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Michael Bourn

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Indians | Michael Bourn better down in order

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:27:59 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn had a stolen base, two RBI and three hits in the win Wednesday, May 27, and he has hit much better since being dropped from the leadoff spot last month. Bourn has a slash line of .300/.378/.388 with 10 walks, 11 runs scored and 16 strikeouts in 80 at-bats in 27 games since being removed as the leadoff hitter April 26. He had a line of .180/.254/.213 with just six walks, six runs and 16 strikeouts in 61 at-bats in the previous 15 games.

Fantasy Tip: Most of the time, anytime a hitter is dropped that far down the lineup, it usually hurts their fantasy value. In Bourn's ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) case, it's been the opposite. However, he's still more of a low-end outfield option that should only be started against right-handers at FantasyScore. Bourn has a slash line of .204/.286/.265 against southpaws this year.

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Indians | Michael Bourn not starting Tuesday

Tue, 26 May 2015 11:36:38 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is not starting Tuesday, May 26. The Indians shifted OF Michael Brantley to center field for the night, and OF Ryan Raburn is in left.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is hitting better at the plate, and it looks like manager Terry Francona just shifted his lineup to get Bourn a night off. Raburn ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has one hit in his last 15 plate appearances and carries little fantasy value.

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Indians | Michael Bourn gets Sunday off

Sun, 24 May 2015 08:12:15 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn isn't in the starting lineup Sunday, May 24, against the Cincinnati Reds. As a result, OF David Murphy will start in left field and bat fifth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) will have a lefty on righty matchup against RHP Raisel Iglesias of the Reds. Murphy has hit .325 off righties so far this year, with four doubles and three home runs. Murphy is a strong cost-saving play on FantasyScore while batting in the heart of the lineup.

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Indians | David Murphy handling right-handers

Mon, 18 May 2015 14:09:18 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy is hitting .319 (23-for-72) with three home runs and eight RBI against right-handed pitchers this season, and he has just one at-bat against a lefty in 2015. As a result, OF Michael Bourn has been benched lately to keep Murphy's bat in the lineup. Murphy is also hitting .329 (3-for-9) with two home runs and three RBI as a pinch hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has become a lineup staple for the Indians against right-handed pitchers. You should take note at FantasyScore. Murphy should start becoming a very realistic value play in your daily lineups when he's in there.

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Indians | Michael Bourn warming up

Sun, 17 May 2015 13:55:45 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is hitting .417 in his last eight games and has six walks in that stretch.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) may finally be showing some signs of life after so many months of subpar performances. At this low price, don't be afraid to use Bourn as a low-cost alternative to the higher-priced help available.

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Indians | Michael Bourn on the bench

Wed, 06 May 2015 14:01:23 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is not playing since the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Ryan Raburn ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is starting his in place and could be a cheaper option for owners to consider.

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Indians | Michael Bourn benched against lefties

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:28:26 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is on the bench against a lefty Tuesday, May 5, and he'll sit the bench against another left-handed pitcher Wednesday, May 6, according to manager Terry Francona. Francona said Bourn will sit against lefties for the time being.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting only .195 (17-for-87) with no home runs and five RBI and .189 (7-for-37) against lefties this year. Ryan Raburn ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has crushed left-handers this year with a .457 average (16-for-35) with a home run, 10 RBIs and a 1.217 OPS. Make sure Raburn is a consideration for your FantasyScore lineups when the Tribe is facing a southpaw like tonight.

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Indians | Michael Bourn back in lineup

Sun, 03 May 2015 12:56:09 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (neck) returned to the starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 3, after missing one game due to a neck strain.

Fantasy Tip: Entering play Sunday, Bourn ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) was hitting only .202 through 21 games, with an on-base percentage of .264. Avoid him in FantasyScore for the foreseeable future until he shows signs of snapping out of his season-long funk.

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Indians | Michael Bourn has neck strain

Sat, 02 May 2015 12:25:47 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (neck) has been scratched from the starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, May 2, because of a neck strain.

Fantasy Tip: OF Tyler Holt will start in center field in Bourn's place. He is not available in FantasyScore and holds little fantasy value.

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Indians | Jose Ramirez hitting second Tuesday

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:41:13 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Jose Ramirez is hitting second in the batting order against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Tuesday, April 28. OF Michael Bourn is in the nine-hole.

Fantasy Tip: While Ramirez ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has only 10 hits in 54 at-bats (.185), the move to the top of lineup to get him going is notable, and it could make him a value play at FantasyScore tonight to give you a leg up against your competition. Consider him if you're looking to save money elsewhere.

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