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Billy Burns

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

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Burns was once a reliable source of cheap steals in fantasy leagues when he patrolled the outfield with Oakland in 2015 and the first half of 2016, but he has seen his playing time -- and fantasy valu...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 180   DOB: 8/30/1989   DRAFTED: 32nd Rd   

March 4, 2018  –  Billy Burns News

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Burns has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday. He is expected to return to the major-league camp.

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Billy Burns 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
2011 21 A AUB 32 130 107 21 28 6 3 2 1 18 13 1 12 22 2 2 7 .262 .367 .355 .722
2012 22 A HAG 113 485 398 83 128 19 14 5 0 41 38 9 65 68 8 1 13 .322 .432 .382 .814
2013 23 A POT 91 402 330 70 103 17 8 9 0 29 54 5 52 37 6 2 12 .312 .422 .391 .813
2013 23 AA HAR 30 138 114 26 37 4 4 0 0 8 20 2 20 17 2 0 2 .325 .434 .360 .794
2014 24 AA MID 91 421 364 57 91 24 20 3 1 23 51 5 44 65 6 4 3 .250 .333 .330 .663
2014 24 AAA SAC 28 121 109 17 21 2 2 0 0 5 3 1 9 19 3 0 0 .193 .254 .211 .465
2014 24 MAJ OAK 13 6 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2015 25 AAA NAS 22 101 91 18 28 5 2 3 0 3 5 2 9 17 1 0 0 .308 .370 .396 .766
2015 25 MAJ OAK 125 555 520 70 153 32 18 9 5 42 26 8 26 81 1 2 6 .294 .334 .392 .726
2016 26 AAA NAS 10 44 41 7 12 1 1 0 0 4 4 0 2 12 1 0 0 .293 .326 .317 .643
2016 26 AAA OMA 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2016 26 MAJ KC 24 40 37 7 9 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 7 0 1 2 .243 .275 .243 .518
2016 26 MAJ OAK 73 292 274 32 64 15 11 4 0 12 14 3 10 30 3 1 4 .234 .270 .303 .573
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ KC/OAK 97 332 311 39 73 15 11 4 0 13 17 5 10 37 3 2 6 .235 .271 .296 .566
2017 27 AAA OMA 99 413 354 50 101 11 7 4 0 22 24 11 44 60 9 2 4 .285 .369 .328 .697
2017 27 MAJ KC 7 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2018 28 AAA OMA 15 51 45 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5 8 1 0 0 .133 .220 .133 .353
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3-Year Averages     76 297 279 36 75 14 9 4 1 18 14 4 12 39 1 1 4 .269 .307 .341 .648
Career  (View All)     242 899 843 114 228 47 29 13 5 55 46 15 36 119 4 4 12 .270 .308 .353 .662

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Billy Burns Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Billy Burns Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 22 Nashville 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 21 Nashville 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 20 Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .000
Apr. 19 Memphis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 19 Memphis 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 17 Memphis 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100
Apr. 16 Nashville 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Apr. 15 Nashville 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 13 Nashville 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 12 Memphis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 11 Memphis 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 10 Memphis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 7 ColoSprings 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Apr. 5 ColoSprings 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 19 3 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 .158 .238 .158 .396
Last 14 Days 39 4 5 0 0 0 1 5 7 2 0 0 0 .128 .227 .128 .355
Last 30 Days 45 4 6 0 0 0 1 5 8 2 1 0 0 .133 .220 .133 .353

Billy Burns: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 5 4 1
2016 87 6 80 7 4
2015 125 125
2014 1 1 2

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Billy Burns: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 94
2018 14

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Billy Burns Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201720000.000.000.000
20167916024.278.367.685

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201741000.250.250.500
20162322301113.220.272.526

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201761000.167.167.333
2016155270912.265.335.634

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201615612045.205.256.499
Billy Burns vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ian Kennedy KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Zach Davies MIL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Billy Burns Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 21 A AUB 130 107 9.2% 16.9% 0.55 79% .314 .093
2012 22 A HAG 485 398 13.4% 14% 0.96 83% .387 .060
2013 23 A POT 402 330 12.9% 9.2% 1.41 89% .349 .079
2013 23 AA HAR 138 114 14.5% 12.3% 1.18 85% .381 .035
2014 24 AA MID 421 364 10.5% 15.4% 0.68 82% .298 .080
2014 24 AAA SAC 121 109 7.4% 15.7% 0.47 83% .233 .018
2014 24 MAJ OAK 6 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .167 .000
2015 25 AAA NAS 101 91 8.9% 16.8% 0.53 81% .378 .088
2015 25 MAJ OAK 555 520 4.7% 14.6% 0.32 84% .339 .098
2016 26 AAA NAS 44 41 4.5% 27.3% 0.17 71% .414 .024
2016 26 AAA OMA 5 5 0% 80% 0.00 20% 1.000 .000
2016 26 MAJ KC 40 37 0% 17.5% 0.00 81% .290 .000
2016 26 MAJ OAK 292 274 3.4% 10.3% 0.33 89% .261 .069
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ KC/OAK 332 311 3% 11.1% 0.27 88% .264 .061
2017 27 AAA OMA 413 354 10.7% 14.5% 0.73 83% .341 .043
2017 27 MAJ KC 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .200 .000
2018 28 AAA OMA 51 45 9.8% 15.7% 0.63 82% .162 .000
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3-Year Averages     297 279 4% 13.1% 0.31 86% .308 .072
Career     899 843 4% 13.2% 0.30 86% .308 .083

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Billy Burns Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2016 25 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2015 1066 4 17 7 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 46.7 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 46.7 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 566 -2 - -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 566 -2 - -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 9 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2016 30 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 15 -1 - 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 15 -1 - 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Billy Burns: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burns was designated for assignment by the Royals on Wednesday.

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Burns is competing with Paulo Orlando for the Royals' starting center field job this spring, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Burns was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

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Burns was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

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Burns was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Burns was recalled from Triple-A Omaha prior to Saturday's game.

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Burns (thumb) was activated from the 7-day disabled list Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Burns was placed on the DL at Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday after suffering a thumb sprain, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Burns was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Burns is competing for a roster spot with the Royals this spring, but he may end up beginning the season at Triple-A since he still has minor league options remaining.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Burns had a clear niche carved heading into 2016 as a speedster center fielder that could get steals and just enough hits to make him valuable to teams in both real life and fantasy. Unfortunately, a 75-point drop off in BABIP from 2015 to 2016 cratered Burns' batting average. That didn't make the Athletics feel too bad trading him midseason to the Royals, who used him in a depth role all around the outfield, a role he should occupy again in 2017. The good news is that his batted ball numbers didn't change too much between seasons, so the drop-off may be more due to bad luck. He'll have value if he can get regular playing time and keep his batting average up, but his ceiling remains low as a player with a limited skill set.

2016

Burns was one of the few bright spots in the A's season, quickly becoming the team's leadoff hitter upon being called up in May and locking in that role to start the 2016 season. Burns used his speed to slash his way to a .294 average in 520 at-bats and finished with 26 stolen bases, good for top-5 in the American League. The concern with Burns was how he would hit, but the speed was never in doubt with 74- and 54-steal seasons in the minor leagues. If anything, the stolen bases were a disappointment considering the number of hits he had, and his stolen bases dropped every month after breaking in with nine swipes in May. Burns will begin 2016 as the A's center fielder and leadoff hitter and if he can find a way to keep the average anywhere near where it ended up in 2015, the stolen base upside is significantly higher than he showed in 2015, especially with a year of experience reading pitchers.

2015

There is zero doubt that Burns can flat-out fly, proven by his 128 stolen bases combined in his last two minor league seasons. The issue for Burns is whether he can hit well enough to put that speed to use in the majors. After a 2013 season split across High-A and Double-A, Burns hit .312 with a .422 OBP over 444 at-bats, but 2014 did not go nearly as well. Burns hit only .237 in 2014 with a poor .315 OBP over 473 at-bats between Double and Triple-A. Any thought that he might be a contributor in the majors in 2015 took a hit with his lack of offensive output last season. He will likely start 2015 in Triple-A, but with Coco Crisp and Craig Gentry being quite injury-prone, Burns could provide a lot of fantasy value very quickly with any sort of regular playing time in Oakland.