Selected in the 4th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers out of St. Mary's College... made his Major League debut two years later in July 2018... wife’s name is Brooke, the couple has a son named Carter... graduated from Centennial (Calif.) High School, where he played two years of football (quarterback) in addition to baseball... is a supporter of Ronald McDonald House... his pitching inspirations in his youth were Nolan Ryan and Jered Weaver... enjoys golf and fishing... grew up an Angels fan.
Won the National League Cy Young Award, going 11-5 with a Major League-best 2.43 ERA in 28 starts with Milwaukee...Became just the third pitcher in franchise history to win a Cy Young Award, joining Rollie Fingers (1981) and Pete Vuckovich (1982) in the American League...Became the first pitcher in franchise history to lead his league in ERA...Was an All-MLB First Team selection for the first time...Was an All-Star for the first time...The team went 19-9 in his starts...Was on the injured list (non-injury related) from 4/29-5/12...Led the Major Leagues in ERA (2.43), K/9IP (12.61) and K/BB (6.88)...Was also among the National League leaders in WHIP (2nd, 0.94), BB/9IP (2nd, 1.83), strikeouts (3rd, 234), opponent batting average (4th, .201), H/9IP (5th, 6.63) and quality starts (T10th, 18)...His 234 strikeouts ranked third in franchise history for a single season...Recorded eight double-digit strikeout games...Had eight starts of 9+ strikeouts without a walk to tie a Major League record shared by Curt Schilling (2002 with Arizona), Clayton Kershaw (2014 with Los Angeles-NL) and Gerrit Cole (2019 with Houston)...Began the season with 58 consecutive strikeouts before walking his first batter (Tommy Edman) on 5/13 vs. St. Louis...his streak was the longest in the Major Leagues (since 1893) to begin a season...the previous record (51) was held by reliever Kenley Jansen with Los Angeles-NL in 2017...His 58 consecutive strikeouts without a walk broke the overall record of 56 by Curt Schilling (2002 with Arizona) and Gerrit Cole (2021 with New York-AL)...Cole since reclaimed the record (61)...Took the loss in the All-Star Game (2ip, 4h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 2k, 1hr)...allowed a solo homer to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR)...Struck out a career-high 15 batters over 8.0 innings in a 10-0 win on 8/11 at Chicago-NL...tied the Major League record with 10 consecutive strikeouts - between the second and fifth innings - a mark he shares with the Mets’ Tom Seaver (4/22/70 vs. SD) and the Phillies’ Aaron Nola (6/25/21 at NYM)...Burnes is the only one of the three who recorded all 10 strikeouts swinging...his 15 strikeouts overall rank second in franchise history, trailing Ben Sheets (18 on 5/16/04 vs. ATL)...On 9/11 at Cleveland combined with Josh Hader (1ip, 2k) on the second no-hitter in franchise history as the Brewers won, 3-0 (8ip, 1bb, 14k, 115 pitches)...the only other Brewers no-hitter was thrown by Juan Nieves on 4/15/87 at Baltimore...Had a career-high nine-game winning streak in 18 starts from 6/6-9/25 with a 2.32 ERA (112.2ip, 90h, 30r, 29er, 26bb, 149k)...Started Game 1 of the NLDS vs. Atlanta and had no decision in the 2-1 win (6ip, 2h, 0r, 3bb, 6k, 1wp)...Signed a one-year contract on 3/22/22, avoiding arbitration.
Was named Brewers Most Valuable Player as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the BBWAA...became the seventh pitcher in franchise history to win the award and first since CC Sabathia in 2008...Finished sixth in National League Cy Young Award voting...Went 4-1 with a 2.11 ERA in 12 games (nine starts) with Milwaukee...Produced four quality starts...The team went 5-4 in his starts...Held opponents to a .174 batting average...Went 4-1 with a 1.72 ERA as a starter (47ip, 9er) and 0-0 with a 3.55 ERA in relief (12.2ip, 5er)...began the season in the starting rotation (one start) before making his next three appearances in relief... returned to the rotation for his last eight outings...Recorded 88 strikeouts in just 59.2 innings...ranked ninth in the National League in strikeouts...Fell just a third of an inning short of qualifying among the NL ERA leaders...would have ranked fourth...On 8/8 vs. Cincinnati became the seventh reliever in franchise history to produce eight or more strikeouts in a game (5.1ip, 8k)...Had double-digit strikeout performances on 8/28 vs. Pittsburgh (10k), 9/9 at Detroit (11k) and 9/14 vs. St. Louis (10k)... Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 9/25 with a left oblique strain and did not pitch in the postseason.
Entered 2019 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Went 1-5 with an 8.82 ERA and 1 save in 32 games (4 starts) with Milwaukee... Made his first career Opening Day roster... Had four stints with the team (Opening Day-4/18, 5/1-6/21, 6/28-7/14 and 9/3-end)... Recorded 70 strikeouts in just 49.0 innings... Went 0-2 with a 10.70 ERA as a starter (17.2ip, 21er) and 1-3 with a 7.76 ERA in relief (31.1ip, 27er)...his first four appearances of the season came as a starter... Struck out a career-high 12 batters in his first Major League start on 3/31 vs. St. Louis as he received no decision in a 5-4 win (5ip, 6h, 4r, 4er, 1bb, 12k, 3hr)...Notched his only save of the season (second of his career) on 6/2 at Pittsburgh... Was on the 10-day injured list from 7/15-7/26 with right shoulder irritation.. Went 0-1 with an 8.46 ERA in 8 games (7 starts) at Triple-A San Antonio.
Entered 2018 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America... Began the year at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 3-4 with a 5.15 ERA in 19 games (13 starts) before his contract was selected by Milwaukee on 7/8... Went 7-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 1 save in 30 relief appearances with the Brewers... Held opponents to a .199 batting average with 35 strikeouts in 38.0 innings... Made his Major League debut on 7/10 at Miami and earned a save with 2.0 perfect innings (1k)... Became the second pitcher in franchise history to notch a save in a Major League debut, joining Dave LaPoint, who did it on 9/10/80 at Minnesota... Recorded his first Major League win on 7/21 vs. Los Angeles... Posted a 1.25 ERA over his last 16 appearances of the regular season (21.2ip, 3er) while holding opponents to a .171 batting average... Appeared in 6 postseason games, going 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA... Earned the win in Game 3 of the NLDS at Colorado as he tossed 2.0 perfect innings (2k)... Enters 2019 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.