Phillies: Top 10 Players with the Most Trade Deadline Value

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Apr 20, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Peter Bourjos (17) is doused with gatorade after hitting a walk off game winning single during the eleventh inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 5-4 in the eleventh inning. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Peter Bourjos (17) is doused with gatorade after hitting a walk off game winning single during the eleventh inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 5-4 in the eleventh inning. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Peter Bourjos

At face value Peter Bourjos doesn’t bring a lot for most teams. He provides limited hitting ability and has proven not to be an everyday major league player.

That being said, Bourjos makes sense as a role player on an American League team. The 29-year-old outfielder can provide speed off the bench, and serve as a defensive replacement across the outfield late in games. He is the pinch-runner/defensive specialist every championship manager wants to have in their arsenal.

Baltimore makes too much sense not to make a move with. Mark Trumbo is a major power bat for them in right field, but is limited defensively. Similar to what the Phillies did with Pat Burrell, the Orioles can take out Trumbo late in games when ahead and pinch-run Bourjos in his place.

Buck Showalter’s Orioles are also in dead last with only 12 stolen bases this season. Having stolen 22 bases only a couple of seasons ago, Peter Bourjos can be moved for a Single-A pitcher with low-risk, high-reward ability.

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