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Birth Date3-31-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age27 years, 4 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
2.72011
1.22012
0.62013
1.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 ANA 23 51 193 181 19 37 6 4 6 69 6 40 2 1 3 15 10 3 .204 .237 .381 .221 1.6 2.1 0.4
2011 ANA 24 147 552 502 72 136 26 11 12 220 32 124 10 1 7 43 22 9 .271 .327 .438 .278 32.1 -7.1 2.7
2012 ANA 25 101 195 168 27 37 7 0 3 53 15 44 3 3 6 19 3 1 .220 .291 .315 .231 4.6 7.2 1.2
2013 ANA 26 55 196 175 26 48 3 3 3 66 10 43 6 1 4 12 6 0 .274 .333 .377 .259 5.9 -0.4 0.6
2014 SLN 27 96 241 216 24 49 8 4 4 77 17 66 3 1 4 20 8 2 .227 .291 .356 .243 6.0 2.4 0.9
Career4501377124216830750222848580317247241094915.247.304.390.25450.04.15.8

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 ORM Rk 65 279 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CDR A 63 270 .299 .252 .326 .372 .261 .328 93 11.8 8.3 0.7 0.5 1.6 21.1 2.2 21.1 2.2
2007 ANG Rk 4 17 .300 .241 .344 .342 .254 .357 106 0.8 0.5 -0.1 -0.0 -0.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2008 RCU A+ 121 545 .274 .279 .348 .428 .276 .345 99 8.3 16.1 1.3 -4.1 6.8 30.5 2.6 30.5 2.6
2009 ARK AA 110 504 .278 .267 .346 .394 .251 .321 106 9.4 14.2 1.2 8.1 3.4 31.3 4.1 31.3 4.1
2010 ANA MLB 51 193 .221 .251 .314 .397 .249 .228 102 -7.7 5.3 0.5 2.1 1.1 1.6 0.4 1.6 0.4
2010 SLC AAA 102 455 .296 .281 .352 .441 .272 .358 101 18.5 13.7 1 4.1 7.2 41.9 4.4 41.9 4.4
2011 ANA MLB 147 552 .278 .256 .318 .402 .260 .338 98 9.6 14.9 1.3 -7.1 5.6 32.1 2.7 32.1 2.7
2012 ANA MLB 101 195 .231 .260 .321 .426 .267 .274 96 -5.7 5.3 0.5 7.2 1.5 4.6 1.2 4.6 1.2
2012 SLC AAA 7 32 .289 .255 .307 .400 .242 .391 107 1.1 1.0 -0.2 -0.2 1.5 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2013 ANA MLB 55 196 .259 .260 .322 .411 .271 .346 95 -0.2 5.2 0.5 -0.4 1.9 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2013 SBR A+ 3 11 .362 .270 .334 .442 .278 .250 95 1.2 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2013 SLC AAA 12 55 .248 .262 .341 .403 .270 .286 109 -0.7 1.6 -0.3 0.5 0.9 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2014 SLN MLB 96 241 .243 .250 .312 .385 .263 .306 99 -3.9 6.2 0.5 2.4 2.4 6.0 0.9 6.0 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 ORM Rk 279 42 73 16 7 5 28 22 67 13 5 .292 .348 .472 .180 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ANG Rk 17 3 5 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 .312 .353 .438 .125 .300 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2007 CDR A 270 37 65 9 6 5 29 20 53 19 9 .274 .336 .426 .152 .299 21.1 0.5 2.2
2008 RCU A+ 545 83 150 29 10 9 51 19 96 50 10 .295 .326 .444 .149 .274 30.5 -4.1 2.6
2009 ARK AA 504 72 123 16 14 6 51 49 77 32 12 .281 .351 .423 .142 .278 31.3 8.1 4.1
2010 ANA MLB 193 19 37 6 4 6 15 6 40 10 3 .204 .237 .381 .177 .221 1.6 2.1 0.4
2010 SLC AAA 455 85 130 13 12 13 52 24 78 27 5 .314 .363 .498 .184 .296 41.9 4.1 4.4
2011 ANA MLB 552 72 136 26 11 12 43 32 124 22 9 .271 .327 .438 .167 .278 32.1 -7.1 2.7
2012 SLC AAA 32 4 9 1 3 0 3 3 6 0 0 .310 .375 .552 .241 .289 3.3 -0.2 0.3
2012 ANA MLB 195 27 37 7 0 3 19 15 44 3 1 .220 .291 .315 .095 .231 4.6 7.2 1.2
2013 SBR A+ 11 3 3 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 .273 .273 .727 .455 .362 1.5 0.2 0.2
2013 SLC AAA 55 13 10 4 0 2 7 4 19 0 0 .208 .291 .417 .208 .248 1.9 0.5 0.2
2013 ANA MLB 196 26 48 3 3 3 12 10 43 6 0 .274 .333 .377 .103 .259 5.9 -0.4 0.6
2014 SLN MLB 241 24 49 8 4 4 20 17 66 8 2 .227 .291 .356 .130 .243 6.0 2.4 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 701 0.5735 0.4657 0.7945 0.5522 0.3478 0.8739 0.6250 0.1933
2011 1998 0.5155 0.4782 0.7513 0.6476 0.2955 0.8516 0.5175 0.2434
2012 749 0.5274 0.4358 0.7945 0.6101 0.2401 0.8963 0.5059 0.1994
2013 723 0.5311 0.4550 0.7812 0.6458 0.2389 0.8508 0.5679 0.2097
2014 897 0.4994 0.4787 0.7593 0.6585 0.2962 0.8814 0.4887 0.2383
Career50680.52470.4670.76930.63050.28660.86650.53270.2243

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-24 2014-05-26 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness -
2014-03-03 2014-03-09 Camp 6 0 - Thigh Tightness - -
2013-09-04 2013-09-30 DTD 26 25 Right Wrist Surgery Chip Fracture 2013-09-10 -
2013-06-30 2013-08-16 15-DL 47 39 Right Wrist Fracture HBP - -
2013-06-24 2013-06-29 DTD 5 4 Left Thumb Sprain Sliding Into Second Base - -
2013-04-30 2013-06-10 15-DL 41 38 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-09-12 2012-09-20 DTD 8 7 - General Medical Illness GI - -
2012-08-19 2012-09-03 15-DL 15 13 Right Wrist Soreness Since Being HBP In March - -
2011-07-08 2011-07-23 15-DL 15 11 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-03-11 2011-03-15 Camp 4 0 Right Groin Strain -
2009-10-15 2009-10-15 Minors 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Ligament 2009-10-15
2009-07-14 2009-07-17 Minors 3 0 Ankle Infection Insect Bite -
2009-06-04 2009-06-24 Minors 20 0 Left Wrist Sprain -
2008-06-06 2008-06-16 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-05-14 2007-07-23 Minors 70 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SLN $
2014 SLN $1,200,000
2013 ANA $512,500
2012 ANA $500,000
2011 ANA $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,426,500
2011Current$1,200,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,626,500
4 yrTotal$2,626,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 62 dDishman Sports Group1 year/$1.2M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2014). Signed by St. Louis 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2013). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from LA Angels 11/22/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by LA Angels 11/19/09. Re-signed 2/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/3/10.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2005 (10-313) (Notre Dame HS, Scottsdale). $0.325M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .257 .308 .373 .258
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .321 .388 .263
18 Split (Multi) .002 .013 .015 .005
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .256 .326 .282 .225
31 vs R (2013) .279 .336 .404 .274
38 Split (2013) .023 .010 .122 .049
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade for Peter Bourjos in a NL-only league? Also is Craig's girl Spanish?
(D Rock from Atlanta)
That depends what I'm trading for him. He's certainly worth rostering, but I'm not going to make a huge push for him. And I've only seen a picture, but I think no. Unless you're referring to Mau, in which case def yes. (Ben Carsley)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any NL-only 4th OF'ers or equivalent that you really like? I'm thinking of someone along the lines of Allen Craig a few yearsa ago that flashed some promise but was in line to back up at the start of the season.
(mj1453 from chicago)
I like Drew Stubbs for the Colorado factor and because Corey Dickerson is no sure thing, Jon Jay as a sneaky value proposition behind the oft-injured Peter Bourjos, and Nate McLouth as a sneaky source of speed even as a backup. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Think that it's too "Rays-esque" if they kicked the tires on Peter Bourjos? Would love to see Jennings back at LF(Plus D there, looking at his DRS totals from '10-'12), Bourjos in CF & Myers in RF.
(jlarsen from Chicago)
Depends on how much the Angels want for him. He'd fit in well in Tampa, but he's a pretty good player so he'd actually fit in well in a lot of places. Having Bourjos (whose name I always want to spell Bourjous for symmetry's sake) in center would help a lot, especially with Myers in right. (Matthew Kory)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Angels shop Peter Bourjos at the deadline for pitching? I know he's hurt now, but would his injury be a deal-breaker as of now? If not, what could the Angels net in return?
(Brent from Laguna Beach)
They certainly could. How hurt would matter of course, but I believe Jake Peavy was dealt while injured. Bourjos would likely net a mint and rightfully so, but there isn't a ton on the market. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Scoresheet keeper league round 21 or 22: Lorenzo Cain or Peter Bourjos?
(hotstatrat from Toronto)
Hey hotstatrat, I miss your city... best dim sum I've ever had (but I get to see Rush inducted into the Rock and Roll HOF next month, so I can't complain). Those are the tough rounds. In my combined league, both went in round 17, with Bourjos coming six picks after Cain. The former gives you sick defense, while the latter might have some untapped offensive upside. If this is AL-only, there's a remote chance that Cain becomes a keeper. I'd take him first. (Geoff Young)
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite baseball player ever?
(Kris from Santa Barbara)
William Van Landingham, with nods to J.R. Phillips and Bill Mueller. Favorite active is Peter Bourjos. (Sam Miller)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Can Peter Bourjos repeat his 2011 season, or will he end up on the bench, with Trout moving back to center and Kole Calhoun or (ugh) Vernon Wells in left?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
I don't expect to see those kind of numbers out of Bourjos again. Even without that, I think he can still play everyday for a Major League team. Ultimately, I think he'll get pushed aside by Trout in center field, assuming they have reasonable options on the corners. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Peter Bourjos for Nick Castellanos; who hangs up first?
(Tyson from Chicago)
I think it could be reasonably discussed, but ideally the Tigers would shift focus back to Porcello and look to play that angle. (Paul Sporer)
2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm going to rehash a question that I asked another BP writer this week. What player currently relegated to a bench role would perform at a star level if given a full time job or was traded and utilized correctly? So far, we've only gotten Brandon Belt and Peter Bourjos between the 2 of us.
(jlarsen from chicago)
Belt's been starting regularly for months now, so I think we can cross him off the list.

Not really sure about Bourjos either. He's clearly an above-average defender, but I'm not sure he's a "real" .270 hitter. If he is, then yeah, with his speed, he might crack star-level.

It's a good question, but no one else is really springing to mind for me. Let's crowdsource: you guys have any votes for guys who are currently playing in a bench role who deserve a starting spot? (Ian Miller)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Realistically, Sam, what do the Angels do with Vernon Wells come August? Is he relegated to 4th/5th/6th OF or do we finally sever the tie to the affable albatross?
(dannyras from CA)
If he weren't Vernon Wells, but were some Triple-A veteran, he'd be a little bit of a perfect fourth outfielder. He can play all three spots, he is actually pretty good defensively at a corner, he has power off the bench. I guess you'd rather he switch-hit and run a little bit, but he'd be not the worst fourth outfielder.

The problem is that you don't want a sulking veteran in the clubhouse, and Vernon probably won't respond to being benched like a Triple-A veteran. I guess he sticks around this year until they figure out whether Torii is coming back in some role after 2012, and until Peter Bourjos has either stuck or unstuck. (Sam Miller)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Peter Bourjos stick for long as Angels? Or eventually go to Nationals and play CF for #Nattitude ?
(Chris from Bourjos household)
I don't think there was much to the Nationals connection ever. I think Hunter is going to probably play himself into a pretty good contract somewhere else, Wells won't bounce back at all, and the Angels will keep Bourjos for a Trout/Bourjos/Trumbo outfield. (Sam Miller)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the Angels should do with Peter Bourjos? With Mike Trout up, he's slated to play once (maybe twice) a week, and is apparently not someone the Angels are interested in trading right now. Do you think being a 4th OF in Anaheim is any better for him (or the team) than sending him to SLC?
(riley b from a tour bus headed for San Diego)
I want to say that Vernon Wells will eventually be pushed aside, or platooned at DH with Morales, and Bourjos and Trout can play CF/LF together. But I also don't think Trumbo is super likely to stay at third, and so he'll start getting OF starts. It's not that I'm against trading Bourjos, it's just that I don't ever get the sense (from the rumors and stuff) that they would get anything close to full value for him. I mean, the Bourjos for John Lannan rumors in the offseason were nothing, they weren't tied to reality (I don't think), but the fact that people in the industry, writers, etc, though that it was even remotely realistic tells me that, yikes, it might be remotely realistic. And trading Peter Bourjos for anything close to John Lannan would be absolutely insane.

I guess I'd keep him up as a fourth outfielder for now. Playing time has a way of working itself out, especially on a team with as many struggling hitters/fielders as the Angels. (Sam Miller)
2011-11-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Derek. What are the chances the Angels move Peter Bourjos to try and grab David Wright? It would leave a clear spot for Mike Trout in 2012 in the Angels' outfield.
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
It might make some sense on it's face, but I don't really see it happening. If the Mets don't bring back Reyes (and I don't think they should for what he'll likely go for), I think trading Wright makes a lot of sense. There's whispers that the team might wait until mid-season to do so, though, possibly so that he can rebuild his value a bit in a friendlier CitiField. There's no sure bet that the Angels would even go for that deal, though it seems quite likely they'll find a way to get Trout in their 2012 outfield. (Derek Carty)
2011-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite tater time tracking moment of 2011?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hmm, good question. There weren't as many jaw-dropping moments in 2011 as there were in 2010, but the two I remember the most are: Derek Jeter's 3000th hit, when I had to run out of the session at SABR 41 to get better wifi in the hall to track his tater trot, and Peter Bourjos' "four-base single". Technically, Bourjos didn't hit a home run, but his "single" was just as much of an inside-the-parker as anyone else's. The fact that it allowed us to see his speed was just fantastic. I never would have thought I would see a 14.0 second trot (14.02 to be exact). (Larry Granillo)


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