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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
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Birth Date8-30-1989
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 13 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2011
2012
2013
-0.12014
0.92015
WARP Summary

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
Career138561526741541895205268162142299.293.332.390.26420.4-13.30.8

Statistics for All Levels

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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

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

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
Career19140.50420.57160.83370.76580.37410.86050.77770.1663641.9906-0.0009

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
2015 OAK $
2014 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 20 d1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

Details
  • 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).

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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

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BP Articles

Billy Burns is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBaseball Prospectus Mock Draft: Team Gianella AnalysisMike Gianella2016-02-12
Internet Baseball Awards: FinSam Miller2016-01-18
2016 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-12-01
2016 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2015-12-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Stolen Bases: Over/UnderachieversGeorge Bissell2015-12-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessRetrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League HittersMike Gianella2015-12-01
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 69: Freddie Freeman DiseaseGeorge Bissell2015-10-29
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 69: Freddie Freeman DiseaseMike Gianella2015-10-29
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 69: Freddie Freeman DiseaseBret Sayre2015-10-29
BP Unfiltered: Suspect Staff Voting in the Internet Baseball AwardsIan Frazer2015-10-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Searching for Steals in a Slower EraCraig Goldstein2015-10-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Searching for Steals in a Slower EraBen Carsley2015-10-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Endgame and Waiver-Wire Recap: AL-Only HittersKeith Cromer2015-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 24, 2015Ian Frazer2015-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 14, 2015Steven Jacobson2015-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessSometimes They Surprise You: PECOTA and 2015’s Unheralded RookiesRian Watt2015-07-24
PECOTA Day 2.0: Second-Half Fantasy Risers and FallersMike Gianella2015-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: Be Aggressive! B E Aggressive!Matthew Trueblood2015-07-10
What You Need to Know: July 8, 2017Ian Frazer2015-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 29, 2015Ian Frazer2015-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Mr. Burns Runs AfoulR.J. Anderson2015-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 17, 2015Chris Mosch2015-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 12, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 11Keith Cromer2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 11J.J. Jansons2015-06-12
Fantasy Rounders: Will Giancarlo Make It Rain?Doug Thorburn2015-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 3, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Two American League Outfielders of InterestNick Shlain2015-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Bryce Harder!Ian Frazer2015-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Smoked!Daniel Rathman2015-05-08
Prospect Feature: Your New Favorite Fringe ProspectsBrendan Gawlowski2015-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Harrison ScoredR.J. Anderson2015-04-09
Expert FAAB Review: Week OneMike Gianella2015-04-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2015Craig Goldstein2015-02-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Stop Looking for Sleepers, Start Looking for ValueMike Gianella2015-01-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: American League Speed Options on the CheapKeith Cromer2014-12-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Oakland AthleticsKeith Cromer2014-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 29, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-29
The Week in Quotes: September 8-14Chris Mosch2014-09-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 12, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersCraig Goldstein2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersBret Sayre2014-09-04
Pebble Hunting: This Article Mentions Fehlandt LentiniSam Miller2014-08-29
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 31, 2014Chris Mosch2014-07-31
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: National League OutfieldersBret Sayre2013-09-17


BP Chats

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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