Corbin Burnes
Corbin Burnes
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Milwaukee Brewers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There were high hopes for Burnes heading into 2019 after the right-hander excelled in a relief role during his debut season in 2018. However, things did not go according to plan. He opened the season in Milwaukee's rotation but was sent to the minors after struggling to a 10.70 ERA and allowing 11 home runs through his first four starts (17.2 innings). Burnes spent the rest of the season bouncing between Triple-A and the big-league bullpen, missing time with a shoulder injury while struggling at both stops. Control was an issue for Burnes; he averaged 3.7 BB/9 and often caught too much of the plate when throwing strikes, as evidenced by his 12% barrel rate. Burnes finished the year with an 8.82 ERA in 49 innings, but underlying numbers suggest he was a bit unlucky (6.09 FIP, 3.38 xFIP). He registered a 21.3 K-BB%, which underscores his potential. Burnes should get another chance to start in 2020. Read Past Outlooks
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Shines in long relief
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 8, 2020
Burnes allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out eight over 5.1 innings out of the bullpen against the Reds on Saturday.
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The right-hander was excellent in relief of Brett Anderson, inducing 14 swinging strikes on 77 pitches. It marked his second straight appearance working in tandem with Anderson, who has been limited so far as he works his way back from a finger injury. Burnes may have done enough here to earn a starting assignment next week, though he's showing enough of a strikeout punch to warrant an active spot in many leagues regardless of role.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
72
Last 10 Games
72
Last 5 Games
72
How many pitches does Corbin Burnes generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Corbin Burnes generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-47%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .296 180 36 24 45 9 1 9
Since 2018vs Right .244 259 88 15 58 7 0 13
2020vs Left .190 25 10 4 4 0 1 0
2020vs Right .100 26 9 4 2 0 0 1
2019vs Left .393 103 19 17 33 7 0 8
2019vs Right .287 133 51 3 37 4 0 9
2018vs Left .170 52 7 3 8 2 0 1
2018vs Right .213 100 28 8 19 3 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-18%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 6.05 1.41 58.0 4 4 0 11.0 3.7 2.0
Since 2018Away 5.23 1.45 41.1 4 1 2 11.5 3.3 2.0
2020Home 3.00 1.00 9.0 0 0 0 13.0 5.0 1.0
2020Away 2.70 1.50 3.1 0 0 0 16.2 8.1 0.0
2019Home 9.51 1.91 29.1 0 4 0 12.3 4.3 3.1
2019Away 7.78 1.73 19.2 1 1 1 13.7 2.7 3.2
2018Home 2.29 0.86 19.2 4 0 0 8.2 2.3 0.9
2018Away 2.95 1.15 18.1 3 0 1 8.3 2.9 1.0
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Stat Review
How does Corbin Burnes compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.38
 
K/9
13.9
 
BB/9
5.8
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
96.2 mph
 
ERA
2.92
 
WHIP
1.14
 
BABIP
.241
 
GB/FB
0.89
 
Left On Base
79.4%
 
Exit Velocity
77.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.2%
 
Spin Rate
2646 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
15.6%
 
Swinging Strike
16.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Burnes remains a starter long-term, but the Brewers let him get his feet wet at the major-league level as a reliever, and the move worked brilliantly, as Burnes got to complete his development and provide excellent innings during the team's playoff push. His stuff played up in relief, with Burnes posting a 15.2% swinging-strike rate and a 47.4 O-Contact%, nearly 20 percentage points lower than the league average. So when hitters swung at Burnes' pitches out of the strike zone, they very rarely even put bat to ball let alone connected for base hits. The Brewers want him to keep starting, and he will get a chance to compete for a rotation spot during spring training. If he does not earn a spot there, it's likely he will work out of the bullpen and be next on deck should a spot open up.
Burnes showed flashes of brilliance while throwing just 35.2 innings in his 2016 professional debut, but that turned out to be a sign of things to come, as he flat-out dominated minor-league hitters in 2017. He fell just short of averaging a strikeout per inning at both the High-A and Double-A levels, but was otherwise spectacular, limiting opposing hitters to just a .200 batting average while also posting a sparkling 4.20 K/BB and giving up just three home runs. He doesn't possess elite strikeout potential, but he will at least be serviceable in that area given his deep, high-quality arsenal, which includes a mid-90s fastball, a hard slider, and also a curveball and changeup. Burnes figures to get a run at the Triple-A level before he makes his big-league debut, but as long as he does not fall victim to the thin air of Colorado Springs, he stands a good chance to join the Brewers at some point in the summer of 2018.
Burnes was completely off the prospect radar his freshman year at St. Mary's, when he posted a 6.18 ERA as he bounced between the rotation and the bullpen. But over the next three years, Burnes developed into a major prospect, thanks in particular to a notable summer in the Cape Cod League following his junior season. Now he owns a fastball that sits 92-95 to go with a changeup and breaking ball, all capable of drawing whiffs. That was enough to earn Burnes a fourth-round selection from the Brewers. He looked fantastic in his first professional action, as he struck out 41 batters and allowed just eight runs over 35.2 innings between rookie ball and Low-A Wisconsin. At 21 years old, he should be able to handle batters at those levels, but his stock will be worth watching as he progresses up the ladder.
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Works in tandem with Brett Anderson
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 4, 2020
Burnes didn't factor into the decision while working 3.2 innings out of the bullpen Monday in the Brewers' 6-4 loss to the White Sox. He struck out five and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks.
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No decision in short start
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 25, 2020
Burnes allowed one run on two hits and three walks over 3.1 innings in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Cubs. He had six strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
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Named No. 2 starter
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 21, 2020
Burnes will start Saturday against the Cubs, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
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Competing for rotation spot
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 6, 2020
Burnes is one of three options to win the Brewers' fifth starter job, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
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Spring success continues
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 10, 2020
Burnes allowed one earned run over four innings in Monday's spring game against the Mariners. He gave up one hit and posted a 6:1 K:BB in the outing.
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