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Michael Bourn    \BORN\

Michael Ray Bourn

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 27, 1982 in Houston, TX
High Schools: Nimitz HS (Houston, TX), Nimitz HS (Irving, TX)
School: University of Houston (Houston, TX)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 4th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed July 24, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 2006 (Age 23.215)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Braves/Indians/Phillies 2006-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 4 yrs/$48M (13-16) & 17 vesting option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.028, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Scott Boras, previously: SFX [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 1, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #829. Red Kress… #830. Pete O'Brien… #831. Jay Bruce… #832. MICHAEL BOURN… #833. Rick Burleson… #834. Pablo Sandoval… #835. Pinky Whitney… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2006 23 PHI NL 17 11 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 -9 1 0 0 2 0 0 9/7
2007 24 PHI NL 105 133 119 29 33 3 3 1 6 18 1 13 21 .277 .348 .378 .727 86 45 1 0 1 0 2 78/9
2008 25 HOU NL 138 514 467 57 107 10 4 5 29 41 10 37 111 .229 .288 .300 .588 57 140 3 2 7 1 0 *8
2009 26 HOU NL 157 678 606 97 173 27 12 3 35 61 12 63 140 .285 .354 .384 .738 97 233 1 2 5 2 1 *8 GG
2010 ★ 27 HOU NL 141 605 535 84 142 25 6 2 38 52 12 59 109 .265 .341 .346 .686 89 185 6 3 6 2 5 *8 AS,GG
2011 28 TOT NL 158 722 656 94 193 34 10 2 50 61 14 53 140 .294 .349 .386 .734 103 253 6 4 5 4 3 *8
2011 28 HOU NL 105 473 429 64 130 26 7 1 32 39 7 38 90 .303 .363 .403 .766 113 173 5 3 2 1 2 8
2011 28 ATL NL 53 249 227 30 63 8 3 1 18 22 7 15 50 .278 .321 .352 .674 85 80 1 1 3 3 1 8
2012 ★ 29 ATL NL 155 703 624 96 171 26 10 9 57 42 13 70 155 .274 .348 .391 .739 99 244 2 3 2 4 1 *8 AS,MVP-18
2013 30 CLE AL 130 575 525 75 138 21 6 6 50 23 12 40 132 .263 .316 .360 .676 91 189 2 2 5 3 0 *8/D
2014 31 CLE AL 66 309 285 37 76 9 7 3 21 7 3 20 69 .267 .316 .379 .695 98 108 4 1 2 1 0 8
9 Yrs 1067 4250 3825 571 1034 155 58 31 286 306 79 356 880 .270 .334 .365 .699 91 1398 25 17 35 17 12
162 Game Avg. 162 645 581 87 157 24 9 5 43 46 12 54 134 .270 .334 .365 .699 91 212 4 3 5 3 2
HOU (4 yrs) 541 2270 2037 302 552 88 29 11 134 193 41 197 450 .271 .337 .359 .696 89 731 15 10 20 6 8
ATL (2 yrs) 208 952 851 126 234 34 13 10 75 64 20 85 205 .275 .341 .381 .722 96 324 3 4 5 7 2
PHI (2 yrs) 122 144 127 31 34 3 3 1 6 19 3 14 24 .268 .340 .362 .703 79 46 1 0 3 0 2
CLE (2 yrs) 196 884 810 112 214 30 13 9 71 30 15 60 201 .264 .316 .367 .683 94 297 6 3 7 4 0
NL (7 yrs) 871 3366 3015 459 820 125 45 22 215 276 64 296 679 .272 .339 .365 .704 90 1101 19 14 28 13 12
AL (2 yrs) 196 884 810 112 214 30 13 9 71 30 15 60 201 .264 .316 .367 .683 94 297 6 3 7 4 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2006 23 PHI NL 17 11 -2 -1 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 9/7
2007 24 PHI NL 105 133 -3 4 0 6 -1 6 0.5 4 10 0.9 .505 .503 0.3 0.4 4 $380,000 78/9
2008 25 HOU NL 138 514 -28 4 1 1 3 -19 -2.1 16 -3 -0.6 .486 .488 -0.7 0.3 -4 $396,000 *8
2009 26 HOU NL 157 678 0 10 4 11 3 29 2.9 21 50 5.0 .519 .518 3.8 1.4 39 $434,500 *8 GG
2010 ★ 27 HOU NL 141 605 -8 9 1 30 3 35 3.7 19 54 5.5 .527 .523 2.2 3.5 24 $2,400,000 *8 AS,GG
2011 28 HOU NL 105 473 7 5 1 -6 2 8 0.9 14 22 2.2 .509 .506 2.8 -0.4 28 $4,400,000 8
2011 28 ATL NL 53 249 -5 2 1 3 1 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .504 .501 0.5 0.5 6 8
2012 ★ 29 ATL NL 155 703 0 7 3 24 3 38 4.1 20 58 6.1 .526 .525 3.3 3.0 34 $6,845,000 *8 AS,MVP-18
2013 30 CLE AL 130 575 -7 -1 0 3 3 -2 -0.0 20 17 1.9 .498 .498 1.4 0.7 14 $7,000,000 *8/D
2014 31 CLE AL 66 309 -1 -0 0 -7 1 -7 -0.6 10 3 0.4 .489 .495 1.0 -0.5 10 $13,500,000 8
9 Seasons 1067 4250 -47 38 13 65 18 86 9.3 131 218 22.0 .509 .508 14.5 8.8 153 $35,355,500
HOU (4 yrs) 541 2270 -29 27 8 36 11 53 5.3 70 123 12.1 .511 .509 8.2 4.8 87 $7,630,500
ATL (2 yrs) 208 952 -4 9 4 27 4 40 4.3 27 67 6.9 .521 .519 3.8 3.4 40 $6,845,000
PHI (2 yrs) 122 144 -5 3 0 6 -1 3 0.3 4 8 0.7 .503 .503 0.1 0.4 2 $380,000
CLE (2 yrs) 196 884 -9 -1 0 -4 4 -9 -0.6 30 21 2.2 .495 .497 2.4 0.2 25 $20,500,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2007 24 PHI NL NLDS COL L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 ATL NL NLWC STL L 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 CLE AL ALWC TBR L 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 4 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLWC 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2006 PHI NL 23 OF 15 0 0 36.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -23 0 1.98 0.53 .984 2.23 2.20
2006 PHI NL 23 RF 14 0 0 34.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -21 0 2.10 0.57 .980 2.10 2.09
2006 PHI NL 23 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -60 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
2007 PHI NL 24 OF 90 15 6 304.0 76 76 0 0 0 1.000 2 6 10 23 2.25 0.84 .984 2.30 2.29
2007 PHI NL 24 LF 79 6 4 217.2 52 52 0 0 0 1.000 0 2 2 11 2.15 0.66 .984 2.00 1.99
2007 PHI NL 24 CF 12 6 1 56.2 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1 3 30 63 2.54 1.33 .987 2.72 2.70
2007 PHI NL 24 RF 6 3 1 29.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 28 36 2.43 1.33 .981 2.18 2.17
2008 HOU NL 25 CF 130 111 108 1009.0 305 291 9 5 2 .984 -12 1 -14 1 2.68 2.31 .990 2.61 2.59
2008 HOU NL 25 OF 130 111 108 1009.0 305 291 9 5 2 .984 -12 1 -14 1 2.68 2.31 .985 2.21 2.20
2009 HOU NL 26 CF 154 150 148 1326.0 385 371 11 3 0 .992 -5 11 -5 10 2.59 2.48 .989 2.60 2.57 GG
2009 HOU NL 26 OF 154 150 148 1326.0 385 371 11 3 0 .992 -5 11 -5 9 2.59 2.48 .986 2.20 2.18 GG
2010 HOU NL 27 CF 138 133 128 1189.1 370 359 8 3 2 .992 25 30 25 30 2.78 2.66 .989 2.59 2.56 AS,GG
2010 HOU NL 27 OF 138 133 128 1189.1 370 359 8 3 2 .992 25 30 25 30 2.78 2.66 .987 2.17 2.15 AS,GG
2011 TOT NL 28 CF 156 154 151 1359.0 376 367 6 3 2 .992 6 -3 5 -2 2.47 2.39 .988 2.55 2.54
2011 TOT NL 28 OF 156 154 151 1359.0 376 367 6 3 2 .992 6 -3 5 -2 2.47 2.39 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 HOU NL 28 CF 103 101 99 883.1 261 256 3 2 0 .992 8 -6 10 -8 2.64 2.51 .988 2.55 2.54
2011 HOU NL 28 OF 103 101 99 883.1 261 256 3 2 0 .992 8 -6 10 -8 2.64 2.51 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 ATL NL 28 CF 53 53 52 475.2 115 111 3 1 2 .991 -1 3 -4 8 2.16 2.15 .988 2.55 2.54
2011 ATL NL 28 OF 53 53 52 475.2 115 111 3 1 2 .991 -1 3 -4 7 2.16 2.15 .986 2.16 2.15
2012 ATL NL 29 CF 153 151 148 1340.1 388 383 3 2 0 .995 38 24 34 21 2.59 2.52 .989 2.49 2.46 AS,MVP-18
2012 ATL NL 29 OF 153 151 148 1340.1 388 383 3 2 0 .995 38 24 34 21 2.59 2.52 .987 2.11 2.09 AS,MVP-18
2013 CLE AL 30 CF 128 124 119 1098.1 281 272 6 3 2 .989 -0 3 -0 3 2.28 2.17 .990 2.66 2.65
2013 CLE AL 30 OF 128 124 119 1098.1 281 272 6 3 2 .989 -0 3 -0 3 2.28 2.17 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 CLE AL 30 DH 1 0
2014 CLE AL 31 CF 65 65 62 575.1 159 154 3 2 0 .987 -3 -7 -6 -15 2.46 2.42 .989 2.66 2.65
2014 CLE AL 31 OF 65 65 62 575.1 159 154 3 2 0 .987 -3 -7 -6 -14 2.46 2.42 .986 2.24 2.23
9 Seasons OF 1029 903 870 8237.2 2348 2281 46 21 8 .991 51 65 7 9 2.54 2.26 .986 2.19 2.18
8 Seasons CF 936 894 865 7954.0 2280 2213 46 21 8 .991 51 62 8 9 2.56 2.41 .989 2.59 2.57
2 Seasons LF 80 6 4 219.2 52 52 0 0 0 1.000 0 2 2 10 2.13 0.65 .984 2.00 1.99
2 Seasons RF 20 3 1 64.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 2 18 2.25 0.80 .981 2.14 2.11
9 Seasons TOT 1029 903 870 8237.2 2348 2281 46 21 8 .991 51 65 7 8 2.54 2.26 .986 2.19 2.18
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 NL (18, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Gold Gloves
2009 NL (OF)
2010 NL (OF)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2012 NL  6.0 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2009 NL  5.0 (10th)
2010 NL  5.6 (10th)
2012 NL  6.0 (7th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2010 NL  3.5 (1st)
2012 NL  3.0 (2nd)
Active  8.8 (23rd)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  158 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
2009 NL  606 (9th)
2011 NL  656 (2nd)
2012 NL  624 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2011 NL  722 (1st)
2012 NL  703 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2011 NL  94 (9th)
2012 NL  96 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
2011 NL  193 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
2009 NL  12 (2nd)
2011 NL  10 (4th)
2012 NL  10 (5th)
2013 AL  6 (6th)
2014 AL  7 (2nd)
Active  58 (14th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 NL  70 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2009 NL  140 (8th)
2012 NL  155 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2008 NL  41 (4th)
2009 NL  61 (1st)
2010 NL  52 (1st)
2011 NL  61 (1st)
2012 NL  42 (2nd)
Active  306 (11th)
Career  306 (156th)

Singles s c a p y
2009 NL  131 (4th)
2011 NL  147 (2nd)
2012 NL  126 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2011 NL  250 (4th)
2012 NL  244 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2008 NL  10 (7th)
2009 NL  12 (2nd)
2010 NL  12 (3rd)
2011 NL  14 (1st)
2012 NL  13 (1st)
2013 AL  12 (2nd)
Active  79 (13th)
Career  79 (231st)

SB % s c a p y
2007 NL  94.74 (2nd)
2009 NL  83.56 (5th)
2010 NL  81.25 (9th)
Active  79.48 (34th)
Career  79.48 (64th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2011 NL  492 (2nd)
2012 NL  474 (6th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2010 NL  25 (1st)
2012 NL  38 (1st)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  154 (2nd)
2011 NL  156 (3rd)
2012 NL  153 (2nd)
Active  936 (7th)
Career  936 (97th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  371 (2nd)
2011 NL  367 (3rd)
2012 NL  383 (1st)
Active  2,213 (8th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  9 (2nd)
2009 NL  11 (2nd)
2010 NL  8 (3rd)
Active  46 (6th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  5 (3rd)
Active  21 (14th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  2 (2nd)
2010 NL  2 (5th)
2011 NL  2 (5th)
2013 AL  2 (2nd)
Active  8 (20th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2011 NL  156 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
2009 NL  371 (3rd)
2011 NL  367 (3rd)
2012 NL  383 (1st)
Active  2,281 (23rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2009 NL  11 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  25 (1st)
2012 NL  38 (1st)
Active  51 (3rd)
Career  51 (26th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
2008 NL  2.68 (5th)
2009 NL  2.59 (4th)
2010 NL  2.78 (4th)
2012 NL  2.59 (5th)
Active  2.56 (18th)
Career  2.56 (94th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  2.66 (3rd)
2012 NL  2.52 (2nd)
Active  2.41 (17th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  .992 (5th)
2010 NL  .992 (4th)
2011 NL  .992 (4th)
2012 NL  .995 (3rd)
Active  .991 (10th)
Career  .991 (24th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2010 NL  25 (1st)
2012 NL  38 (1st)
Active  51 (11th)
Career  51 (67th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
2008 NL  2.68 (5th)
2009 NL  2.59 (5th)
2010 NL  2.78 (3rd)
2012 NL  2.59 (5th)
Active  2.54 (19th)
Career  2.54 (86th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
2010 NL  2.66 (2nd)
2012 NL  2.52 (2nd)
Active  2.26 (21st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2012 NL  .995 (5th)
Active  .991 (20th)
Career  .991 (34th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 6 (354), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 30 (807), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1019), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1266), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (109th), 22.0 career WAR/22.8 7yr-peak WAR/22.4 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 24 Philadelphia Phillies $380,000 ?
2008 25 Houston Astros $396,000 ?
2009 26 Houston Astros $434,500 ?
2010 27 Houston Astros $2,400,000 3.028
2011 28 Houston Astros $4,400,000 4.028
2012 29 Atlanta Braves $6,845,000 5.028 contracts
2013 30 Cleveland Indians $7,000,000 6.028 contracts
2014 31 Cleveland Indians $13,500,000 7.028
201532Cleveland Indians$13,500,000
201633Cleveland Indians$14,000,000
201734Cleveland Indians*$12,000,000$12M Vesting Option2017 option guaranteed at $12M with 550 plate appearances in 2016
Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$35,355,500Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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