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Billy Burns PHYankees

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date8-30-1989
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Age29 years, 8 months, 24 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.42015
-0.12016
-0.02017
2018
0.12019
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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
2014 OAK 24 13 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .167 .167 .167 66 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2015 OAK 25 125 555 153 18 9 5 26 81 6 26 8 .294 .334 .392 94 -1.7 2.4 -13.0 0.4
2016 KCA 26 24 40 9 0 0 0 0 7 2 3 2 .243 .275 .243 65 -1.6 0.4 -1.4 -0.2
2016 OAK 26 73 292 64 11 4 0 10 30 4 14 3 .234 .270 .303 66 -11.4 4.6 -1.0 0.1
2017 KCA 27 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 89 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0
Career2428992282913536119124615.270.308.35383-15.06.6-15.80.3

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
2011 AUB A- NYP 32 130 .245 .325 .353 .314 101 3.9 3.7 0.3 124 0 0.1 0.7 -0.3 0.5
2012 HAG A SAL 113 485 .260 .335 .391 .387 106 22.2 14.1 -0.9 144 0 7.8 4.3 16.2 4.2
2013 POT A+ CAR 91 402 .257 .334 .383 .349 111 14.1 11.8 -2.2 140 0 1.8 0.1 8.3 2.0
2013 HAR AA EAS 30 138 .256 .328 .382 .381 93 6.5 3.8 -0.2 132 0 3.3 3.5 2.3 1.4
2014 OAK MLB AL 13 6 .231 .287 .335 .167 96 -0.6 0.2 0 66 7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2014 MID AA TEX 91 421 .249 .317 .369 .298 101 -2.1 11.6 0.8 92 0 5.6 4.9 -11.2 1.2
2014 SAC AAA PCL 28 121 .276 .341 .427 .233 86 -11.8 3.6 0.3 32 0 2.0 0.5 -10.4 -0.4
2015 OAK MLB AL 125 555 .253 .312 .403 .339 101 1.2 15.0 1.4 94 9 -13.0 2.4 -1.7 0.4
2015 NAS AAA PCL 22 101 .272 .333 .406 .378 90 3.6 2.8 0.3 99 0 0.7 0.5 -1.8 0.3
2016 KCA MLB AL 24 40 .252 .313 .415 .290 105 -2.3 1.1 -0.1 65 10 -1.4 0.4 -1.6 -0.2
2016 OAK MLB AL 73 292 .262 .323 .432 .261 99 -16.5 8.3 0.5 66 10 -1.0 4.6 -11.4 0.1
2016 NAS AAA PCL 10 44 .276 .335 .421 .414 92 -0.5 1.2 0.1 45 0 -0.6 0.8 -3.1 -0.2
2016 OMA AAA PCL 2 5 .237 .301 .400 1.000 98 -0.7 0.1 0 48 0 0.7 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2017 KCA MLB AL 7 6 .254 .327 .402 .200 102 -0.9 0.2 0 89 7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.0
2017 OMA AAA PCL 99 414 .271 .335 .425 .341 101 -3.9 12.2 -0.1 85 0 6.8 1.5 -10.3 1.0
2018 OMA AAA PCL 102 425 .264 .330 .407 .286 93 -5.5 12.5 -0.2 75 0 -5.4 2.0 -15.9 -0.7
2019 SWB AAA INT 28 94 .261 .344 .446 .314 105 -1.5 3.2 0 0 0 -3.6 2.1 0.0 0.0

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
2011 AUB A- NYP 130 107 21 28 3 2 1 38 18 12 22 13 1 .262 .367 .355 .093 2 2
2012 HAG A SAL 485 398 83 128 14 5 0 152 41 65 68 38 9 .322 .432 .382 .060 1 8
2013 POT A+ CAR 402 330 70 103 8 9 0 129 29 52 37 54 5 .312 .422 .391 .079 2 6
2013 HAR AA EAS 138 114 26 37 4 0 0 41 8 20 17 20 2 .325 .434 .360 .035 0 2
2014 MID AA TEX 421 364 57 91 20 3 1 120 23 44 65 51 5 .250 .333 .330 .080 4
2014 SAC AAA PCL 121 109 17 21 2 0 0 23 5 9 19 3 1 .193 .254 .211 .018 0
2014 OAK MLB AL 6 6 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 .167 .167 .167 .000 0
2015 OAK MLB AL 555 520 70 153 18 9 5 204 42 26 81 26 8 .294 .334 .392 .098 2 1
2015 NAS AAA PCL 101 91 18 28 2 3 0 36 3 9 17 5 2 .308 .370 .396 .088 0 1
2016 KCA MLB AL 40 37 7 9 0 0 0 9 1 0 7 3 2 .243 .275 .243 .000 1 0
2016 OAK MLB AL 292 274 32 64 11 4 0 83 12 10 30 14 3 .234 .270 .303 .069 1 3
2016 NAS AAA PCL 44 41 7 12 1 0 0 13 4 2 12 4 0 .293 .326 .317 .024 0 1
2016 OMA AAA PCL 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2017 KCA MLB AL 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .000 0 0
2017 OMA AAA PCL 414 354 50 101 7 4 0 116 22 44 60 24 11 .285 .369 .328 .042 2 9
2018 OMA AAA PCL 425 376 51 96 9 1 4 119 36 30 54 10 8 .255 .314 .316 .061 4 11
2019 SWB AAA INT 94 83 11 22 5 2 0 31 11 8 14 9 0 .265 .340 .373 .108 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 18 0.5000 0.5000 0.8889 0.6667 0.3333 0.8333 1.0000 0.1111 -0.0003
2015 1896 0.5058 0.5723 0.8332 0.7591 0.3810 0.8571 0.7843 0.1668 -0.0009
2016 1077 0.5088 0.5051 0.8750 0.6332 0.3724 0.9049 0.8223 0.1250 0.0000
2017 29 0.4138 0.4828 0.8571 0.8333 0.2353 0.8000 1.0000 0.1429 0.0000
Career30200.50600.54700.84870.71440.37620.87350.80120.1513-0.0006

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
2013-05-16 2013-05-27 Minors 11 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2012-07-27 2012-08-03 Minors 7 7 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 NYA $
2018 KCA $
2017 KCA $
2016 OAK $512,500
2015 OAK $
2014 OAK $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$512,500
1 yrTotal$512,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 30 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/5/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 2018. DFA by Kansas City 2/28/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/4/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 3/16. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 7/29/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Oakland 7/28/14.
  • Acquired by Oakland 12/11/13 in trade from Washington for lhp Jerry Blevins.
  • Drafted by Washington 2011 (32-967) (Mercer).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 377 45 93 10 2 7 35 29 60 16 7 .275 .338 .379 88 12.6 1.3
80o 359 41 84 9 2 6 32 26 58 14 6 .259 .320 .355 81 7.9 0.8
70o 346 39 79 8 2 6 30 24 57 13 6 .252 .312 .348 76 4.7 0.5
60o 335 37 74 8 2 5 28 23 56 12 5 .244 .302 .333 71 2.1 0.2
50o 325 35 70 7 2 5 27 21 55 12 5 .237 .293 .325 67 -0.1 0.0
40o 315 33 65 7 1 5 25 20 54 11 5 .227 .283 .311 63 -2.2 -0.2
30o 304 31 60 6 1 4 24 19 53 10 4 .217 .272 .289 59 -4.3 -0.5
20o 291 29 56 6 1 4 22 17 51 9 4 .211 .265 .287 54 -6.5 -0.7
10o 273 26 50 5 1 4 20 15 49 8 4 .200 .249 .276 46 -9.3 -1.0
Weighted Mean3283571725272255125.239.296.327690.60.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Give me a guy who will steal 20+ bases that didn't last year? Or a few guys :)
(Lightning Len from Uh, no)
Manny Margot, Aaron Altherr, Billy Burns. (Scooter Hotz)
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Billy Burns improve on or even repeat what he did last year? Seemed to be awfully lucky with the bat
(kbethel from richmond)
Hit .479 and slugged .718 in 118 balls put in play on the first pitch! I don't think it was luck, per se, because jumping on pitchers early in counts was how hitters reclaimed some of the ground they'd lost over the last five years in 2015, but I'll say that another set of adjustments is ahead of Burns if he wants to have another above-average offensive season. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)At this point last year , most writers in the industry were not high on Billy Burns bat at all. What has changed in his approach or is he set for a collapse soon?
(ArkBuilder from Texas)
.362 BABIP, but he rarely strikes out and his LD% isn't totally embarrassing. He's due for some regression to be sure, but I do think he hits enough to stick around the majors. Still don't see a first-division guy. (Ben Carsley)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)A's fan here trying to find something positive in this season beyond Sonny Gray. So what do you make of the seasons so far (SSS caveat) of Stephen Vogt, Billy Burns, and Mark Canha (against right-handers)?
(Eric from Fremont)
There was another Canha question that was just submitted so I'll answer it in this one. Yeah I think there's always room for players who can hit right handed pitching even if LHPs get them out. I don't understand why Vogt is doing what he's doing and I really want Billy Burns to work but I don't think it's a long term thing. At least Marcus Semien is mashing. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Will Billy Burns ever be an useful fantasy OF thanks to the steals? Maybe a OF4 with impact steals... Is Jarrod Dyson his floor or ceiling, and can he steal 50+ bases? Thank you!!
(Daniel from Texas)
The problem is that Burns can't hit. He's more Tony Campana than Jarrod Dyson. (Bret Sayre)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Billy Burns, does he have a chance sometime soon to see some big-league level action? The A's OF is underwhelming at best right now. I think Burns can out "Hamilton" Billy Hamilton. What's the delay???
(Max from Oaktown)
I don't see it with Burns. He's an incredible runner and he controls the zone well, but I don't think he'll hit against advanced pitching and he's not a true center field defender. He's an extra outfield/bench guy for me and I don't see any reason the A's should be pushing to bring him up quickly. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Billy Burns a legit prospect? Or just a guy with some speed?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Just a guy with some speed. (Ronit Shah)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts about Oakland's Billy Burns?
(Gary from New Jersey)
I'd pay to see him take on Mike O'Neill in an on-base-off/home run derby/fight to the death. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Billy Burns? Little guy who got on base but have heard he isnt a guy
(Eric from Ann Arbor)
I've got him pegged as a 4th or 5th OF if everything goes well. (Mark Anderson)


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