New Arrival: Emmanuel Burriss, 2b, Washinton Nationals

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Back in 2005 I got an itch to try writing to guys in the Cape Cod league. I researched the players, picked about a dozen, and sent letters. I got zero returns. I only remember one of the players that I chose: Emmanuel Burriss. I have no idea why he is the one that my brain kept. I think it might be because he played at Kent State, which is near my hometown.

Burriss would end up getting taken in the first round, 33rd overall, of the 2006 draft by the Giants. He was not projected to have much pop with the bat, but contact skills, speed and middle of the infield defense should of made him a valuable National League asset. The Giants were high on him, to the point that one team official compared his playmaking abilities to Willie Mays. He would rate in the Giants Top 10 twice, #4 in 2006 and #10 in 2007.

He would scuff a little in his first taste with High-A ball, but would generally move quickly through the system and made the majors in 2008.

But since then he has been a 4A player, riding the bus back and fourth from the major leagues. Last season he didn’t hit particularly well in either AAA or the majors, and at this point is the owner of a career -2.7 WAR.

He is still quick, and his defense is good, but his bat is just not playing well…even in the National League.

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm Lg G AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2006 21 SFG-min A- 65 254 1 27 35 11 27 22 .307 .384 .366 .750
2007 22 SFG-min A,A+,Fal 142 556 0 52 76 19 46 72 .286 .347 .335 .681
2008 23 SFG-min Fal,AAA 38 147 1 16 9 4 6 17 .293 .333 .347 .680
2008 23 SFG NL 95 240 1 18 13 5 23 24 .283 .357 .329 .686 81
2009 24 SFG-min AAA 17 71 1 7 6 2 3 4 .268 .312 .366 .678
2009 24 SFG NL 61 202 0 13 11 4 14 34 .238 .292 .267 .560 48
2010 25 SFG-min AAA,FgW,A+ 105 407 0 29 17 6 21 47 .273 .316 .314 .630
2010 25 SFG NL 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800 120
2011 26 SFG-min AAA 45 175 2 10 24 5 22 19 .297 .386 .389 .775
2011 26 SFG NL 59 137 0 4 11 3 6 17 .204 .253 .212 .465 35
2012 27 SFG-min AAA 29 106 0 3 5 0 11 12 .274 .342 .377 .719
2012 27 SFG NL 60 136 0 7 5 3 10 25 .213 .270 .221 .491 43
2013 28 CIN-min AAA 108 369 1 24 17 8 22 41 .241 .294 .266 .560
2014 29 WSN-min AAA,FgW 133 499 6 50 23 11 50 47 .299 .374 .411 .785
2015 30 WSN-min AAA,FgW 107 411 3 39 15 7 35 47 .273 .337 .363 .700
2015 30 WSN NL 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .667 .800 .667 1.467 306
2016 31 PHI-min AAA 50 175 0 13 6 1 9 25 .263 .296 .309 .604
2016 31 PHI NL 39 45 0 0 1 0 2 10 .111 .184 .178 .361 -1
7 Yrs 326 768 1 42 41 15 57 111 .237 .300 .266 .565 55
162 Game Avg. 162 382 0 21 20 7 28 55 .237 .300 .266 .565 55
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/5/2017.
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