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Brian Bogusevic RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 833 .238 .311 .373 76 1.6
Birth Date2-18-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age35 years, 6 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2010 HOU 26 19 31 5 3 0 0 3 12 0 1 1 .179 .258 .286 42 -2.0 0.6 0.3 0.0
2011 HOU 27 87 182 47 14 1 4 15 40 1 4 2 .287 .348 .457 86 -2.6 -0.5 6.0 0.7
2012 HOU 28 146 404 72 9 2 7 41 96 7 15 4 .203 .297 .299 70 -13.8 0.9 6.1 0.1
2013 CHN 29 47 155 39 7 1 6 10 35 1 2 0 .273 .323 .462 94 -0.8 -0.1 4.0 0.7
2015 PHI 31 22 61 15 3 0 2 3 21 0 2 0 .259 .295 .414 63 -2.4 0.9 1.5 0.1
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 CCH AA TXS 2 2 .284 .345 .398 .500 93 0.1 0.0 0.1 59 0 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2008 SLM A+ CRL 8 28 .274 .334 .414 .190 95 -0.5 0.8 -0.3 99 0 -0.1 0.3 -0.5 0.0
2008 CCH AA TXS 42 145 .265 .340 .396 .426 90 14.7 3.9 1.5 170 0 -3.2 -0.7 7.8 0.9
2009 ROU AAA PCL 138 581 .267 .334 .405 .337 88 0.8 16.8 -1.5 90 0 -3.4 2.7 -4.5 1.0
2010 HOU MLB NL 19 31 .262 .330 .404 .313 93 -2.6 0.9 -0.1 42 13 0.3 0.6 -2.0 0.0
2010 ROU AAA PCL 131 575 .272 .342 .427 .330 99 9.7 17.5 -5.1 107 0 3.5 5.7 7.0 2.7
2011 HOU MLB NL 87 182 .257 .320 .401 .355 102 0.6 4.9 -1.4 86 12 6.0 -0.5 -2.6 0.7
2011 OKL AAA PCL 58 254 .276 .351 .434 .323 97 0.6 7.9 -2.3 87 0 -0.1 0.8 -3.2 0.3
2011 AGU Wnt DWL 33 148 .000 .000 .000 .386 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HOU MLB NL 146 404 .255 .317 .405 .257 99 -11.2 11.0 -2.9 70 9 6.1 0.9 -13.8 0.1
2013 CHN MLB NL 47 155 .247 .307 .370 .320 102 2.4 4.1 -0.6 94 13 4.0 -0.1 -0.8 0.7
2013 IOW AAA PCL 79 310 .264 .336 .399 .376 95 25.6 8.9 -1.9 149 0 10.5 0.7 14.0 3.3
2013 CUB Rk AZL 7 32 .250 .333 .357 .500 91 6.4 0.9 -0.1 260 0 -0.6 0.1 2.7 0.3
2014 NWO AAA PCL 79 311 .269 .330 .423 .304 88 11.8 9.3 -2.4 99 0 -2.9 -3.6 -2.2 -0.2
2014 MRL Rk GCL 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 138 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 PHI MLB NL 22 61 .244 .302 .392 .371 94 -0.8 1.6 -0.5 63 13 1.5 0.9 -2.4 0.1
2015 LEH AAA INT 118 515 .257 .318 .368 .351 99 12.8 14.3 -1.7 130 0 0.4 1.9 8.3 2.4
2017 PAW AAA INT 76 318 .256 .321 .397 .308 95 6.9 9.4 -1.6 113 0 4.8 1.1 4.4 1.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 CCH AA TXS 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 0
2008 CCH AA TXS 145 124 21 46 10 2 3 69 20 16 24 8 1 .371 .434 .556 .185 4 4
2008 SLM A+ CRL 28 23 4 5 2 0 1 10 6 4 1 1 0 .217 .357 .435 .217 0 0
2009 ROU AAA PCL 581 520 68 141 25 3 6 190 53 53 118 22 3 .271 .339 .365 .094 5 5
2010 HOU MLB NL 31 28 5 5 3 0 0 8 3 3 12 1 1 .179 .258 .286 .107 0 0
2010 ROU AAA PCL 575 502 91 139 26 2 13 208 57 67 108 23 1 .277 .365 .414 .137 1 1
2011 OKL AAA PCL 254 218 27 57 11 5 3 87 35 30 49 20 3 .261 .362 .399 .138 1 0
2011 HOU MLB NL 182 164 22 47 14 1 4 75 15 15 40 4 2 .287 .348 .457 .171 1 1
2011 AGU Wnt DWL 148 120 26 38 8 1 4 60 12 27 28 4 0 .317 .446 .500 .183 0 0
2012 HOU MLB NL 404 355 39 72 9 2 7 106 28 41 96 15 4 .203 .297 .299 .096 1 0
2013 IOW AAA PCL 310 265 50 84 14 3 10 134 32 41 58 16 2 .317 .416 .506 .189 0 0
2013 CHN MLB NL 155 143 18 39 7 1 6 66 16 10 35 2 0 .273 .323 .462 .189 1 0
2013 CUB Rk AZL 32 25 7 10 4 1 0 16 5 7 5 3 0 .400 .531 .640 .240 0 0
2014 MRL Rk GCL 11 9 2 3 0 0 1 6 3 2 2 1 1 .333 .455 .667 .333 0
2014 NWO AAA PCL 311 265 43 69 14 4 6 109 33 32 56 5 7 .260 .349 .411 .151 4
2015 PHI MLB NL 61 58 9 15 3 0 2 24 5 3 21 2 0 .259 .295 .414 .155 0 0
2015 LEH AAA INT 515 467 65 138 18 3 12 198 57 44 97 24 5 .296 .359 .424 .128 1 0
2017 PAW AAA INT 318 291 43 81 15 2 12 136 40 21 57 4 4 .278 .331 .467 .189 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 141 0.4397 0.4610 0.6769 0.5968 0.3544 0.7027 0.6429 0.3231 0.0030
2011 709 0.4795 0.4866 0.7043 0.6824 0.3062 0.7759 0.5575 0.2957 0.0007
2012 1570 0.4854 0.4573 0.7354 0.6522 0.2735 0.8149 0.5566 0.2646 0.0031
2013 589 0.4788 0.5212 0.7134 0.6773 0.3779 0.8482 0.4914 0.2866 0.0056
2015 246 0.4512 0.4878 0.6750 0.6577 0.3481 0.7671 0.5319 0.3250 0.0012
Career32550.47840.47770.71750.66130.30870.80400.54690.28250.0029

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-23 2014-08-03 Minors 41 0 Right Lower Leg Fracture Fibula -
2014-05-29 2014-06-11 Minors 13 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-07-15 2013-08-19 15-DL 35 30 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-07-05 2013-07-07 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-10-13 2010-10-13 Off 0 0 Right Foot Surgery Bone Spurs on Metatarsal 2010-10-13
2010-09-16 2010-09-16 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Bone Spur -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PHI $
2014 MIA $
2013 CHN $
2012 HOU $483,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$483,000
1 yrTotal$483,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 106 dBrian Peters1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 2016. Orix of Japan.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/1/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Philadelphia 9/4/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/19/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5285M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 3/1/14. DFA by Miami 3/30/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 4/2/14. Refused assignment by Miami 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/20/12. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/25/13. Acquired by Miami in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/12/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by Houston 2/18/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/2/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 2/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by Houston 2/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Houston 11/19/08.
  • Drafted by Houston 2005 (1-24) (Tulane). Signed 7/05, $1.375M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Former Astros first-rounder Brian Bogusevic had an impressive and versatile showing as a Triple-A outfielder before his call-up, and he could probably still provide viable emergency depth at 32.
2014 In some alternate universe the Astros immediately stuck Bogusevic in the outfield after making him their top pick in 2005, and he’s likely enjoying Nick Markakis’ career. In our world, however, Bogusevic lost four years of precious development time toiling fruitlessly on minor league mounds before moving to the outfield, and was eventually released. Signed by the Cubs, Bogusevic earned steady playing time after the midseason trades of David DeJesus and Alfonso Soriano, and showed enough down the stretch to prove his value as a bench bat and occasional platoon mate. He’s nobody’s idea of an everyday starter, as Bogusevic is helpless against lefties, struggles with breaking stuff, is stretched in center field, and doesn’t swing enough lumber to be an asset in a corner. That said, he posted a solid .295 TAv against righties last season, which should earn him part-time employment in various cities until all those great prospects you're always reading about come up.
2013 Bogusevic's fourth season of full-time position-player duty was a clunker, but he still delivered some value via his walk rate, baserunning, and decent fielding, the last aided by his ex-pitcher's arm. A first-round pick by the Astros out of Tulane in 2005, Bogusevic made it to Double-A as a pitcher before switching to the outfield in 2008, when he was 24. For context, Rick Ankiel, that crazy long-shot story, transitioned to the outfield at 25. Bogusevic's late start on learning to hit means he's aged out of his chance to be a starter in the major leagues, but he has enough tools to bounce around as a reserve—either on a bench or in Triple-A—for a few years.
2012 Two of last year's top three most comparable players to Bogusevic were Cliff Floyd and Von Hayes. While this is stunning, inasmuch as both had very good careers compared to even the wildest dreams remaining for Bogusevic, it does hint at the five-tool talent and plate discipline Bogusevic has always been thought to have. It will be interesting to see how much of this talent can be converted into production, considering that four prime development years were lost while he pursued his other career, pitching. The biggest casualty appears to be his power, but that came and went even in college. His Triple-A stats—including in 2011—are those of a fourth (or even fifth) outfielder. But his surprisingly good MLB stats indicate that it's more than just a long shot now that he could turn into a player whose cannon arm and speed could serve a team well in center field. Fortunately for him, the Astros are the perfect setting for on-the-job training.
2011 A little less than three years after the 2005 first-round draft pick from Tulane converted from pitcher to position player, Bogusevic made his major-league debut as a September call-up. It's too easy to point out that the first syllable of "Bogusevic" is "bogus" and let things stand there; he has value as a player who has the versatility to play all three outfields and first base while swinging a lefty line-drive bat, showing a good eye, and stealing bases at low volume but with a high rate of success. A .274/.353/.389 hitter at Triple-A and already at an age where most players would be unlikely to develop further (he may have a little more room to grow than a player of the same age given his late conversion), Bogusevic can be a fine fourth outfielder, better than nothing after washing out on the mound.
2010 In his first season as a full-time outfielder, Bogusevic disappointed, putting up pedestrian numbers at Round Rock. He also spendt much of his time in left field instead of center, but that can be partly explained by having defensive whiz Yordany Ramirez as a teammate. He's had a crazy career path—he was a first-round pick in 2005 and spent three years pitching before returning to the outfield in 2008—so there are all sorts of ways that this story could play out. At this point, his 2008 line looks more like a BABIP-induced fluke than an indication of Bogusevic's true talent, but he has plenty of tools and is heading into his prime. He'll likely be heading back to Triple-A, and the Astros will have their fingers crossed hoping for a breakout.
2009 The Astros finally gave up on Bogusevic as a pitcher—he's got a translated line showing 17 starts and an 8.68 DERA at Corpus Christi— and moved him to the outfield. A two-way star in college, he picked up the offensive side as though he'd never put down the bat. He didn't show much power, though, and and his speed was down from his college days; it's already marginal for a center fielder, and he may not have enough bat for a corner spot. A strong showing in the Arizona Fall League should see him make Triple-A out of spring training, and from there it's just a short jump to the center fielder-less, Bourn-ful major league club.
2008 A first-round pick in 2005, Bogusevic is yet another of this system's many disappointments. Injured throughout much of his junior year leading up to the draft, Bogusevic has never returned to the form he showed at Tulane. His fastball now sits in the 88 to 90 mph range, two or three ticks below his college days. There was a small minority that wanted to make him an outfielder rather than a pitcher, but there has been no talk of moving him yet.
2007 Brian Bogusevic has been a disappointment since becoming the team`s first-round pick in 2005. He`s battled arm soreness since signing, though the team thinks he finally came around with a nice run of starts at the end of last year. He`s a power lefty with a fastball-slider combination and will get lots of time to bounce back.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)what do you think is the most interesting position battle this spring in terms of fantasy impact.
(higgsboson from guelph)
I want to see what happens in the Marlins outfield. Brian Bogusevic really intrigues me as a deep league power/speed sleeper, and Christian Yelich might start in the minors but could also get the call. Marcell Ozuna is kind of underrated in deeper leagues as well. There are a lot of non-Giancarlo Stanton options in this outfield who could provide fantasy impact or not depending on how the battles shake out. (Mike Gianella)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)OK. List your top 5 late round, who the Hell is that guy sleepers. Any position.
(Billy from Wildwood, NJ)
Trevor Plouffe, Tyler Flowers, Brian Bogusevic, Hisashi Iwakuma, Brian Matusz (Jason Collette)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brian Bogusevic--the next Ankiel or another washed-out pitching prospect?
(Domenik Hixon from New York)
I'd never put an Ankiel comp on him, that's expecting way too much, but he'll definitely be very high on the Astros prospect list. At the same time, that say a lot about Bogu's talent AND the miserable state of the Astros list. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Brian Bogusevic's hot start in AA?
(omambiyick from Athens, GA)
Honestly? I'm pretty excited about it. I know teams who liked him better as a hitter back in his Tulane days, and the funny thing was, about three weeks before the conversion, I was talking to a scout about the Double-A team at Houston and he told a story about getting to the field a little late and a guy was talking batting practice and he couldn't tell who it was at first, but it was the best BP he'd seen for the team for the four days he was in to see them. That guy turned out to be Bogusevic. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Any health-related issues with Adam Loewen becoming a hitter? Even if he becomes Cal Ripken on the durability front he has to face some monumental odds at getting back to the majors after taking six years off from hitting.
(Drungo from SoMd)
No I don't think so. The screw in his elbow shouldn't affect hitting. I'm still trying to figure out if it's staying in or will need to be re-fixated. My question is if Loewen does it, does it make Rick Ankiel's feat a bit less impressive? Someone figure out who else could do this - John Van Benschoten comes to mind, though I'm told he has no interest. Brian Bogusevic? Where's KG when you need him? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Astros are converting Brian Bogusevic to an outfielder. What kind of hitting prospect was he coming out of Tulane?
(Fred from Houston)
A very good one. An injury (hamstring if I remember right), kept him from playing in the field much his junior year, but he had first-round tools. Plus raw power, plus speed, plus arm. Definitely worth watching. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)How about Corpus Christi's rotation so far? Do any of those kids ( James, Norris, Bogusevic, Douglass) have a future in Minute Maid Park?
(Darin from Houston, TX)
Oh, Darin, you know who you're asking this to, right? This is the guy that had Bud Norris as a preseason breakout prospect this winter, and Brian Bogusevic as a breakout prospect the year before that. I'm a believer, dude. I really like Bud Norris, I think he was a great pick and his handling grades out as an A+. Bogusevic is sort of a different beast, and he's just never turned that corner for me. I think Norris is the only one who has a good start at Minute Maid, but I won't turn away the idea of a relief career for Bogu or a long relief career for James. (Bryan Smith)


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