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Billy Burns 2014 Outlook

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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.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp?P=billy-burns

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

Late game defensive replacement and pinch runner.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 · Hidden by phatrat, July 29, 2014 - No Reason · Report post

I hope he sucks.

/halosfan

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Posted · Hidden by phatrat, July 29, 2014 - No Reason · Report post

I hope he sucks.

/halosfan

he will, hes Luis Durango

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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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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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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

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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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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

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Posted · Hidden by phatrat, July 29, 2014 - No Reason · Report post

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

For someone who thinks Burns "will never be more than a 5th outfielder" you sure spend a lot of time in his threads.

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Posted · Hidden by phatrat, July 29, 2014 - No Reason · Report post

didnt know I needed permission to post when I want

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Posted · Hidden by phatrat, July 29, 2014 - No Reason · Report post

didnt know I needed permission to post when I want

Did you ask anyone before you posted this?

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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 · Hidden by phatrat, July 29, 2014 - No Reason · Report post

didnt know I needed permission to post when I want

You don't, I just find it interesting/amusing how much you love to hate on Burns.

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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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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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