Peter Bourjos will be the Los Angeles’ Angels starting CF in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Preview for Season by joelapinski on Thursday 28 February 2013 at 3:36 pm

25-year old righty swinging Peter Bourjos will be the Angels’ starting CF in 2013.  He played in 101 games for the Angels last year and he was 37 of 168 (.220 avg, .606 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 3 homers, 19 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  He played in 90 games (48 starts) in CF for the Angels last year and he had 2 assists and 1 error there while showing off out of this world range.  Bourjos has now played in 299 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 210 of 851 (.247 avg, .703 OPS) with 118 runs scored, 21 homers, 77 RBIs and 35 stolen bases.  If anything happens to Bourjos and he has to miss a lot of time, Mike Trout would replace him in CF.  Trout played in 110 games (108 starts) for the Angels in CF last year and he had 2 assists and 2 errors there while showing off outstanding range there.  Josh Hamilton could also play some CF if needed.  He played in 95 games (84 starts) in CF last year for the Rangers and he had 2 assists and 4 errors there while showing poor range.  28-year old lefty swinging Scott Cousins could make the team as a backup outfielder this spring.  Cousins played in 53 games for the Marlins last year and he was 14 of 86 (.163 avg, .467 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer, 3 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He played in 18 games (8 starts) in CF last year for the Marlins and he had 0 assists and o errors there while showing off outstanding range.  Cousins has now played in 128 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 32 of 175 (.183 avg, .523 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 2 homers, 9 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE CENTER FIELDERS IN 2013:  B-

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