Latest Update Bourn will play Saturday night for the Indians and possibly Sunday Fri Aug, 15, 11:07 PM
Has speed to burn, which he translates into elite defensive play in center field and great stolen-base numbers. Has developed into a solid hitter for average and can score a lot of runs.
Flaws: : Posts massive strikeout numbers for a player who has little power; would benefit a lot from a different approach at the dish. Despite all his free swinging, he is also not a great RBI threat.
Bourn is expected to make his first start since July 5 after missing more than a month with a hamstring injury. Through 285 at-bats, Bourn has posted three home runs, 21 RBI and a .267 average while stealing over seven bases making the 2014 season a lost cause. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Bourn should return to center field and bat leadoff for the Indians this weekend. However, given the extent of the hamstring injury and the length of time it took to get him back, it's doubtful that manager Terry Francona lets him run wild on the bases. Juts hedge your speed expectations.Analyst: Howard Bender
Bourn will get one more rehab game tomorrow at Triple-A Columbus in the designated hitter spot before meeting the team back in Cleveland for their series against the Orioles. Manager Terry Francona said that he'll be cautious with Bourn and not play him every day right away. Fantasy owners should probably keep him on the bench initially.Analyst: Drew Phelps
The speculation over the last few days has been a possible Friday or Saturday return so it's good to know that the grapevine has finally reached Francona. When he does return, Tyler Holt could see an instant demotionAnalyst: Howard Bender