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2015 IBI PREVIEW CAPSULES: OF MICHAEL BOURN (1.10.15)

17 Jan

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is outfielder Michael Bourn.

Previously-run previews can be found here:

Michael Bourn, OF

Bats: Left — Throws: Right — Entering his age-32 season — Contract: $13.5 million in 2015 ($14.0 million in 2016, vesting $12.0 million option in 2017)

2014 Overview: When he was on the field, Bourn played fairly decently, hitting at roughly a league-average level. But the key part of that phrase was the “on the field” portion, with Bourn’s games played falling from 155 in 2012 to 130 in 2013 down to 106 in 2014. Plus, Bourn’s speed and defense appear to have taken another step back, leaving the outfielder at a career crossroads with two guaranteed years on his contract. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 10, 2015

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