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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn hitting ninth Monday

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:27:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn was dropped to ninth in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson Monday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn isn't the type of player that normally is a good bet for daily leagues, as it's rare for him to stuff the stat sheet. Moving down the order makes him even less attractive, but he is batting .279 with eight runs and two steals in the month of July.

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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb, Michael Bourn out Sunday

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:30:27 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb and OF Michael Bourn are not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan Sunday, July 24. INF/OF Chris Owings will hit sixth and play center field, while INF/OF Brandon Drury will bat seventh and play third base. In addition, INF Phil Gosselin will bat second and play second base, OF Rickie Weeks will hit cleanup and start in left field and C Welington Castillo will bat fifth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Arizona is using a lineup exclusively made up of right-handed and switch hitters against the lefty Finnegan this afternoon, which explains the absences of Bourn and Lamb. Although he has struggled recently, Weeks may be worthy of consideration as a value play in DFS because he is hitting fourth and has performed well on the road (.304) and against southpaws (.278) this season.

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn stays hot

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:19:00 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn was 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and one RBI against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Over his last 11 games, Bourn is 18-for-48 (.375) with seven runs scored, six RBI and four stolen bases. He also snuck a home run in there, but that's not his game. The speedy veteran has definite NL-only appeal at this point and could provide a stolen base boost in deeper mixed leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn collects four hits

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:29:00 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn was hitting just .202 through 89 at-bats this month before Wednesday's offensive outburst. He's not much more than an inexpensive flier in daily fantasy games and isn't a viable option outside of NL-only seasonal leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Socrates Brito starting vs. Rockies

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:12:30 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Socrates Brito is starting in center field and batting ninth against Colorado Rockies SP Eddie Butler Thursday, June 23. OF Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Brito has just 68 plate appearances in the majors, but this is a potential spot to role with him in daily contests, as the game is at hitter-friendly Coors Field. He is nothing more than a depth option in cavernous mixed and NL-only setups. Bourn is flaming out with an active 13-for-75 run at the plate, and his playing time could dwindle if Brito plays well.

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn dropped to ninth

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:25:59 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn was dropped to ninth in the order for the game Tuesday, June 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Tip: With Bourn 5-for-22 in the last week, the thinking here is that going down in the lineup may take some pressure off. He's not much of a power hitter as of late, so the best thing to do may be to avoid Bourn entirely for now.

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Diamondbacks | David Peralta sitting vs. Phillies

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:06:52 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF David Peralta is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 17. OF Michael Bourn is starting in center field and batting second against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners have to come to terms with the fact that Peralta isn't going to play against left-handed hurlers, which significantly limits his upside and means you have to monitor his schedule closely, especially in weekly leagues. He isn't without value, though. His modest five-category returns are worth owning in all but the shallowest of seasonal leagues. Bourn's active 9-for-52 run at the dish is what you should expect from him going forward. He's not a viable fantasy option outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo, Yasmany Tomas out

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:56:18 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo and OF Yasmany Tomas are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 14. C Chris Herrmann is behind the plate and is hitting sixth, while OF Michael Bourn is starting in center field and is batting ninth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Kenta Maeda.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann has surprised folks this year in a backup role with a .286 average and six home runs to go with 22 RBI in just 98 at-bats. He has notable pop from the left side and is a sleeper catcher selection in daily setups. Bourn has come back from the dead to provide decent numbers and excellent defense. He loses a lot of DFS luster hitting ninth, however.

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Diamondbacks | Rare power for Michael Bourn

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:29:24 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his first of the season, in the win Saturday, June 11, against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: It was Bourn's first homer since the 2014 season when he was with the Cleveland Indians. Don't look for many more, although he can still help fantasy owners in deeper NL-only formats with occasional steals and runs scored.

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Diamondbacks | Peter O'Brien takes a seat

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:30:58 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Peter O'Brien is out of the lineup Saturday, June 11, with OF Michael Bourn hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn's fantasy appeal is minimal unless he rediscovers the wheels that made him a perennial base stealer. He's certainly not a good option against Jose Fernandez in DFS.

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