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Billy Burns

Billy Burns 1 CF

Oakland Athletics

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: William John Burns
  • Age: 26 (August 30, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Bats/Throws: S/R Ht: 5' 9" Wt: 180
  • Draft: Round 32 (2011, WSH)
  • MLB Debut: 07/28/2014
  • School: Mercer
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Billy Burns Stats Summary

Billy Burns Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
May 2, 2015 Oakland Athletics recalled Billy Burns from Nashville Sounds.
April 8, 2015 Oakland Athletics optioned CF Billy Burns to Nashville Sounds.
September 1, 2014 Oakland Athletics recalled Billy Burns from Sacramento River Cats.
July 31, 2014 Oakland Athletics optioned CF Billy Burns to Sacramento River Cats.
July 28, 2014 Oakland Athletics selected the contract of Billy Burns from Midland RockHounds.
March 30, 2014 CF Billy Burns assigned to Midland RockHounds.
January 22, 2014 Billy Burns assigned to Midland RockHounds.
December 11, 2013 Oakland Athletics traded LHP Jerry Blevins to Washington Nationals for LF Billy Burns.
August 2, 2013 OF Billy Burns assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
June 17, 2013 OF Billy Burns assigned to Carolina League All-Stars.
May 27, 2013 Billy Burns roster status changed by Potomac Nationals.
May 17, 2013 Potomac Nationals placed CF Billy Burns on the 7-day disabled list.
March 30, 2013 CF Billy Burns assigned to Potomac Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
March 6, 2013 Billy Burns assigned to Washington Nationals.
August 3, 2012 Billy Burns roster status changed by Hagerstown Suns.
July 29, 2012 Hagerstown Suns placed OF Billy Burns on the 7-day disabled list.
April 10, 2012 OF Billy Burns assigned to Hagerstown Suns from Auburn Doubledays.
July 22, 2011 Washington Nationals signed OF Billy Burns.
July 22, 2011 Billy Burns assigned to Auburn Doubledays.
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Billy Burns Awards and Honors

Billy Burns  1 CF

Billy Burns
  • Full Name: William John Burns
  • Born: August 30, 1989
  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Bats: S
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 180
  • Draft: Round 32 (2011, WSH)
  • School: Mercer
  • MLB Debut: 07/28/2014

Appeared in 26 games and hitting .306 (22-72) ... had a double, triple, three RBI and was 10-13 in steals during the 2014 Spring Training with the A's. ...Entered the 2014 season with a stolen base success rate stands at 88% (125-142). ... Speed is rated an "80" on the 20-80 scouting scale. ...In 2013, was named Washington's Minor League Player of the Year ... Acquired by the Oakland Athletics for Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals on Dec. 11, 2013. ... In 2012, his .432 on-base percentage was second in the both (Single-A) South Atlantic League and among all Single-A hitters, and fourth in the full-season Minor Leagues ... finished third in SAL with .322 batter average ... ranked third among all Nationals farm hands in batting average and stolen bases (38) ... rated the Fastest Baserunner in the Nationals organization by Baseball America. ... Originally selected by the Washington Nationals in the 32nd round of the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of Mercer University (Macon, Georgia). ...Billy's dad, Bob, was a running back for the New York Jets in 1974 (the QB of that team was Joe Namath).