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Thursday, July 31st: Hounds Win with the Help of another Kent Matthes Grand Slam while Deck McGuire Pitches Cats to Victory and Billy Burns Is Sent to Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (Grand Slam)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Corpus Christi Hooks      1 Midland RockHounds  6 WP – Long 10-6 / 3.16 HR – Matthes (11) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Kent Matthes (Grand Slam) Midland outfielder Kent Matthes hit his third grand slam in the last three weeks, which was also his sixth home...
Via Athletics Farm
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Burns Is Not Just Another Fast Guy

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. Burns’ stay...
Via Batting Leadoff
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Billy Burns’ Call-Up

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...
Via Baseball Professor
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Year’s Best Minor-League Base-Stealers, Feat. Billy Burns

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday, July 28th: Kent Matthes Helps Hounds Win Again as Billy Burns Heads to Oakland

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  8 Frisco RoughRiders         6 WP – Hooker 1-0 / 5.40 HR – Matthes (9) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Kent Matthes (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs) Outfielder Kent Matthes continued his hot hitting for Midland...
Via Athletics Farm
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday, July 3rd: Chris Jensen, Billy Burns and Addison Russell Help Hounds Snap Losing Streak while Cats Fall Despite Zach Neal’s Best Efforts

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...
Via Athletics Farm
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Prospect Scores on Sacrifice Fly From Second Base (Video)

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...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A's prospect Billy Burns scores on a sac fly ... from second base (VIDEO)

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...
Via The Other Paper
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Burns and Hamilton Share a Thing Besides a Name

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...
Via Fangraphs
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland deals Blevins to Nats for Burns

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. The 24-year...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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