Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for John Burkett in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
John Burkett Contract Information:
Filed for free agency in November 2003.
Burkett, who recently announced his retirement, has been offered a non-roster invitation to Yankee spring training, ESPNews reports.
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John Burkett: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for John Burkett.
Burkett hinted at retiring, but nothing is official at this point. Boston will look for a starter in the offseason, and won't considering re-signing Burkett until they have exhausted several other options.
Burkett, 38, had a decent first half in 2002, despite getting lit up with a .294 batting average against. He ranked eighth in the league with a 6.45 run support. Things finally caught up with him the second half (5.24 ERA), and Burkett finished 13-8 with a 4.53 ERA. He'll compete for the fifth spot in the rotation, but as we saw last season, he needs run support to be effective.