Atlanta Braves
2015 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.268
Name  Michael Bourn
Born  12/27/1982
Height  5-10
Weight  180
Number  24
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  R
5/18/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will not start on Monday versus the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Manager Terry Francona said on May 7 that Bourn would be benched versus left-handed pitchers, so with Chris Sale on the mound, it should be no surprise Bourn is out on Monday. He is hitting .233 with no home runs and nine RBI in 116 at-bats this season.
 
5/7/2015 9:49:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will become a platoon player going forward , according to a Cleveland Plain Dealer report.
Insight: Bourn is batting just .191 this season and his career batting average versus left-handers is 27 points lower than right-handers (.275-.248). Wednesday's outfield was Michael Brantley, Brandon Moss and Ryan Raburn.
 
5/3/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (neck) will return to action on Sunday.
Insight: He was scratched for Saturday's contest, but is ready to roll. However, owners should not expect much, as Bourn has just a .202/.264/.250 line this season.
 
5/2/2015 3:41:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was scratched From Saturday's lineup with a strained neck.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day for now. Tyler Holt will start in center.
 
4/29/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is showing signs of life at the plate as he has hits in three games.
Insight: Bourn is still only hitting .197 this season, but he went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs on Wednesday. He is 4-for-11 in the last three games.
 
Cold4/25/2015 3:24:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is batting eighth in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's the first time he's batted somewhere other than first in three seasons. Considering he's batting .169 with 17 Ks and just 11 hits, he's lucky to be in the lineup at all. He's not even stealing bases.
 
4/14/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn's struggles continued during Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
Insight: Bourn went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and has just a .200/.250/.233 line so far this season.
 
9/22/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn went 2-for-3 in a loss against the Royals on Monday.
Insight: Bourn reached base three times with a single, double and walk, but it did not help Cleveland score as they were shutout. Bourn is hitting .264 with 30 extra-base hits and 56 runs in 428 at-bats this year.
 
9/14/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is hitting .355 (11-for-31) with two doubles in his career against Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.
Insight: Bourn went 1-for-4 and hit a double on Saturday. He is hitting .264/.321/.374 with 27 extra-base hits, 26 RBI, 50 runs and 10 stolen bases this year.
 
9/3/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is hitting .370 (10-for-27) in his career against Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Bourn is also 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts once he gets on against Verlander. Injuries have minimized Bourn's fantasy value this season as he's played just 82 games
 
8/30/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is hitting .348 (8-for-23) in his career against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Bourn had his five-game hitting streak snapped on Friday, going 0-for-5. Even with the 0-for-5, Bourn is hitting .333 in the last week with three extra-base hits. On the season, he is batting .268 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 332 at-bats.
 
8/13/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring injury) will be activated from the DL Friday, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com.
Insight: A strained hamstring has kept Bourn out since July 6. He's hit .267 with three homers, 21 RBI, 37 runs and seven steals this season and his hamstring injury may make him reluctant to run after he returns to the Indians lineup.
 
8/3/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring injury) ran the bases Saturday and came out of it without incident.
Insight: If he's fine Sunday, Bourn should begin a rehab assignment this week. Bourn last played July 5. He's batting .267 with 3 HR, 21 RBI, 37 runs and 7 steals.
 
7/19/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring injury) was originally on a 3-4 week timetable for his return, but that doesn't appear to be the reality of the injury.
Insight: Three weeks down the road and there is still no timetable for his return to the lineup. Even when he returns, he'll likely tone down his running game and without that his fantasy value is minimal.
 
7/10/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring injury) is on a 3-4 week timetable for his return.
Insight: Bourn with a running issue makes him a non-factor for fantasy owners for a while even when he returns to the lineup. He's batting .267 with 3 HR, 21 RBI, 37 runs and seven steals.
 
7/6/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn left Saturday night's game with a left hamstring injury and not unexpectedly is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Bourn with a running issue makes him a non-factor for fantasy owners. He could miss a few games.
 
7/5/2014 11:33:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn left Saturday night's game with a left hamstring injury.
Insight: Not before Bourn homered and scored a pair of runs. Bourne could miss a few games.
 
Cold6/16/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is just 1-for-10 with five strikeouts versus Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: Bourn has done little over the past two weeks (12 games) batting .175 and stealing just one base. Avoid this unfavorable matchup.
 
6/1/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn smashed a walkoff home run Sunday against Colorado.
Insight: It was only Bourn's second homer of the season. He's hitting .288 this year, a significant improvement from last season when Bourn batted just .263 over 130 games. Unfortunately, he hasn't been nearly as active on the base paths, logging just four steals in 37 contests.
 
5/8/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) will start Thursday, according to the Indians on Twitter.
Insight: Bourn (.266) began the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring and left Saturday's game with tightness, but he's confident that it was only scar tissue breaking up. Bourn's game is speed, so this is a cause for concern even though he's back in the lineup. Bourn has attempted five steals this season and stolen two bases.