Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Super Bowl Commercials
Broncos Win Super Bowl 50
Home of Super Bowl 50
Watch Now 16 Things to Know Full Coverage
player photo

34 A.J. Burnett SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
65%30%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
164.09-703.1814349
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014PHI8184.5934341000213.2205122109202096190
2015PIT973.1826260000164.01746458111149143

Player Updates

1443931509
Pirates SP A.J. Burnett loses final regular season start on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett (9-7) surrendered five hits, three earned runs and four walks in 6 2/3 innings in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds . He struck out nine.

Burnett's final regular-season start turned out in disappointing fashion, although the 17-year veteran turned back the clock by recording nine whiffs, his second-highest total in a game in 2015. His spotty control Saturday led to four free passes and 107 pitches, his highest total in that category since a July 11 outing against the St. Louis Cardinals .

Burnett also uncharacteristically surrendered a homer for the third straight start, his longest streak by far in a campaign during which he has only given up 11 gopher balls overall. Although he was unable to help the Pirates clinch home-field advantage for their upcoming wild-card showdown versus the Chicago Cubs , Burnett would still figure to be a vital component of the Pirates' postseason pitching staff if they reach the Division Series.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1443457702
Pirates SP A.J. Burnett loses pitcher's duel Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett (9-6) lost a pitching duel Sunday, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out five batters in a 4-0 loss to the Cubs.

Burnett was undone by the brilliance of Jake Arrieta. Not only did the Cubs ace give up one hit through seven innings, he also hit a solo home run in the second inning off Burnett, accounting for the last run on the 38-year-old's ledger.

Burnett's ERA has hovered around 3.15 during his previous four starts, and it remains to be seen if he will make his last scheduled start Saturday against the Reds with the playoffs looming on the horizon.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1442928249
Pirates SP A.J. Burnett earns win Monday
by Rotowire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett improved to 9-5 as he allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings Monday against Colorado. He also struck out five. 

Normally, four walks and a home run signal an off day for Burnett, but he handled Coors Field about as well as can be expected. Burnett limited the Rockies to one home run by inducing eight ground balls. His ERA is steady at 3.15, which would be the best mark of his 17-year career.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1442458908
Pirates SP A.J. Burnett takes no-decision Wednesday
by Rotowire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pirates SP A.J. Burnett pitched well on Wednesday, as he allowed two runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings while striking out seven in a no-decision against the Cubs. After a brilliant start to the season, the second half has been far less friendly.

Burnett has now allowed 26 runs over his last six starts and that has raised his ERA nearly a run and a half. In any case, he still maintains a solid 3.15 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 145 2/3 innings this season.

The most impressive part of his campaign is that he has only walked 39 batters, which will be a career-low rate. Burnett's next start is a scary one, as he has to travel to Coors Field to take on the Rockies next Tuesday.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1441944358
Pirates' A.J. Burnett goes five innings in return from DL
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Making his first start since the end of July, Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett allowed three runs on three hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out three and was handed a no-decision in the 6-4 extra-innings loss to the Brewers.

The only runs Burnett allowed on Thursday came on a three-run home run by Khris Davis in the very first inning. He was lifted after throwing 64 pitches, 38 for strikes. 

Burnett spent the last month and a half on the disabled list with a flexor strain in his elbow. 

Share: Twitter Facebook
CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 44 152 45.80
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Chi. Cubs 24.111 1.8501020
vs LHB 71.100 2.7803255
vs RHB 92.200 3.5001788
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/25WAS0105.211508
7/30@CIN0104.110724
9/10MIL0005.03323
9/16CHC0005.18217
9/21@COL1005.26245
9/27@CHC0106.07225
10/3CIN0106.25349
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
StL
1:05 pm
4
5
StL
7:05 pm
6
StL
7:05 pm
7
8
@Cin
7:10 pm
9
@Cin
1:10 pm
10
@Cin
1:10 pm
11
@Det
1:08 pm
12
@Det
1:08 pm
13
Det
7:05 pm
14
Det
12:35 pm
15
Mil
7:05 pm
16
Mil
7:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
12

12

27

19

22

52

29

13

10

41

3

12

24

30

0
4

-10

0
0
0
0
0
8

8

20

10

1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
1999FLA42 3.48770000 41.1372316302533
2000FLA37 4.7913130000 82.2804644824457
2001FLA1112 4.0527272100 173.1145827820783128
2002FLA129 3.3031297501 204.1153847512990203
2003FLA02 4.70440000 23.0181312221821
2004FLA76 3.6820191000 120.010250499438113
2005FLA1212 3.4432324200 209.0184978012779198
2006TOR108 3.9821212100 135.2138676014839118
2007TOR108 3.7525252000 165.21317469231266176
2008TOR1810 4.0735341000 221.121110910019986231
2009NYY139 4.0433331000 207.01939993251097195
2010NYY1015 5.2633331000 186.2204118109251978145
2011NYY1111 5.1533320000 190.119011510931983173
2012PIT1610 3.5131311100 202.1189867918962180
2013PIT1011 3.3030301000 191.0165797011967209
2014PHI818 4.5934341000 213.2205122109201696190
2015PIT97 3.1826260000 164.01746458111149143
2016PIT00 ---000000******0000000
Total 164157 3.994354302410012731.125191328121026314311002513
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1999FLA717120001000 .118 .118 .118
2000FLA1325371331000 .357 .520 .280
2001FLA2750040012700 .115 .100 .080
2002FLA3157161352800 .177 .193 .105
2003FLA4701002300 .333 .143 .143
2004FLA2029440101100 .138 .138 .138
2005FLA32683101213400 .171 .279 .147
2006TOR21300000100 .000 .000 .000
2007TOR25200000000 .000 .000 .000
2008TOR35300000100 .000 .000 .000
2009NYY33501000100 .200 .200 .200
2010NYY33100000100 .000 .000 .000
2011NYY34200000200 .000 .000 .000
2012PIT3163140233600 .106 .063 .063
2013PIT3059140223300 .098 .068 .068
2014PHI3460580132300 .175 .167 .133
2015PIT2642151502000 .116 .190 .119
Total 43649320564192024100 .151 .166 .114
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
1999FLAP7782510 .875
2000FLAP1313112811 .909
2001FLAP272740112720 .950
2002FLAP312935121943 .886
2003FLAP44734001.000
2004FLAP2019281018001.000
2005FLAP323231111821 .935
2006TORP21212361612 .957
2007TORP252534171522 .941
2008TORP353454182971 .870
2009NYYP33332852030 .893
2010NYYP33332991641 .862
2011NYYP333238102352 .868
2012PITP313158213611 .983
2013PITP303033121920 .939
2014PHIP34343592511 .971
2015PITP262634112031 .912
Total  4354305261693183916 .926
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
1999FLA25136 1.4754100 .242182 13.5 .3730
2000FLA38695 0.9584202 .259364 13.7 .4240
2001FLA3185185 1.08169517 .231733 12.2 .3750
2002FLA5189200 1.0210101014 .209844 11.1 .3091
2003FLA22720 1.4011002 .217106 14.9 .3730
2004FLA0130103 1.34145207 .231490 10.8 .3440
2005FLA1264141 2.062461012 .237873 11.6 .3340
2006TOR3163111 1.60184116 .264577 12.3 .4130
2007TOR2193113 1.88310005 .214691 11.4 .3620
2008TOR2245175 1.472295211 .249957 12.4 .3880
2009NYY0196204 1.0323124117 .247896 13.0 .3930
2010NYY2192191 1.143754016 .285829 14.5 .4570
2011NYY2222160 1.492475025 .260837 13.3 .4640
2012PIT1274137 2.153824010 .246851 11.6 .3610
2013PIT3230121 2.012221012 .231801 11.4 .3350
2014PHI2260168 1.65339309 .256935 13.4 .4040
2015PIT2200122 1.79339416 .275699 12.8 .3810
2016PIT000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 3531072282 1.4735998436161 .24611665 12.4 .3821
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009NYY11 5.27550000 27.1221616151624
2010NYY01 7.50110000 6.06551134
2011NYY10 1.59110000 5.24111043
2013PIT01 31.50110000 2.06771140
Total 23 6.37880000 41.0382929472731
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
1995 R-Mets23 4.2898100 33.2271616222326
1996 R-Kingsport40 3.881212000 58.0312625075468
1997 R-Mets01 3.1832000 11.188402815
1997 A-Pittsfield31 4.7099000 44.0282623363548
1998 A-Kane County104 1.972020000119.07427263845186
1999 AA-Portland612 5.522623000120.2132917415571121
2000 A-Brevard Cty00 3.6822000 7.14330066
2000AAA-Calgary00 0.0011000 5.00000036
2001 A-Brevard Cty00 1.9322000 9.142200410
2004 A-Jupiter00 0.0011000 4.02100024
2004AAA-Albuquerque00 10.8011000 3.17441126
2006 AA-N.Hampshire10 1.5011000 6.02211039
2006 A-Dunedin00 3.3822000 8.09330126
2006AAA-Syracuse10 0.0011000 5.00000117
2007AAA-Syracuse00 1.8011000 5.03110017
2012AFA-Bradenton Marauders02 8.5322000 6.17960129
2012AAA-Indianapolis Indians01 11.2511000 4.07552040
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/225
Birthdate:
1/3/1977
Age:
39
Hometown:
North Little Rock, AR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
17
Awards:

2008: AL Strike Out Leader
Fantasy Games