Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 50 | Splitter: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 40
After setting an Arizona State record with 38 career saves and dominating in two summers with the U.S. collegiate national team, Burr went to the D-backs in the fifth round of the 2015 Draft. An oblique injury shortened his first full pro season before he posted a 2.42 ERA in the next two while climbing from low Class A to the big leagues. The White Sox acquired him for international bonus pool money in August 2017 and called him up last September.
Burr attacks hitters with a 94-96 mph fastball that reaches 99 mph, and his high arm slot creates armside run and downhill plane that make it difficult to square up his heater. His low-80s slider can be a solid pitch at times but lacks consistency. He has added a mid-80s splitter, though it's still a work in progress and got hammered during his brief time in the Majors.
Burr works with a lot of effort, leading to concerns about his long-term health and hampering his ability to control and command his pitches. There's some funkiness in his delivery that adds to his deception, which could help him eventually claim a role as a seventh-inning reliever in Chicago.
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RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Charlotte Knights.
Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP Ryan Burr to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
RHP Ryan Burr elected free agency.
Chicago White Sox activated RHP Ryan Burr from the 60-day injured list.
Chicago White Sox transferred RHP Ryan Burr from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Right elbow capsule strain.
Chicago White Sox placed RHP Ryan Burr on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 25, 2019. Right elbow capsule strain.
Chicago White Sox activated RHP Ryan Burr from the 10-day injured list.
Chicago White Sox placed RHP Ryan Burr on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 25, 2019. Right shoulder AC joint inflammation.
Chicago White Sox selected the contract of RHP Ryan Burr from Charlotte Knights.
RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.
RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Chicago White Sox.
RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Winston-Salem Dash.
Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Ryan Burr to Chicago White Sox for Future Considerations.
RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Kane County Cougars.
Kane County Cougars activated RHP Ryan Burr from the 7-day disabled list.
Kane County Cougars sent RHP Ryan Burr on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
Kane County Cougars placed RHP Ryan Burr on the 7-day disabled list.
RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Kane County Cougars.
RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Kane County Cougars from Hillsboro Hops.
RHP Ryan Burr assigned to Hillsboro Hops.
Arizona Diamondbacks signed RHP Ryan Burr.