Burrows (oblique) was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster Wednesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Burrows advanced to Triple-A Toledo last season, where he recorded a 5.51 ERA with a 61:32 K:BB over 65.1 innings. It's encouraging to see him reach the Triple-A level, but he'll likely have to show more consistency in limiting run production before he is considered for a major-league role. Burrows' addition to the 40-man roster protects him from the Rule 5 draft.
Burrows will be shut down for the rest of 2019 due to a left oblique strain, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Burrows started 15 games for Triple-A Toledo prior to suffering the injury, posting a 5.51 ERA and 1.54 WHIP with a 61:32 K:BB over 65.1 innings. He's expected to be healthy for the start of spring training, per Waldon.
Burrows was promoted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Burrows missed a month and a half due to shoulder inflammation, but he's back with Toledo after making a pair of rehab start, one with High-A Lakeland and the other with Double-A Erie. Prior to getting hurt, Burrows compiled a 5.32 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 26:11 K:BB in 23.2 innings with the Mud Hens.
Burrows was promoted to Double-A Erie on Friday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Burrows missed a month and a half due to shoulder inflammation. He returned for one start at High-A Lakeland and should now spend a brief period of time with Erie before returning to Triple-A Toledo, where he started the season.
Burrows was activated from the 7-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Monday for High-A Lakeland, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Burrows has been sidelined since April 27 with right shoulder inflammation, but he proved his health last weekend by completing a three-inning simulated game. He'll likely take on a larger workload while he returns to minor-league action Monday for what will be a de facto rehab outing. Assuming Burrows escapes his turn with Lakeland without any setbacks, he'll likely move up to Triple-A Toledo for his subsequent start.
Burrows (shoulder) pitched at High-A Lakeland on Sunday and is scheduled for a simulated game (three innings) Wednesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
This is positive news for Burrows, who landed on the 7-day injured list May 2 with shoulder inflammation. Following Wednesday's sim game, he'll be re-evaluated to determine the next step in his rehab process.
Burrows was placed on the minor-league injured list due to shoulder inflammation, Brian Buckey of The Toledo Blade reports.
Manager Doug Mientkiewicz downplayed the severity of the injury, noting that Burrows underwent an MRI that revealed no "major" or "structural" damage. The skipper expects Burrows to be back in action in about a week. Prior to landing on the shelf, Burrows posted a 5.32 ERA and 26:11 K:BB in five starts (23.2 innings).
Burrows tossed 6.1 scoreless innings in a no-decision Thursday for Triple-A Toledo. He allowed three hits and struck out five.
Burrows has not allowed an earned run through his first 10.1 innings of the season, and he has 12 strikeouts versus just two walks. The 22-year-old struggled with command last season, posting a 3.8 BB/9 in 134 innings with Double-A Erie, so he could be ready to take a step forward as a prospect if he continues to limit the walks.
Burrows has a 4.2 BB/9 this season in 108.1 innings with Double-A Erie, which is the highest mark of his four-year professional career.
Last season, Burrows started with High-A Lakeland and posted a 1.7 BB/9 across 58.2 innings, but that figure jumped to 3.9 when he finished the year with 76.1 innings at Double-A. Erie manager Andrew Graham said the 21-year-old hasn't been able to dominate as much with just his fastball, which could be behind some of the control issues as he's had to rely on secondary stuff more often, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Burrows still has a solid 3.99 ERA, and if he can iron out his control a bit, he could advance to Triple-A before the season is over.
Tigers general manager Al Avila suggested Sunday that Burrows could be promoted to Triple-A Toledo in the near future, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Avila also suggested a promotion for another one of the Tigers' top pitching prospects, Alex Faedo, would be forthcoming, with the right-hander ultimately getting officially moved up from High-A Lakeland to Double-A Erie on Monday. Burrows is still waiting for his Triple-A assignment, but for the time being, he'll continue to ply his trade in the Eastern League. The 21-year-old has posted a 3.34 ERA and 52:24 K:BB across 64.2 innings with Erie this season.
Burrows will start the year with Double-A Erie, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
Burrows finished 2017 at Double-A, where he had mixed results across 76.1 innings. His overall 4.72 ERA and 1.47 WHIP don't look great, but he got better as he went along and also saw his strikeout rate tick up. The Tigers likely want to see Burrows, who was a 2015 first-round pick, sustain some success at the level before moving him up to Triple-A.
Burrows, 20, has fanned 31 batters over his last 22 innings for Double-A Erie.
After a rough start at Double-A, Burrows has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of the last seven starts at this level. His control has been much better of late, as he has walked just six batters over the aforementioned recent 22 inning stretch. Burrows remains one of the younger hurlers at this level, and with three quality pitches at his disposal he has emerged as arguably the top pitching prospect for the Tigers.
Burrows, 20, was promoted to Double-A Erie and will start Tuesday's game against New Hampshire. He posted a 1.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 62:11 K:BB in 58.2 innings at High-A.
Once seen as a likely back-end starter, Burrows' mid-90s fastball has emerged as a plus offering to go with a quality curveball and useful changeup. He will be one of the youngest starting pitchers at Double-A, so if he continues to dominate in the upper levels, dynasty league owners can begin to fully buy into the idea of him eventually making it as a mid-rotation starter.
Burrows has allowed just two earned runs over his last three starts (13 innings). He has allowed seven hits and four hits while fanning 11.
Burrows has a 3.33 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 92 innings at Low-A. The only shortcoming in his game thus far is his K-rate. The 2015 first-rounder has just 59 strikeouts in those 92 innings. It'd be nice to see more Ks, but he's still a teenager and the rest of his game seems to be developing just fine.
Burrows, 19, is dealing with a blister on his pitching hand and was placed on the minor league DL on Saturday.
Detroit's 2015 first-round pick has a 3.88 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 43:22 K:BB in 69.2 innings, living up to his billing as a safe - yet unspectacular - pitching prospect. He should return in the coming weeks and finish out the season for Low-A West Michigan.
Burrows has impressed so far at Low-A West Michigan, delivering a 2.70 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in seven starts this season.
Burrows strikes out his share of batters, walks almost no one and gives up fewer than a hit per inning. He's doing just fine at age 19.
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