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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
5 .258 0 1 0 0 .237 0.0
Birth Date8-30-1989
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Age27 years, 0 months, 29 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2012
2013
-0.12014
0.92015
-0.82016
WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 9/27/2016 10:49 ET | Royals Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
KCA LF 8 9 2 .258 1 0 0 0 .309 .335 0.0 .237
KCA RF 8 5 1 .258 1 0 0 0 .309 .335 0.0 .237
KCA CF 9 10 2 .258 1 0 0 0 .309 .335 0.0 .237
2015 Rest-of-Season Totals245.2581000.309.3350.0.237

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 OAK 24 13 6 6 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .167 .167 .167 .158 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1
2015 OAK 25 125 555 520 70 153 18 9 5 204 26 81 6 2 1 42 26 8 .294 .334 .392 .265 21.4 -13.0 0.9
2016 KCA 26 20 34 32 5 8 0 0 0 8 0 6 2 0 0 0 3 2 .250 .294 .250 .203 -1.0 -1.5 -0.3
2016 OAK 26 73 292 274 32 64 11 4 0 83 10 30 4 1 3 12 14 3 .234 .270 .303 .206 -2.5 -2.5 -0.5
Career23188783211122629135296361171234544614.272.310.356.24316.8-17.3-0.0

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 AUB A- 32 130 .288 .245 .325 .353 .000 .314 101 3.9 3.7 0.3 0.1 0.7 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2012 HAG A 113 485 .302 .260 .335 .391 .000 .387 106 22.1 14.1 -0.9 8.1 4.3 39.6 4.8 39.6 4.8
2013 POT A+ 91 402 .295 .257 .334 .383 .000 .349 109 15.3 11.8 -2.2 2.1 0.1 25.0 2.7 25.0 2.7
2013 HAR AA 30 138 .305 .256 .328 .382 .000 .381 94 6.3 3.8 -0.2 3.5 3.5 13.4 1.8 13.4 1.8
2014 OAK MLB 13 6 .158 .231 .287 .335 .000 .167 99 -0.6 0.2 0 -0.2 -0.6 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 MID AA 91 421 .253 .249 .317 .369 .000 .298 103 -3 11.6 0.8 5.2 4.9 14.2 2.1 14.2 2.1
2014 SAC AAA 28 121 .174 .276 .341 .427 .000 .233 88 -11.9 3.6 0.3 2.0 0.5 -7.4 -0.5 -7.4 -0.5
2015 OAK MLB 125 555 .265 .253 .312 .403 .000 .339 98 2.7 15.0 1.4 -13.0 2.4 21.4 0.9 21.4 0.9
2015 NAS AAA 22 101 .295 .272 .333 .406 .000 .378 90 3.7 2.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 7.3 0.8 7.3 0.8
2016 KCA MLB 20 34 .203 .265 .332 .440 .271 .308 104 -2 1.0 0 -1.5 0.0 -1.0 -0.3 -1.0 -0.3
2016 OAK MLB 73 292 .206 .263 .323 .433 .262 .261 96 -16 8.3 0.5 -2.5 4.6 -2.5 -0.5 -2.5 -0.5
2016 NAS AAA 10 44 .246 .276 .335 .421 .266 .414 97 -0.7 1.2 0.1 -0.6 0.8 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2016 OMA AAA 2 5 .129 .237 .301 .400 .260 1.000 101 -0.7 0.1 0 0.7 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 AUB A- 130 21 28 3 2 1 18 12 22 13 1 .262 .367 .355 .093 .288 8.7 0.1 0.9
2012 HAG A 485 83 128 14 5 0 41 65 68 38 9 .322 .432 .382 .060 .302 39.6 8.1 4.8
2013 POT A+ 402 70 103 8 9 0 29 52 37 54 5 .312 .422 .391 .079 .295 25.0 2.1 2.7
2013 HAR AA 138 26 37 4 0 0 8 20 17 20 2 .325 .434 .360 .035 .305 13.4 3.5 1.8
2014 OAK MLB 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .167 .167 .167 .000 .158 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1
2014 SAC AAA 121 17 21 2 0 0 5 9 19 3 1 .193 .254 .211 .018 .174 -7.4 2.0 -0.5
2014 MID AA 421 57 91 20 3 1 23 44 65 51 5 .250 .333 .330 .080 .253 14.2 5.2 2.1
2015 OAK MLB 555 70 153 18 9 5 42 26 81 26 8 .294 .334 .392 .098 .265 21.4 -13.0 0.9
2015 NAS AAA 101 18 28 2 3 0 3 9 17 5 2 .308 .370 .396 .088 .295 7.3 0.3 0.8
2016 NAS AAA 44 7 12 1 0 0 4 2 12 4 0 .293 .326 .317 .024 .246 1.5 -0.6 0.1
2016 OMA AAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .129 -0.6 0.7 0.0
2016 KCA MLB 34 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 2 .250 .294 .250 .000 .203 -1.0 -1.5 -0.3
2016 OAK MLB 292 32 64 11 4 0 12 10 30 14 3 .234 .270 .303 .069 .206 -2.5 -2.5 -0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2014 18 0.5000 0.5000 0.8889 0.6667 0.3333 0.8333 1.0000 0.1111 9 -0.000292
2015 1896 0.5042 0.5723 0.8332 0.7667 0.3745 0.8608 0.7756 0.1668 648 -0.000926
2016 1059 0.5241 0.5061 0.8731 0.6486 0.3492 0.9000 0.8182 0.1269 0 0.000000
Career29730.51130.54830.84770.7240.36520.87460.79210.1523413.3098-0.0006

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
2016 OAK $512,500
2015 OAK $
2014 OAK $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$512,500
1 yrTotal$512,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 20 d1 year/$0.5125M (2016)

Details
  • 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).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 681 87 176 25 8 4 49 54 105 45 10 .289 .348 .377 .272 29.8 CF -2 3.0
80o 665 83 167 24 8 4 46 50 105 43 9 .278 .336 .362 .262 22.6 CF -2 2.3
70o 654 80 158 23 7 3 45 48 105 41 9 .270 .327 .352 .255 17.7 CF -2 1.7
60o 645 78 152 22 7 3 43 46 104 39 8 .263 .319 .342 .249 13.5 CF -2 1.3
50o 636 75 147 21 7 3 41 45 104 38 8 .256 .312 .334 .244 9.7 CF -2 0.9
40o 627 73 142 20 7 3 40 43 104 36 8 .250 .304 .325 .238 6.1 CF -2 0.5
30o 618 71 136 20 6 3 38 41 103 35 7 .243 .297 .316 .232 2.3 CF -2 0.1
20o 607 68 130 19 6 3 37 39 103 33 7 .235 .288 .306 .225 -2.0 CF -2 -0.4
10o 591 65 121 17 6 3 34 37 102 31 7 .224 .275 .291 .215 -7.8 CF -2 -1.0
Weighted Mean6377614821734245104388.257.313.335.24410.2CF -20.9

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/27/2016 12:00 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 66 8 18 3 1 0 6 5 9 4 1 .304 .360 .502 .277 3.1 LF 0, CF 0 0.3
80o 45 5 12 2 1 0 4 3 7 3 1 .288 .343 .437 .263 1.5 LF 0, CF 0 0.2
70o 30 3 7 1 0 0 2 2 4 2 0 .277 .330 .395 .253 0.7 LF 0, CF 0 0.1
60o 17 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 .267 .319 .363 .245 0.3 LF 0, CF 0 0.0
50o 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .258 .309 .335 .237 0.0 LF 0, CF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean101200011210.262.314.347.2410.1LF 0, CF 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 43% 14% 19% 71%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201727625631401974504610436.249.311.328.2370.45.83.61.015.5-14.3-1.9
201828625631432164514410634.255.314.335.2390.56.73.20.815.5-12.8-1.9
201929625621432174514310732.251.310.333.2370.34.72.80.715.5-14.2-1.9
202030617621402174514410730.251.311.336.2390.45.22.30.515.3-12.8-1.8
202131603611352064494310528.249.310.332.2370.23.72.00.314.9-13.5-1.8
202232594591332064484210325.248.308.331.2360.12.41.50.114.7-13.9-1.8
202333580571302064474010323.248.307.331.236-0.01.71.2-0.014.3-13.8-1.7
202434571571271964464010120.246.306.329.235-0.10.60.7-0.214.1-14.0-1.7
202535562561251964454010018.246.306.328.235-0.2-0.00.3-0.413.9-13.9-1.7

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20172752150119176240348029.252.308.327.232-0.01.02.9-0.910.7-11.7-1.2
20182852451121196241348328.255.310.334.2340.01.42.6-1.010.7-10.8-1.2
20192951349116186240328426.249.304.327.230-0.2-1.02.2-1.211.6-13.7-1.2
20203053051120196342348825.249.306.330.232-0.2-0.72.0-1.312.6-13.9-1.2
20213152051118185341348424.250.306.326.231-0.3-1.51.7-1.512.2-13.8-1.2
20223251149115185239318121.248.305.322.229-0.5-3.21.3-1.612.4-15.2-1.2
20233347644109186136268418.250.299.324.227-0.5-3.71.0-1.69.6-12.7-1.1
20243447244102156135308616.240.297.315.224-0.7-5.60.6-1.710.6-15.1-1.1
20253552051118197343348016.250.309.339.237-0.2-1.00.3-2.09.7-9.0-1.2

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
20.823.4711.3124.474.5

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.12.2out of baseball2.90.9out of baseball6.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Ezequiel Carrera 2013 .181
2 85 Brett Gardner 2010 .268
3 84 Josh Anderson 2009 .206
4 84 Julio Borbon 2012 .000 DNP
5 84 Matt Angle 2012 .000 DNP
6 84 Tony Gwynn 2009 .267
7 83 A.J. Pollock 2014 .306
8 83 Luis Durango 2012 .000 DNP
9 82 Emilio Bonifacio 2011 .280
10 82 Brandon Watson 2008 .000 DNP
11 81 Brendan Ryan 2008 .226
12 81 Joey Gathright 2007 .259
13 81 Chris Duffy 2006 .241
14 81 Rajai Davis 2007 .265
15 81 Carl Loadenthal 2008 .000 DNP
16 81 Ben Revere 2014 .261
17 81 Darin Mastroianni 2012 .251
18 81 Brad Coon 2009 .000 DNP
19 80 Kyle Hudson 2013 .000 DNP
20 80 Shane Victorino 2007 .267
21 80 Tim Fedroff 2013 .000 DNP
22 80 James Rapoport 2011 .000 DNP
23 79 James Jones 2015 .120
24 79 Freddy Guzman 2007 .236
25 79 Reggie Willits 2007 .265
26 79 Adam Eaton 2015 .282
27 79 Dee Gordon 2014 .267
28 79 Nook Logan 2006 .270
29 79 Angel Pagan 2008 .274
30 79 Austin Wates 2015 .000 DNP
31 79 Tyler Holt 2015 .121
32 79 Michael Bourn 2009 .266
33 79 Chris Getz 2010 .211
34 79 Charlie Blackmon 2013 .273
35 78 Alexi Casilla 2011 .252
36 78 Eric Young 2011 .228
37 78 Eduardo Nunez 2013 .255
38 78 Chris Burke 2006 .263
39 78 Tony Campana 2012 .230
40 78 Miguel Negron 2009 .000 DNP
41 78 Emeel Salem 2011 .000 DNP
42 78 Willy Taveras 2008 .225
43 78 J.B. Shuck 2013 .262
44 78 Jim Adduci 2011 .000 DNP
45 77 Adron Chambers 2013 .185
46 77 Jeremy Reed 2007 .151
47 77 Derrick Robinson 2014 .000 DNP
48 77 Jacoby Ellsbury 2010 .182
49 77 Jarrod Dyson 2011 .190
50 77 Shane Robinson 2011 .023
51 77 Gregor Blanco 2010 .256
52 77 Todd Cunningham 2015 .214
53 77 Jose Constanza 2010 .000 DNP
54 77 Jon Jay 2011 .275
55 77 Bryan Petersen 2012 .203
56 77 Abraham Almonte 2015 .252
57 77 Jerry Owens 2007 .232
58 76 Daniel Robertson 2012 .000 DNP
59 76 Brandon Roberts 2011 .000 DNP
60 76 Skip Schumaker 2006 .185
61 76 Bernie Castro 2006 .206
62 76 Logan Schafer 2013 .219
63 76 Denard Span 2010 .240
64 76 Bryson Smith 2015 .000 DNP
65 76 Emmanuel Burriss 2011 .197
66 76 Jonathan Herrera 2011 .231
67 76 Dave Sappelt 2013 .199
68 76 Cory Sullivan 2006 .248
69 76 Clay Timpner 2009 .000 DNP
70 76 Evan Frey 2012 .000 DNP
71 76 Ben Zobrist 2007 .157
72 76 Lorenzo Cain 2012 .265
73 75 Andrew Heid 2014 .000 DNP
74 75 Trevor Crowe 2010 .223
75 75 Andy Dirks 2012 .297
76 75 Luis Terrero 2006 .195
77 75 Whit Merrifield 2015 .000 DNP
78 75 Gorkys Hernandez 2014 .000 DNP
79 75 Ruddy Yan 2008 .000 DNP
80 75 Quintin Berry 2011 .000 DNP
81 75 Juan Lagares 2015 .245
82 75 Boomer Whiting 2010 .000 DNP
83 75 Jordan Czarniecki 2007 .000 DNP
84 75 Matt Camp 2010 .000 DNP
85 75 Jordan Schafer 2013 .251
86 75 Brian Horwitz 2009 .000 DNP
87 75 Jose Tabata 2015 .233
88 75 Brock Holt 2014 .261
89 75 Leonys Martin 2014 .259
90 75 Hector Luna 2006 .255
91 75 Kevin Frandsen 2008 -.003
92 75 Javon Moran 2009 .000 DNP
93 75 Darren Ford 2012 .000 DNP
94 75 Brad McElroy 2012 .000 DNP
95 75 David Murphy 2008 .262
96 75 Jeff Salazar 2007 .248
97 74 Chris Denorfia 2007 .000 DNP
98 74 Jason Bartlett 2006 .259
99 74 Jeff Kobernus 2014 .149
100 74 Johnny Giavotella 2014 .258

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .312 .353 .408 .275
11 vs R (Multi) .285 .324 .383 .259
18 Split (Multi) -.028 -.029 -.025 -.015
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.004 -.003 -.001
30 vs L (2015) .315 .356 .412 .277
31 vs R (2015) .285 .324 .383 .259
38 Split (2015) -.031 -.032 -.029 -.017
39 LgAvg (2015) -.019 -.010 -.007 -.004

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 A short, fast guy at the top of the order should be patient. He should work the count and wait for a good pitch to hit or take a walk so he can run wild on the bases. Burns never got the memo, averaging 3.5 pitches per plate appearance and hacking at first pitches like they were knotted vines blocking his path to buried treasure. Thing is, he destroyed first pitches, hitting .479 and slugging .718. Unorthodox though his strategy is, it's hard to argue with results. Burns was a hyper-efficient basestealer in the minors but hasn't used his speed to maximum advantage in the big leagues yet. He is a solid center fielder whose routes improved as the season progressed. His small size and large BABIP are concerns, but he has defied the odds by getting even this far. Don't bet against him.
2015 This one-trick pony is worth a bet at the races, but his skills with the stick are still in the developmental stages, leaving him confined to a pinch-running/pinch-flycatching role during his cup of coffee last September. Burns has parlayed his true 80-grade speed into an 89 percent success rate on stolen bases in his minor-league career, including 166 thefts over the past three seasons. A right-handed hitter when the Nats drafted him in 2011, Burns has since converted to switch-hitting in order to make more of his speed by shortening the route to first base, and his first two seasons of double duty were a resounding hit. His copious singles and walks floated a Rickey-like OBP, before it fell off in 2014 despite Midland's favorable hitting environment. A key to his future success is his ability to work counts and earn the respect of opposing pitchers. Not a key to future success, but still important: His name is a true sentence.
2014 The Nationals' minor-league player of the year, Billy Burns is an OBP machine who can flat-out fly—good thing, considering that's the most efficient way to travel from Washington to Oakland, which traded Jerry Blevins for him.

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DateQuestionAnswer
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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