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Bourn Finds Inspiration, Confidence in Many Places

Bourn Finds Inspiration, Confidence in Many Places

Michael Bourn was the Phillies fourth round selection in the June 2003 draft and is spending his first professional season above single-A. Bourn hit .317 for Lakewood last season and is showing no ill effects from the big jump he was asked to make this spring. Phillies GM Ed Wade spoke very highly of Bourn before a game at Citizens Bank Park earlier this year, and he has not let Wade down through the first half of the Eastern League season.

Michael Bourn is a speedy young outfielder who has played center and right for Steve Swisher's club this year, and has been one of the few bright spots on a team that sits at the bottom of the Eastern League's Southern Division, ten games under .500. Bourn admits that its tough to continue to work hard when the team is not experiencing success, but says it has been easier with this team. "It's...

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