Jake Burger
23-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
7-Day IL
Injury Achilles
Est. Return 6/25/2019
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.
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$Signed a contract with the White Sox in June of 2017 that includes a $3.7 million signing bonus.
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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Burger is slowly working his way back from a ruptured Achilles that he suffered in February of 2018. Barring any setbacks, the 2017 first-round pick could be cleared to play in live games at extended spring training in the near future, which would likely mark the final step in his recovery process before he's cleared to report to a minor-league affiliate.
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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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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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Targeting return in June
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
February 13, 2019
Burger (Achilles) remains on target to return to an affiliate June 1, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Sheds walking boot
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
September 26, 2018
Burger (Achilles) is no longer wearing a walking boot, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Tears Achilles again
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
May 9, 2018
Burger retore his Achilles and is slated to miss the next 12 months, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Slated for surgery Thursday
3BChicago White Sox  A
Achilles
February 28, 2018
Burger will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday to repair a ruptured left Achilles' tendon, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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