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Catch Borchering's favorite players

Updated: February 2, 2009, 9:30 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPNRISE.com

Each weekday, ESPN RISE brings you five vital stats from athletes across the country.

[+] EnlargeBobby Borchering
ESPNRISEBobby Borchering is practicing his Gator Chomp since he's planning on attending Florida.

Bishop Verot (Fort Myers, Fla.) senior third baseman Bobby Borchering is one of the nation's top baseball players and has signed with Florida. He is also a potential high-round pick in June's Major League Baseball Draft. Here are the switch-hitter's five favorite MLB players.

1. Chipper Jones
"I like that he's a switch-hitter and the way he carries himself."

2. Mark Teixeira
"I like his swing a lot, the power he can produce and he's also a switch-hitter."

3. Evan Longoria
"I like how relaxed he is in anything he does and how easy the game comes to him."

4. David Wright
"He's a third baseman who's real clutch."

5. Carlos Pena
"I like his swing, how smooth it is through the zone."

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Jon Mahoney is a football and baseball editor for ESPNHS. Email him at jon.mahoney@espn.com.