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Brian Bogusevic had his fair share of heroics late in the season.
Brian Bogusevic already has an ultimate slam to his credit (a walk-off grand slam). If he never does anything else, he will have a story for his grandchildren. Bogusevic is a converted pitcher that is relatively late to the hitting game. So, while he will turn 28 at the beginning of spring training, he only became a full-time position player in 2008.
Normally, you would look at his age and minor league numbers and yawn. Yet, his late conversion makes his development a little more interesting. Will he show more of what he did late this season or will he be a career fourth or fifth outfielder? 2012 will ultimately answer those questions.
His OBP numbers are promising, and he is athletic enough to play all three outfield slots. He may never be a big enough power hitter to hold down a corner outfield slot, but the flexibility that the young outfielders have makes for interesting matchup possibilities.
Jason Bourgeois is another interesting case. He never looked as good as he did last season at any stage of his career. This screams career year to just about everyone in baseball. Hopefully, the Astros are hearing that primal scream as well. While he shouldn't be a regular, his ability to run the bases and play every outfield slot makes him a valuable man off the bench.