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2/18/1984 (33 y, 6 d)
2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 24, Overall: 24, Team: Houston Astros
$0.2M / 1 Years (2015)
Bogusevic has signed a minor league deal with Boston that includes an invitation to spring training, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. (1/9/2017)
Fallout from the David DeJesus trade
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Behind the Numbers: Brian Bogusevic in the DWL
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A cursory look over Bogusevic’s stat line might have you penciling him in near the end of your draft as a great sleeper, and a .287/.348/.457 year will do that. Beware, however, as Bogusevic is a strict platoon player, amassing just 15 plate appearances against left-handed pitching all year and never getting a start against an opponent with a left-handed starter. If you’re in a league deep enough to use platoon players rather than strictly full-time players (ottoneu, with its deep benches, does come to mind), Bogusevic is a decent option, but it would behoove you to have a partner in mind when you take him. He’s a half-time player at best; add in the fact that he doesn’t hit many home runs or steal many bases and he becomes a decidedly less compelling option. (Dan Wade)
The Quick Opinion:
Shallow leaguers should stay away from Bogusevic as he’s extremely unlikely to play more than 100 games. In deep NL-only leagues, he should produce a decent average, but little else as a part-time player.
Brian Bogusevic was originally drafted by the Astros in 2005's first round as a pitcher, but converted to the outfield in 2008 to some moderate success. In 2012, he finally got a shot at regular playing time in the majors after short stints in 2010 and 2011, and, over 404 plate appearances, pretty much stunk up the joint. Well, he was good if you thought of him as a pitcher, and he did make one appearance as a pitcher. For a pitcher, a .203/.297/.299 line with seven home runs would be pretty good. It is not so great for an outfielder. Bogusevic actually has a pretty good walk rate, but the high strikeout rate combined with no power does not leave a player much to work with. It is quite possible that his .257 batting average on balls in play in 2012 is much lower than his true talent, but even if it regresses to average and his power settles to something between 2012 and his brief glimpses of decency in 2011, it still is not good enough to warrant fantasy attention. Bogusevic signed a minor-league deal the Cubs during this off-season, but he is pretty far down the depth chart and offers little or nothing even if he moves up. (Matt Klaassen)
The Quick Opinion:
Brian Bogusevic is a good story as a former first-round draft pick who converted to hitting from pitching to make the bigs. Tell that story to the other people in your fantasy league on draft day in hopes they will waste a pick on him.
After working his way through the Astros system for six seasons, including one underwhelming major league campaign, Bogusevic signed a minor league deal with his hometown Cubs last season, and earned a callup after David DeJesus was traded to the Rays. In 47 games he posted a downright respectable .273/.323/.462 triple slash. But remember: you can’t spell Bogusevic without ‘bogus.’ Of his 155 plate appearances last season, all but 16 came against right-handed pitching. The .528 point difference in his OPS from one side to the other is more than his career breakdown in that regard, but not grossly so. Bogusevic plays capable enough defense and is strong enough against righties to potentially carve out a career as a platoon center fielder, or fourth outfielder, but from a fantasy perspective his ceiling is low. (
The Quick Opinion:
Bogusevic’s partial season triple slash of .273/.323/.462 hides an extreme platoon split that eats up most of his value. Even if he wins a job in Miami in 2014, he remains little more than a short-term replacement, considering the direction of the team and his age.
The 31-year-old Bogusevic is currently a member of the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball. He made appearances with the Astros, Cubs, and Phillies in his five major-league seasons. Bogusevic occasionally showed an interesting power/speed combination in the minors that never translated to the majors. He has no fantasy value. (Adam McFadden)
The Quick Opinion:
Bogusevic has no fantasy value this season.
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