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Apr 13, 2024 0 1 0 0
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Jake Burger didn't even make the Opening Day roster last year, but he ended up having a big impact for both the White Sox and Marlins. He finished second on the White Sox in home runs with 25 despite playing in only 88 games with the club. Burger added nine more long balls in 53 games with Miami following a deadline trade, finishing 15th in MLB with 34 homers in total. In a surprising twist, Burger cut his strikeout rate by nearly 10 percentage points following the move to South Beach, which lends some hope to the idea that he could be more than a one-dimensional slugger. Thanks in large part to the improved contact rate, he hit .303 with a 131 wRC+ in his small sample with Miami. Burger, the 11th overall pick in 2017, lost multiple years of development time due to two tears of his left Achilles' tendon. The health history has to be taken into account, but even with those concerns Burger has quite a bit of appeal as a third baseman/corner infielder in fantasy.

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2024 433.1 7 3 15 3 .241
2023 376.52.7 71 34 80 32 1 .250
2022 1082.1 20 8 26 10 .250
3y Avg. 1662.4 32 14 36 15 0 .248
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Clubs three-run home run

    Burger went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Yankees. Burger entered the game in a bit of a cold spell, having gone 1-for-15 since his two-homer performance on April 4. While his three-run home run off Marcus Stroman was Burger's only hit of the day, the round-tripper could be what the third baseman needed to break out of the slump. Through 13 games, Burger is slashing .260/.291/.480 and is tied for the league lead with 15 RBI.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Homers twice in loss

    Burger went 2-for-2 with two solo home runs and a pair of walks in Thursday's 8-5 loss to the Cardinals. Burger got Miami on the board in the fourth inning, leading off the frame with his first homer of the year, before extending the Marlins' lead to 4-1 in the fourth with a second long ball off Lance Lynn. Burger has swung the bat well to open the season, hitting safely in seven of eight games while batting out of the three spot. Overall, he's gone 11-for-31 with 10 RBI after slashing .250/.309/.518 with 34 homers and 80 RBI across 141 games between the Marlins and White Sox in 2023.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Three-hit start to season

    Burger went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Thursday's Opening Day loss to the Pirates. Burger added a sacrifice fly that gave the Marlins a 5-2 lead in the fifth, but that was the last run Miami would score as the Pirates clawed back to steal the win. It was a good start to the season for the 27-year-old, who hit 34 home runs last season split between the Marlins and White Sox. Burger will man the everyday role at third base for the Marlins this season.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Seeing work at first base

    Burger started at first base in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. While the 27-year-old is locked in as the Marlins' starting third baseman, Burger does have some limited experience at first base and the club envisions having him move across the diamond on occasion, especially on days when Josh Bell is getting a partial breather as the DH. Burger is still trying to find his timing at the plate this spring, hitting .160 (4-for-25) with a 0:8 BB:K, but after slugging a career-high 34 homers in 2023, he's expected to hit in the heart of Miami's batting order this season.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: In lineup Friday

    Burger (quad) is in the lineup for the Marlins' series opener versus the Brewers on Friday. Burger had to be removed from Wednesday's contest against the Mets with right quad tightness, but he won't have to miss any starts after getting an off day Thursday to recover. The slugger is playing third base and batting fifth for the Marlins on Friday.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Dealing with quad tightness

    Burger left Wednesday's game against the Mets early due to right quad tightness, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Burger was pulled after making an error on a throw home during the third inning. No details regarding the severity of Burger's injury were provided, but with an extra day between games for Miami, there's a chance Burger returns without missing any time.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Exits with injury

    Burger was removed from Wednesday's game against the Mets with an apparent injury, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Burger had to be taken out of the game after making an error throwing to the plate in the third inning. The Marlins will take a look at him and should provide more details shortly, but Burger seemed to be grabbing at his quad as he left the field. He should be viewed as day-to-day for now.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Possible waiver wire pickups

    Jake Burger's top-of-the-scale power was evident even as he was fighting for at-bats with the White Sox. What's changed since joining the Marlins, other than him having a job all to himself, is the amount of contact he's making, striking out 20.9 percent of the time with them compared to 31.6 percent with the White Sox. His batting average has climbed from .214 to .247 during that time, and he's certainly showing no signs of slowing down, going 9 for 18 with two homers and three doubles over his past four games. Those home runs were hit 111 and 113 mph, so the improved contact certainly hasn't compromised the power. With two series against the Mets and one against the Pirates remaining, Burger could give you a nice lift whether at first, second or third base.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Homers, tallies three hits

    Burger went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a double and three runs scored in Saturday's 11-5 victory over Atlanta. Burger reached base and came around to score in each of his first two trips to the plate before adding a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to put the Marlins on top 7-5. It marked the third baseman's third consecutive multi-hit game, while the home run was his 32nd of the season. Burger continues to perform at a high level since being acquired by Miami at the start of August. He's racked up four homers, eight RBI and 11 runs scored through 15 games in September.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Slugs 28th homer

    Burger 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Thursday's win over the Nationals. The 27-year-old slugger capped the scoring on the night by launching a Joe La Sorsa sinker over the wall in right-center field in the ninth inning. Burger's up to 28 homers on the season, and while Thursday's blast was only his third in 26 games since joining the Marlins, he boasts a .323/.380/.485 slash line with his new club.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Smacks three-run blast

    Burger went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk in Friday's 11-3 win over the Dodgers. Burger's third-inning blast -- one of three Marlins homers in the frame -- blew the game open for the visitors. He extended his hitting streak to nine games (15-for-36), though the long ball was just his second in 15 contests since he was traded from the White Sox. The third baseman is at a .234/.298/.527 slash line with 27 homers, 63 RBI, 51 runs scored, a stolen base and 20 doubles over 103 games this season.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Walks it off Sunday

    Burger went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Yankees. His last hit was the biggest, as Burger delivered a walk-off RBI single to complete an improbable five-run comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning. The 27-year-old is thriving in Miami, reeling off three straight multi-hit performances and slashing .317/.391/.488 through his first 11 games with his new club.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Steps out of lineup

    Burger is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Burger started the past three games after being acquired by Miami on Tuesday, going 2-for-11 with two walks and a run. Jon Berti will start at the hot corner and bat sixth.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Dealt to Miami

    The Marlins acquired Burger from the White Sox on Tuesday in exchange for Jake Eder, Craig Mish of the Miami Herald reports. Burger will provide a power boost to a Marlins team that currently ranks 28th in the majors in home runs. He's popped 25 homers and his .527 SLG would rank as a top-10 mark if he had enough plate appearances to qualify. The 27-year-old has been rather one-dimensional as evidenced by his .214 average and .279 OBP; nevertheless, Burger figures to take over the starting job at third base from Jean Segura.
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  • White Sox's Jake Burger: Possible waiver wire pickups

    Exactly seven players have more than Burger's 25 home runs this year, despite his inconsistent playing time. Of them, only Max Muncy is within even 50 at-bats of him. He's 92nd percentile in average exit velocity and hard-hit rate, and when you reduce it to singular batted-ball events, only Matt Olson and Giancarlo Stanton have hit a ball harder than Burger. He is, by every measure, a transcendent power hitter, which is notable now that the playing time is becoming more consistent. The White Sox have opened the door to him playing second base, and he's now picked up eligibility there in addition to first and third base. He's homered four times in his past five games and has started 19 straight. There are major batting average concerns given how much he strikes out, but his .254 xBA is much higher than his actual .214 mark.
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  • White Sox's Jake Burger: Cranks two more homers

    Burger went 2-for-3 with two homers and three RBI in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Guardians. Burger was responsible for all of Chicago's offense in Thursday's loss with a pair of homers off Tanner Bibee, including a two-run, 423-foot blast in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old infielder now has three homers in his last two games -- he's up to 24 long balls on the year, fifth-most in the American League. Overall, Burger is slashing .217/.273/.528 with 51 RBI and 42 runs scored through 311 plate appearances this season.
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  • White Sox's Jake Burger: Pops homer Wednesday

    Burger went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the Cubs. Burger was at second base for the second game in a row, which could be a long-term shift to keep his bat in the lineup. He may need to make some improvements at the plate to keep Elvis Andrus or Zach Remillard on the bench -- Burger has gone just 2-for-26 over his last seven contests while adding a 2:9 BB:K in that span. For the season, the infielder has a poor .212 average but a solid .772 OPS with 22 homers, 48 RBI, 40 runs scored and a stolen base through 84 games.
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  • White Sox's Jake Burger: Knocks 19th homer

    Burger went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored and two walks in Friday's win over St. Louis. Burger had a perfect day at the plate highlighted by his solo shot in the fifth inning to kick-start the White Sox's offense. The 27-year-old slugger is up to 19 homers this year, though he has just three with a .588 OPS over his last 20 games. His season slash line sits at .223/.282/.528 with 32 extra-base hits and 41 RBI through 255 plate appearances.
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  • White Sox's Jake Burger: Goes deep in win

    Burger went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs scored and a walk in Sunday's win against Oakland. Burger's seventh-inning shot was his 18th of the year and proved to be the game's deciding run. Over his previous 15 games, he posted a brutal .376 OPS with just one homer and no multi-hit performances. After reaching base three times Sunday, Burger boosted his season slash line to .220/.273/.520 with 30 extra-base hits and 38 RBI through 67 games.
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  • White Sox's Jake Burger: Not starting Friday

    Burger isn't in the White Sox's lineup Friday against the Athletics. After a hot start to the season, Burger has cooled down considerably by slashing .136/.191/.386 since the beginning of June. He'll get a day off Friday while Zach Remillard starts at third base and bats ninth.
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