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Billy Burns

Billy Burns 1 CF

Oakland Athletics

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: William John Burns
  • Age: 25 (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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Billy Burns Awards and Honors

Billy Burns  1 CF

  • Full Name: William John Burns
  • Born: August 30, 1989
  • Age: 25
  • 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).