Jake Burger
23-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
7-Day IL
Injury Achilles
Est. Return 3/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jake Burger in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the White Sox in June of 2017 that includes a $3.7 million signing bonus.
Working in Arizona
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
August 29, 2019
Burger (Achilles) has been taking swings and working out at the White Sox complex in Glendale (Ariz.), Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Chicago general manager Rick Hahn discussed Burger's possible return, hoping the team's top pick in the 2017 draft can enter spring training 2020 as part of an affiliate. He hasn't played since Sept. 2017 due to Achilles and heel injuries, so targeting a return is more art than science. "There is a little bit of projection involved when you are dealing with health," Hahn said. "He's well on his way. There's been the second rupture, or the revision it's technically called, [which] was pretty stunning for everyone. Usually the Achilles going out is a shock to the system, but nobody really envisions it happening twice." Hahn added that Burger will remain a third baseman.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
It's easy to look at the aptly surnamed Burger's body and question why he was the 11th player selected in the 2017 draft. The White Sox were able to sign him for $500,000 under slot, which allowed them to go way over slot with their next pick (Gavin Sheets), but in addition to being a bargain, he has some intriguing offensive tools and has surprised evaluators with his defense at third base. For a college bat, his approach was a little too pull heavy (48.7 percent), but he excelled at making contact (14 percent strikeout rate), so it's easy to buy into him posting relatively high batting averages as he moves up the ladder. His top tool is his plus power, and he hit five home runs in his first taste of pro ball, which is notable considering the two college corner infielders who went ahead of him (Brendan McKay and Pavin Smith) combined for four home runs. The ingredients are here for a third baseman who hits 25-to-30 home runs with a .275 average. He should arrive in 2019 or 2020.
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Hopes to play in instructs
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
August 22, 2019
Burger (Achilles) is hoping to be able to play in the instructional league this fall, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Hopes to play in AZL games
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
June 28, 2019
Burger (heel) may be able to return in time to see action in the AZL this season, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Delayed by bruised heel
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
June 10, 2019
Burger (Achilles) has been delayed by a bruised left heel, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Playing at extended spring training
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
May 2, 2019
Burger (Achilles) is playing in simulated games at extended spring training, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Cleared for field work
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
March 23, 2019
Burger (Achilles) took groundballs at third base Thursday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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