 behind Triple Crown winner Kit Pellow), tied for 6th in triples (6, even with José Hernández and Donzell McDonald), tied for 10th in runs (with Agustin Murillo) and 3rd in RBI (behind Pellow and Mendy López). He went 1 for 10 for the Mexican national team in the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup, backing up Iván Terrazas in right field.
Víctor produced at a .346/.376/.532 rate with 33 doubles, 72 runs and 71 RBI in 2009. He tied Rene Reyes for fifth in the Mexican League in doubles. The old-timer faded to .290/.349/.384 in 2010 then was a bench player in 2011 (10 for 35, 2 2B) and 2012 (.274/.303/.411 in 39 G).
- Mexican League stats
- 2006 COPABE Olympic Qualifiers
- The Mexican League: Comprehensive Player Statistics by Pedro Treto Cisneros