Peter Bourjos is a 22 year old outfielder with exceptional speed. He has below average power, but is an above average fielder, but his biggest concern is his eye, in 121 games, he only compiled 19 walks, while striking out 96 times last season, and has a 218/62 K/BB ration in his minor league career. Best case scenario is that he is a Reggie Willits type utility outfielder but with a little bit more power. Bourjos spent all of the 2008 season with the Rancho Cucamongo Quakes, where he batted .295 with 29 doubles, 10 triples, 9 home runs, and 83 runs. He also knocked in 51 RBIs and stole 50 bases in the leadoff spot. Bourjos was drafted in the 10th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft and was signed by John Gracio. Bourjos was selected in 2008 as a California League Mid-Season All Star. Don’t look into the struggles Bourjos had in the 2009 Spring Training, he has plenty of time to develop in the Angels farm system. He only has one card which is from 2007 Bowman Chrome where his base autographs can be had for under 5$ and his blue refractors can be had for 20-25$. He is a pretty low risk investment who is starting the 2009 season with the Arkansas Travelers, but is blocked in the Angels stacked outfield, so I wouldn’t expect Bourjos to hit the majors until 2011.
Player Rank: C
Investment Rank: C- (Low risk, but has a low ceiling due to his lack of power, but also needs to improve is BB/K ratio)