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Cory Burns PBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
50.0 3.35 1.26 52 2 1 0 0.6
Birth Date10-9-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age27 years, 0 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.22012
-0.02013
0.62014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2012 SDN 24 17 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 26 11 11 1 37 10 9 1 18 5.50 3.69 3.34 1.9 0.2
2013 TEX 25 10 0 11.3 0.0 11.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 54 12 4 4 1 18 7 5 1 5 3.18 5.46 4.84 -0.3 -0.0
Career27029.30.029.311000014638151525517142234.604.373.881.60.2

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 GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 MHV A- 22 0 32.7 3.54 113 .168 .243 .316 .353 .256 .207 98 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2010 LKC A 14 0 15.7 1.21 175 .194 .244 .318 .360 .246 .371 103 7.8 0.8 7.8 0.8
2010 KIN A+ 40 0 39.3 3.34 127 .215 .256 .325 .382 .251 .330 103 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2011 AKR AA 54 0 59.7 2.75 130 .216 .255 .322 .388 .268 .299 85 13.7 1.4 13.7 1.4
2012 SDN MLB 17 0 18.0 3.34 118 .328 .258 .325 .403 .265 .403 94 2.5 0.3 1.9 0.2
2012 TUC AAA 54 0 66.0 3.03 145 .188 .276 .340 .424 .265 .298 105 20.8 2.1 20.8 2.1
2013 TEX MLB 10 0 11.3 4.84 90 .302 .262 .320 .422 .276 .275 102 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 ROU AAA 38 0 37.7 1.91 158 .239 .265 .338 .403 .270 .382 91 15.3 1.6 15.3 1.6
2014 MNT AA 16 0 18.0 4.11 107 .179 .266 .330 .397 .269 .184 100 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 DUR AAA 7 0 13.0 2.69 143 .251 .268 .328 .385 .245 .362 104 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2014 ROU AAA 20 1 32.7 5.62 90 .339 .274 .339 .423 .267 .430 99 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2009 MHV A- 3 2 11 22 0 32.7 18 6 37 2 62% .207 5.0 1.7 0.6 10.2 0.73 1.93 5.1 0.5
2010 LKC A 0 0 12 14 0 15.7 13 1 25 0 51% .371 7.5 0.6 0.0 14.3 0.89 2.29 7.8 0.8
2010 KIN A+ 1 2 30 40 0 39.3 30 13 56 2 65% .330 6.9 3.0 0.5 12.8 1.09 1.83 8.8 0.9
2011 AKR AA 2 5 35 54 0 59.7 47 15 70 3 47% .299 7.1 2.3 0.5 10.6 1.04 2.11 13.7 1.4
2012 SDN MLB 0 1 0 17 0 18.0 26 10 18 1 57% .403 13.0 5.0 0.5 9.0 2.00 5.50 1.9 0.2
2012 TUC AAA 1 2 3 54 0 66.0 49 17 78 1 57% .298 6.7 2.3 0.1 10.6 1.00 3.14 20.8 2.1
2013 ROU AAA 0 2 20 38 0 37.7 39 15 48 0 62% .382 9.3 3.6 0.0 11.5 1.43 2.15 15.3 1.6
2013 TEX MLB 1 0 0 10 0 11.3 12 7 5 1 34% .275 9.5 5.6 0.8 4.0 1.68 3.18 -0.3 -0.0
2014 ROU AAA 2 2 0 20 1 32.7 55 10 29 6 52% .430 15.2 2.8 1.7 8.0 1.99 7.44 1.0 0.1
2014 DUR AAA 2 2 1 7 0 13.0 17 3 8 0 53% .362 11.8 2.1 0.0 5.5 1.54 2.77 3.9 0.4
2014 MNT AA 1 1 4 16 0 18.0 9 3 21 2 65% .184 4.5 1.5 1.0 10.5 0.67 2.00 1.8 0.2

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
2012 331 0.4381 0.4653 0.6688 0.5931 0.3656 0.8023 0.5000 0.3312
2013 204 0.4265 0.5000 0.7647 0.6437 0.3932 0.8571 0.6522 0.2353
Career5350.43370.47850.70540.61240.37610.82320.5580.2946

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-21 2014-06-30 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-06-13 2013-07-01 Minors 18 0 Right Fingers Surgery Wart Removed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $
2013 TEX $
2012 TEX $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 115 d1 year/$502,638 (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$502,638 (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/17/14. Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from Texas 6/30/14. Claimed by Toronto off waivers from Tampa Bay 9/28/14.
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/12/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by San Diego 8/3/12. Acquired by Texas in trade from San Diego 11/28/12.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from Cleveland 12/16/11.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2008 (9-245) (Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale HS, Ariz.). $35,000 signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 56.8 43 17 59 4 .265 1.04 2.47 2.69 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 50.5 41 16 52 4 .281 1.13 2.86 3.11 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 46.1 40 15 48 4 .292 1.20 3.16 3.43 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 42.4 38 15 44 4 .302 1.25 3.41 3.7 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 39.1 37 14 40 3 .311 1.31 3.65 3.97 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 35.8 35 14 37 3 .320 1.37 3.89 4.23 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 32.4 33 13 34 3 .330 1.43 4.16 4.52 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 28.5 31 12 30 3 .342 1.51 4.47 4.86 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 23.4 27 11 24 3 .358 1.62 4.92 5.35 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000038.43614403.3091.303.613.920.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
27% 41% 22% 28% 67%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152721044047451644452.3051.313.774.108.73.18.50.80.5
20162831054057541959552.3121.283.473.778.53.09.30.80.8
20172931059062571964552.3041.223.263.548.22.79.20.71.0
20183031056060561862552.3111.243.383.688.42.79.40.80.9
20193131053056541657552.3101.243.443.748.62.69.10.80.8
20203231051054521554552.3091.243.423.728.72.59.00.80.8
20213331048051491450552.3091.243.423.728.62.58.80.90.7
20223421046049471348552.3091.223.403.708.62.48.80.90.7
20233521043046441245452.3101.233.433.738.72.48.90.80.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.6493.87.38.128.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Kam Mickolio 2010 7.36
2 91 Mark Melancon 2011 3.39
3 90 Cory Gearrin 2012 1.80
4 90 Robbie Weinhardt 2012 0.00 DNP
5 89 Scott Maine 2011 10.29
6 88 Cody Eppley 2012 3.91
7 88 Josh Edgin 2013 3.77
8 87 Mark Worrell 2009 0.00 DNP
9 87 Andrew Carignan 2013 0.00 DNP
10 86 Jeremy Berg 2013 0.00 DNP
11 86 Erik Hamren 2013 0.00 DNP
12 86 Josh Ellis 2011 0.00 DNP
13 86 Joe Thatcher 2008 8.77
14 85 Vinnie Pestano 2011 2.32
15 85 Matt Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
16 85 Sam Demel 2012 9.00
17 85 Jerry Blevins 2010 3.70
18 85 Brad Brach 2012 3.78
19 85 Luke Gregerson 2010 3.45
20 85 Joe Paterson 2012 37.12
21 84 Hunter Jones 2010 0.00
22 84 Jeff Stevens 2010 7.64
23 84 Tanner Scheppers 2013 2.47
24 84 Rob Wooten 2012 0.00 DNP
25 84 R.J. Swindle 2010 0.00 DNP
26 83 Greg Holland 2012 2.96
27 83 Dan Jennings 2013 3.76
28 83 Ryan Reid 2011 0.00 DNP
29 83 Jaye Chapman 2013 0.00 DNP
30 83 Rocky Roquet 2009 0.00 DNP
31 83 Danny Farquhar 2013 4.53
32 83 Nick Vincent 2013 2.14
33 83 Dan Runzler 2011 6.91
34 83 Jose De La Torre 2012 0.00 DNP
35 83 Blake Parker 2011 0.00 DNP
36 82 Steve Cishek 2012 3.53
37 82 Brandon Sisk 2012 0.00 DNP
38 82 David Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
39 82 Edgmer Escalona 2013 6.26
40 82 Juan Morillo 2010 0.00 DNP
41 82 Michael Schwimer 2012 4.72
42 82 Al Alburquerque 2012 0.68
43 82 Ryan Kussmaul 2013 0.00 DNP
44 82 Matt Reynolds 2011 4.26
45 82 A.J. Ramos 2013 3.60
46 81 Sammy Gervacio 2011 0.00 DNP
47 81 Michael Kohn 2012 0.00 DNP
48 81 Sergio Romo 2009 3.97
49 81 Jonathan Albaladejo 2009 6.03
50 81 Chris Resop 2009 0.00 DNP
51 80 Romulo Sanchez 2010 0.00
52 80 Pedro Strop 2011 2.05
53 80 Chris Petrini 2013 0.00 DNP
54 80 Ramon Troncoso 2009 3.27
55 80 Miguel Socolovich 2013 0.00 DNP
56 80 Brandon Kintzler 2011 5.52
57 80 Warner Madrigal 2010 0.00 DNP
58 80 Josh Fields 2012 0.00 DNP
59 80 Josh Roenicke 2009 5.81
60 80 Javy Guerra 2012 2.60
61 80 Omar Aguilar 2011 0.00 DNP
62 80 Beau Jones 2013 0.00 DNP
63 80 Darren O'Day 2009 2.15
64 80 Josh Wilkie 2011 0.00 DNP
65 79 Jose Arredondo 2010 0.00 DNP
66 79 Evan Meek 2009 3.45
67 79 Cole St. Clair 2013 0.00 DNP
68 79 Mickey Storey 2012 4.15
69 79 Cory Wade 2009 5.53
70 79 Neil Wagner 2010 0.00 DNP
71 79 Brian Wilson 2008 4.62
72 79 Frank Gailey 2012 0.00 DNP
73 79 Jeff Gray 2008 7.71
74 79 Fernando Hernandez 2011 0.00 DNP
75 79 Osiris Matos 2011 0.00 DNP
76 79 Louis Coleman 2012 4.06
77 79 Joe Torres 2009 0.00 DNP
78 78 Corey Young 2013 0.00 DNP
79 78 Taylor Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
80 78 Daniel Herrera 2011 5.59
81 78 Bryan Dumesnil 2010 0.00 DNP
82 78 Garrett Parcell 2011 0.00 DNP
83 78 Jon Link 2010 7.27
84 78 Andrew Bailey 2010 1.47
85 78 Kevin Whelan 2010 0.00 DNP
86 78 Ty'Relle Harris 2013 0.00 DNP
87 78 David Aardsma 2008 5.92
88 78 Steve Edlefsen 2011 9.53
89 78 Sam Freeman 2013 2.19
90 77 Randor Bierd 2010 0.00 DNP
91 77 Brent Leach 2009 5.75
92 77 Mitch Herold 2012 0.00 DNP
93 77 Jose Marte 2010 0.00 DNP
94 77 Casey Weathers 2011 0.00 DNP
95 77 Lucas Luetge 2013 5.59
96 77 Clay Zavada 2010 0.00 DNP
97 77 Jason Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
98 77 Jordan Norberto 2013 0.00 DNP
99 77 Sean Stidfole 2010 0.00 DNP
100 77 Kevin Jepsen 2011 7.62

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .305 .424 .500 .345
11 vs R (Multi) .275 .347 .352 .275
18 Split (Multi) .030 .078 .148 .070
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .286 .464 .476 .345
31 vs R (2013) .240 .269 .320 .238
38 Split (2013) .046 .195 .156 .107
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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).
2013 Burns's funky delivery made him difficult to hit in the minors. His high-80s sinking fastball was treated less kindly in the big leagues. Taken one pick ahead of Paul Goldschmidt in the eighth round of the 2009 draft, Burns is durable and has experience closing at lower levels. His ceiling is that of a middle reliever, but he'll need to throw more strikes than he did in his debut to get there.
2012 Acquired from the Indians in December for Quadruple-A outfielder Aaron Cunningham, right-hander Cory Burns features a funky delivery that has generated an 11.5 K/9 and 5.4 K/BB in 130 career minor-league relief appearances. With multiple openings in San Diego, the former eighth-round pick out of the University of Arizona could find himself in the late-inning mix with the big club sooner rather than later.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Your New Favorite PlayerSam Miller2013-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The 45-Strikeouts, One-Walk PitcherSam Miller2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 17th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-17
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
Overthinking It: The All-Rookie RosterBen Lindbergh2013-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: La Casa SuciaGeoff Young2012-05-15


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Cory Burns has thrown 837 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Change (78mph), also mixing in a Cutter (83mph).