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Sean Burnett

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

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Burnett's season was lost to injury in 2013, as a nagging elbow problem led to season-ending surgery in August, after throwing just 9.2 innings. The left-handed reliever signed with the Angels in Dece...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  4/25/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 9/17/1982
BORN: Dunedin, FL   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sean Burnett Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract with the Angels in December of 2012. Contract includes a club option for $4.5 million for 2015.

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Burnett (elbow) recently threw a bullpen session in Arizona which was referred to as "outstanding" by manager Mike Scioscia, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Sean Burnett Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 21 AAA NAS 10 10 0 47.0 58 28 5 25 17 1 5 0 5.36 1.60
2004 21 AAA NAS 10 10 0 47.0 58 28 5 25 17 1 5 0 5.36 1.60
2006 23 AAA IND 27 24 0 120.3 136 69 13 46 46 8 11 0 5.16 1.51
2007 24 AAA IND 15 15 0 70.3 83 35 4 31 39 4 5 0 4.48 1.73
2008 25 AAA IND 12 0 0 17.3 9 2 1 15 8 1 1 3 1.04 0.98
2008 25 MAJ PIT 58 0 0 56.7 57 30 7 43 34 1 1 0 4.76 1.61
2009 26 MAJ PIT 38 0 0 32.3 22 11 3 23 15 1 2 1 3.06 1.14
2009 26 MAJ WAS 33 0 0 25.3 14 9 3 20 13 1 1 0 3.20 1.07
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ PIT/WAS 71 0 0 57.7 36 20 6 43 28 2 3 1 3.12 1.11
2010 27 MAJ WAS 73 0 0 63.0 52 15 3 62 20 1 7 3 1 20 2.14 1.14
2011 28 MAJ WAS 69 0 0 56.7 54 24 6 33 21 5 5 4 6 15 3.81 1.32
2012 29 MAJ WAS 70 0 0 56.7 58 15 4 57 12 1 2 2 3 31 2.38 1.24
2013 30 A+ Inl 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00
2013 30 MAJ LAA 13 0 0 9.7 9 1 1 7 4 0 0 0 0 5 0.93 1.34
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3-Year Averages MAJ   50 0 0 41.0 40 13 3 32 12 2 2 2 3 17 2.85 1.27
Career  (View All) MAJ   367 13 1 372.0 352 145 36 275 147 15 23 10 3.51 1.34

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Sean Burnett Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Sean Burnett Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201316424000.286
20129528119401.211
201110516718113.191

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201324325001.250
2012144291139703.298
2011135171435503.299

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20135.30003111.691.50
201228.700128622.511.15
201129.043216944.031.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20134.30004300.001.15
201228.012129622.251.32
201127.3122171223.621.35
Sean Burnett Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 21 AAA NAS 10 10 47.0 4.79 3.26 1.47 0.96 67.1% 5.36 4.73 .330
2004 21 AAA NAS 10 10 47.0 4.79 3.26 1.47 0.96 67.1% 5.36 4.73 .330
2006 23 AAA IND 27 24 120.3 3.44 3.44 1.00 0.97 66.9% 5.16 5.04 .295
2007 24 AAA IND 15 15 70.3 3.97 4.99 0.79 0.51 73.7% 4.48 4.85 .321
2008 25 AAA IND 12 0 17.3 7.79 4.15 1.88 0.52 93.8% 1.04 3.60 .191
2008 25 MAJ PIT 58 0 56.7 6.83 5.40 1.26 1.11 1.64 72.6% 89.9 MPH 4.76 5.15 .300
2009 26 MAJ PIT 38 0 32.3 6.40 4.18 1.53 0.84 1.42 76.5% 90.1 MPH 3.06 4.42 .218
2009 26 MAJ WAS 33 0 25.3 7.11 4.62 1.54 1.07 1.42 75% 90.1 MPH 3.20 4.75 .176
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ PIT/WAS 71 0 57.7 6.71 4.37 1.54 0.94 1.42 75.9% 90.1 MPH 3.12 4.57 .201
2010 27 MAJ WAS 73 0 63.0 8.86 2.86 3.10 0.43 2.53 82.6% 90.8 MPH 2.14 2.85 .298
2011 28 MAJ WAS 69 0 56.7 5.24 3.34 1.57 0.95 1.78 73.9% 91.4 MPH 3.81 4.68 .275
2012 29 MAJ WAS 70 0 56.7 9.05 1.91 4.75 0.64 2.44 83.3% 89.8 MPH 2.38 2.90 .344
2013 30 A+ Inl 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.00 0% 9.00 16.20 .000
2013 30 MAJ LAA 13 0 9.7 6.52 3.72 1.75 0.93 2.43 100% 87.7 MPH 0.93 4.34 .283
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Sean Burnett
3-Year Averages MAJ   50 0 41.0 7.02 2.63 2.67 0.66 79.6% 2.85 3.47 .307
Career MAJ   367 13 372.0 6.65 3.56 1.87 0.87 76.5% 3.51 4.20 .290

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Worst Matchups for Sean Burnett (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 7 4 2 2 1 0 0 .571 1.429 2.054
Reed Johnson MIA 9 5 2 6 0 1 0 .556 1.333 1.889
Scott Hairston WAS 8 3 2 2 0 3 0 .375 1.250 1.625
Daniel Murphy NY-N 8 4 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .875 1.431
Ronny Cedeno PHI 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .800 1.400
Martin Prado AZ 11 3 2 6 2 1 0 .273 .818 1.203
Jayson Werth WAS 5 1 1 2 1 2 0 .200 .800 1.133
Troy Tulowitzki COL 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .600 1.100
Albert Pujols ANA 10 3 1 3 3 1 0 .300 .600 1.062
Yadier Molina STL 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 .333 .500 1.056

Best Matchups for Sean Burnett (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Colby Rasmus TOR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Turner LA 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Gwynn Jr. PHI 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Gonzalez DET 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jimmy Rollins PHI 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000
Josh Thole TOR 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Skip Schumaker CIN 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Montero AZ 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Ross BOS 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Sean Burnett: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burnett played catch for the second consecutive day Tuesday, and is expected to go to Arizona to throw off a mound in a few days, MLB.com reports.

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Burnett (elbow) will resume throwing Monday, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

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Burnett (elbow) has not resumed throwing after Saturday's simulated game, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Burnett (elbow) emerged from Saturday's simulated game unscathed, but manager Mike Scioscia told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that the left-hander "needs more work."

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Burnett (elbow) will throw a simulated game in Arizona on Saturday, MLB.com reports.

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Burnett (elbow) threw 35 pitches in the bullpen Wednesday, followed by 15 in a simulated game, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Burnett (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Monday, and is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game Wednesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Burnett (elbow) will face live hitters Tuesday or Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Burnett lost some steam on his fastball last year, but instead of that hurting his performance his numbers soared. A 1.9 BB/9 rate cures a lot of ills, but so does a ridiculous 84.6 percent strand rate, and if either of those numbers slip (and the strand rate pretty much has to) Burnett could be in for a tough 2013. He turned down an option with the Nationals to go hunting for a long-term deal this offseason, and the Angels signed him to a two-year deal to work in a setup role. He had surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow in October, but is expected to be healthy in spring training.

2012

Burnett took a step back in terms of ERA because of a drop in his strikeout rate. His 5.24 K/9IP was a career low, and it was a significant decline from his 8.86 K/9IP in 2010. However, his 2011 swinging strike percentage of 7.7 percent (8.3 percent in 2010) indicates that decline was something of an aberration. Additionally, his average fastball velocity of 91.4 mph represented a career high. The Nationals will continue to deploy him as a setup man and not a purely as LOOGY, because of his above average change-up to complement his slider.

2011

The left-hander had his second straight very good season, improving his K/9IP, BB/9IP and G/F rates and cementing his spot in the Nationals' bullpen. The club's lack of a second portsider leaves Burnett stuck in a LOOGY role more often than not despite allowing an eye-popping .487 OPS to right-handed hitters in 2010. So, in theory, Burnett could still see his fantasy value improve with a better assignment even if last season proves to be his statistical high-water mark.

2010

Burnett emerged as a nice bullpen arm last season, and proved to be a solid pickup for the Nationals when they got him in the Lastings Milledge/Nyjer Morgan deal. Righties didn't hit him any harder than lefties did, which should help him stay out of the LOOGY ghetto, and he could even pick up the odd save here and there in 2010. He doesn't have the strikeout pitch to be a classic stopper, though, and will be a more comfortable fit as a setup guy or in middle relief.

2009

By winning his first game since 2004, Burnett became one of the few "feel good" stories within the Pirates' organization last year. Shoulder and elbow surgeries seemed to follow the lefty around after Pittsburgh took him with its first pick in the 2000 draft. Working his way back to the Bucs, Burnett went 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in 56.2 innings. He constantly flirted with trouble, as evidenced by a 42:34 K:BB ratio and a 1.61 WHIP. Burnett will vie for a bullpen job in 2009, attempting to craft out a career as a left-handed specialist.

2008

Burnett complained about being overlooked by the organization after the team chose Tom Gorzelanny out of spring training over him. Burnett threw 11.1 scoreless Grapefruit League innings while Gorzelanny posted a 7.96 mark. Burnett did little to make the decision look like a poor one, before being shut down with elbow problems. Burnett was once one of Pittsburgh's brightest prospects, but that light has dimmed over the last several years and it doesn't look like Burnett will ever amount to much at the big league level. He's out of options so he'll become a free agent unless he makes the team out of spring training.

2007

The Pirates' Minor League Player of the Year in both 2001 and 2002, Burnett got a taste of big-league action in 2004 and went 5-5 with an unimpressive 5.02 ERA. He's battled health issues since then, namely a bum elbow and shoulder, and missed the entire 2005 campaign. As a result, Burnett was simply looking to take the mound every fifth day in 2006 with Triple-A Indianapolis and he succeeded. His numbers weren't great -- 8-11 with a 5.16 ERA and 1.51 whip -- but he led the Indians with 120.1 innings pitched. The 24-year-old lefty could win 10-12 games in the big leagues, but a trade might help him accomplish that feat.

2006

Back before Zach Duke arrived on the scene, Burnett was recognized as one of the Pirates' brightest pitching prospects. He had Tommy John surgery in 2004 and had a setback while working his way back last spring. He then needed additional surgery and missed all last season as a result. He's a considerable health question mark entering 2006 as a result.

2005

Burnett underwent reconstructive elbow surgery in September and will miss all of the 2005 big league season. The Pirates hope that he can begin a throwing program by the start of Spring Training and possibly pitch on a minor league rehab assignment later in the year. The Tommy John surgery that he underwent has become pretty common in the past decade, and pitchers are typically able to return at close to full strength about a year after the procedure. With that prognosis in mind, look for the rebuilt Burnett to be back in the Pirates rotation mix in 2006.

2004

Burnett, a lefty, was named the Eastern League pitcher of the year, put up some nice numbers in 2003 - 14-6, 3.21 ERA, just 29 walks (vs. 86 K's) in 159.2 IP -- all while pitching in Double-A before turning 21 last September. Some are turned off by the fact that his fastball is pedestrian, topping out in the upper 80's, but the poised youngster has an outstanding changeup and makeup to offset that. He's probably a longshot to start the season in the Bucs' rotation, but he could finesse his way onto the big league roster by 2005, if not sooner.

2003

Beware of prospects with low strikeout rates. As much polish as Burnett is purported to have, real pitching prospects don’t strike out fewer than six men per nine innings in the Carolina League. He doesn’t have overpowering stuff, and what he throws he keeps down in the zone. That act won’t work at the higher levels.