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Portrait of Sean Burroughs

Sean Burroughs 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
12 1823 .278 .335 .355 86 3.1
Birth Date9-12-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age39 years, 2 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2002 SDN 21 63 206 52 5 1 1 12 30 1 2 0 .271 .317 .323 76 -5.3 1.1 -1.1 0.1
2003 SDN 22 146 578 148 27 6 7 44 75 11 7 2 .286 .352 .402 94 -2.6 -2.2 3.8 1.6
2004 SDN 23 130 564 156 23 3 2 31 52 9 5 4 .298 .348 .365 89 -6.8 -2.4 -4.0 0.6
2005 SDN 24 93 317 71 7 2 1 24 41 5 4 0 .250 .318 .299 72 -10.6 -1.1 5.0 0.4
2006 TBA 25 8 25 4 1 0 0 4 7 0 1 0 .190 .320 .238 84 -0.4 0.7 0.7 0.2
2011 ARI 30 78 115 30 4 0 1 3 15 0 1 0 .273 .289 .336 88 -1.4 -0.4 0.5 0.2
2012 MIN 31 10 18 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .118 .167 .176 67 -0.7 0.0 -0.2 0.0
Career528182346368121211922326206.278.335.35586-27.8-4.34.63.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1999 FTW A MDW 0 514 .000 .000 .000 .409 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 RCU A+ CLF 0 27 .000 .000 .000 .474 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MOB AA SOU 0 453 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 POR AAA PCL 104 439 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB NL 63 206 .261 .328 .408 .317 100 -6.8 5.9 0.6 76 11 -1.1 1.1 -5.3 0.1
2002 POR AAA PCL 50 205 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB NL 146 578 .257 .326 .406 .321 95 4 15.2 2.3 94 9 3.8 -2.2 -2.6 1.6
2004 SDN MLB NL 130 564 .268 .334 .429 .328 93 1 16.8 2.3 89 8 -4.0 -2.4 -6.8 0.6
2005 SDN MLB NL 93 317 .269 .335 .426 .288 93 -9.2 9.1 1.2 72 11 5.0 -1.1 -10.6 0.4
2005 POR AAA PCL 32 138 .285 .359 .451 .311 87 1.5 3.4 0.5 108 0 -3.2 -1.4 2.1 0.1
2006 TBA MLB AL 8 25 .265 .329 .409 .286 107 -1.9 0.8 0.1 84 9 0.7 0.7 -0.4 0.2
2006 DUR AAA INT 37 143 .257 .327 .383 .265 100 -11.3 4.0 0.4 54 0 2.6 0.0 -6.0 0.1
2007 TAC AAA PCL 4 16 .291 .362 .441 .222 97 -1 0.5 -0.1 64 0 -0.3 0.4 -0.6 0.0
2011 ARI MLB NL 78 115 .247 .313 .376 .305 99 -6.1 3.1 0.2 88 10 0.5 -0.4 -1.4 0.2
2011 RNO AAA PCL 34 110 .297 .364 .475 .435 122 7 3.4 0.1 142 0 -0.7 -1.0 6.3 0.8
2011 MAR Wnt VWL 38 159 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIN MLB AL 10 18 .241 .308 .372 .143 104 -2.5 0.5 0 67 11 -0.2 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2012 ROC AAA INT 67 240 .259 .328 .391 .303 93 -5.7 7.1 -3.5 96 0 1.5 0.3 -0.6 0.5
2012 MAR Wnt VWL 29 113 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHT AA SOU 57 195 .251 .323 .380 .257 103 -7.2 5.3 0.3 71 0 1.5 -0.4 -8.1 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1999 RCU A+ CLF 27 23 3 10 3 0 1 16 5 3 3 0 1 .435 .519 .696 .261 0 0
1999 FTW A MDW 514 426 65 153 30 3 5 204 80 74 59 17 15 .359 .469 .479 .120 0 0
2000 MOB AA SOU 453 392 46 114 29 4 2 157 42 58 45 6 8 .291 .386 .401 .110 0 0
2001 POR AAA PCL 439 394 60 127 28 1 9 184 55 37 54 9 2 .322 .383 .467 .145 4 4
2002 POR AAA PCL 205 179 29 54 16 2 2 80 23 21 16 1 0 .302 .384 .447 .145 0 0
2002 SDN MLB NL 206 192 18 52 5 1 1 62 11 12 30 2 0 .271 .317 .323 .052 0 1
2003 SDN MLB NL 578 517 62 148 27 6 7 208 58 44 75 7 2 .286 .352 .402 .116 4 2
2004 SDN MLB NL 564 523 76 156 23 3 2 191 47 31 52 5 4 .298 .348 .365 .067 0 1
2005 POR AAA PCL 138 124 21 36 8 0 3 53 14 9 15 0 0 .290 .362 .427 .137 0 0
2005 SDN MLB NL 317 284 20 71 7 2 1 85 17 24 41 4 0 .250 .318 .299 .049 1 3
2006 TBA MLB AL 25 21 3 4 1 0 0 5 1 4 7 1 0 .190 .320 .238 .048 0 0
2006 DUR AAA INT 143 131 8 28 2 0 1 33 11 9 29 1 3 .214 .268 .252 .038 1 1
2007 TAC AAA PCL 16 12 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 .167 .375 .250 .083 0 0
2011 RNO AAA PCL 110 102 19 42 11 2 2 63 25 7 8 0 2 .412 .450 .618 .206 0 1
2011 ARI MLB NL 115 110 8 30 4 0 1 37 8 3 15 1 0 .273 .289 .336 .064 1 1
2011 MAR Wnt VWL 159 136 19 43 7 1 0 52 17 18 12 0 0 .316 .396 .382 .066 3 0
2012 ROC AAA INT 240 221 23 60 14 0 1 77 18 16 25 2 0 .272 .326 .348 .077 0 1
2012 MAR Wnt VWL 113 100 12 33 6 0 3 48 18 12 14 1 2 .330 .407 .480 .150 0 0
2012 MIN MLB AL 18 17 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 3 0 0 .118 .167 .176 .059 0 0
2013 CHT AA SOU 195 168 14 37 10 1 0 49 18 25 24 2 1 .220 .325 .292 .071 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 402 0.5299 0.5547 0.8700 0.7559 0.3280 0.9068 0.7742 0.1300 0.0035
2012 56 0.4643 0.5000 0.8214 0.5769 0.4333 0.8667 0.7692 0.1786 0.0015
Career4580.52190.54800.86410.73400.34090.90190.77360.13590.0033

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-02 2012-04-04 Camp 2 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2012-03-27 2012-03-29 Camp 2 0 Left Forearm Contusion - -
2006-06-21 2006-08-02 Minors 42 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2006-03-30 2006-04-14 15-DL 15 10 Low Back Strain -
2002-05-29 2002-07-15 15-DL 47 39 Right Shoulder Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 LAN $
2012 MIN $525,000
2006 TBA $1,500,000
2005 SDN $1,675,000
2004 SDN $340,000
2003 SDN $302,000
2002 SDN $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,542,000
6 yrTotal$4,542,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 123 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/10/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2012). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/21/11 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.525M in majors. Contract purchased by Minnesota 4/4/12. DFA by Minnesota 5/1/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2011 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 5/18/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 6/20/11. Contract purchased by Arizona 7/1/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/19/11.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2007). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/06 (minor-league contract). $0.45M salary in majors. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 300, 350 PAs. $50,000 each for 400, 450 PAs. May opt out of contract to sign with foreign team if not on active roster 7/1/07.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2006), plus 2007 option. Signed by Tampa Bay 12/05 (avoided arbitration). 06:$1.5M, 07:$2.25M club option. DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 6/06. Released by Tampa Bay 8/15/06.
  • 1 year/$1.675M (2005). Re-signed by San Diego 1/05 (avoided arbitration as Super 2). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 565, 575, 585, 595 PAs. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2004). Re-signed by San Diego 3/04.
  • 1 year/$0.302M (2003). Re-signed by San Diego 3/03.
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2002). Contract purchased by San Diego 3/02.
  • Drafted by San Diego 1998 (1-9) (Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif.). $2.1M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 It's been a rocky ride for Sean Burroughs, BP's number-three prospect of 2002, and the MLB leg of it may have come to an end with his 2-for-18 performance with the Twins in 2012.
2012 Research has shown that players tend to perform worse as pinch-hitters than they do as starters. Burroughs actually hit slightly better in his long-shot return to baseball when he was pinch-hitting than he did while playing third, but neither line resembled anything useful or evoked his small-sample tear at Triple-A. The lefty walked less frequently than Yuniesky Betancourt and had as many extra-base hits as Dontrelle Willis delivered in 81 fewer plate appearances. The former “can't-miss” prospect long since went wide of the major-league mark, but at least, after having spent three years away from the game, doing, in his own words, “nothing, really,” he got one last hurrah.
2006 Former Padre Quilvio Veras was a tiny little middle infielder who frequently took mighty hacks at the plate that resulted in 275-foot flyballs that wafted harmlessly into waiting outfielders` gloves. He was an effective player for a few years, but his tendency to play against his skills could be infuriating to watch. Sean Burroughs is a much bigger, stronger player than Veras ever was, but his absurdly strikeout-defensive upper-body flick of a swing generates zero power. Traded to Tampa for another disappointing prospect in Dewon Brazelton, perhaps some new coaches will cure Burroughs` stubbornness and help him learn to swing with authority.
2005 Burroughs is far too stubborn for his own good—he's been a top talent his whole life, his dad is a former major league MVP, and Tony Gwynn became a legend in San Diego using the same shoot-the-ball-to-all-fields approach. Still, the Padres are frustrated with his refusal to alter his swing, let his hips fire and pull the ball for doubles and triples in Petco's massive right-center field gap. Without more walks or extra-base hits, Burroughs is only a moderately useful player, and nowhere near the future star many expected. The trade rumors floated at the deadline and in the off-season were real: The team feels Xavier Nady can play third base every day, and Burroughs won't have leading off as an excuse for his mediocrity anymore with Dave Roberts in tow. Check that out that Breakout/Collapse split above. If he doesn't produce, he'll be playing elsewhere by 2006.
2004 His disappointing, injury-prone 2002 caused many people to forget that he was just 21 years old at the time. Healthy and left alone at third base in 2003, he hit pretty much as expected all year and showed a good glove. He's not going to be the player Hank Blalock is, but that shouldn't be the standard. Think Jeff Cirillo before Cirillo lost his talent in a bar bet.
2003 After their 2002 seasons, it might seem like this guy and Hank Blalock dropped off the face of the earth. Don’t believe it. Burroughs can still rake, the power’s eventually going to increase, and if there’s anything to worry about, it’s the declining walk rate, not anything more mysterious than that. His rotator cuff injury wasn’t as bad as all that, and the surgery went exceptionally well. He’ll start the season at third base, and two years from now, the 2002 glitch season will be a fading memory.
2002 This is why the Padres are moving their best player to first base. The Padres wanted to try Burroughs at second base in the instructional league, but a deep shoulder bruise nixed that idea. As expected, Burroughs’s power is coming around. He’s worked hard on his defense over the last couple of years and is now regarded as a plus at third base. Burroughs is the early-line favorite for the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
2001 Sean Burroughs had an off year compared to 1999.Nevertheless, considering he was the youngest player in all of Double-A, he certainly wasn’t overmatched, and he brought home the gold to boot. The Padres currently have a logjam at third base; Burroughs will be moving Nady and Nevin to other positions--or other cities--sooner rather than later.
2000 In the vernacular of those crazy kids these days, Burroughs is the Shiznit. He had an incredible season between Fort Wayne and Rancho Cucamonga in 1999 and is the best hitting prospect the Padres have had since Roberto Alomar. The power will come, and the rest of his offensive game is already major-league caliber. Will start the season in the California League this year, and will probably be there for about 100 at-bats.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-07-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)whats your opinion of Adam Haseley form a LT persepctive?
(Chansen8895 from San Jose)
Probably a fourth outfielder at the major league level. He's kind of a tweener offensively, not really a speed guy or a power guy. He could become a guy who consistently hits for average, but he's not there yet and that's a tough skill to bet on. Just ask Jeremy Reed and Sean Burroughs. (Scooter Hotz)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Face Plant: Sean Burroughs?
(comish4lif from Alexandria, VA)
Not bad, not bad (Jason Parks)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Expecting a big bounce back year from Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer? Thanks for the chat!
(Bill from Kansas City)
I remain hopeful that they are experiencing the usual growing pains. Both of those guys are incredibly young. Of course, I'm still waiting for Ruben Rivera and Sean Burroughs. Any moment now, I can feel it. (Geoff Young)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea on what Sean Burroughs is doing with his life after baseball?
(Jeff Burroughs from Walmart)
I knew the guy who offered me a cart the other day looked like you. Seriously, I have no idea what's happened to him. He just faded away. Hopefully, he's healthy and happy because he seemed like a genuinely nice guy during the times I talked to him. (John Perrotto)


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