Michael Bourn
OF BAL
3 weeks ago

Bourn started Wednesday for the first time for the Orioles and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run.

EDGE Analysis

It is a bit of a surprise it took a week for Bourn to get into the lineup. The presence of Steve Pearce, Hyun Soo Kim and Drew Stubbs on the roster could mean that Bourn falls into the situational role in which he has served so far. The injury to Chris Davis put Pearce at first base and may have opened the door for Bourn to play in left field, though Davis is expected to return Friday.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
4 weeks ago

Bourn was traded to the Orioles for a minor league prospect on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With Adam Jones dealing with hamstring issues, the Orioles were looking to acquire depth in center field. Bourn slashed .261/.307/362, and posted 13 stolen bases in 89 games with the Diamondbacks this season.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
1 month ago

Bourn went 3-for-5 with three runs in Sunday's win over the Reds. He also stole a base.

EDGE Analysis

With A.J. Pollock back in the fold playing center, Bourn was bumped to right field in this one, and he eventually shifted over to left. Going forward, Bourn could lose some playing time, as the Diamondbacks look to get starts for Yasmany Tomas, Rickie Weeks and Brandon Drury in the corner outfield spots. Bourn is at least making the case for a regular role, as he's gone 17-for-54 (.315) with 10 runs over the last two weeks.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
1 month ago

Bourn is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The two-time All-Star has picked it up offensively of late, and while A.J. Pollock (elbow) is now back as the primary center fielder, Bourn will likely remain involved with a couple starts per week. Pollock is expected to be eased back into regular duty, starting two out of every three games for the time being.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
1 month ago

Bourn went 4-for-6 with two triples and three runs scored against the Braves on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The month of August is treating the well-aged speedster favorably, as he's hitting at a solid .282 clip with four steals and 12 runs; the latter two stats represent his best monthly totals of the season. A three-time 40-steal man in his heyday, Bourn's only good for the occasional swipe at this point, and that in combination with his eternal lack of power marginalizes his fantasy value outside very deep or NL-only formats.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
1 month ago

Bourn is out of the lineup Saturday in San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

To nobody's surprise, except perhaps the Diamondbacks, Bourn is not hitting lately, slashing .231/.306/.338 with four steals on six attempts in August. The speed keeps him useful in deeper leagues, but he may start losing out on more playing time if his bat doesn't heat up. Mitch Haniger will start in center field and hit seventh Saturday.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
1 month ago

Bourn went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Bourn did all the damage for the Diamondbacks in a 16-2 loss, and he was the only Arizona player with more than one hit. Bourn had been slumping a bit, but he now has back-to-back multi-hit performances, and four in his last five games. He's not the fantasy asset he once was, but Bourn is receiving regular playing time, and he may be worth a look in daily leagues as long as he remains hot.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
2 months ago

Bourn went 1-for-5 with a triple and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mets. He also stole a base.

EDGE Analysis

The two-run triple in the seventh inning was the difference in the game, but Bourn's other four at-bats were more indicative of his recent struggles. Over the last 30 days, he is batting just .218/.256/.303. Bourn did record a steal Tuesday, but he doesn't run nearly as much as he used to, which greatly reduces his fantasy appeal.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
2 months ago

Bourn is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Chris Owings will take over in center with the Dodgers starting lefty Scott Kazmir, pushing Bourn to the bench following five straight starts (all against right-handers). Bourn is hitting for a lackluster .264/.272/.341 line this month but it doesn't seem manager Chip Hale has any intention of reducing Bourn's role in the immediate future.

Michael Bourn
OF BAL
2 months ago

Bourn will lead off for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bourn has spent most of the season hitting in the second spot for Arizona. However, with Jake Lamb day-to-day, the Diamondbacks have moved Jean Segura to the third spot, which bumped Bourn to the top. Bourn will face off against Matt Garza on Tuesday. Bourn has owned Garza in his career, hitting .476 in 21 at-bats against the right-hander.