Tanner Burns

25-Year-Old PitcherP
Cleveland Guardians AAA
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Indians in July of 2020.
Reinstated from IL
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
June 4, 2022
Burns (shoulder) was reinstated from the 7-day injured list at Double-A Akron on Saturday.
Burns had been on the injured list for nearly a month due to a right shoulder strain, but he'll be available for Saturday's game against Double-A Richmond. The 23-year-old made five starts at Akron to begin the year, and he posted a 1.69 ERA, 27:11 K:BB and 1.18 WHIP in 21.1 innings.
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Burns, a 6-foot, 205-pound righty whom Cleveland selected with the No. 36 overall pick last year, has plus command of a mid-90s fastball with good movement. That vertical movement and the fact he commands the pitch in all four quadrants will allow his fastball to play as at least a plus offering. His breaking ball and changeup both flash plus, but they lack consistency. He also has high-end pitchability and makeup. Burns had a 31.8% strikeout rate and a 7.2% walk rate over his last two seasons at Auburn. He logged a 2.86 ERA working almost exclusively as a starter in college, which is a great mark for an SEC pitcher. Some scouts questioned his ability to handle a starter's workload, given the fact he was limited down the stretch in 2019 with a tight shoulder and has never eclipsed 100 innings. If ever there was a perfect match between a player and developmental staff, it's this one.
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Goes on IL with shoulder strain
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
May 9, 2022
Double-A Akron placed Burns on its 7-day injured list Monday with a right shoulder strain.
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Makes return from IL
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
August 12, 2021
Burns (elbow) tossed three innings of one-run ball in his return to the High-A Lake County rotation Aug. 5, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out six.
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Hits injured list
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
July 20, 2021
Burns (elbow) was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list with right elbow soreness.
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Strong campaign at High-A
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
July 16, 2021
Burns has a 3.33 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 59:15 K:BB across 10 starts with High-A Lake County this season.
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Goes to Cleveland at 36 overall
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
June 10, 2020
The Indians have selected Burns with the 36th overall pick of the 2020 first-year player draft.
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