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39 Corbin Burnes SP

Milwaukee Brewers

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August 8, 2020 10:36 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Shines in long relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out eight over 5.1 innings out of the bullpen against the Reds on Saturday.

The right-hander was excellent in relief of Brett Anderson, inducing 14 swinging strikes on 77 pitches. It marked his second straight appearance working in tandem with Anderson, who has been limited so far as he works his way back from a finger injury. Burnes may have done enough here to earn a starting assignment next week, though he's showing enough of a strikeout punch to warrant an active spot in many leagues regardless of role.

August 4, 2020 04:52 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Works in tandem with Brett Anderson
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes didn't factor into the decision while working 3.2 innings out of the bullpen Monday in the Brewers' 6-4 loss to the White Sox. He struck out five and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks.

After starting in his first appearance back on July 25, Burnes was deployed as a "piggyback" pitcher behind Brett Anderson (finger), whose arm wasn't conditioned to handle a normal starter's workload in his season debut. Since Burnes threw 64 pitches in the relief outing, he'll likely be down for the remaining three games of the series before potentially returning to action in a starting role over the weekend during the Brewers' three-game set with Cincinnati. Burnes' relief appearance could pave the way for one of Freddy Peralta or Eric Lauer to make a spot start Thursday or Friday.

July 25, 2020 08:52 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: No decision in short start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes allowed one run on two hits and three walks over 3.1 innings in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Cubs. He had six strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.

The young right-hander pitched fairly well Saturday, but he struggled a bit with his control as he needed 75 pitches to record 10 outs. Burnes figures to receive a longer leash as he continues to get stretched, but he'll need to bring down the walk total to have a real chance of pitching later into games. The 25-year-old is next scheduled to take the mound Friday versus the Cardinals.

July 21, 2020 10:48 AM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Named No. 2 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes will start Saturday against the Cubs, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Brett Anderson (blister) will open the year on the injured list, so Burnes takes his spot in the rotation -- he may have made the rotation regardless, but this expedited that announcement. Burnes had electric stuff last year but really struggled with his command and confidence, eventually seeing a sports psychologist in the offseason. Since reporting to camp in February, his stuff has been perhaps even better, touching the high-90s with his fastball while also showing off a devastating low-90s cutter/slider. He will face Yu Darvish in Chicago on Saturday and will then start at home against St. Louis the following weekend.

July 6, 2020 06:56 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Competing for rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes is one of three options to win the Brewers' fifth starter job, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

Per Sammon, Burnes will be competing with Eric Lauer and Freddy Peralta during summer camp. Burnes threw a live batting practice session Monday and said there has not been much dialogue about specific roles other than that he will continue to be stretched out. The Brewers could conceivably go with a six-man rotation where it's a tandem start on the sixth day, or they could just be very conservative with how deep they let the non Brandon Woodruff starters go. Burnes was one of 10 Brewers to spend a portion of the shutdown period working out and throwing in Phoenix.

March 10, 2020 03:56 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Spring success continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes allowed one earned run over four innings in Monday's spring game against the Mariners. He gave up one hit and posted a 6:1 K:BB in the outing.

Burnes gave up his first run of the spring Monday, but was otherwise dominant like he has been each time out thus far. Over 10 frames this spring he owns a 0.90 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and a 13:3 K:BB. He is still presumably the seventh option on the starting pitcher depth chart for the Brewers, but there is no doubt he is making a push to climb into the No. 5 spot by Opening Day.

March 5, 2020 06:12 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Another stellar outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes tossed three scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring game against the White Sox. He gave up three hits, hit a batter, and posted a 4:1 K:BB in the contest.

Burnes has taken the mound three times this spring and has shut down opposing hitters, allowing just the three hits and posting a 7:2 K:BB over six frames. He hasn't forced his way into a rotation spot just yet, but he is at least in the conversation. The Brewers are planning to use him as a starter this year, so if he does not earn a spot in the big-league rotation he will head to Triple-A San Antonio. In that scenario, he would be among the top options should the Brewers need to bring up a starter, and perhaps the most preferred one.

February 29, 2020 11:12 AM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Impresses in spring outing
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Burnes tossed two perfect innings and struck out two batters in Friday's spring game against the Dodgers.

Burnes is off to a strong start this spring, allowing just one runner to reach base over three innings and punching out three batters. His stellar stuff plays up when he throws in small doses, but the Brewers still view him as a starter and are stretching him out this spring. He's currently on the outside looking in for a spot in the rotation, but he's certainly not out of the mix if he keeps finding success as he goes deeper into games over the coming weeks.

February 24, 2020 11:28 AM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Stretching out as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes is being stretched out as a starter this spring, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Burnes had a disastrous 2019 campaign and spent most of the season either in the bullpen or in the minors, but it was not long ago he was the Brewers' top pitching prospect and the team wants to give him another shot to work in that role. If Burnes starts all spring, chances are he will open the season in the minors, as six players are currently ahead of him in the running for rotation spots. Given his skills, though, a strong spring will at least give him a chance to break camp starting for the big club.

September 3, 2019 04:32 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Returns to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Tuesday.

Burnes will get another shot in the majors despite accruing a 9.00 ERA and 1.87 WHIP with a 67:20 K:BB over 46 innings this year with Milwaukee. His last big-league outing dates back to July 14 against the Giants, when he got rocked for four runs without recording a single out.

August 13, 2019 07:16 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Moved down a level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes was transferred from Triple-A San Antonio to Double-A Biloxi on Tuesday.

Burnes was tagged for 15 earned runs in just 4.2 innings over his last two start with San Antonio, so the Brewers decided to move him down a level in hopes of getting him back on track. Burnes is on the 40-man roster, so he still has a chance to rejoin the Brewers before the season ends with rosters expanding Sept. 1. However, he likely needs to show some major signs of improvement before the Brewers consider using him in a big-league game again.

August 1, 2019 07:24 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Activated, optioned
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes (shoulder) was activated from the injured list Wednesday and optioned to Triple-A San Antonio, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Burnes has recovered from the shoulder injury that sidelined him nearly two weeks and is ready to resume pitching on a normal schedule. Burnes made a couple rehab appearances with San Antonio before his activation and has allowed just one earned run over 12.2 minor-league innings this season (0.71 ERA). However, he has allowed 46 earned runs over 46 big-league innings in 2019 (9.00 ERA), so he will likely need a few more sharp appearances at the Triple-A level in order to rejoin the Brewers prior to September.

July 28, 2019 01:44 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Begins rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes (shoulder) fired a scoreless inning during his first rehab appearance Saturday with Triple-A San Antonio, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Burnes landed on the injured list with right shoulder irritation July 15, so he may not require an extended rehab assignment. The 24-year-old is scheduled to throw two frames in his next outing with the Missions before being re-evaluated. The Brewers plan to continue utilizing Burnes out of the bullpen despite the recent injuries to their starting rotation.

July 22, 2019 07:20 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Nearing rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment later in the week, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Burnes was sent to the 10-day injured list July 15 due to right shoulder irritation, but the Brewers are hopeful that he'll see minor-league action sometime this week. Considering his absence has been brief, he may need only one or two outings before being activated.

July 15, 2019 05:00 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Out with shoulder irritation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes landed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder irritation Monday.

The shoulder issue perhaps explains Burnes' pair of poor outings since the All-Star break, as he's allowed six runs while recording just three outs. The fact that the issue is described as merely "irritation" suggests that he may not miss too much time, though the Brewers have yet to specify a target return date. Burch Smith was recalled in a corresponding move.

July 2, 2019 02:56 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Strikes out side
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes retired all three batters he faced via strikeout en route to securing his third hold Monday in the Brewers' 8-6 win over the Reds.

Even though Burnes has struggled mightily with keeping the ball in the yard both as a starter and reliever this season, it hasn't stopped manager Craig Counsell from turning to the righty in high-leverage spots. In his first two appearances since returning from Triple-A San Antonio, Burnes has been asked to protect leads of three runs or fewer in the seventh inning and has delivered clean frames in both outings to collect a pair of holds. He could quickly solidify himself as one of the top setup options for closer Josh Hader.

June 28, 2019 03:24 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Friday.

It's been only six days since Burnes was optioned to the minors, but he will be able to return before the required 10 days with fellow pitcher Jimmy Nelson (elbow) landing on the injured list in the corresponding move. Burnes has had a rough go of it at the big-league level this season, but he did throw two spotless innings in his lone appearance with San Antonio. He pitched out of the bullpen for the Brewers prior to being sent down, and given that he has not tossed more than two innings in a game since May 4, figures to remain in that role.

June 22, 2019 03:04 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.

Burnes has an ugly 8.85 ERA in 40.2 innings for the Brewers this season. He can blame a 39.5 percent HR/FB rate and a .394 BABIP for much of that number, as his 29.8 percent strikeout rate is more than enough to offset a slightly high 10.1 percent walk rate. He's expected to mostly pitch out of the bullpen in San Antonio, Adam McCalvy of reports, indicating that he's not likely to return to the rotation if he returns to Milwaukee at some point this season. Burnes hasn't been good in either role at the big-league level this season, posting a 10.70 ERA as a starter and a 7.43 ERA out of the bullpen.

June 3, 2019 01:00 PM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Picks up save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes notched his first save of the season in Sunday's victory over the Pirates.

Manager Craig Counsell wanted to avoid using his three top relief options -- Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress and Junior Guerra -- in Sunday's game, so he turned to Burnes to close out the contest, and Burnes got the job done. Despite Sunday's result, Burnes figures to continue working mainly in middle relief while the other three aforementioned pitchers see the bulk of the late-inning opportunities.

May 28, 2019 11:44 AM
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Picks up first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burnes picked up his first win of the season in Monday's victory over the Twins.

Cron retired all three batters he faced, two via strikeout, and was credited with the win when the Brewers turned a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth inning. Since giving up nine earned runs over 2.1 innings across two outings earlier this month, he has gotten back on track with three scoreless innings over his last two appearances, in which he gave up no hits and posted a 4:1 K:BB.

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2016AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat 28.29503003116202.231.277
2016R-AZL Brewers 7.031000010231.290.714
2017AFA-Carolina Mudcats 60.0101005005616371.050.883
2017AA-Biloxi Shuckers 85.2161613308420662.111.009
2018AAA-Colorado Springs Sky 78.2191303408131835.181.458
2019AAA-San Antonio Missions 22.1870010259298.551.720

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Milwaukee Brewers

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