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Portrait of Billy Burns

Billy Burns LFAthletics

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .250 0 30 14 17 .248 0.7
Birth Date8-30-1989
Height5' 9"
Weight180 lbs
Age25 years, 1 months, 26 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.62014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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 0 3 1 .167 .167 .167 .156 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1
Career136641000100000031.167.167.167.156-1.2-0.0-0.1

Advanced

'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 .257 .314 101 3.9 3.7 0.3 2.5 0.7 7.9 1.1 7.9 1.1
2012 HAG A 113 485 .302 .260 .335 .391 .266 .387 106 22.1 14.1 -0.9 2.1 4.3 43.8 4.6 43.8 4.6
2013 POT A+ 91 402 .295 .257 .334 .383 .255 .349 109 15.3 11.8 -2.2 1.3 0.1 25.6 2.7 25.6 2.7
2013 HAR AA 30 138 .305 .256 .328 .382 .268 .381 94 6.3 3.8 -0.2 1.3 3.5 14.7 1.7 14.7 1.7
2014 OAK MLB 13 6 .156 .231 .287 .335 .229 .167 98 -0.6 0.2 0 -0.0 -0.6 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2014 MID AA 91 421 .247 .249 .317 .369 .253 .298 110 -5.7 11.6 0.8 8.5 4.9 10.2 2.0 10.2 2.0
2014 SAC AAA 28 121 .173 .276 .341 .427 .265 .233 89 -12 3.6 0.3 0.8 0.5 -8.0 -0.7 -8.0 -0.7

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 7.9 2.5 1.1
2012 HAG A 485 83 128 14 5 0 41 65 68 38 9 .322 .432 .382 .060 .302 43.8 2.1 4.6
2013 POT A+ 402 70 103 8 9 0 29 52 37 54 5 .312 .422 .391 .079 .295 25.6 1.3 2.7
2013 HAR AA 138 26 37 4 0 0 8 20 17 20 2 .325 .434 .360 .035 .305 14.7 1.3 1.7
2014 SAC AAA 121 17 21 2 0 0 5 9 19 3 1 .193 .254 .211 .018 .173 -8.0 0.8 -0.7
2014 MID AA 421 57 91 20 3 1 23 44 65 51 5 .250 .333 .330 .080 .247 10.2 8.5 2.0
2014 OAK MLB 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .167 .167 .167 .000 .156 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1

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
2014 18 0.5556 0.5000 0.8889 0.7000 0.2500 0.8571 1.0000 0.1111
Career180.55560.50.88890.70.250.857110.1111

Injury History

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
2014 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 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).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 519 64 131 16 4 0 37 60 82 42 6 .300 .388 .360 .291 33.6 LF 2, CF 0 3.9
80o 495 59 119 15 4 0 34 54 81 38 6 .283 .368 .338 .276 24.8 LF 1, CF 0 2.9
70o 478 55 111 14 4 0 31 50 80 36 5 .270 .353 .323 .265 18.8 LF 1, CF 0 2.2
60o 464 52 104 13 4 0 30 47 79 33 5 .260 .341 .310 .256 14.0 LF 1, CF 0 1.7
50o 450 49 96 12 3 0 28 44 79 31 4 .250 .330 .298 .247 9.7 LF 1, CF 0 1.2
40o 436 46 90 11 3 0 26 41 78 29 4 .240 .318 .286 .238 5.7 LF 1, CF 0 0.8
30o 422 43 85 11 3 0 25 38 76 27 4 .230 .306 .273 .229 1.7 LF 1, CF 0 0.3
20o 405 40 78 10 3 0 23 35 75 25 4 .218 .291 .259 .218 -2.7 LF 1, CF 0 -0.1
10o 381 36 67 8 2 0 20 31 73 22 3 .201 .271 .239 .203 -8.2 LF 1, CF 0 -0.7
Weighted Mean457501001330294679325.255.335.304.25111.9LF 1, CF 01.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 7% 2% 18% 31%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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
201525250254852017234517.229.316.278.227-0.1-1.82.9-0.214.9-19.40.9
201626292316472122265420.256.336.316.2441.08.43.2-0.414.9-9.31.1
20172751553106124135519335.238.327.285.2350.74.25.2-0.814.9-15.11.9
201828633661341451446310942.246.334.296.2391.17.66.1-1.114.9-12.32.4
201929618651321452455911139.249.334.306.2411.18.05.4-1.314.9-11.12.3
202030631661331452466111637.244.330.301.2380.85.24.8-1.514.9-13.02.4
202131623651321452455811435.245.329.301.2370.74.14.3-1.714.9-13.52.3
202232620681351746515911233.252.336.331.2491.310.13.3-1.814.9-6.42.3
202333630671311545505911731.241.324.312.2390.73.83.1-2.014.9-12.22.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.71.87.56.61.16.617.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 71)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Luis Durango 2010 .200
2 80 Jordan Henry 2012 .000 DNP
3 80 Ezequiel Carrera 2011 .222
4 79 Jermaine Curtis 2012 .000 DNP
5 78 Brock Bond 2010 .000 DNP
6 77 Shawn O'Malley 2012 .000 DNP
7 77 J.B. Shuck 2011 .245
8 76 Matt Angle 2010 .000 DNP
9 75 Chris Getz 2008 .207
10 75 Che-Hsuan Lin 2013 .000 DNP
11 75 Austin Wates 2013 .000 DNP
12 74 Brett Gardner 2008 .216
13 74 Jeffrey Corsaletti 2007 .000 DNP
14 74 Daniel Robertson 2010 .000 DNP
15 73 Brian Horwitz 2007 .000 DNP
16 73 Quintin Berry 2009 .000 DNP
17 73 Jake Smolinski 2013 .000 DNP
18 73 Darin Mastroianni 2010 .000 DNP
19 73 Jake Elmore 2011 .000 DNP
20 73 Lucas Montero 2009 .000 DNP
21 73 Antoan Richardson 2008 .000 DNP
22 73 Tonys Gutierrez 2008 .000 DNP
23 72 Josh Alley 2008 .000 DNP
24 72 Gary Brown 2013 .000 DNP
25 72 Adrian Cardenas 2012 .209
26 72 Greg Miclat 2012 .000 DNP
27 72 Michael Bourn 2007 .251
28 72 Bo Greenwell 2013 .000 DNP
29 72 Tyler Holt 2013 .000 DNP
30 72 Tyler Bortnick 2012 .000 DNP
31 72 Chris Heisey 2009 .000 DNP
32 72 Antonio DeJesus 2010 .000 DNP
33 72 Adalberto Santos 2012 .000 DNP
34 72 Matty Johnson 2012 .000 DNP
35 72 Matt Antonelli 2009 .000 DNP
36 71 Evan Frey 2010 .000 DNP
37 71 Ross Wilson 2013 .000 DNP
38 71 Leonys Martin 2012 .191
39 71 Marcus Lemon 2012 .000 DNP
40 71 Julio Borbon 2010 .228
41 71 Peter Ciofrone 2008 .000 DNP
42 71 Adron Chambers 2011 .355
43 71 Ben Copeland 2008 .000 DNP
44 71 Nate Spears 2009 .000 DNP
45 70 Shane Peterson 2012 .000 DNP
46 70 Tim Fedroff 2011 .000 DNP
47 70 Guilder Rodriguez 2008 .000 DNP
48 70 Denard Span 2008 .294
49 70 Alex Hassan 2012 .000 DNP
50 70 Eric Young 2009 .214
51 70 Jacoby Ellsbury 2008 .250
52 70 Kyle Hudson 2011 .097
53 70 Jamie Hoffmann 2009 .201
54 70 Eric Fryer 2010 .000 DNP
55 70 Cole Figueroa 2011 .000 DNP
56 69 Cody Haerther 2008 .000 DNP
57 69 Isaias Velasquez 2012 .000 DNP
58 69 D'Marcus Ingram 2012 .000 DNP
59 69 Ty Wright 2009 .000 DNP
60 69 Tim Ferguson 2013 .000 DNP
61 69 Desmond Jennings 2011 .291
62 69 Wang-Wei Lin 2012 .000 DNP
63 69 Scott Wingo 2013 .000 DNP
64 69 Casey Craig 2009 .000 DNP
65 69 Daniel Carroll 2013 .000 DNP
66 69 Ben Revere 2012 .242
67 69 Brandon Roberts 2009 .000 DNP
68 69 Mike O'Neill 2012 .000 DNP
69 69 Conner Crumbliss 2011 .000 DNP
70 69 Carlos Alonso 2012 .000 DNP
71 69 Ollie Linton 2010 .000 DNP
72 69 Ozzie Martinez 2012 .000 DNP
73 68 Chad Huffman 2009 .000 DNP
74 68 Tyler Kelly 2013 .000 DNP
75 68 James Guerrero 2008 .000 DNP
76 68 Colin Curtis 2009 .000 DNP
77 68 Chase d'Arnaud 2011 .196
78 68 Alan Ahmady 2012 .000 DNP
79 68 Brandon Douglas 2010 .000 DNP
80 68 Darren Ford 2010 .000 DNP
81 68 Todd Cunningham 2013 .150
82 68 Chris Herrmann 2012 .073
83 68 Ivan De Jesus 2011 .157
84 68 Adam Eaton 2013 .239
85 68 Josh Johnson 2010 .000 DNP
86 68 Jose Garcia 2012 .000 DNP
87 68 T.J. Mittelstaedt 2012 .000 DNP
88 68 Brock Holt 2012 .249
89 68 Deik Scram 2008 .000 DNP
90 68 Jeff Holm 2013 .000 DNP
91 68 Daniel Lyons 2009 .000 DNP
92 67 Bobby Stevens 2011 .000 DNP
93 67 Corey Wimberly 2008 .000 DNP
94 67 Erik Komatsu 2012 .195
95 67 Maiko Loyola 2010 .000 DNP
96 67 Ryan Strausborger 2012 .000 DNP
97 67 Ryan LaMarre 2013 .000 DNP
98 67 Andrew Heid 2012 .000 DNP
99 67 Alexi Casilla 2009 .192
100 67 Sean Henry 2010 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

BP Articles

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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 8-14Nick Bacarella2014-09-15
The Week in Quotes: September 8-14Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-09-15
The Week in Quotes: September 8-14Chris Mosch2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 12, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersJordan Gorosh2014-09-04
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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
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersMauricio Rubio2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble 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
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Your Five Favorite Players of 2014Sam Miller2014-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of April 14-16Jeff Moore2014-03-17
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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 28-March 2Jeff Moore2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Speed/MakeupMark Anderson2014-02-20
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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