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Nick Burdi

Nick Burdi

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225 | Age: 27
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 2, #46, Minnesota Twins) - Downers Grove South (IL) HS
Hinsdale, IL USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 1 9.35 11 0 0 8.2 17 1.62
2 Seasons 2 1 10.80 13 0 0 10.0 19 1.90
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 11 2-1 9.35 8.2 17 1.62
2 Seasons 13 2-1 10.80 10.0 19 1.90

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 PIT NL 10 0 0 20.25 2 0 0 1.1 3 4 3 1 2 2 3.75
2019 PIT NL 40 2 1 9.35 11 0 0 8.2 11 9 9 1 3 17 1.62
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 80 | Slider: 65 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 40 | Overall: 45

Selecting players in the Rule 5 Draft is always a roll of the dice. The Pirates knew they were really gambling when they acquired Burdi via a trade with the Phillies, who had taken the reliever in the 2017 edition of the Draft. The former Louisville standout had been a second-round pick of the Twins in 2014, but missed most of '16 with an elbow bone bruise and then was shelved for all of '17 following Tommy John surgery. He did get through the rehab process and made his big league debut last September.

At his best, Burdi displayed the kind of power repertoire that plays well in the back end of a bullpen. He's capable of sitting easily in the upper-90s with his fastball and has hit triple digits. His plus slider is nasty and misses a ton of bats, a big reason why he's struck out 12.2 per nine innings in his Minor League career. He will show a changeup against lefties, though he's really just a two-pitch power reliever. Command was never a strength for the right-hander and, not surprisingly, he struggled with his feel upon his return.

He'll need to stay on the active roster for 90 days, based on Rule 5 rules, so Burdi will have to stick with the Pirates or get offered back to the Twins. The organization thinks after a real, non-rehabbing offseason, he can get back to showing the stuff that made him an intriguing prospect in the first place.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 35 6 1 16.7 92.4 16.7 .307 .692 .517 .470 .553 50.0 20.0 20.0
2019 161 20 1 5.0 88.1 21.6 .200 .335 .343 .245 .409 40.0 43.6 5.1
ALL 196 26 2 7.7 89.1 20.5 .219 .398 .378 .291 .443 42.3 38.8 8.2
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/04/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Nick Burdi from the 60-day injured list.
05/11/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates transferred RHP Nick Burdi from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Right bicep/elbow pain.
04/23/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Nick Burdi on the 10-day injured list. Right bicep/elbow pain.
09/01/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Nick Burdi from the 60-day injured list.
08/15/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Nick Burdi on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
07/23/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Nick Burdi on a rehab assignment to Altoona Curve.
07/16/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Nick Burdi on a rehab assignment to Bradenton Marauders.
02/20/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Nick Burdi on the 60-day disabled list. Recovery from Tommy John surgery.
12/14/2017 Philadelphia Phillies claimed RHP Nick Burdi off waivers from Chattanooga Lookouts.
12/14/2017 Philadelphia Phillies traded RHP Nick Burdi to Pittsburgh Pirates for Future Considerations.
09/20/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts activated RHP Nick Burdi from the 7-day disabled list.
05/26/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts placed RHP Nick Burdi on the 7-day disabled list. right UCL tear.
03/23/2017 RHP Nick Burdi assigned to Minnesota Twins.
09/30/2016 Chattanooga Lookouts activated RHP Nick Burdi from the 7-day disabled list.
05/05/2016 Chattanooga Lookouts placed RHP Nick Burdi on the 7-day disabled list. bone bruise on right humerus
04/22/2016 Chattanooga Lookouts activated RHP Nick Burdi from the 7-day disabled list.
04/07/2016 Chattanooga Lookouts placed RHP Nick Burdi on the 7-day disabled list.
12/17/2015 Minnesota Twins invited non-roster RHP Nick Burdi to spring training.
08/13/2015 RHP Nick Burdi assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
06/30/2015 RHP Nick Burdi assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Chattanooga Lookouts.
04/09/2015 RHP Nick Burdi assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
04/02/2015 RHP Nick Burdi assigned to Minnesota Twins.
08/12/2014 RHP Nick Burdi assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
06/27/2014 RHP Nick Burdi assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels.
06/26/2014 Minnesota Twins signed RHP Nick Burdi.