Peter Bourjos CF STL 6 Months

Peter Bourjos went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's victory against the Braves.

Bourjos cracked a solo home run in the second inning off of Mike Minor, his first of the season. He added an RBI single in the fifth, giving him his most productive day at the dish on the season. Bourjos entered the game with a .526 OPS and exits at .638.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 6 Months

Peter Bourjos got a rare start Monday and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Braves.

It's one thing for the Cardinals to play Jon Jay over Bourjos against righties, but Bourjos hadn't even been starting against lefties lately. The start tonight was his first since Apr. 26. Now that he has a good game under his belt, maybe his playing time will begin ticking up again.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 6 Months

Peter Bourjos has started just one of the last eight games for the Cardinals.

He's on the bench this time even though the Cubs are starting left-hander Travis Wood. There's no doubt that Bourjos is off to a really rough start at the plate (.160/.250/.260), but banishing his elite defense to the bench after 50 at-bats doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Jon Jay, who has just three hits in his last 19 at-bats, is starting in center field.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 6 Months

Peter Bourjos has started just four out of the last 10 games in center field for the Cardinals.

Bourjos is batting just .190/.261/.310 over his first 14 games, while Jon Jay is sporting a .297/.350/.486 line. Of course, Bourjos' calling card is his defense, so he's going to play plenty even if he doesn't hit much. Still, it's a discouraging development for those that used a late-round pick on the speedster. It's also worth noting that Oscar Taveras is making his first start of the season in center field for Triple-A Memphis Monday.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 7 Months

Peter Bourjos stayed hot at the plate Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored against the Reds.

Bourjos picked up his first two hits of the season Monday, and Tuesday he drove in his first run with an RBI single in the seventh inning. The center fielder will start most days for his defense alone, and anything he can provide at the plate is a bonus for the Cardinals and fantasy owners.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 7 Months

Peter Bourjos picked up his first two hits as a Cardinal and scored two runs in Monday's win over the Reds.

Bourjos was hitless through his first 14 plate appearances to begin the season before blooping in a single in front of Billy Hamilton in his first at-bat. He then bounced a ball over third baseman Todd Frazier's head in the seventh for a two-bagger. Bourjos was hitting in the two-hole Monday as the Cards tried to get his bat going, but he figures to spend most of his time hitting towards the bottom of the order.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 7 Months

Peter Bourjos is in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Monday against the Reds.

Bourjos gets the nod with the Reds sending out lefty Tony Cingrani. He is batting second and playing center field. Bourjos is hitless through 14 plate appearances to begin the season.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 7 Months

Peter Bourjos is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Reds.

Jon Jay will get his first start of the season, batting eighth and playing center field against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey. Bourjos is 0-for-6 with three strikeouts through two games with St. Louis.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 7 Months

Peter Bourjos went 3-for-3 against the Marlins on Tuesday, raising his spring average to .343.

Bourjos has outplayed Jon Jay this spring, so he'll be the primary center fielder early on. However, he'll probably bat eighth in the St. Louis lineup, limiting his fantasy potential somewhat.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 7 Months

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-2 Monday in his second game back from leg tightness.

That was about the only positive to come out of a 17-5 loss to the Tigers. Bourjos missed a week before retuning on Sunday.