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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
4 .241 0 0 0 0 .243 0.0
Birth Date3-31-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.12012
0.62013
0.92014
-0.22015
0.12016
WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 9/30/2016 11:08 ET | Phillies Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
PHI RF 1 8 1 .241 0 0 0 0 .296 .377 0.0 .243
PHI LF 7 8 1 .241 0 0 0 0 .296 .377 0.0 .243
PHI CF 8 15 2 .241 0 0 0 0 .296 .377 0.0 .243
2015 Rest-of-Season Totals314.2410000.296.3770.0.243

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 ANA 23 51 193 181 19 37 6 4 6 69 6 40 2 1 3 15 10 3 .204 .237 .381 .221 -0.7 8.1 0.8
2011 ANA 24 147 552 502 72 136 26 11 12 220 32 124 10 1 7 43 22 9 .271 .327 .438 .278 31.4 -6.8 2.6
2012 ANA 25 101 195 168 27 37 7 0 3 53 15 44 3 3 6 19 3 1 .220 .291 .315 .231 1.6 8.7 1.1
2013 ANA 26 55 196 175 26 48 3 3 3 66 10 43 6 1 4 12 6 0 .274 .333 .377 .259 7.3 -2.2 0.6
2014 SLN 27 119 294 264 32 61 9 5 4 92 20 78 4 1 24 9 3 .231 .294 .348 .242 6.7 1.3 0.9
2015 SLN 28 117 225 195 32 39 8 3 4 65 19 59 6 1 4 13 5 8 .200 .290 .333 .228 0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2016 PHI 29 122 383 355 40 89 20 7 5 138 17 91 4 1 6 23 6 4 .251 .292 .389 .250 4.2 -3.2 0.1
Career71220381840248447793337703119479359301496128.243.300.382.25050.83.45.8

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 .000 .328 93 11.8 8.3 0.7 2.5 1.6 22.4 2.5 22.4 2.5
2007 ANG Rk 4 17 .300 .241 .344 .342 .000 .357 106 0.8 0.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.8 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2008 RCU A+ 121 545 .274 .279 .348 .428 .000 .345 99 8.3 16.1 1.3 -6.5 6.8 32.6 2.6 32.6 2.6
2009 ARK AA 110 504 .278 .267 .346 .394 .000 .321 106 9.4 14.2 1.2 12.4 3.4 28.2 4.2 28.2 4.2
2010 ANA MLB 51 193 .221 .251 .314 .397 .000 .228 102 -7.7 5.3 0.5 8.1 1.1 -0.7 0.8 -0.7 0.8
2010 SLC AAA 102 455 .296 .281 .352 .441 .000 .358 101 18.5 13.7 1 4.8 7.2 40.4 4.3 40.4 4.3
2011 ANA MLB 147 552 .278 .256 .318 .402 .000 .338 98 9.6 14.9 1.3 -6.8 5.6 31.4 2.6 31.4 2.6
2012 ANA MLB 101 195 .231 .260 .321 .426 .000 .274 96 -5.7 5.3 0.5 8.7 1.5 1.6 1.1 1.6 1.1
2012 SLC AAA 7 32 .289 .255 .307 .400 .000 .391 107 1.1 1.0 -0.2 0.9 1.5 3.3 0.4 3.3 0.4
2013 ANA MLB 55 196 .259 .260 .322 .411 .000 .346 95 -0.2 5.2 0.5 -2.2 1.9 7.3 0.6 7.3 0.6
2013 SBR A+ 3 11 .362 .270 .334 .442 .000 .250 95 1.2 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2013 SLC AAA 12 55 .248 .262 .341 .403 .000 .286 109 -0.7 1.6 -0.3 0.7 0.9 1.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
2014 SLN MLB 119 294 .242 .247 .309 .380 .000 .311 103 -5 7.6 0.7 1.3 3.5 6.7 0.9 6.7 0.9
2015 SLN MLB 117 225 .228 .251 .314 .389 .000 .263 99 -7 6.1 0.5 -2.4 0.7 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2
2016 PHI MLB 122 383 .250 .254 .318 .410 .263 .323 93 -3.7 10.8 -3.6 -3.2 0.7 4.2 0.1 4.2 0.1
2016 LEH AAA 5 19 .266 .242 .291 .335 .231 .333 96 0.1 0.5 -0.3 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1

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 0.4 0.5 0.1
2007 CDR A 270 37 65 9 6 5 29 20 53 19 9 .274 .336 .426 .152 .299 22.4 2.5 2.5
2008 RCU A+ 545 83 150 29 10 9 51 19 96 50 10 .295 .326 .444 .149 .274 32.6 -6.5 2.6
2009 ARK AA 504 72 123 16 14 6 51 49 77 32 12 .281 .351 .423 .142 .278 28.2 12.4 4.2
2010 ANA MLB 193 19 37 6 4 6 15 6 40 10 3 .204 .237 .381 .177 .221 -0.7 8.1 0.8
2010 SLC AAA 455 85 130 13 12 13 52 24 78 27 5 .314 .363 .498 .184 .296 40.4 4.8 4.3
2011 ANA MLB 552 72 136 26 11 12 43 32 124 22 9 .271 .327 .438 .167 .278 31.4 -6.8 2.6
2012 SLC AAA 32 4 9 1 3 0 3 3 6 0 0 .310 .375 .552 .241 .289 3.3 0.9 0.4
2012 ANA MLB 195 27 37 7 0 3 19 15 44 3 1 .220 .291 .315 .095 .231 1.6 8.7 1.1
2013 ANA MLB 196 26 48 3 3 3 12 10 43 6 0 .274 .333 .377 .103 .259 7.3 -2.2 0.6
2013 SLC AAA 55 13 10 4 0 2 7 4 19 0 0 .208 .291 .417 .208 .248 1.4 0.7 0.2
2013 SBR A+ 11 3 3 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 .273 .273 .727 .455 .362 1.5 0.1 0.2
2014 SLN MLB 294 32 61 9 5 4 24 20 78 9 3 .231 .294 .348 .117 .242 6.7 1.3 0.9
2015 SLN MLB 225 32 39 8 3 4 13 19 59 5 8 .200 .290 .333 .133 .228 0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2016 LEH AAA 19 2 5 0 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 .278 .316 .444 .167 .266 0.5 0.7 0.1
2016 PHI MLB 383 40 89 20 7 5 23 17 91 6 4 .251 .292 .389 .138 .250 4.2 -3.2 0.1

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 700 0.5871 0.4200 0.7653 0.4866 0.3253 0.8600 0.5638 0.2347 332 0.003592
2011 1990 0.5075 0.4467 0.7244 0.5881 0.3010 0.8283 0.5153 0.2756 851 0.003263
2012 748 0.5160 0.3944 0.7729 0.5415 0.2376 0.8708 0.5349 0.2271 351 0.001366
2013 723 0.5228 0.4122 0.7584 0.5661 0.2435 0.8458 0.5357 0.2416 318 0.013276
2014 1100 0.4900 0.4464 0.7271 0.6178 0.2816 0.8709 0.4241 0.2729 461 0.004686
2015 801 0.4919 0.4831 0.7132 0.6574 0.3145 0.8301 0.4766 0.2868 325 0.006921
2016 1312 0.4878 0.5259 0.7072 0.7031 0.3571 0.8400 0.4583 0.2928 0 0.000000
Career73740.50960.45350.73270.6040.29980.8460.49590.2673432.02830.0041

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
2014-05-24 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
2016 PHI $2,000,000
2015 SLN $1,650,000
2014 SLN $1,200,000
2013 ANA $512,500
2012 ANA $500,000
2011 ANA $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,276,500
2011Current$2,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$6,276,500
6 yrTotal$6,276,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 62 dDishman Sports Group1 year/$2M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2016). Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from St. Louis 12/2/15. Signed by Philadelphia 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.65M (2015). Signed by St. Louis 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 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.

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 251 31 63 11 4 6 28 19 58 7 5 .281 .346 .446 .283 13.2 CF 1, LF 0 1.5
80o 229 28 54 9 3 5 24 17 55 6 4 .266 .329 .422 .269 9.1 CF 0, LF 0 1.0
70o 214 25 49 8 3 5 22 15 52 6 4 .255 .317 .405 .259 6.5 CF 0, LF 0 0.8
60o 201 23 45 8 3 4 20 14 50 5 3 .246 .307 .390 .251 4.5 CF 0, LF 0 0.5
50o 189 21 40 7 2 4 18 12 47 5 3 .238 .298 .376 .243 2.8 CF 0, LF 0 0.3
40o 177 19 37 6 2 4 17 11 45 4 3 .230 .288 .363 .235 1.3 CF 0, LF 0 0.2
30o 164 17 33 6 2 3 15 10 42 4 2 .221 .278 .348 .227 -0.1 CF 0, LF 0 0.0
20o 149 15 29 5 2 3 13 9 39 3 2 .211 .266 .331 .217 -1.5 CF 0, LF 0 -0.1
10o 127 12 22 4 1 2 11 7 34 3 2 .197 .249 .309 .204 -3.0 CF 0, LF 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean195224172419134853.242.302.382.2473.5CF 0, LF 00.4

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/29/2016 15:02 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 67 8 16 3 1 1 9 5 15 2 1 .283 .343 .590 .283 3.4 0.4
80o 45 5 11 2 1 1 5 3 11 1 1 .269 .327 .504 .269 1.7 0.2
70o 30 3 7 1 0 1 3 2 7 1 1 .258 .315 .451 .259 0.9 0.1
60o 17 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .249 .305 .411 .251 0.4 0.0
50o 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .241 .295 .376 .243 0.1 0.0
Weighted Mean111200011300.244.300.392.2470.20.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 43% 6% 15% 98%

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
20173019821407242013524.230.295.368.2410.32.31.2-0.24.9-3.60.4
2018311381530523149353.234.298.369.2430.21.80.8-0.13.4-2.30.3
2019321001121412107262.232.297.372.2450.21.30.5-0.12.5-1.50.2
2020336571321164171.227.288.360.2380.10.40.3-0.11.6-1.40.1
202134374710142101.229.294.363.2410.00.30.2-0.10.9-0.70.1
2022353000000010.227.291.356.2370.00.00.0-0.00.1-0.10.0

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
2017305435811621711553313912.236.295.371.2430.75.53.2-1.010.2-6.90.8
2018315405711621710543213711.237.295.371.2430.75.23.0-1.29.7-6.40.8
2019325355811321611553313810.236.296.375.2450.65.12.9-1.38.4-4.90.8
202033522561092061154311389.231.290.371.2430.54.12.8-1.47.9-5.20.8
202134539571142371054331398.234.295.371.2460.64.82.7-1.68.3-4.60.8
2022354694896186744301256.226.288.346.2340.10.42.3-1.56.7-7.00.7
202336533571092271155331425.228.292.372.2460.54.12.6-1.97.9-4.50.8
2024374484490215843191153.221.271.357.2300.0-0.52.3-1.75.9-6.90.7

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
27.725.410.612.48.73.484.8

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201529.419.62117.7133.6100.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Franklin Gutierrez 2012 .273
2 93 Aaron Rowand 2007 .292
3 88 Corey Patterson 2009 .069
4 87 Melvin Upton 2014 .242
5 87 Angel Pagan 2011 .263
6 85 Jim Landis 1963 .262
7 85 Reed Johnson 2006 .284
8 85 Michael Bourn 2012 .271
9 84 Jackie Brandt 1963 .260
10 84 Chris Heisey 2014 .247
11 84 Irv Noren 1954 .318
12 84 Nate McLouth 2011 .256
13 84 Brennan Boesch 2014 .203
14 84 Carlos Gomez 2015 .262
15 84 Chris Young 2013 .247
16 84 Coco Crisp 2009 .241
17 84 Jon Jay 2014 .279
18 83 Dexter Fowler 2015 .281
19 83 Roberto Kelly 1994 .263
20 83 Jerry Morales 1978 .230
21 83 Jason Michaels 2005 .288
22 83 Adolfo Phillips 1971 .000 DNP
23 83 Ryan Langerhans 2009 .250
24 83 Dwight Smith 1993 .289
25 83 Carl Everett 2000 .317
26 83 Mike Devereaux 1992 .286
27 82 Roger Bernadina 2013 .196
28 82 Amos Otis 1976 .284
29 82 Mike Cameron 2002 .281
30 82 Jeff Francoeur 2013 .191
31 82 Jeffrey Hammonds 2000 .278
32 82 Luis Matos 2008 .000 DNP
33 82 Ruppert Jones 1984 .302
34 82 Jacob Brumfield 1994 .294
35 82 Bob Brower 1989 .255
36 82 Eric Byrnes 2005 .245
37 82 Ryan Sweeney 2014 .250
38 82 Drew Stubbs 2014 .270
39 81 Daryl Boston 1992 .283
40 81 Lloyd Moseby 1989 .248
41 81 Felipe Lopez 2009 .284
42 81 Marquis Grissom 1996 .289
43 81 Eric Fox 1993 .154
44 81 Willie Tasby 1962 .251
45 81 Ellis Burks 1994 .312
46 81 Damon Buford 1999 .239
47 81 Akinori Iwamura 2008 .261
48 81 Joel Youngblood 1981 .346
49 81 Chone Figgins 2007 .289
50 81 Vernon Wells 2008 .295
51 81 Lorenzo Cain 2015 .301
52 81 Mitch Webster 1988 .266
53 81 Kevin Mench 2007 .262
54 81 Dick Williams 1958 .262
55 81 Dwayne Murphy 1984 .292
56 81 Garry Maddox 1979 .262
57 81 Torii Hunter 2005 .281
58 81 Ray Coleman 1951 .242
59 81 Tony Gonzalez 1966 .287
60 81 Marvin Benard 2000 .253
61 81 Dave Henderson 1988 .332
62 81 Brian McRae 1997 .246
63 80 Alex Rios 2010 .261
64 80 Kenny Lofton 1996 .281
65 80 Curt Motton 1970 .287
66 80 Leon Roberts 1980 .252
67 80 Larry Bigbie 2007 .000 DNP
68 80 Bobby Crosby 2009 .233
69 80 Angel Echevarria 2000 .198
70 80 Dan Gladden 1987 .232
71 80 Dave May 1973 .298
72 80 Ray Lankford 1996 .282
73 80 Lee Maye 1964 .290
74 80 Michael Cuddyer 2008 .257
75 80 Mark Whiten 1996 .286
76 80 Chuck Hinton 1963 .292
77 80 Mark Teahen 2011 .220
78 80 Gerald Williams 1996 .247
79 80 Jerry Mumphrey 1982 .289
80 80 Gerald Laird 2009 .224
81 80 Randy Winn 2003 .269
82 80 Devon White 1992 .255
83 80 Marlon Byrd 2007 .284
84 80 Willie Norwood 1980 .155
85 80 Jose Cruz Jr. 2003 .280
86 80 Phil Bradley 1988 .265
87 80 Ruben Sierra 1995 .268
88 80 Lee Mazzilli 1984 .251
89 80 Sean Rodriguez 2014 .259
90 80 Steve Brye 1978 .234
91 80 Carmen Castillo 1987 .269
92 80 Bake McBride 1978 .260
93 80 Al Martin 1997 .275
94 80 David DeJesus 2009 .265
95 80 Darin Erstad 2003 .226
96 80 Eric Anthony 1997 .268
97 80 Brad Komminsk 1990 .276
98 80 Jacoby Ellsbury 2013 .277
99 80 Ron Woods 1972 .292
100 80 Jack Voigt 1995 .219

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .211 .282 .352 .228
11 vs R (Multi) .230 .306 .349 .245
18 Split (Multi) .018 .024 -.003 .017
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .203 .292 .359 .229
31 vs R (2015) .198 .289 .321 .228
38 Split (2015) -.005 -.003 -.039 -.001
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Remember when Bourjos, not Randal Grichuk, was the prize acquisition in the David Freese trade? That all changed in 2015. While Grichuk spent the season asserting himself as a major-league regular, Bourjos was busy doing his finest Jarrod Dyson impersonation, which, judging by that abysmal success rate on stolen-base attempts, isn't much better than your Christopher Walken impression. Having validated the widespread belief that he can't hit—not even half a dry lick—he started a career-low percentage of his appearances, instead entering games more often as a pinch-hitter, -runner and defensive sub. Bourjos probably isn't happy with the role change—he's a year away from free agency—but you can't blame the Cardinals for placing him in a position that minimized his weaknesses and maximized Grichuk's strengths, and little is likely to change even now that he's on the Phillies.
2015 Watching Bourjos chase down gappers in center field remains one of baseball's great joys, as the former Angel routinely posts such ridiculously high run-prevention scores that he single-handedly casts doubt on the accuracy of modern defensive metrics. Yet despite benefiting from the guarantee that he will never have to hit into a defense that features Peter Bourjos patrolling the outfield, his bat hasn't quite blossomed: He rarely makes enough contact or draws enough walks to maintain a solid on-base percentage. And if it's not his anemic bat keeping him out of the lineup, it's a litany of health woes, with end-of-season hip surgery now stacked on top of earlier wrist and hamstring problems. Bourjos is so valuable with the leather that even a slight improvement at the plate will make him an above-average player, but he's running out of time to prove he should be penciled in every day.
2014 The saga continues. Bourjos has alternated between good and bad in each of his four big-league seasonslast year qualifies for "good" considering his ballpark and role. It was abbreviated by poor health, though, as he missed time due to a strained hamstring and a fractured wrist. The Angels traded Kendrys Morales partly to make room for him, yet he finished with fewer than 200 plate appearances for the second year in a row. He remains a brilliant defender with great speed, but it's unclear whether he'll ever outrun the extra-outfielder label, especially after being traded onto a crowded Cardinals roster.
2013 Given his gloveit cant be said enough that hes a generational talent in the outfieldhow badly can Bourjos hit before hes a worse option than Vernon Wells? As it turns out, worse than .220/.291/.315, which left him with 1.2 WARP to Wellss 0.8. Thats not to say Bourjoss season wasnt an undercarriage-scraping speed bump, and his inability to lay off or hit low breaking balls sounds like many a washouts sob story. But he did make some positive steps in his approach: He swung at fewer pitches outside the zone, and he made contact with more pitches inside it. He got two starts, and 15 plate appearances, in the last two months of the season, so its clear the glove alone wont be enough for Mike Sciosciano matter how generationally good it is.
2012 Bourjos covered so much ground as a center fielder that it sometimes backfired early in the season. His corner outfielders, unaccustomed to flanking a player with such range, sometimes weren't giving way to Bourjos, while other times they flinched or backed away at his mere approach. The turf war ended around June, when Torii Hunter and Vernon Wells learned what we all learned: When Peter Bourjos is chasing a ball, it's more fun to just watch. He's an elite defender, well deserving of the Gold Gloves passed down through the organization from Pettis to White to Edmonds to Erstad to Hunter. The questions entering the season were all about his hitting, and he addressed those. He reached base on around half his bunt attempts, boosted his slugging percentage by taking unthinkable extra bases, and hit nine of those 12 home runs in the final two months. He can run, and he can trot, so now he just needs to learn to walk.
2011 All the tools in the world might not put Bourjos bat back together; an anemic offensive performance like the one he mustered in the majors while serving as the Angels ninth-place hitter from August on could only be redeemed by a truly superlative showing on defense. Fortunately, Bourjos delivered on that side of the ball, racking up some of the highest runs saved totals detected by defensive metrics among all center fielders, despite starting only 49 games at the position. The size of the sample renders those numbers somewhat suspect, but fielding stats have always loved his work in the minors, and scouts see no reason to disagree. As long as Mike Scioscia doesnt mistake the speedy Bourjos for a leadoff batter, as he did during the final week of 2010, the Angels can lug his lumber while crossing their fingers that his next positive WARP score wont come at the cost of a negative VORP.
2010 A 10th-round 2005 pick out of Scottsdale, Bourjos is considered the system's best athlete, known for outstanding speed, a strong arm ,and excellent instinctsyour basic leadoff-hitting center fielder in the making. The big knock on him coming into the year was a lack of patience; he walked in just 4.8 percent of his PAs in 2007 and 2008. He doubled his walk rate in 2009, and while improved pitch recognition played a part, a June wrist injury which required postseason surgery may have contributed as well. He hit .316/.368/.454 with a 7.1 percent walk rate prior to the injury, .253/.350/.398 with a 12.3 percent rate after. He'll start the year at Triple-A, but with Torii Hunter signed through 2012, and 2009 first-rounder Mike Trout now the system's best prospect, Bourjos' shot at a regular job may be in another organization altogether.
2009 Normally, the image suggested by a player who is the son of a scout is that of a fundamentally sound grinder. In Bourjos's case, however, it's all about the tools: he's a plus-plus runner who covers a ton of ground in center and led the California League in stolen bases, but he'll swing at anything. A leadoff man's skill set without the walks makes him a fourth outfielder, but at 22, Bourjos has time to figure out which kind of player he can be.
2008 After starting the year as a stealth prospect with a strong defensive reputation, Bourjos had his 2007 season cleaved by a ruptured left ring finger. The injury cost him two months of playing time and any chance of advancing past Low-A. The lost time hurts; while the tools are still there, he's now behind on the age/level matrix. Despite the PECOTA comp above, his long-term outlook is more fourth outfielder than Willy Taveras.
2007 Peter Bourjos is an athletic, toolsy center fielder picked up in the tenth round of the 2005 draft who just made his pro debut; he`ll need to show better hitting skills, but it`s still very early.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)It looks like Matt Holliday is going to come off the DL shortly. What does St. Louis do about the resulting glut of above-average outfielders (plus Jon Jay) other than gloat a lot?
(Bill from New Mexico)
They could make a trade, but their roster is so deep that it's hard to see what they'd do. Peter Bourjos would seem like the odd man out if they don't make a move. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)You and Mike Matheny switch roles, so that you fill out the major-league roster (and he does commentary, if anyone notices). Who gets the playing time with that crowded outfield situation? Holliday is obviously near 100%, but how do you apportion the rest between Jon Jay, Jason Heyward, Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I'm completely compromised when it comes to Peter Bourjos. I'd go Grichuck, Bourjos and Heyward LF/CF/RF with Jay filling in the corners and never ever setting foot in center again. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Bench players with a chance to perform at high level if given a chance....? (Deep leagues)
(Darnell Coles from Jose Batista before he was good)
Justin Smoak. Peter Bourjos if only for the steals. (I still believe in him, and now he had the hip surgery). Aaron Hill (he'll get traded, and the guy can hit when healthy). (Mike Gianella)
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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