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Nick Burdi RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Pirates' Nick Burdi: Dealt to Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi (elbow) was traded to the Pirates for international slot money.

Originally selected by the Phillies with the third pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, he was then sent to Pittsburgh. The hard-throwing righty is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in late May. He made 75 pitches from 80 feet earlier this week, so his rehab appears to be going well. Burdi can touch triple digits with his fastball and has a wipeout slider, but his command/control was an issue even before the surgery, so it may be a year or two before he can locate well enough to reliably handle high-leverage situations. The Pirates can stash him on the disabled list to start the season, but he must be active (off the DL) for a minimum of 90 days in 2018, otherwise they would need to keep him on the active roster throughout the offseason and into the 2019 season. Burdi could return to game action sometime this summer.

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Phillies' Nick Burdi: Popped by Phillies in Rule 5 draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi (elbow) was selected by the Phillies with the third pick in the Rule 5 draft Thursday.

The hard-throwing righty is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in late May. He made 75 pitches from 80 feet earlier this week, so his rehab appears to be going well. Burdi can touch triple digits with his fastball and has a wipeout slider, but his command/control was an issue even before the surgery, so it may be a year or two before he can locate well enough to reliably handle high-leverage situations. This is a nice landing spot, however, as the Phillies don't have a long-term closer entrenched, so Burdi could earn that role at some point in the coming seasons. He will need to be kept on the active roster all season, otherwise he will be exposed to waivers and offered back to the Twins. Burdi could return to game action sometime this summer.

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Twins' Nick Burdi: Throws from 80 feet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi (elbow) made 75 throws from 80 feet Monday as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery in late May, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

While this is excellent news for the power reliever, more impactful news could come Thursday, as Burdi was left off the Twins' 40-man roster and is generating a lot of buzz leading up to this week's Rule 5 draft. He has a huge fastball and was seen as a potential closer prior to tearing his UCL. His shaky command and the risk associated with this injury would be two marks against him in advance of the Rule 5 draft, but he will still likely get selected and change organizations.

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Twins' Nick Burdi: Has successful surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Devan Fink of Cover Those Bases reports.

Barring any setbacks, Burdi will hopefully return to the mound sometime in the middle of the 2018 season. The 24-year-old will look to build on the success he was having at Double-A Chattanooga in 2017 -- he compiled a 0.53 ERA and 20:4 K:BB through 17 innings before hitting gate DL -- when he returns to the mound (0.53 ERA and 20:4 K:BB through 17 innings).

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Twins' Nick Burdi: Set for season-ending Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, ending his 2017 season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

It's an unfortunate end to what had been a promising start to the 2017 campaign, as Burdi had compiled a minuscule 0.53 ERA and a 20:4 K:BB through 17 innings before going on the DL with elbow soreness. The hard-throwing righty will likely return to the mound sometime in the middle of the 2018 season, where he'll look to build on his early success at Double-A Chattanooga.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/220
Birthdate:
1/19/1993
Age:
24
Hometown:
Hinsdale, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:
Louisville
MLB Experience:
0