Monday, October 26, 2009

Waiver wire action

Brian McTaggart is reporting the Astros have claimed Brewers' prospect Jason Bourgeois off waivers.

Bourgeois, who will be 28 in January, has spent time in the Rangers, Braves, Mariners, White Sox, and Brewers' systems, and is a career .279/.340/.386 hitter in 10 minor league seasons.

He has played all over the place, with 540 career starts at 2B, but spent all of 2009 playing OF for the Brewers' Triple-A Nashville.

A quick look at the stats indicate that he's selective at the plate - 588 Ks in 4601 plate appearances - but doesn't walk much, either (346 BBs). He's also quick, stealing 66 bases in 84 attempts in the last two full seasons in Triple-A.

He got into 24 games (40PAs) for the Brewers in 2009, going 7x40 (.189/.250/.270) with one homer and 7K:3BB.

Bourgeois was a 2nd round pick for the Rangers in the 2000 draft.

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