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14 Billy Burns CF

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
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Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016KC9731139730131037175.271.296.235
2017KC3200000100.000.000.000

Player Updates

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Royals' Billy Burns: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Burns came off the bench in three games during his first stint with the Royals this season, but with the team's outfield starters enjoying sound health, he wouldn't have been in line for regular at-bats anytime soon. The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres to fill Burns' spot on the active roster.

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Royals' Billy Burns: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns was recalled from Triple-A Omaha prior to Saturday's game.

The Royals need a versatile, speedy bench outfielder in the short term, and Burns fits the bill. He was hitting .246/.358/.275 with 13 stolen bases and zero home runs in 165 plate appearances at Triple-A. Jorge Soler was sent to Triple-A as a corresponding move.

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Royals' Billy Burns: Returns from thumb injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (thumb) was activated from the 7-day disabled list Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Burns landed on the disabled list Tuesday after spraining his thumb during a game with Triple-A Omaha. He was able to recover quickly and will rejoin the fold in Omaha on Sunday. The speedy outfielder is currently sporting an 89 wRC+ with nine stolen bags through his first 29 minor-league contests.

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Royals' Billy Burns: Hits MiLB disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns was placed on the DL at Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday after suffering a thumb sprain, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The 27-year-old outfielder was traded from Oakland to Kansas City last season. Over 24 games after the deal, he hit just .243/.275/.243 dressed in blue, forcing Burns into a job competition this spring. He failed to make the Opening Day roster, but with 235 games of MLB service under his belt, it was widely assumed he'd jump up from Triple-A at some point during the current campaign. Burns was slashing .271/.366/.308 before spraining his thumb.

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Royals' Billy Burns: May get squeezed from Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns is competing for a roster spot with the Royals this spring, but he may end up beginning the season at Triple-A since he still has minor league options remaining.

Paulo Orlando is expected to serve as the primary backup at all three outfield spots, while new DH Brandon Moss can cover an outfield spot if needed, and Whit Merrifield may be an option to play the outfield if he sticks as a utility option. Burns' speed could make him a useful piece in AL-only leagues if he finds semi-regular playing time in 2017, but that may take multiple injuries to the players ahead of him on the depth chart in order to materialize.

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Situational Stats
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014OAK13641000031 .167 .167 .167
2015OAK125520701535422681268 .334 .392 .294
2016OAK-KC9731139730131037175 .271 .296 .235
2017KC3200000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 238839113227555361194614 .309 .354 .271
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014OAKOF1132010 .667
2015OAKOF125118285280232 .989
2016OAK-KCOF8775177171421 .989
2017KCOF20110001.000
Total  215194466454663 .987
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2014OAK00100000
2015OAK18920421615
2016OAK-KC1149223623
2017KC00000000
Total 2913297441238
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011ASX-Auburn Doubledays321072128321181222131 .367 .355 .262
2012AFX-Hagerstown Suns113398831281450416568389 .432 .382 .322
2013AA-Harrisburg Senators30114263740082017202 .434 .360 .325
2013AFA-Potomac Nationals9133070103890295237545 .422 .391 .312
2014AA-Midland Rockhounds9136457912031234465515 .333 .330 .250
2014AAA-Sacramento River Cat281091721200591931 .254 .211 .193
2015AAA-Nashville Sounds22911828230391752 .370 .396 .308
2016AAA-Nashville1041712100421240 .326 .317 .293
2016AAA-Omaha25010000--400 .200 .200 .200
Total 41915592994495422213121326118825 .373 .355 .288
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/170
Birthdate:
8/30/1989
Age:
27
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
4