Michael Ray Bourn (born December 27, 1982) is a professional baseball outfielder with the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. He serves as the Atlanta Braves leadoff hitter. He has also been a member of the United States national baseball team.
Bourn was raised in Houston, where he attended Nimitz High School, graduating in 2000. He later played college baseball at Houston as a scholarship player, before being drafted into the Major League. In 2009 and in 2010, Bourn won consecutive Gold Glove Awards.
Bourn earned an NCAA Division I baseball scholarship at the University of Houston, where he played for three seasons. While he displayed little power, collecting only two home runs and 23 extra-base hits in 644 at-bats, he won attention from professional scouts by posting a .431 on-base percentage and stealing 90 bases in 119 attempts.