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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .245 6 28 27 7 .253 0.8
Birth Date2-18-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 7 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.42012
1.12013
2014
0.32015
0.82016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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 HOU 26 19 31 28 5 5 3 0 0 8 3 12 0 0 0 3 1 1 .179 .258 .286 .177 -1.2 0.3 -0.1
2011 HOU 27 87 182 164 22 47 14 1 4 75 15 40 1 1 1 15 4 2 .287 .348 .457 .263 3.6 6.2 1.0
2012 HOU 28 146 404 355 39 72 9 2 7 106 41 96 7 1 0 28 15 4 .203 .297 .299 .232 -2.2 6.2 0.4
2013 CHN 29 47 155 143 18 39 7 1 6 66 10 35 1 1 0 16 2 0 .273 .323 .462 .277 6.0 3.9 1.1
2015 PHI 31 22 61 58 9 15 3 0 2 24 3 21 0 0 0 5 2 0 .259 .295 .414 .244 1.1 1.6 0.3
Career32183374893178364192797220493167247.238.311.373.2467.318.12.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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
2007 CCH AA 2 2 .299 .284 .345 .398 .000 .500 93 0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.4 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 SLM A+ 8 28 .244 .274 .334 .414 .000 .190 95 -0.5 0.8 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2008 CCH AA 42 145 .351 .265 .340 .396 .000 .426 90 14.7 3.9 1.5 -3.4 -0.7 19.5 1.6 19.5 1.6
2009 ROU AAA 138 581 .261 .267 .334 .405 .000 .337 88 0.8 16.8 -1.5 -3.6 2.7 18.8 1.5 18.8 1.5
2010 HOU MLB 19 31 .177 .262 .330 .404 .000 .312 93 -2.6 0.9 -0.1 0.3 0.6 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2010 ROU AAA 131 575 .274 .272 .342 .427 .000 .330 101 9.1 17.6 -5.2 3.4 5.7 27.3 2.9 27.3 2.9
2011 HOU MLB 87 182 .263 .257 .320 .401 .000 .355 102 0.5 4.9 -1.4 6.2 -0.5 3.6 1.0 3.6 1.0
2011 OKL AAA 58 254 .262 .276 .351 .434 .000 .323 97 0.6 7.9 -2.3 -1.0 0.8 7.0 0.6 7.0 0.6
2011 AGU Wnt 33 148 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .386 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HOU MLB 146 404 .232 .255 .317 .405 .000 .257 100 -11.3 11.0 -2.9 6.2 0.9 -2.2 0.4 -2.2 0.4
2013 CHN MLB 47 155 .277 .247 .307 .370 .000 .320 102 2.6 4.1 -0.6 3.9 -0.1 6.0 1.1 6.0 1.1
2013 IOW AAA 79 310 .335 .264 .336 .399 .000 .376 96 25.3 8.9 -1.9 10.7 0.7 33.1 4.5 33.1 4.5
2013 CUB Rk 7 32 .443 .250 .333 .357 .000 .500 91 6.4 0.9 -0.1 -0.6 0.1 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2014 NWO AAA 79 311 .291 .269 .330 .423 .000 .304 90 11.1 9.3 -2.4 -2.8 -3.6 14.4 1.2 14.4 1.2
2014 MRL Rk 3 11 .356 .292 .355 .408 .000 .333 99 1.2 0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.0 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2015 PHI MLB 22 61 .244 .244 .302 .392 .000 .371 97 -0.9 1.6 -0.5 1.6 0.9 1.1 0.3 1.1 0.3
2015 LEH AAA 118 515 .283 .257 .318 .368 .000 .351 99 12.5 14.3 -1.7 -2.2 1.9 27.0 2.5 27.0 2.5

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
2007 CCH AA 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .299 0.4 -0.4 0.0
2008 SLM A+ 28 4 5 2 0 1 6 4 1 1 0 .217 .357 .435 .217 .244 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2008 CCH AA 145 21 46 10 2 3 20 16 24 8 1 .371 .434 .556 .185 .351 19.5 -3.4 1.6
2009 ROU AAA 581 68 141 25 3 6 53 53 118 22 3 .271 .339 .365 .094 .261 18.8 -3.6 1.5
2010 HOU MLB 31 5 5 3 0 0 3 3 12 1 1 .179 .258 .286 .107 .177 -1.2 0.3 -0.1
2010 ROU AAA 575 91 139 26 2 13 57 67 108 23 1 .277 .365 .414 .137 .274 27.3 3.4 2.9
2011 OKL AAA 254 27 57 11 5 3 35 30 49 20 3 .261 .362 .399 .138 .262 7.0 -1.0 0.6
2011 HOU MLB 182 22 47 14 1 4 15 15 40 4 2 .287 .348 .457 .171 .263 3.6 6.2 1.0
2011 AGU Wnt 148 26 38 8 1 4 12 27 28 4 0 .317 .446 .500 .183 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HOU MLB 404 39 72 9 2 7 28 41 96 15 4 .203 .297 .299 .096 .232 -2.2 6.2 0.4
2013 CUB Rk 32 7 10 4 1 0 5 7 5 3 0 .400 .531 .640 .240 .443 7.3 -0.6 0.7
2013 IOW AAA 310 50 84 14 3 10 32 41 58 16 2 .317 .416 .506 .189 .335 33.1 10.7 4.5
2013 CHN MLB 155 18 39 7 1 6 16 10 35 2 0 .273 .323 .462 .189 .277 6.0 3.9 1.1
2014 MRL Rk 11 2 3 0 0 1 3 2 2 1 1 .333 .455 .667 .333 .356 1.4 0.0 0.1
2014 NWO AAA 311 43 69 14 4 6 33 32 56 5 7 .260 .349 .411 .151 .291 14.4 -2.8 1.2
2015 PHI MLB 61 9 15 3 0 2 5 3 21 2 0 .259 .295 .414 .155 .244 1.1 1.6 0.3
2015 LEH AAA 515 65 138 18 3 12 57 44 97 24 5 .295 .359 .424 .128 .283 27.0 -2.2 2.5

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 141 0.4468 0.4610 0.6769 0.6508 0.3077 0.6585 0.7083 0.3231 56 0.002998
2011 709 0.4922 0.4866 0.7043 0.6848 0.2944 0.7657 0.5660 0.2957 279 0.000738
2012 1570 0.4822 0.4573 0.7354 0.6513 0.2768 0.8134 0.5644 0.2646 675 0.003088
2013 589 0.4788 0.5212 0.7134 0.6844 0.3713 0.8394 0.5000 0.2866 230 0.005553
2015 246 0.4512 0.4878 0.6750 0.6667 0.3407 0.7703 0.5217 0.3250 102 0.001153
Career32550.47990.47770.71750.66570.30390.79770.55610.2825438.10110.0029

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-23 2014-08-03 Minors 41 0 Right Lower Leg Fracture Fibula -
2014-05-29 2014-06-11 Minors 13 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-07-15 2013-08-19 15-DL 35 30 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-07-05 2013-07-07 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-10-13 2010-10-13 Off 0 0 Right Foot Surgery Bone Spurs on Metatarsal 2010-10-13
2010-09-16 2010-09-16 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Bone Spur -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PHI $
2014 MIA $
2013 CHN $
2012 HOU $483,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$483,000
1 yrTotal$483,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 106 dBrian Peters1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/1/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Philadelphia 9/4/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/19/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5285M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 3/1/14. DFA by Miami 3/30/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 4/2/14. Refused assignment by Miami 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/20/12. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/25/13. Acquired by Miami in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/12/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by Houston 2/18/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/2/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 2/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by Houston 2/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Houston 11/19/08.
  • Drafted by Houston 2005 (1-24) (Tulane). Signed 7/05, $1.375M signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 311 41 79 14 2 9 36 30 68 10 3 .287 .363 .450 .293 17.0 CF 0, LF 0 2.1
80o 290 37 70 12 2 8 32 27 65 9 3 .273 .347 .426 .279 12.1 CF 0, LF 0 1.5
70o 275 34 64 11 2 7 30 24 63 8 3 .262 .335 .410 .270 8.8 CF 0, LF 0 1.2
60o 262 31 60 10 2 7 28 23 61 8 2 .253 .324 .396 .261 6.3 CF 0, LF 0 0.9
50o 250 29 54 9 1 6 26 21 59 7 2 .245 .315 .383 .254 4.1 CF 0, LF 0 0.6
40o 238 27 51 9 1 6 24 19 57 7 2 .237 .305 .370 .246 2.1 CF 0, LF 0 0.4
30o 225 25 46 8 1 5 22 18 55 6 2 .228 .295 .356 .238 0.2 CF 0, LF 0 0.2
20o 210 22 42 7 1 5 20 16 52 5 2 .218 .283 .340 .228 -1.8 CF 0, LF 0 0.0
10o 189 19 35 6 1 4 17 13 48 5 1 .204 .266 .318 .214 -4.1 CF 0, LF 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean2553057102627226072.249.319.389.2575.1CF 0, LF 00.7

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/24/2016 11:39 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 311 41 79 14 2 9 36 30 68 10 3 .287 .363 .450 .293 17.7 CF 0, LF 0 2.2
80o 290 37 70 12 2 8 32 27 65 9 3 .273 .347 .426 .279 12.7 CF 0, LF 0 1.6
70o 275 34 64 11 2 7 30 24 63 8 3 .262 .335 .410 .269 9.4 CF 0, LF 0 1.3
60o 262 31 60 10 2 7 28 23 61 8 2 .253 .324 .396 .261 6.8 CF 0, LF 0 1.0
50o 250 29 54 9 1 6 26 21 59 7 2 .245 .315 .383 .253 4.6 CF 0, LF 0 0.7
40o 238 27 51 9 1 6 24 19 57 7 2 .237 .305 .370 .246 2.6 CF 0, LF 0 0.5
30o 225 25 46 8 1 5 22 18 55 6 2 .228 .295 .356 .237 0.6 CF 0, LF 0 0.3
20o 210 22 42 7 1 5 20 16 52 5 2 .218 .283 .340 .228 -1.4 CF 0, LF 0 0.0
10o 189 19 35 6 1 4 17 13 48 5 1 .204 .266 .318 .214 -3.8 CF 0, LF 0 -0.2
Weighted Mean2553057102627226072.249.319.389.2575.6CF 0, LF 00.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 17% 3% 20% 48%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201733298346411273125728.237.308.366.2540.85.00.4-0.97.4-1.92.4
201834293336110173025716.235.307.362.2510.74.10.3-1.07.2-2.42.3
20193524828529162621615.235.305.363.2520.63.40.1-0.96.1-2.02.0
20203622726488152418564.236.305.365.2500.52.60.0-0.95.6-2.11.8
20213722125478152318553.233.303.358.2480.42.0-0.1-0.95.5-2.51.8
20223821124447152117522.232.302.354.2460.31.3-0.1-0.95.2-2.81.7
20233920122427142016502.230.300.350.2440.30.9-0.1-0.95.0-3.11.6
20244018821396141815471.229.297.346.2420.20.3-0.1-0.94.7-3.41.5
20254117919376141714451.227.295.343.2400.1-0.1-0.1-0.94.4-3.51.4

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20173325029539162621606.238.310.370.2550.85.20.4-0.66.6-1.31.8
20183442348901521044361029.237.308.367.2530.84.10.4-1.16.4-1.73.0
2019355686311921213584514310.233.300.360.2500.72.00.2-1.65.6-2.24.1
202036597711352211869381539.248.304.394.2560.83.10.0-1.95.9-0.94.3
202137598701262141970441647.232.294.391.2550.83.1-0.1-2.16.4-1.24.3
202238599691282131666471636.236.301.376.2510.82.9-0.3-2.28.3-2.84.3

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
16.83.12.253.91.331

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20153.32.20.31.20.70.17.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 88 Darnell McDonald 2011 .251
2 86 Dewayne Wise 2010 .219
3 85 Damon Hollins 2006 .228
4 84 David Newhan 2006 .223
5 82 Andres Torres 2010 .297
6 81 Hiram Bocachica 2008 .000 DNP
7 81 Andy Phillips 2009 .000 DNP
8 81 Chris Dickerson 2014 .232
9 81 Jason Repko 2013 .000 DNP
10 80 John Rodriguez 2010 .000 DNP
11 80 Ryan Langerhans 2012 .144
12 79 Chris Denorfia 2013 .273
13 79 Josh Phelps 2010 .000 DNP
14 79 Marlon Byrd 2010 .289
15 78 Fred Lewis 2013 .000 DNP
16 78 Mitch Maier 2014 .000 DNP
17 78 Keith Ginter 2008 .000 DNP
18 78 Gary Matthews 2007 .260
19 77 Brett Carroll 2015 .000 DNP
20 77 Doug Clark 2008 .000 DNP
21 77 Joe Borchard 2011 .000 DNP
22 77 Adam Rosales 2015 .229
23 77 Jeff Salazar 2013 .000 DNP
24 77 Edgar Gonzalez 2010 .000 DNP
25 77 Casey Blake 2006 .275
26 77 Chris Aguila 2011 .000 DNP
27 76 Trent Oeltjen 2015 .000 DNP
28 76 Chris Truby 2006 .000 DNP
29 76 Raul Gonzalez 2006 .000 DNP
30 76 Mike Wilson 2015 .000 DNP
31 76 Eugenio Velez 2014 .000 DNP
32 76 Hector Luna 2012 .235
33 76 Justin Christian 2012 .143
34 76 Matt Watson 2011 .000 DNP
35 76 Jeff Bailey 2011 .000 DNP
36 75 Mike Rivera 2009 .226
37 75 Cory Sullivan 2012 .000 DNP
38 75 Mike Vento 2010 .000 DNP
39 75 Jason Ellison 2010 .000 DNP
40 75 Chad Allen 2007 .000 DNP
41 75 Aaron Rowand 2010 .242
42 75 Robby Hammock 2009 .000 DNP
43 75 Jeff DaVanon 2006 .277
44 75 Brian Buchanan 2006 .000 DNP
45 75 Willie Harris 2010 .240
46 75 Anthony Seratelli 2015 .000 DNP
47 75 Mark Teahen 2014 .000 DNP
48 75 Donnie Murphy 2015 .000 DNP
49 75 Ryan Spilborghs 2012 .000 DNP
50 75 Jorge Padilla 2012 .000 DNP
51 75 Jake Fox 2015 .000 DNP
52 75 Michael Ryan 2010 .219
53 75 Dee Brown 2010 .000 DNP
54 75 Doug Deeds 2013 .000 DNP
55 75 Will Venable 2015 .242
56 75 Jody Gerut 2010 .242
57 75 Bobby Kielty 2009 .000 DNP
58 75 Joe Thurston 2012 .000 DNP
59 74 Joe Dillon 2008 .245
60 74 Joe Inglett 2010 .266
61 74 Bobby Scales 2010 .346
62 74 Brendan Harris 2013 .243
63 74 Danny Ardoin 2007 .000 DNP
64 74 Ed Lucas 2014 .223
65 74 Esteban German 2010 .238
66 74 Alejandro Freire 2007 .000 DNP
67 74 Reed Johnson 2009 .265
68 74 Ryan Shealy 2012 .000 DNP
69 74 Andy Green 2010 .000 DNP
70 74 Matt Carson 2014 .000 DNP
71 74 Jon Weber 2010 .000 DNP
72 74 Nick Green 2011 .000 DNP
73 74 Mark Minicozzi 2015 .000 DNP
74 74 Chris Gimenez 2015 .279
75 74 Torii Hunter 2008 .273
76 74 George Lombard 2008 .000 DNP
77 74 Brandon Boggs 2015 .000 DNP
78 74 Mike Jacobs 2013 .000 DNP
79 74 Jason Conti 2007 .000 DNP
80 74 Michael Bourn 2015 .226
81 74 Rick Ankiel 2012 .241
82 74 Justin Ruggiano 2014 .291
83 73 Amaury Cazana 2011 .000 DNP
84 73 Justin Leone 2009 .000 DNP
85 73 Angel Pagan 2014 .277
86 73 Scott Seabol 2007 .000 DNP
87 73 Nick Gorneault 2011 .000 DNP
88 73 Emil Brown 2007 .230
89 73 Don Kelly 2012 .199
90 73 Omar Quintanilla 2014 .189
91 73 Ben Francisco 2014 .000 DNP
92 73 Matt Diaz 2010 .276
93 73 Brandon Larson 2008 .000 DNP
94 73 Cody Ransom 2008 .343
95 73 Eli Marrero 2006 .270
96 73 Oscar Salazar 2010 .255
97 73 Ryan Garko 2013 .000 DNP
98 73 Rob Mackowiak 2008 .178
99 73 Chet Lemon 1987 .293
100 73 Brooks Conrad 2012 .162

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .120 .147 .152 .113
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .334 .439 .273
18 Split (Multi) .151 .187 .287 .160
19 LgAvg (Multi) .022 .030 .067 .031
30 vs L (2015) .091 .091 .091 .065
31 vs R (2015) .298 .340 .489 .284
38 Split (2015) .207 .249 .398 .219
39 LgAvg (2015) .021 .029 .072 .031

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Former Astros first-rounder Brian Bogusevic had an impressive and versatile showing as a Triple-A outfielder before his call-up, and he could probably still provide viable emergency depth at 32.
2014 In some alternate universe the Astros immediately stuck Bogusevic in the outfield after making him their top pick in 2005, and he’s likely enjoying Nick Markakis’ career. In our world, however, Bogusevic lost four years of precious development time toiling fruitlessly on minor league mounds before moving to the outfield, and was eventually released. Signed by the Cubs, Bogusevic earned steady playing time after the midseason trades of David DeJesus and Alfonso Soriano, and showed enough down the stretch to prove his value as a bench bat and occasional platoon mate. He’s nobody’s idea of an everyday starter, as Bogusevic is helpless against lefties, struggles with breaking stuff, is stretched in center field, and doesn’t swing enough lumber to be an asset in a corner. That said, he posted a solid .295 TAv against righties last season, which should earn him part-time employment in various cities until all those great prospects you're always reading about come up.
2013 Bogusevic's fourth season of full-time position-player duty was a clunker, but he still delivered some value via his walk rate, baserunning, and decent fielding, the last aided by his ex-pitcher's arm. A first-round pick by the Astros out of Tulane in 2005, Bogusevic made it to Double-A as a pitcher before switching to the outfield in 2008, when he was 24. For context, Rick Ankiel, that crazy long-shot story, transitioned to the outfield at 25. Bogusevic's late start on learning to hit means he's aged out of his chance to be a starter in the major leagues, but he has enough tools to bounce around as a reserve—either on a bench or in Triple-A—for a few years.
2012 Two of last year's top three most comparable players to Bogusevic were Cliff Floyd and Von Hayes. While this is stunning, inasmuch as both had very good careers compared to even the wildest dreams remaining for Bogusevic, it does hint at the five-tool talent and plate discipline Bogusevic has always been thought to have. It will be interesting to see how much of this talent can be converted into production, considering that four prime development years were lost while he pursued his other career, pitching. The biggest casualty appears to be his power, but that came and went even in college. His Triple-A stats—including in 2011—are those of a fourth (or even fifth) outfielder. But his surprisingly good MLB stats indicate that it's more than just a long shot now that he could turn into a player whose cannon arm and speed could serve a team well in center field. Fortunately for him, the Astros are the perfect setting for on-the-job training.
2011 A little less than three years after the 2005 first-round draft pick from Tulane converted from pitcher to position player, Bogusevic made his major-league debut as a September call-up. It's too easy to point out that the first syllable of "Bogusevic" is "bogus" and let things stand there; he has value as a player who has the versatility to play all three outfields and first base while swinging a lefty line-drive bat, showing a good eye, and stealing bases at low volume but with a high rate of success. A .274/.353/.389 hitter at Triple-A and already at an age where most players would be unlikely to develop further (he may have a little more room to grow than a player of the same age given his late conversion), Bogusevic can be a fine fourth outfielder, better than nothing after washing out on the mound.
2010 In his first season as a full-time outfielder, Bogusevic disappointed, putting up pedestrian numbers at Round Rock. He also spendt much of his time in left field instead of center, but that can be partly explained by having defensive whiz Yordany Ramirez as a teammate. He's had a crazy career path—he was a first-round pick in 2005 and spent three years pitching before returning to the outfield in 2008—so there are all sorts of ways that this story could play out. At this point, his 2008 line looks more like a BABIP-induced fluke than an indication of Bogusevic's true talent, but he has plenty of tools and is heading into his prime. He'll likely be heading back to Triple-A, and the Astros will have their fingers crossed hoping for a breakout.
2009 The Astros finally gave up on Bogusevic as a pitcher—he's got a translated line showing 17 starts and an 8.68 DERA at Corpus Christi— and moved him to the outfield. A two-way star in college, he picked up the offensive side as though he'd never put down the bat. He didn't show much power, though, and and his speed was down from his college days; it's already marginal for a center fielder, and he may not have enough bat for a corner spot. A strong showing in the Arizona Fall League should see him make Triple-A out of spring training, and from there it's just a short jump to the center fielder-less, Bourn-ful major league club.
2008 A first-round pick in 2005, Bogusevic is yet another of this system's many disappointments. Injured throughout much of his junior year leading up to the draft, Bogusevic has never returned to the form he showed at Tulane. His fastball now sits in the 88 to 90 mph range, two or three ticks below his college days. There was a small minority that wanted to make him an outfielder rather than a pitcher, but there has been no talk of moving him yet.
2007 Brian Bogusevic has been a disappointment since becoming the team`s first-round pick in 2005. He`s battled arm soreness since signing, though the team thinks he finally came around with a nice run of starts at the end of last year. He`s a power lefty with a fastball-slider combination and will get lots of time to bounce back.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)what do you think is the most interesting position battle this spring in terms of fantasy impact.
(higgsboson from guelph)
I want to see what happens in the Marlins outfield. Brian Bogusevic really intrigues me as a deep league power/speed sleeper, and Christian Yelich might start in the minors but could also get the call. Marcell Ozuna is kind of underrated in deeper leagues as well. There are a lot of non-Giancarlo Stanton options in this outfield who could provide fantasy impact or not depending on how the battles shake out. (Mike Gianella)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)OK. List your top 5 late round, who the Hell is that guy sleepers. Any position.
(Billy from Wildwood, NJ)
Trevor Plouffe, Tyler Flowers, Brian Bogusevic, Hisashi Iwakuma, Brian Matusz (Jason Collette)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brian Bogusevic--the next Ankiel or another washed-out pitching prospect?
(Domenik Hixon from New York)
I'd never put an Ankiel comp on him, that's expecting way too much, but he'll definitely be very high on the Astros prospect list. At the same time, that say a lot about Bogu's talent AND the miserable state of the Astros list. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Brian Bogusevic's hot start in AA?
(omambiyick from Athens, GA)
Honestly? I'm pretty excited about it. I know teams who liked him better as a hitter back in his Tulane days, and the funny thing was, about three weeks before the conversion, I was talking to a scout about the Double-A team at Houston and he told a story about getting to the field a little late and a guy was talking batting practice and he couldn't tell who it was at first, but it was the best BP he'd seen for the team for the four days he was in to see them. That guy turned out to be Bogusevic. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Any health-related issues with Adam Loewen becoming a hitter? Even if he becomes Cal Ripken on the durability front he has to face some monumental odds at getting back to the majors after taking six years off from hitting.
(Drungo from SoMd)
No I don't think so. The screw in his elbow shouldn't affect hitting. I'm still trying to figure out if it's staying in or will need to be re-fixated. My question is if Loewen does it, does it make Rick Ankiel's feat a bit less impressive? Someone figure out who else could do this - John Van Benschoten comes to mind, though I'm told he has no interest. Brian Bogusevic? Where's KG when you need him? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Astros are converting Brian Bogusevic to an outfielder. What kind of hitting prospect was he coming out of Tulane?
(Fred from Houston)
A very good one. An injury (hamstring if I remember right), kept him from playing in the field much his junior year, but he had first-round tools. Plus raw power, plus speed, plus arm. Definitely worth watching. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)How about Corpus Christi's rotation so far? Do any of those kids ( James, Norris, Bogusevic, Douglass) have a future in Minute Maid Park?
(Darin from Houston, TX)
Oh, Darin, you know who you're asking this to, right? This is the guy that had Bud Norris as a preseason breakout prospect this winter, and Brian Bogusevic as a breakout prospect the year before that. I'm a believer, dude. I really like Bud Norris, I think he was a great pick and his handling grades out as an A+. Bogusevic is sort of a different beast, and he's just never turned that corner for me. I think Norris is the only one who has a good start at Minute Maid, but I won't turn away the idea of a relief career for Bogu or a long relief career for James. (Bryan Smith)


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