Fantasy owners have been waiting for Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos to establish himself as an everyday regular due to his SB potential with some pop. In 2010, Bourjos got 181 at bats, hitting .204-.237-.381, but he hit 6 HRs, drove in 15, scored 19 runs and stole 10 bases in 13 attempts.
This year might be the season where he satisfies fantasy owners, as he is playing everyday, and after his performance Tuesday night, he will be getting plenty more at bats for Mike Scioscia. Bourjos went 4-5, with a HR, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBIs, and is now hitting .293-.333-.500 with 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, but only 1 stolen base.
The steals will come as long as he can get on base consistently, as Mike Scioscia likes to let his players run, and Bourjos knows a thing or two about stealing bags. He stole 27 bases in AAA in 2010, 32 bases in 2009, and 50 bases in 2008.
To continue playing everyday and to utilize his speed, Bourjos will have to cut down on his 32% K rate and increase his walk rate. There is plenty to like with Bourjos as long as Scioscia allows him to play everyday. We all know how Brandon Wood turned out under Scioscia.