Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 3/19/12
FOXSportsSouth.com invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Michael Bourn Position: OF Height: 5-11 Weight: 180 BatThrow: LR Hometown: Houston Experience: Fifth season 2011 in review: Bourn, who was traded from Houston to the Braves on Aug. 1, led the NL in steals for the third consecutive season, tying his career high with 61. He hit a career-high .294 with 193 hits and 50 RBIs. Career highlight: Bourn has said one of his best memories was leading Team USA to a gold medal in an Olympic qualifying tournament in 2006. His two home runs sparked the U.S. to an 8-5 win over Cuba in the final in Havana. Outlook: Bourn gives the Braves their first legitimate leadoff hitter since Rafael Furcal in 2005. He led the Atlanta with 22 steals despite playing only two months with the Braves. The two time Gold Glove winner also is expected to boost an offense that finished 10th in the NL in runs and 14th in steals. You should know: Bourn has 174 steals the past three years, 49 more than any other MLB player.
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