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Michael Bourn

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Baltimore Orioles

2016 Stats

AVG

.260

HR

5

RBI

36

R

48

SB

15

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cleveland and Atlanta swapped bad contracts in a post-waiver-deadline deal, with the Braves sending third baseman Chris Johnson to Cleveland and netting Bourn and Nick Swisher. It was not a move that ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 12/27/1982   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Houston   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Bourn Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with the Indians in February of 2013. The deal includes a vesting option for a fifth year, which would earn Bourn an additional $12 million.

September 7, 2016  –  Michael Bourn News

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Michael Bourn Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 21 A LAK 109 510 413 92 131 39 20 14 5 53 57 6 85 88 6 4 2 .317 .433 .470 .903
2005 22 AA REA 135 614 544 80 146 32 18 8 6 44 38 11 63 123 4 0 3 .268 .348 .364 .712
2006 23 AA REA 80 361 318 62 87 15 5 6 4 26 30 4 36 67 4 1 2 .274 .350 .365 .715
2006 23 AAA SCR 38 174 152 34 43 13 5 7 1 15 15 1 20 33 0 1 1 .283 .368 .428 .796
2007 24 MAJ PHI 105 133 119 29 33 7 3 3 1 6 18 1 13 21 1 0 0 .277 .348 .378 .727
2008 25 MAJ HOU 138 514 467 57 107 19 10 4 5 29 41 10 37 111 7 1 2 .229 .288 .300 .588
2009 26 MAJ HOU 157 678 606 97 173 42 27 12 3 35 61 12 63 140 5 2 2 .285 .354 .384 .738
2010 27 MAJ HOU 141 605 535 84 142 33 25 6 2 38 52 12 59 109 6 2 3 .265 .341 .346 .686
2011 28 MAJ ATL 53 249 227 30 63 12 8 3 1 18 22 7 15 50 3 3 1 .278 .321 .352 .673
2011 28 MAJ HOU 105 473 429 64 130 34 26 7 1 32 39 7 38 90 2 1 3 .303 .363 .403 .766
2011  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ATL/HOU 158 722 656 94 193 46 34 10 2 50 61 14 53 140 5 4 4 .294 .349 .386 .734
2012 29 MAJ ATL 155 703 624 96 171 45 26 10 9 57 42 13 70 155 2 4 3 .274 .348 .391 .739
2013 30 AAA COL 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
2013 30 MAJ CLE 130 575 525 75 138 33 21 6 6 50 23 12 40 132 5 3 2 .263 .316 .360 .676
2014 31 AA AKR 6 25 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 10 0 0 0 .087 .160 .087 .247
2014 31 AAA COL 5 20 20 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .150 .150 .200 .350
2014 31 MAJ CLE 106 487 444 57 114 30 17 10 3 28 10 6 35 114 3 2 3 .257 .314 .360 .674
2015 32 MAJ CLE 95 326 289 29 71 13 12 1 0 19 13 5 29 76 7 1 0 .246 .313 .294 .607
2015 32 MAJ ATL 46 156 136 10 30 4 3 1 0 11 4 2 17 31 1 2 0 .221 .303 .257 .560
2015  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CLE/ATL 141 482 425 39 101 17 15 2 0 30 17 7 46 107 8 3 0 .238 .310 .282 .592
2016 33 A+ DUN 9 41 35 2 9 3 2 1 0 4 1 0 5 8 0 0 1 .257 .366 .371 .737
2016 33 AA MOB 5 23 22 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 .273 .261 .318 .579
2016 33 MAJ BAL 21 42 36 5 9 3 1 0 2 6 2 0 3 8 2 1 0 .250 .300 .444 .744
2016 33 MAJ ARI 89 358 329 43 86 21 12 6 3 30 13 5 22 83 6 1 0 .261 .307 .362 .669
2016  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BAL/ARI 110 400 365 48 95 24 13 6 5 36 15 5 25 91 8 2 0 .260 .306 .370 .676
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3-Year Averages     125 512 464 57 117 26 17 6 3 36 16 8 40 117 5 2 1 .252 .312 .334 .646
Career  (View All)     1341 5,299 4,766 676 1,267 296 191 69 36 359 340 92 441 1,120 50 23 19 .266 .329 .358 .687

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Michael Bourn Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 29 @Tor 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .300 .444 .744
Sep. 28 @Tor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .306 .485 .791
Sep. 27 @Tor 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .306 .485 .791
Sep. 25 Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .281 .483 .764
Sep. 24 Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .281 .483 .764
Sep. 23 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .281 .483 .764
Sep. 22 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 21 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 20 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 19 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .290 .500 .790
Sep. 18 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .321 .560 .881
Sep. 17 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .321 .560 .881
Sep. 16 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .320 .591 .911
Sep. 15 TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .333 .632 .965
Sep. 14 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .706 1.074
Sep. 13 @Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .400 .846 1.246
Sep. 12 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Det 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .917 1.346
Sep. 10 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .700 1.064
Sep. 9 @Det 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .778 1.178
Sep. 7 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .778 1.178
Sep. 6 @TB 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Sep. 5 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Sep. 4 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 3 NYY 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Sep. 2 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 31 Tor Did not play.
Aug. 30 Tor 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .307 .362 .669
Aug. 29 Tor Did not play.
Aug. 28 @NYY 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .265 .311 .367 .678
Last 7 Games 8 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Last 14 Games 19 2 4 0 0 0 3 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 .211 .238 .211 .449
Last 30 Games 46 9 12 1 0 2 6 3 9 3 0 0 1 0 .261 .300 .413 .713

Michael Bourn: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 107 21 77 18
2015 131 29 106 3 1
2014 105 105
2013 128 128 1
2012 153 153
2011 156 156
2010 138 138
2009 154 154

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Michael Bourn Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016688194.353.456.831
20159110062.231.275.599
2014143140111.224.301.569

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162943942610.241.354.645
20153342902415.240.284.590
2014301433179.272.389.724

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016181291126.271.376.699
2015203220138.236.296.610
2014193303175.269.383.723

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016181184238.254.370.660
2015222170179.239.270.576
2014251270115.247.343.636
Michael Bourn Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 A LAK 510 413 16.7% 17.3% 0.97 79% .394 .153
2005 22 AA REA 614 544 10.3% 20% 0.51 77% .337 .096
2006 23 AA REA 361 318 10% 18.6% 0.54 79% .336 .091
2006 23 AAA SCR 174 152 11.5% 19% 0.61 78% .356 .145
2007 24 MAJ PHI 133 119 9.8% 15.8% 0.62 82% .330 .101
2008 25 MAJ HOU 514 467 7.2% 21.6% 0.33 76% .291 .071
2009 26 MAJ HOU 678 606 9.3% 20.6% 0.45 77% .367 .099
2010 27 MAJ HOU 605 535 9.8% 18% 0.54 80% .330 .081
2011 28 MAJ ATL 249 227 6% 20.1% 0.30 78% .352 .074
2011 28 MAJ HOU 473 429 8% 19% 0.42 79% .382 .100
2011  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ATL/HOU 722 656 7.3% 19.4% 0.38 79% .372 .092
2012 29 MAJ ATL 703 624 10% 22% 0.45 75% .352 .117
2013 30 AAA COL 8 7 12.5% 37.5% 0.33 57% .250 .000
2013 30 MAJ CLE 575 525 7% 23% 0.30 75% .341 .097
2014 31 AA AKR 25 23 8% 40% 0.20 57% .154 .000
2014 31 AAA COL 20 20 0% 15% 0.00 85% .176 .050
2014 31 MAJ CLE 487 444 7.2% 23.4% 0.31 74% .339 .103
2015 32 MAJ CLE 326 289 8.9% 23.3% 0.38 74% .333 .048
2015 32 MAJ ATL 156 136 10.9% 19.9% 0.55 77% .286 .036
2015  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CLE/ATL 482 425 9.5% 22.2% 0.43 75% .318 .044
2016 33 A+ DUN 41 35 12.2% 19.5% 0.63 77% .333 .114
2016 33 AA MOB 23 22 0% 21.7% 0.00 77% .353 .045
2016 33 MAJ BAL 42 36 7.1% 19% 0.38 78% .269 .194
2016 33 MAJ ARI 358 329 6.1% 23.2% 0.27 75% .342 .101
2016  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BAL/ARI 400 365 6.3% 22.8% 0.27 75% .335 .110
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3-Year Averages     512 464 7.8% 22.9% 0.34 75% .331 .082
Career     5,299 4,766 8.3% 21.1% 0.39 77% .341 .092

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2016 Stat Review for Michael Bourn    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.260 AVG
WEAK
75% Contact Rate
POOR
.335 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.370 SLG
POOR
.110 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.27 BB/K
POOR
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
22.8% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.676 OPS
POOR
.306 OBP
WEAK

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Michael Bourn: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bourn was traded to the Orioles for a minor league prospect on Wednesday.

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Bourn went 3-for-5 with a steal and three runs in Sunday's win over the Reds.

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Bourn is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds.

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Bourn went 4-for-6 with two triples and three runs scored against the Braves on Wednesday.

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Bourn is out of the lineup Saturday in San Diego.

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Bourn went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Bourn went 1-for-5 with a triple and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mets. He also stole a base.

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Bourn is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

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Bourn will lead off for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

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Bourn is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

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Bourn went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

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Bourn went 2-for-5 with a double and two-run homer in Saturday's 11-6 loss to the Rockies.

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Bourn is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's tilt with Colorado.

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Bourn is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies, reports MLB.com's Steve Gilbert.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Following offseason surgery on his left hamstring, Bourn opened the season on the disabled list after straining the same muscle during spring training. Upon returning, he lasted just three weeks before suffering a setback in May, and the injury surfaced again prior to the All-Star break in July, landing him on the disabed list again for nearly six weeks. Not surprisingly, the contributions from Bourn in the stolen-base department were significantly impacted by the ongoing hamstring woes, as he finished with 10 steals over 106 games. Two years into a four-year, $48 million deal with the Tribe, Bourn has been a shell of the player he was when he eclipsed 40 steals in five consecutive seasons (2008-2012). Now 32, his ceiling has fallen, but with health there is potential for a bounce back on the strength of his ability to pile up runs scored atop the Cleveland lineup.

2014

Bourn's first year in Cleveland wasn't nearly as fantasy friendly as his previous five with the Astros and Braves. He finished with just 23 stolen bases, after swiping 40-plus in each of those five. Bourn is never going to provide much power, and the Indians don't run much as a team, but there is still seemingly some stolen-base upside. It's entirely possible that injuries slowed him throughout the year, as Bourn had offseason surgery to repair an injured hamstring. He's expected to make a full recovery before spring training and will be back as the team's everyday leadoff hitter in the second season of his four-year pact with the Tribe.

2013

On June 10, Bourn was in the midst of a breakout year with a .320/.372/.469 line through 60 games. After that date, however, he would hit for just a .670 OPS. Bourn particularly struggled in September, when he hit for just a .613 OPS in the middle of the Braves' playoff run. Bourn is still a good hitter and he is one of the best defensive outfielders in the league. That should net him plenty of playing time and a significant contract in free agency. Bourn's biggest fantasy value will come from being one of the best basestealers in the game, though it will be interesting to see if he ever gets back to the 60-plus level of 2009 and 2011 after he was caught 13 times in 55 attempts last season.

2012

Bourn enters 2012 as Atlanta's center fielder and leadoff hitter and is a key fantasy player due to his speed. Bourn began last season strong for the Astros by hitting .303 with 39 stolen bases before he was traded at the end of July to Atlanta. He hit just .278 with Atlanta, but still was given the green light on the basepaths with 22 steals in 53 games. Bourn has great speed which gives him outstanding range in the outfield and makes him a terror on the basepaths (81 percent success rate last season). Although his walk rate was down last season (to 7.3 percent from 9.8 percent in 2010), he typically draws enough walks to make his speed useful on the basepaths and overcome his lack of power. However, his high strikeout totals and average contact rate are always a worry. Still, he showed he'll still steal bases in Atlanta and that will make him an impact player in most fantasy formats.

2011

Bourn started 2010 hot, hitting over .300 into the middle of May before reaching a season low batting average of .244 in August. He finished the season strong, hitting .339 over his final 59 at-bats, and recording a .897 OPS in the process. After all was said and done, Bourn's batting average wound up 20 points lower (.265) than it was in 2009, reducing him to effectively a one-category player. Overall, there are still positives here as his contact rate (80 percent) and walk rate (10 percent) were improved over 2009, and he'll remain the leadoff hitter in a Houston offensive that will continue to give him the green light on the basepaths.

2010

After a .229/.288/.300 2008 campaign, there weren't many believers that Bourn could ever become a viable major league starter. Astros manager Cecil Cooper gave him a shot -- first in the bottom half of the order, and once Kaz Matsui hit the DL, at the top of Astros' lineup. Bourn didn't disappoint, hitting .285 with 12 triples and 61 steals. Bourn applies his speed as well as any player in the game, and now that he has finally figured out how to get on base, that speed is translating into runs (97 for an Astros team that finished 14th in runs scored in the NL). Sure, the strikeouts are disconcerting, but he should continue to be an effective top-of-the-order weapon and among the NL leaders in stolen bases in 2010.

2009

Bourn entered the year with his first chance to be an everyday player, and while he got the majority of the starts in center field, there were plenty of downs in his 2008 campaign. He ended up losing the job to Darin Erstad in July when his batting average dipped down to .218. He won the spot back later in the year, and ended up climbing back up to .229 with five homers and 29 RBI. His speed makes him lethal on the basepaths and if he can develop into a more reliable contact guy -- he struck out 111 times in 467 at-bats -- and learn to take more walks (37), he could be a very profitable player in fantasy. Until then, he’ll never be able to fully take advantage of his strongest asset.

2008

Bourn was limited to mostly a pinch-running role, but still managed to steal 18 bases in 19 tries as a reserve for the Phillies in 2007. He will most likely be the Astros' Opening Day starter in center field after being traded to Houston in the Brad Lidge deal, though the acquisition of Darin Erstad makes his role a little less certain. With a full season of at-bats, the 24-year-old has the pure speed and baserunning skills to light up the basepaths and become the major league stolen-base champ, assuming he can improve his on-base skills.

2007

Bourn is about to earn a shot in Philadelphia's outfield after spending the last two years in the upper minors. He has good speed (46 steals) and uses it well, being caught just seven times. Aaron Rowand will return as the Phillies' center fielder, but given his injury history, expect Bourn to come up at some point and get 200 or so at-bats. Long-term, Bourn still needs to add power (just five homers in 2006) to his game to be an everyday player.

2006

Bourn has speed and good range in center, but his offensive game is a work in progress. He needs to make better contact and drive the ball more consistently in Triple-A to get a shot in Philadelphia this year.

2005

This young Phillies outfielder ran wild in the low Single-A Sally League, leading it with 58 steals and 85 walks while hitting .315. Bourn is a left-handed hitter who makes good contact. He could well be a major league regular, but we won't have a better idea until he hits at Double-A. As someone with three years of college ball under his belt, he will be on the fast track in 2005.