BILLY BURNS RUMORS & GOSSIP
Billy Burns. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
25-year-old centerfielder Billy Burns was first drafted out of Walton High School in Marietta, GA by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round of the 2008 amatuer draft.
Opting to attend Mercer University in Macon, GA before pursuing his Major League Baseball career, he was drafted again in the 32nd round of the 2011 draft by the Washington...
As I sit here sipping my IPA, dreaming of the what ifs in life on a Sunday night before the cold reality of hits on Monday morning, I like to dream. I go back to a time when I was a mere child and I recount some of my favorite things. I used to love dinosaurs. Thought I'd be a Paleontologist when I grew up (and I may still. Fun fact! I haven't grown up). I also loved Greek...
A former 32nd-round pick of the Washington Nationals in 2011, the aptly named speedster Billy Burns has been promoted from Double-A Midland to the Major Leagues. Taking the spot of Craig Gentry, who recently broke his hand, Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin has said that he expects Burns to start in center field against left-handed pitchers for the immediate future.
Craig Gentry went on the DL with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand. The injury is not regarded as serious as he’s expected to only miss 2-3 weeks. No one ever wants to go on the DL, but supposing the hand is healed in two weeks then this is a great time for him to go on the DL because he has been dealing with a sore right knee as well. Coco Crisp has been out of the lineup...
Last year, then-Washington outfield prospect Billy Burns produced the most stolen-base runs among every minor-league player in the whole minor leagues — about 12 of them, it would appear, using the major-league linear-weight values for stolen bases and caught stealings*. *Caughts stealing? Now employed by the Oakland franchise — and, indeed, having been promoted to […]
A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)
TEXAS LEAGUE (Double-A)
Midland RockHounds 3
NW Arkansas Naturals 1
WP – Jensen 5-7 / 3.80
Farmhand Of The Game:
Pitcher Chris Jensen
(6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)
The RockHounds put together some strong pitching, hitting and defensive performances to snap...
Billy Burns lived up to his last name and then some on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old speedster, who currently plays for the Oakland A’s Double-A affiliate Midland RockHounds, turned on the burners in the second inning against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to score on a sacrifice fly.
A seemingly routine play, except for the fact that he scored from second base.
Burns used his wheels...
Billy Burns' name matches his play on the basepaths. The minor league outfielder stole 74 bases in 81 attempts while splitting time between Nationals' Class-A and Double-A affiliates last season. Burns was traded to the A's at the end of 2013 seems to be blazing a trail to the big leagues.The 24-year-old prospect — playing for the Midland Rockhounds —already has people comparing...
While managing editor Dave Cameron will typically find any manner of excuse to dissuade the present author from providing transaction analysis to these hallowed and electronic pages, he’s made an exception in the particular case of the Jerry Blevins-Billy Burns trade, it appears, between Oakland and Washington, on account of the latter of those players is one upon whom I’ve waxed...
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Oakland sent left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns, the Athletics' fifth trade in 10 days.
Blevins was 5-0 with a 3.15 ERA in a career-high 67 games this year and has a 13-6 record with a 3.30 ERA in 281 big league games over seven seasons, all with the Athletics. He's averaged 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013