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Peter Bourjos | Outfielder | #17

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 10 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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Peter Bourjos went 3-for-5 and scored twice against the Diamondbacks on Monday.
One of the Phillies' corner outfielders finally got hot, and Bourjos has assumed the second spot in the order as a result of his recent success. That doesn't make him a strong pickup in shallow mixed leagues, but he might eke out some value in deeper leagues. Jun 28 - 1:08 AM

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Peter Bourjos went 0-for-2 before being lifted for a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Cardinals.

Bourjos is hitting .165 with a horrid 24/2 K/BB ratio in 79 at-bats, and no amount of defense is making up for that, particularly since the Phillies aren't even using him in center. It's not a huge upgrade, but he should play behind David Lough going forward.
May 5 - 4:35 PM

Peter Bourjos went 1-for-4 with a triple in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Bourjos hit his three-bagger off reliever Michael Blazek in the seventh inning. It was his first triple of the season. Bourjos was hitting ninth in Sunday's contest and is slashing just .196/.212/.333 over 51 at-bats. There is no fantasy upside here.
Apr 24 - 5:30 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI, including a walk-off infield single to beat the Mets in extra innings on Wednesday.

Bourjos scalded a chopper up the third-base line in the 11th inning. David Wright made a nice play to get to it, but couldn't put enough on the throw to nab the speedster, resulting in a walk-off infield single for the Phillies. Although it's been a brutal start to the season for Bourjos -- he's hitting .191/.208/.298 -- speed never takes a day off, and it ultimately helped secure a win on Wednesday.
Apr 20 - 11:56 PM

Peter Bourjos doubled twice in three at-bats against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Bourjos is close to a lock to start for the Phillies following Aaron Altherr's injury, but as much as he's struck out in his two years in the NL, it doesn't seem likely that he'll be anything close to an average regular, particularly not while playing a corner. He should have some NL-only value while starting, but we're not looking at him as much of a sleeper.
Mar 9 - 4:06 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Friday that Peter Bourjos will see time in left and right field while Odubel Herrera will remain the club's starting center fielder.

Aaron Altherr is expected to man the other corner spot for the Phillies. Bourjos is known as an incredibly skilled defender and is more than capable of manning center field, but Mackanin wants to keep Herrera in his familiar position where he had much success in 2015.
Feb 27 - 1:41 PM

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com writes that Peter Bourjos is expected to have one of the starting jobs in the Phillies' outfield.

It's a bit of a surprise given Bourjos' horrid .218/.292/.342 batting line over the last two seasons. However, he does offer terrific defense and it's not as if the Phillies are overflowing with outfield options. Odubel Herrera will also have a starting job, with Aaron Altherr having the edge over Cody Asche and Tyler Goeddel for the third spot.
Jan 19 - 7:35 PM

Phillies and OF Peter Bourjos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The Phillies had just claimed Bourjos off waivers from the Cardinals and wasted no time ensuring that they would avoid going to arbitration. A strong defensive option, the 28-year-old outfielder was less than impressive with the bat in 2015. He hit just .200/.290/.333 with four homers and 13 RBI across 195 at-bats for St. Louis. Still, his glove should allow him playing time in 2016, if only in a bench role.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Phillies claimed OF Peter Bourjos off waivers from the Cardinals.

Bourjos was a non-tender candidate for the Cardinals coming off a year where he batted just .200/.290/.333 over 225 plate appearances, but the Phillies decided to claim him rather than take a chance of letting him hit the open market. The 28-year-old earned $1.65 million in 2015 and is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. The skilled defender should get a chance to play in Philadelphia, though the club used Odubel Herrera as their regular center fielder this year.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Thursday that the club is likely to non-tender Peter Bourjos.

It's not a surprise, as Bourjos barely played in the second half and is due to a minor raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility. He sports an .218/.292/.342 battling line in two seasons with the Cards, although he'll surely draw interest on the open market due to his plus glove.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 01:32:00 PM

Peter Bourjos scored the winning run in a 3-2 win over the Cubs in 10 innings on Friday.

Bourjos entered the game for defense in the top of the 10th inning and lead off the bottom of the inning with a double off Justin Grimm. Kolten Wong then reached on an infield single before Matt Carpenter was intentionally walked to load the bases, which set up Jhonny Peralta to hit an infield grounder to Mike Baxter, who made a wild throw to home plate to score Bourjos with the running run. It's worth noting that Bourjos appeared to take a leg to the face from catcher David Ross, who was attempting to reach the throw. He was a little shaken up, but walked off the field under his own power as the Cardinals celebrated the victory.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:33:00 AM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single, and a solo home run, but the Cardinals fell to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Bourjos broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with an RBI single. He then attempted to help the Cardinals rally with a solo home run in the eighth inning, reducing their deficit to 4-3. The power is a rarity for Bourjos. He is batting .263/.336/.421 with a pair of homers and eight RBI on the year in 107 plate appearances.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 12:58:00 AM

Peter Bourjos is starting in center field and batting leadoff on Saturday against the Dodgers.

Jon Jay will be on the bench for St. Louis with the Dodgers throwing left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Bourjos has intriguing DFS potential because of his speed, but it's hard to justify playing anybody against Kershaw. Randal Grichuk is starting in right field and Matt Holliday is in left field. Jason Heyward is also sitting.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

Batting leadoff, Bourjos scored his eighth and ninth runs in his past 11 games. He's now got 17 runs scored and four steals to go with a .277/.351/.462 line. With Jon Jay on the disabled list, Bourjos figures to continue to get plenty of starts in center field in the coming days.
Tue, May 19, 2015 10:02:00 PM

Peter Bourjos is batting leadoff for the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon against the Indians.

Bourjos will take on a much more prominent role now that Jon Jay has landed on the disabled list with a wrist injury, and the 28-year-old is worth grabbing in most mixed fantasy leagues because of his speed. Bourjos is batting .311/.373/.467 in 26 games this season for St. Louis. He underwent surgery over the winter to address a hip impingement and said all spring that he felt much looser.
Thu, May 14, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2Jimmy Paredes
3Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Adam Morgan
8Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Severino Gonzalez