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BILLY BURNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Monday, April 20th: Billy Burns Helps Sounds Win despite Barry Zito’s Struggles while Hounds Split a Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Billy Burns (2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Colorado Springs Sky Sox  5 Nashville Sounds             11 WP – Huntzinger 1-0 / 1.35 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Billy Burns (2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base) As usual, center fielder Billy Burns was in the middle...
Via Athletics Farm
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday, April 14th: Billy Burns Brings in Winning Run in 10th for Nashville while Daniel Gossett Loses in Debut for Beloit

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Billy Burns (4 for 5 / Triple / GWRBI / 2 Stolen Bases)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds          7 Oklahoma City Dodgers  6 WP – Smith 1-0 / 2.25 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Billy Burns (4 for 5 / Triple / GWRBI / 2 Stolen Bases) Outfielder Billy Burns had a big day for Nashville on Tuesday...
Via Athletics Farm
12 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Will Billy Burns’ Speed Play In the Majors?

The first-level explanation for Billy Burns‘ impressive numbers last month? Spring-training statistics are irrelevant at best, misleading at worst. You know this part. However much there might be a little signal in the stats, it tends to be overwhelmed by noise, so it’s best to just ignore the numbers entirely. But for weeks we’re given […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin: ‘Billy Burns is Better at Everything This Spring’

Unless something crazy happen between now and April 6, Billy Burns isn’t going to make the Opening Day roster. That’s no knock on the switch-hitting flyer—far from it—as Oakland Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin explained. “Billy Burns is better at everything this spring,” said Melvin. “He’s stronger—certainly left-handed. He’s pulling some balls.” Through 19...
Via BaySportsNet
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Prospect Profile: Billy Burns

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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 03, 2015  |  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

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
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