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91 Jake Burger 3B

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August 29, 2019 09:16 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Working in Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger (Achilles) has been taking swings and working out at the White Sox complex in Glendale (Ariz.), Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Chicago general manager Rick Hahn discussed Burger's possible return, hoping the team's top pick in the 2017 draft can enter spring training 2020 as part of an affiliate. He hasn't played since Sept. 2017 due to Achilles and heel injuries, so targeting a return is more art than science. "There is a little bit of projection involved when you are dealing with health," Hahn said. "He's well on his way. There's been the second rupture, or the revision it's technically called, [which] was pretty stunning for everyone. Usually the Achilles going out is a shock to the system, but nobody really envisions it happening twice." Hahn added that Burger will remain a third baseman.

August 22, 2019 06:40 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Hopes to play in instructs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger (Achilles) is hoping to be able to play in the instructional league this fall, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

He originally had been targeting making it back before the end of the AZL season, but that no longer seems realistic. Burger has not played in a game since 2017 due to multiple Achilles injuries.

June 28, 2019 06:24 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Hopes to play in AZL games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger (heel) may be able to return in time to see action in the AZL this season, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

He has not played in a game since 2017 due to multiple Achilles injuries. Playing in AZL games would be the equivalent of a rehab assignment for the 23-year-old third baseman. If he is unable to get back before the end of the AZL season, he may play in instructs.

June 10, 2019 05:36 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Delayed by bruised heel
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger (Achilles) has been delayed by a bruised left heel, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Burger was expected to return from a ruptured left Achilles around June 1 but was unable to hit that target. The injury isn't considered significant, but it will be at least another week before he reports to an affiliate.

May 2, 2019 06:32 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Playing at extended spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger (Achilles) is playing in simulated games at extended spring training, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Burger is slowly working his way back from a ruptured Achilles that he suffered in February of 2018. Barring any setbacks, the 2017 first-round pick could be cleared to play in live games at extended spring training in the near future, which would likely mark the final step in his recovery process before he's cleared to report to a minor-league affiliate.

March 23, 2019 07:20 AM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Cleared for field work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger (Achilles) took groundballs at third base Thursday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Burger was cleared for the activity this week and went immediately to the field to work on his defense. He had been hitting since November. The 2017 first-round draft pick missed all of 2018 after tearing his left Achilles during training camp last year. His return to game action should happen later this summer.

February 13, 2019 04:00 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Targeting return in June
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger (Achilles) remains on target to return to an affiliate June 1, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

The date remains a loose target, but it's at least a positive that his timetable hasn't gotten pushed back after he re-tore his tendon in May. The 2017 11th overall pick posted strong numbers in his first professional season but missed the entirety of last year due to the injury.

September 26, 2018 07:56 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Sheds walking boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger (Achilles) is no longer wearing a walking boot, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Burger has been out since February due a ruptured Achilles, which he re-tore back in May. The young third baseman is hoping to resume baseball activities sometime after Jan. 1, with a return to game action tentatively lined up for the beginning of June.

May 9, 2018 12:00 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Tears Achilles again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger retore his Achilles and is slated to miss the next 12 months, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

He ruptured his Achilles in late February and then apparently retore it while at home last week. The initial timetable was a year, and now that he has experienced the same injury he likely won't return until May of 2019, at which point he will be 23 years old and have zero experience above Low-A. Burger's classic offensive profile at third base makes him worth hanging onto in deeper dynasty leagues, but he can be cut loose in formats where only 150 prospects are rostered.

February 28, 2018 06:36 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Slated for surgery Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday to repair a ruptured left Achilles' tendon, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The White Sox announced the diagnosis Tuesday after Burger suffered the injury while running out a grounder a day earlier in a Cactus League game against the Athletics. The 11th overall pick in last June's first-year player draft, Burger was likely looking at a deployment at Low-A Kannapolis or High-A Winston-Salem to begin the campaign, but the serious injury represents a dramatic setback to his developmental timeline.

February 27, 2018 11:20 AM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Out for season with ruptured Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger has been diagnosed with a ruptured left Achilles and will miss the 2018 season, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

This is a big blow for one of the White Sox's top hitting prospects, as it pushes back his big-league ETA by at least a year. Burger should now be discounted significantly in dynasty-league drafts, as he will be unable to improve his stock until 2019. He has the potential to someday offer Mike Moustakas-esque production at the hot corner, but likely won't reach the majors until 2020 or 2021.

February 26, 2018 08:16 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Injures Achilles' tendon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger injured his left Achilles tendon Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.

Burger went down in a heap while running out a grounder to first, and he was down for several minutes before ultimately being taken off the field in a cart. Further specifics regarding the severity of injury should surface in the coming days after he's further evaluated.

February 26, 2018 04:12 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Leaves with leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger has been removed from Monday's Cactus League game against the Athletics with an apparent leg injury, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.

Burger appeared to suffer the injury while running out a groundball. He was down for several minutes before leaving on a cart. The 2017 first-round pick hit .271/.335/.409 for Low-A Kannapolis last season.

January 22, 2018 03:40 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Gets spring invite
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger has been invited to the White Sox's major-league camp this spring, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.

Burger is still a year or two away from the majors, but the White Sox will nonetheless give their 2017 first-round pick a look during spring to see how he fares against major-league competition. The 21-year-old held his own in his first season of pro ball, hitting a combined .263/.336/.412 with five homers in 51 games across two levels. He has an impressive hit tool that could see him produce 25-30 homers with a .275 average when he ultimately arrives in the majors.

August 31, 2017 03:24 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Holding his own at Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger, 21, is hitting .295/.355/.446 with four home runs and 27 RBI in 43 games at Low-A Kannapolis.

Burger has been even better of late as he has become acclimated to the pitching in the minors, hitting .317 with two home runs and nine RBI in his last 10 games. The No. 11 overall pick in this year's draft has a standout hit tool complete with power and the ability to make consistent contact.

July 9, 2017 03:28 PM
White Sox's Jake Burger: Makes Low-A debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burger made his debut for Low-A Kannapolis on Friday , going 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Burger, the 11th overall pick in the 2017 draft, had a quick four-game taste of the Arizona Rookie League before his promotion to the Intimidators.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/220
Birthdate:
4/10/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
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MLB Experience:
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