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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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Phillies activated OF Peter Bourjos from the 15-day disabled list.
Bourjos missed the last two and a half weeks with a sprained right shoulder. He was playing right field prior to the injury but could see most of his time in left now with Aaron Altherr established in right. Aug 12 - 3:11 PM

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Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said on Monday that Peter Bourjos (shoulder) will "most likely" be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Bourjos, out since July 26 with a right shoulder sprain, has played a pair of minor league rehab games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 29-year-old was batting .253/.290/.384 over 93 games prior to the injury. He's likely to have a diminished role down the stretch now that Aaron Altherr is back and some top prospects could be called up in September.
Aug 9 - 2:00 PM

Peter Bourjos will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

Bourjos has been sidelined since late July with a sprained right shoulder. He's on track to return to the Phillies outfield in mid-August.
Aug 6 - 1:12 PM

Phillies placed OF Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain.

That will obviously kill off any trade value he might have had. Bourjos suffered the injury on Tuesday night while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a base hit and could be sidelined until September. Aaron Altherr has been activated in a corresponding roster move.
Jul 28 - 2:15 PM

Peter Bourjos (shoulder) said he expects to miss a couple of games.

Bourjos banged his right shoulder on the outfield fence Tuesday while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a base hit in the first inning. "I jammed it pretty good," he told reporters late Tuesday night. This could obviously damage the 29-year-old's trade value with the August 1 deadline fast approaching.
Jul 26 - 10:49 PM

Peter Bourjos was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Marlins with a shoulder injury.

Bourjos slammed into the right field fence in the first inning while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a hit and Jimmy Paredes entered to play right field in the second inning. There's probably a reevaluation of Bourjos' status coming Wednesday morning. Bad timing for the trade candidate.
Jul 26 - 7:40 PM

Peter Bourjos went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

Bourjos finished the first half strong and his second half is already off to a nice start. He’s hitting an even .400 with three homers, three triples, five doubles, and 15 runs scored over his last 19 games and recently claimed the No. 2 spot in the order. Those in shallow mixed fantasy leagues have better options, but he could be an option in deeper formats.
Jul 15 - 10:37 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2A.J. Ellis
3Jorge Alfaro
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Tyler Goeddel
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Adam Morgan
9Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Edubray Ramos
5Michael Mariot
6Frank Herrmann
7Severino Gonzalez