|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||400.00||8.00||.250||39.00||60.00||11.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||11||3||1|| .273|| .545|| .273|
|vs Collmenter (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||161||41||1|| .320|| .360|| .255|
|Last 10 Games|
Peter Bourjos manages first three-RBI in more than a year
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/11/14) Cardinals center fielder Peter Bourjos certainly made the most of his one plate appearance Sunday against Baltimore.
Bourjos took over as a defensive replacement but made his mark with the bat, slugging a three-run homer in the ninth inning to remove all doubt in an 8-3 victory. It marked his first three-RBI game since April 19, 2013.
Peter Bourjos surging after changing approach
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/21/14) Although he has started just twice in July, Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos is batting .500 (8 for 16) with one double, one triple, one home run and two RBI in 11 games. He also has three stolen bases this month.
"I feel really good," Bourjos said, per MLB.com. "I'm going right to the ball and I know where the barrel is at, and I'm making pretty good contact."
Bourjos said his swing "is the best it's ever been." He added the results are because of some mechanical tweaks he made about a month ago. He's made only three starts since the changes, so he's had plenty of time to hone his skills in the batting cage.
"It's always a tough situation when you're not in there every day," Bourjos said. "I kind of went through this in 2012 in Anaheim, very similar. I think that's helped me out a little bit going through that already and trying to stay positive and continue to work."
Peter Bourjos launches one
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(7/21/14) Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos blasted a 405-foot, two-run homer in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers. Bourjos finished 2 for 4, raising his average to .230/.292/.360 with three homers and 13 RBI in 178 at-bats.
Peter Bourjos back from two-game absence
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/14) Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos rejoined the starting lineup Monday against the Yankees after missing two starts due to a stomach virus. Bourjos is batting .311 with one triple, one home run, two doubles, five RBI and seven runs in his last 15 games.
Peter Bourjos remains out of lineup Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/14) Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos is not in the starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Reds.
Bourjos didn't play Saturday while dealing with a stomach virus, and he wasn't able to make it into the lineup Sunday. He has hit .227/.306/.351 with one home run, seven RBI and three stolen bases in 97 at-bats.
|At this stage of his career, Peter Bourjos is known more for his defense than offense. It's a big reason why the Cardinals considered him an upgrade over Jon Jay this offseason. Still, he was looking to change that last year, batting .313 with two doubles, two triples and two homers over his first 22 games, but then he pulled up lame with a strained hamstring in late April, sidelining him for the next five weeks. His season didn't go off the rails, though, until late June, when he took a pitch off the right wrist. He fought his way back six weeks later but clearly wasn't right and ultimately resigned to season-ending surgery, having a pin inserted into his wrist. All in all, it was a lost season for Bourjos, but if you eliminate that three-week period when he tried to play with a bad wrist, he appeared to make some strides at the plate. He still swings at everything, but in the thick of his prime at age 27, a certain amount of progression is to be expected. Particularly in leagues that reward doubles and triples, Bourjos has some sleeper appeal. He has the upside of something like a free-swinging Shane Victorino, but since he has fallen well short of that standard more often than not, you wouldn't want to invest more than a late-round pick in him.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|