Corbin Burnes
Corbin Burnes
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
Milwaukee Brewers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Brewers in June of 2016.
Returns to big leagues
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 3, 2019
Burnes was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Tuesday.
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Burnes will get another shot in the majors despite accruing a 9.00 ERA and 1.87 WHIP with a 67:20 K:BB over 46 innings this year with Milwaukee. His last big-league outing dates back to July 14 against the Giants, when he got rocked for four runs without recording a single out.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
28
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Corbin Burnes generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
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 2017
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .313 155 26 20 41 9 0 9
Since 2017vs Right .257 233 79 11 56 7 0 12
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
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-18%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-18%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.61 1.49 49.0 4 4 0 10.7 3.5 2.2
Since 2017Away 5.45 1.45 38.0 4 1 2 11.1 2.8 2.1
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
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
3.50
 
K/9
12.9
 
BB/9
3.7
 
HR/9
3.1
 
Fastball
95.2 mph
 
ERA
8.82
 
WHIP
1.84
 
BABIP
.437
 
GB/FB
1.61
 
Left On Base
57.4%
 
Exit Velocity
90.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
12.0%
 
Spin Rate
2668 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
40.8%
 
Swinging Strike
17.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Moved down a level
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 13, 2019
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Activated, optioned
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 1, 2019
Burnes (shoulder) was activated from the injured list Wednesday and optioned to Triple-A San Antonio, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Begins rehab stint
PMilwaukee Brewers
Shoulder
July 28, 2019
Burnes (shoulder) fired a scoreless inning during his first rehab appearance Saturday with Triple-A San Antonio, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Nearing rehab stint
PMilwaukee Brewers
Shoulder
July 22, 2019
Burnes (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment later in the week, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Out with shoulder irritation
PMilwaukee Brewers
Shoulder
July 15, 2019
Burnes landed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder irritation Monday.
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