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May 24, 2024 2 2 1 1 7.5
May 22, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
May 21, 2024 1 0 0 0 0.5
May 20, 2024 0 0 0 0 1
May 19, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5

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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 551.7 11 4 17 6 .175
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: Homers in win

    Burger went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Friday's 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks. Burger has gone 8-for-63 (.127) over 16 games since he returned from an oblique injury, with Friday's effort being his second multi-hit game in that span. He's yet to find a rhythm at the plate, and he was slumping just before the injury too. Burger is slashing .175/.211/.300 with four homers, 17 RBI, 11 runs scored and three doubles over 128 plate appearances this season, though he remains in a starting role for a Marlins team that has no plans to contend in 2024.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Taking seat Tuesday

    Burger is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Detroit. Burger has had trouble finding his rhythm since returning from the injured list, going just 2-for-29 at the plate. He'll get a day off to reset. Tristan Gray will handle third base in Burger's stead.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Back from IL

    Burger (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list prior to Monday's game against the Dodgers, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. As anticipated, Burger is back with the big club after missing the last few weeks rehabbing from a left intercostal strain. He was a big piece of the Marlins' offense before landing on the IL, recording three homers, 15 RBI and eight runs scored over his first 16 games of the 2024 season.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Expected to return Monday

    Burger (oblique) joined the Marlins in Los Angeles and is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Monday's series opener versus the Dodgers, Kevin Barral of FishonFirst.com reports. On the shelf since April 15 with a left intercostal strain, Burger looks to have checked out fine after completing the final phase of his recovery process this past week, when he joined Triple-A Jacksonville for a rehab assignment. He played in three games for Jacksonville, going 3-for-11 with two runs, two walks and one RBI in addition to playing nine innings at first base and 18 innings at third base. Once activated, Burger should immediately settle back in as the Marlins' everyday option at the hot corner, resulting in Vidal Brujan and Emmanuel Rivera losing out on playing time.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Beginning rehab assignment

    Burger (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Burger has been upping his workouts and is ready to play in some games now. The infielder has been on the shelf for the last two weeks with a left intercostal strain. Burger shouldn't need too many rehab games before rejoining the Marlins' active roster.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Going through full workout

    Burger (oblique) will go through a full on-field workout Friday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Burger is nearly two weeks removed from suffering a left intercostal strain and is finally ready to resume all baseball activities. It would appear a rehab assignment is just around the corner, with a return sometime in early- to mid-May if all goes well.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Making improvements

    Burger (intercostal) will be evaluated soon to determine whether he can begin hitting, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. It's been a week since Burger landed on the injured list with a left intercostal strain, and the infielder is feeling better. He would likely need to start with some low-impact hitting drills initially before progressing to batting practice and eventually rehab games. It's still too early to determine a potential timetable for Burger's return.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Heads to IL with intercostal strain

    Burger was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Marlins on Monday with a left intercostal strain, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. The injury had previously been described as an oblique issue, although this new designation doesn't necessarily alter Burger's potential timetable. He suffered the injury on Sunday against Atlanta. Otto Lopez is getting the start at third base Monday, but Emmanuel Rivera should see the lion's share of playing time at the hot corner while Burger is out.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Dealing with oblique issue

    Burger was removed from Sunday's game against Atlanta due to left oblique discomfort, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Burger grounded out in his lone plate appearance before exiting Sunday's contest with the injury. The severity of the issue is unclear, and the 28-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more information is available.
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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: 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: 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: 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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