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Michael Bourn

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn has big night

Sun, 29 May 2016 05:19:44 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn went 3-for-4 with two runs, a triple, two RBI and a stolen base during Arizona's 8-7 win over the San Diego Padres Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: It was a vintage showing from Bourn, and when called upon, he's been solid this season going 11-for-26 with four runs, six RBI, three stolen bases and a 1.077 OPS. Still, his fantasy value is limited to cavernous mixed and NL-only setups at this point because he isn't receiving enough playing time. Bourn stands as a viable low-priced flier in daily contests, especially because he'll likely be scarcely owned.

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Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas out Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 16:26:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas is not starting Saturday, May 28, against the San Diego Padres. Tomas' replacement is OF Michael Bourn, who will bat second against Padres SP Cesar Vargas. In addition, OF Brandon Drury has been moved to left field, OF Chris Owings will play center and Bourn is in right.

Fantasy Tip: Tomas is in a slump at the plate (3-for-20), so maybe this night of rest will do him some good. Bourn's average with Arizona is .125 at home, but his other numbers are pretty strong so he might be worth the flyer in daily leagues. Bourn is also hitting second, so he will have more chances to drive in runs.

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Diamondbacks | Two D-Backs sitting out

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:42:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo and SS Nick Ahmed are out of the lineup Thursday, May 26, with OF Michael Bourn hitting second and C Chris Herrmann hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann is hitting .390 with three homers and 13 RBI this month. He's a great low-end option against Gerrit Cole. Bourn is 6-for-17 (.353) with one steal with the D-Backs, but he's more of a traditional leaguer than a DFS option because his value comes in steals.

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Diamondbacks | Jean Segura leaves game

Tue, 24 May 2016 18:35:26 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Jean Segura (head) left the game early Tuesday, May 24, after being hit in the head by a pitch. He was replaced by OF Michael Bourn.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to keep an eye on the situation because Segura likely will be tested for a concussion. Chris Owings and Phil Gosselin are candidates to start at second base if Segura misses time and may be sleeper options in daily fantasy leagues. Bourn could receive starts if Owings moves to the middle infield but is not a strong fantasy option.

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Diamondbacks | Three hits for Michael Bourn

Sun, 22 May 2016 17:19:08 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with an RBI in a 9-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 22, and he is hitting .375 in five games with Arizona.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn is off to a solid start with his new team, but with his speed diminished at this stage in his career, he is merely a fringe option in NL-only leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb not starting

Sun, 22 May 2016 11:02:05 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia Sunday, May 22. OF Brandon Drury will start at third base, while OF Michael Bourn will start in right field and is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has gone 3-for-11 with two RBI and one stolen base since joining the Diamondbacks earlier this month and can be a starting option for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn starting Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:37:18 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn is starting in center field and is hitting second against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez Friday, May 20. SS/OF Chris Owings moves to shortstop and is batting eighth with SS Nick Ahmed taking the night off.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has always been known as a speedster, and he had 61 steals all the way back in 2011. But as he ages, he's struggled to reach base frequently and had only 17 stolen bases in 141 games with multiple teams last year. The lineup spot is nice tonight, but Bourn remains strictly a low-end outfield option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues just for his wheels. He won't play every day, either.

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Diamondbacks | Chris Owings, Welington Castillo sitting

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:23:27 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Chris Owings and C Welington Castillo are not in the starting lineup Monday, May 16. OF Michael Bourn draws a start in center field and is hitting second, while C Chris Herrmann is behind the plate and batting seventh against New York Yankees SP Chad Green.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Bourn could see decent playing time while David Peralta is on the disabled list. Bourn is worth a low-priced flier in NL-only leagues for his speed. However, keep in mind that he stole just 17 bases in 24 attempts in 482 plate appearances in 2015. Keep expectations in check. Herrmann can hit the occasional home run but remains a low-end catching option in DFS action.

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Diamondbacks | David Peralta lands on DL

Sun, 15 May 2016 21:25:33 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF David Peralta (wrist) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist inflammation Sunday, May 15. OF Michael Bourn's contract was purchased from the minors in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Keep Peralta stashed everywhere. Brandon Drury, who has done nothing but hit for the D-backs (.320, six home runs, 13 RBI), played right field in all three games over the weekend and remains the biggest beneficiary with Peralta hurt. At this point, Drury should be rostered everywhere. Bourn figures to serve in a reserve outfield role along with Rickie Weeks. Bourn's main appeal is his speed, but the 33-year-old doesn't have much left in the tank after stealing 15 bags last year. Consider him a cheap flier in NL-only affairs.

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Diamondbacks | Arizona signs Michael Bourn

Tue, 10 May 2016 12:31:55 -0700

Free-agent OF Michael Bourn (Blue Jays) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, May 10. He will report to Class AA Mobile.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has had his struggles in the last year or so. It seems like he's fluttering from team to team, which is an indication of how bad his production has fallen off. If you are in a very deep league, it might be worth grabbing Bourn and holding on to see what he does. Otherwise, don't bother unless he earns a promotion, and even then wait and see what his production is like. OF Chris Owings doesn't carry much value in center, so Bourn could usurp some playing time if he does well.

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