Today the Cleveland Indians officially introduced their latest acquisition. Michael Bourn who will be playing center field for the Indians and batting lead off. Bourn brings something to the Indians that is desperately needed. he brings the ability to be a dynamic defender and tablesetter for the Tribe. The two-time All-Star and two-time National League Gold Glove Award winner has topped 50 stolen bases or 90 runs scored in a season three times each over his career. It is like having a Kenny Lofton back on the team.
The Indians are going to have a dynamic outfield,, they could very well become one of the best out fields in the major leagues. Last season Michael Brantley did a fantastic job playing center filed. He hit for a .288 batting average and played in 149 games. He had a 159 hits and 37 doubles, he batted in 60 runs.
Bourn played in Atlanta and he hit 9 home runs, had RBIs (57) and walks (70). He hit .274 with a .348 OBP and a .391 SLG in 155 games, mixing in 26 doubles, 10 triples, 42 stolen bases and 96 runs scored for the Braves.
Drew Stubbs played for the Reds, he hit for a .213 average had 105 hits including 13 doubles,2 triples and 14 home runs. I’d say the Indians have a pretty good out field coming into the 2013 season.
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