Latest Update Bourjos homered and stole two bases Mon Jul, 21, 12:05 AM
Has tremendous speed, which he uses effectively both in covering ground in center field and on offense. Displays streaky power and run production.
Flaws: : Lacks consistent power and on-base skills. Needs to continue to work on making more contact, since he strikes out a bit too much for a speed guy.
Bourjos had to be the most unlikely candidate to hit a home run let alone one off of Clayton Kershaw, who had not allowed a home run since May 28th. Add in that it was Bourjos first home run with a man on base since 2012. The speedy outfielder now has three home runs and eight stolen bases on the year (2 CS) as a part-time player in the Cardinals outfield, so unless he earns everyday playing time he is nothing more than a deep league NL-only option unless you get desperate a little later in the season for steals in your roto league(s).Analyst: Michael Pichan
Despite the presence of Oscar Taveras in the Cardinals outfield, Bourjos has now started each of the team's last three games, resulting in a home run, a triple, two RBI and a stolen base over that stretch. Once Matt Adams returns from the disabled list it will be difficult to imagine the speedy outfielder will get the same amount of at-bats he is currently receiving, but until that day comes he makes for a decent add if you are lacking in the speed department. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Bourjos entered the game late but at least made his presence felt and improved his chances of getting more work in center field even with the player rotations the Cardinals will be doing now that Oscar Taveras is up with the big club. With Taveras up, there has been recent talk of him playing center field at times once Matt Adams returns. That's going to put Bourjos and platoon partner Jon Jay in a bind for playing time, so he'll try to improve his work at the plate and maintain the larger share of the platoon work.Analyst: Howard Bender
Gee, ya think so? Why bring up Taveras if he is going to sit on the bench and not play? Of course, this could change if the rookie struggles, but now would be a good time to grab him if he is still available in your league as he projects to be a future star.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson