Mon, Apr 6th 12:24am EDT
By Rob Nichols
Peter Bourjos pinch ran for Matt Holliday in the ninth inning of a 3-0 win over the Cubs on Opening Night and stole his first base of the season.
Fantasy Impact: Bourjos has always had speed, but his playing time will be a crucial factor in determining his fantasy value. He is currently vying for time in a crowded outfield and only useful for steals in very deep leagues.
Category: Game Recaps
Peter Bourjos went deep today in the late innings of the game against the Mets. The solo shot bumped his AVG to .080.
Fantasy Impact: Bourjos has been struggling mightily with his new batting stance. You can tell his been trying to prove himself to the Cardinals and may be forcing the issue. He has all the tools to be their starting CF but, he seems to be unable to put things together. The homer is nice but, he's far from the man who pushed Mike Trout to LF back when he was with the Angels.
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On Monday, Cardinals CF, Peter Bourjos, went 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts. He has now batted 8 times this Spring and has yet to reach base and has struck out 3 times.
Fantasy Impact: Obviously, it is still way too early to jump to any conclusions, but Bourjos needs a solid spring to work his way into the outfield rotation and this isn't the start he was hoping for. In any case, there's no need to keep him on your draft radar.
Category: , Game Recaps
Mon, Mar 2nd 3:17pm EST
By Drew Bradley
St. Louis Cardinals CF, Peter Bourjos, has completely recovered from surgery on his hip in October that has been causing him discomfort since 2010. Last season, the pain became overwhelming and Bourjos decided to get the surgery at the end of the season. Now, fully healthy, and in his 2nd season in St. Louis, Bourjos hopes to rebound from a miserable offensive year. (Source: mlb.com)
Fantasy Impact: In 214 ABs last year, Bourjos slashed .234/.294/.348, which, it goes without saying, is just not very good. He was 9 for 12 on SB attempts and showcased outstanding defense, so it is possible, that he is able to emerge as the starting CF in St. Louis, if Jay were to struggle. However, unless he is able to dramatically improve with the bat this season, he could find himself without a role at the major league level (see Pete Kozma).
Category: , Injury Updates