Michael Bourn is a shining example of what I like most in a player in fantasy sports: consistency.
His situation was greatly upgraded last season when he was traded from the lowly Astros to the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline. However, Bourn’s production (runs, average, stolen bases) remained the same after the trade. In a time where just changing teams makes players forget how to play baseball (i.e. Adam Dunn, Edgar Renteria or Jayson Werth anyone?) it’s reassuring that Bourn didn’t have that problem.
His batting average hovered around .300 after July and his stolen bases and runs were also basically the same. He had 10 three-hit games in four months before the trade and five three-hit games in two months with the Braves. Pencil in Atlanta’s historic late-season swoon and you have to think that he would have had better production if the Braves hadn’t tanked so badly.
Martin Prado, Dan Uggla, Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman would probably help any player in terms of product...