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#1 SpecialFNK

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

A's are calling up Burns.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Athletics are calling up prospect outfielder Billy Burns.
No word yet on the corresponding roster move, but Coco Crisp is dealing with a neck injury. Known for his plus-speed, the 24-year-old Burns is batting .250/.333/.330 with 51 steals over 91 games this season in Triple-A.


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http://www.thebaseba...p?P=billy-burns

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:07 PM

A's are calling up Burns.



CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Athletics are calling up prospect outfielder Billy Burns.
No word yet on the corresponding roster move, but Coco Crisp is dealing with a neck injury. Known for his plus-speed, the 24-year-old Burns is batting .250/.333/.330 with 51 steals over 91 games this season in Triple-A.


minor league numbers.
http://www.thebaseba...p?P=billy-burns


Gentry to the DL.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

Real great for cheap speed. Grab him now for that late season SB push in roto.

EDIT: Of course not in yahoo....

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Real great for cheap speed. Grab him now for that late season SB push in roto.

EDIT: Of course not in yahoo....

Real great for cheap speed. Grab him now for that late season SB push in roto.

EDIT: Of course not in yahoo....


How much is he going to play though? Can't see him being worth an add except in very deep leagues or dailys with huge benches.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

44:65 bb:k ratio. 51/56 sb attempts.

Late game defensive replacement and pinch runner.
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

44:65 bb:k ratio. 51/56 sb attempts.

Late game defensive replacement and pinch runner.


very possible. Not sure of Coco's injury's status.

I dont know whether its this year or next, but I still think this kid could be a pretty good fantasy asset, especially in OBP leagues.
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

44:65 bb:k ratio. 51/56 sb attempts.

Late game defensive replacement and pinch runner.


Hits lefties better too so could get some AB v them. Still I only play in one league where I can roster a guy like that, and I don't need speed there.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:50 PM


44:65 bb:k ratio. 51/56 sb attempts.

Late game defensive replacement and pinch runner.


very possible. Not sure of Coco's injury's status.

I dont know whether its this year or next, but I still think this kid could be a pretty good fantasy asset, especially in OBP leagues.


Coco is getting a MRI tomorrow so it's still unknown how bad the injury is. Burns could fill the Gentry role and see playing time vs lefties.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

a guy who will likely only play vs lefties with a .330 slg. MLB pitchers will hammer the plate against him
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

makes me wonder how bad Crisp is injured. even with Gentry injured, wouldn't there be someone other than Burns make a better option if they were not going to play every day?

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:26 PM

makes me wonder how bad Crisp is injured. even with Gentry injured, wouldn't there be someone other than Burns make a better option if they were not going to play every day?


Why?

Burns profiles as a utility/bench OF.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:53 PM


makes me wonder how bad Crisp is injured. even with Gentry injured, wouldn't there be someone other than Burns make a better option if they were not going to play every day?


Why?

Burns profiles as a utility/bench OF.


I was not aware of his prospect status.
he seems like Billy Hamilton lite.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:16 PM


makes me wonder how bad Crisp is injured. even with Gentry injured, wouldn't there be someone other than Burns make a better option if they were not going to play every day?


Why?

Burns profiles as a utility/bench OF.


And they're trying to win games, so service time doesn't mean a lot. It's not like Burns is an uber elite prospect.
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:01 PM



makes me wonder how bad Crisp is injured. even with Gentry injured, wouldn't there be someone other than Burns make a better option if they were not going to play every day?


Why?

Burns profiles as a utility/bench OF.


I was not aware of his prospect status.
he seems like Billy Hamilton lite.


hes not Billy Hamilton lite, Billy Hamilton has doubles and triples power, Burns does not
5 man keeper 5x5 Roto 10 yrs running 3x Champ

C- Weiters 1B- Goldy (k)
2b- Hill SS- Hanley (k)
3B- Beltre (k) CI- Encarnacion (k)
MI- Miller, Baez
OF- Cargo (k), Pence, Holliday
OF- Eaton, Soriano, KDavis

SP- Bumgarner, Cole, Wacha, Cashner
SP- Minor (dl), Yordanny, Archer, Ubaldo
RP- Holland, Roberston, Chapman (dl), Balfour
RP- Melancon, C.Martinez, Hoover

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:17 PM




makes me wonder how bad Crisp is injured. even with Gentry injured, wouldn't there be someone other than Burns make a better option if they were not going to play every day?


Why?

Burns profiles as a utility/bench OF.


I was not aware of his prospect status.
he seems like Billy Hamilton lite.


hes not Billy Hamilton lite, Billy Hamilton has doubles and triples power, Burns does not


Much better plate discipline than Hamilton, though.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:26 PM





makes me wonder how bad Crisp is injured. even with Gentry injured, wouldn't there be someone other than Burns make a better option if they were not going to play every day?


Why?

Burns profiles as a utility/bench OF.


I was not aware of his prospect status.
he seems like Billy Hamilton lite.


hes not Billy Hamilton lite, Billy Hamilton has doubles and triples power, Burns does not


Much better plate discipline than Hamilton, though.


yah he does, until MLB pitchers realize hes a 1 trick pony, they will pepper the strike zone, with zero threat of him getting an extra base hit
5 man keeper 5x5 Roto 10 yrs running 3x Champ

C- Weiters 1B- Goldy (k)
2b- Hill SS- Hanley (k)
3B- Beltre (k) CI- Encarnacion (k)
MI- Miller, Baez
OF- Cargo (k), Pence, Holliday
OF- Eaton, Soriano, KDavis

SP- Bumgarner, Cole, Wacha, Cashner
SP- Minor (dl), Yordanny, Archer, Ubaldo
RP- Holland, Roberston, Chapman (dl), Balfour
RP- Melancon, C.Martinez, Hoover

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:37 PM






makes me wonder how bad Crisp is injured. even with Gentry injured, wouldn't there be someone other than Burns make a better option if they were not going to play every day?


Why?

Burns profiles as a utility/bench OF.


I was not aware of his prospect status.
he seems like Billy Hamilton lite.


hes not Billy Hamilton lite, Billy Hamilton has doubles and triples power, Burns does not


Much better plate discipline than Hamilton, though.


yah he does, until MLB pitchers realize hes a 1 trick pony, they will pepper the strike zone, with zero threat of him getting an extra base hit


So players are useless in the majors if they can't get an extra base hit? Interesting.

He has a great plate discipline, great speed and is an above average defensive outfielder. They can stick him in centerfield vs lefties without having to move around their other outfielders. He'll hit in the bottom of the lineup.
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:19 PM

He will be useful to the A's for what they need. In fantasy he wont be. I mean you can add Jarrod Dyson, Rajai Davis and get better production on a limited basis

if he was as good of a contact hitter as Juan Pierre he might be useful, but hes not. He was hitting .250 with a .330 slg in AA. Now we are supposed to jump on board with him facing actual major leaguers?
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C- Weiters 1B- Goldy (k)
2b- Hill SS- Hanley (k)
3B- Beltre (k) CI- Encarnacion (k)
MI- Miller, Baez
OF- Cargo (k), Pence, Holliday
OF- Eaton, Soriano, KDavis

SP- Bumgarner, Cole, Wacha, Cashner
SP- Minor (dl), Yordanny, Archer, Ubaldo
RP- Holland, Roberston, Chapman (dl), Balfour
RP- Melancon, C.Martinez, Hoover

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:19 AM

He will be useful to the A's for what they need. In fantasy he wont be. I mean you can add Jarrod Dyson, Rajai Davis and get better production on a limited basis

if he was as good of a contact hitter as Juan Pierre he might be useful, but hes not. He was hitting .250 with a .330 slg in AA. Now we are supposed to jump on board with him facing actual major leaguers?


The thing is that nobody here has created any sort of hype. Only one poster mentioned something about him possibly being a cheap source for stolen bases. Another one called him "Billy Hamilton Lite". That's two. So I truly fail to see where you find the hype in this thread?

Some of us play in very deep leagues. 16-team leagues or AL-only leagues. In those type of leagues, even someone like Burns could have value. You don't pick him up expecting HR or even hitting for average, you pick him up for the speed. In those kind of leagues, even "one trick ponies" can have good value.

Nobody here is recommending anyone to go pick him up but for those who play in deeper leagues or AL-only, he could be a guy to keep an eye on.

Calling someone "useless" before he even has had a Major League AB is useless.
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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:26 AM


He will be useful to the A's for what they need. In fantasy he wont be. I mean you can add Jarrod Dyson, Rajai Davis and get better production on a limited basis

if he was as good of a contact hitter as Juan Pierre he might be useful, but hes not. He was hitting .250 with a .330 slg in AA. Now we are supposed to jump on board with him facing actual major leaguers?


The thing is that nobody here has created any sort of hype. Only one poster mentioned something about him possibly being a cheap source for stolen bases. Another one called him "Billy Hamilton Lite". That's two. So I truly fail to see where you find the hype in this thread?

Some of us play in very deep leagues. 16-team leagues or AL-only leagues. In those type of leagues, even someone like Burns could have value. You don't pick him up expecting HR or even hitting for average, you pick him up for the speed. In those kind of leagues, even "one trick ponies" can have good value.

Nobody here is recommending anyone to go pick him up but for those who play in deeper leagues or AL-only, he could be a guy to keep an eye on.

Calling someone "useless" before he even has had a Major League AB is useless.


sorry this Burns thing goes back to his minor league thread
5 man keeper 5x5 Roto 10 yrs running 3x Champ

C- Weiters 1B- Goldy (k)
2b- Hill SS- Hanley (k)
3B- Beltre (k) CI- Encarnacion (k)
MI- Miller, Baez
OF- Cargo (k), Pence, Holliday
OF- Eaton, Soriano, KDavis

SP- Bumgarner, Cole, Wacha, Cashner
SP- Minor (dl), Yordanny, Archer, Ubaldo
RP- Holland, Roberston, Chapman (dl), Balfour
RP- Melancon, C.Martinez, Hoover




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