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Chris Burke

34-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195   DOB: 3/11/1980   BORN: Louisville, KY   COLLEGE: Tennessee   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Reds in June 2010.

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The Reds released Burke over the weekend, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Chris Burke Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AAA NEW 121 547 471 92 149 55 33 6 16 52 34 14 56 71 4 5 11 .316 .398 .514 .912
2005 25 AAA ROU 22 101 90 15 28 10 6 2 2 11 9 0 8 13 1 0 2 .311 .380 .489 .869
2005 25 MAJ HOU 108 359 318 49 79 26 19 2 5 26 11 6 23 62 9 3 6 .248 .309 .368 .676
2006 26 AAA ROU 2 9 8 2 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .556 1.000 1.556
2006 26 MAJ HOU 123 413 366 58 101 33 23 1 9 40 11 1 27 77 4 2 14 .276 .347 .418 .765
2007 27 AAA ROU 18 76 66 14 16 3 1 0 2 7 5 2 5 7 0 3 2 .242 .303 .348 .651
2007 27 MAJ HOU 111 363 319 39 73 27 19 2 6 28 9 3 27 52 8 1 8 .229 .304 .357 .662
2008 28 MAJ ARI 86 199 165 20 32 8 5 1 2 12 5 0 27 33 2 3 2 .194 .310 .273 .582
2009 29 AAA TAC 7 29 26 4 7 3 2 0 1 3 2 0 3 7 0 0 0 .269 .345 .462 .807
2009 29 AAA GWI 73 309 274 39 78 24 19 2 3 32 13 2 22 46 4 2 7 .285 .351 .401 .752
2009 29 MAJ SDG 32 89 82 8 17 6 5 0 1 5 4 1 6 16 0 0 1 .207 .270 .305 .575
2010 30 AAA LOU 66 284 248 38 59 15 6 4 5 26 14 4 26 39 2 3 5 .238 .319 .355 .674
Career  (View All)     474 1,438 1,262 176 303 100 71 6 23 111 40 11 113 243 23 9 31 .240 .316 .361 .676

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Chris Burke: MLB Games Played By Position

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Chris Burke Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AAA NEW 547 471 10.2% 13% 0.79 85% .346 .198
2005 25 AAA ROU 101 90 7.9% 12.9% 0.62 86% .347 .178
2005 25 MAJ HOU 359 318 6.4% 17.3% 0.37 81% .295 .120
2006 26 AAA ROU 9 8 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .500 .500
2006 26 MAJ HOU 413 366 6.5% 18.6% 0.35 79% .329 .142
2007 27 AAA ROU 76 66 6.6% 9.2% 0.71 89% .246 .106
2007 27 MAJ HOU 363 319 7.4% 14.3% 0.52 84% .257 .128
2008 28 MAJ ARI 199 165 13.6% 16.6% 0.82 80% .231 .079
2009 29 AAA TAC 29 26 10.3% 24.1% 0.43 73% .333 .193
2009 29 AAA GWI 309 274 7.1% 14.9% 0.48 83% .333 .116
2009 29 MAJ SDG 89 82 6.7% 18% 0.38 80% .246 .098
2010 30 AAA LOU 284 248 9.2% 13.7% 0.67 84% .265 .117
Career     1,438 1,262 7.9% 16.9% 0.47 81% .281 .121

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Chris Burke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burke was assigned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Burke (finger) saw his first spring training game action on Sunday, playing in a "B" game against the Indians, the Associated Press reports.

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Burke (finger) hit off a tee on Wednesday and will hit soft toss batting practice for the first time on Thursday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Burke's broken finger will be in a splint for two weeks and he won't be able to participate in baseball activities for three weeks, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Burke broke his right ring finger on Thursday during a workout, MLB.com reports.

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Burke signed a minor league contract with the Reds, CNATI.com reports.

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Burke signed a minor league contract with Atlanta.

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The Padres outrighted Burke to Triple-A Portland on Monday, the team's official site reports.

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Burke went 1-for-3 with a homer in Tuesday's loss to Arizona.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Chris Burke.

2009

The change of scenery didn't help revive Burke's flatlining career, as he posted a meager .194/.310/.273 line in 165 unproductive at-bats for Arizona. Even when everyday second baseman Orlando Hudson was lost for the season with a wrist injury, the D-Backs eventually acquired David Eckstein to handle the job after splitting time between Burke and Augie Ojeda. Second base became an organizational weakness after the team's decision to trade prospect Emilio Bonifacio to Washington for Jon Rauch at the trade deadline, but Burke was non-tendered by the D-Backs after the team signed Felipe Lopez to take over the everyday job in December.

2008

Burke doesn't seem to fit in Arizona after an offseason trade from Houston as the Diamondbacks don't have an everyday job open for him and have a ton of young utility options. Burke was given a shot to be the Astros' everyday center fielder last year, but could not hold onto the job. Top prospect Hunter Pence was called up in May, and he quickly wrestled the position from Burke's hands. Burke hit a paltry .229 and his OBP was an awful .304 in 319 at-bats. His playing time and role for 2008 are in doubt and his once promising fantasy future is fading quickly.

2007

Burke, who hit .276 with a .347 OBP, nine homers, 40 RBI and 11 steals in 366 at-bats in 2006, underwent offseason shoulder surgery to repair damage due to repeated separations. With Willy Taveras now in Colorado, Burke will be the Opening Day center fielder and he may be worth a late round flier as his speed gives him value in any format. He also qualifies at second base this year, and might just see a lot of time there if the Astros deem Hunter Pence major league-ready.

2006

Burke made the defensive adjustment to left field better than the offensive one, not hitting enough to carry his weight. Craig Biggio's contract means Burke will be playing out of position for another year, and is close to sliding from prospect to bench player. Speed gives him some fantasy value in deep leagues, especially since he should be 2B-eligible. Not much upside.

2005

Burke was named the 2004 Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year, hitting .315 with 16 home runs, 52 RBI and 37 stolen bases in 123 games for Triple-A New Orleans. He's expected to audition, alongside Craig Biggio, Jose Vizcaino and Eric Bruntlett for the starting second base job.

2004

Burke performed relatively well in a return engagement at Double-A Round Rock last season, recovering the plate discipline that he showed at lower levels before losing it in 2002. He's probably another year away from his major league debut, but he has more upside than any other middle infielder in the Astros' system.

2003

Burke was the Astros' first-round draft pick in the 2001 draft. He struggled in 2002, playing the full season at Double-A Round Rock. He seemed to have sacrificed his plate discipline in exchange for contact, and came out on the short end of the stick in both areas, posting a .330 on-base percentage and a .356 slugging percentage. This is all the more disappointing because Round Rock is a hitters' park. It's too early to write Burke off yet, but our expectations and those of the Astros have been tempered.