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Thomas Burrows

Thomas Burrows

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 205 | Age: 25
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 4, #117, Seattle Mariners) - Alabama
Florence, AL USA
MLB Pipeline Rank:
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Fastball Velocity
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Exit Velocity
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Pop Time
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Outs Above Avg
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Sprint Speed
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 3 3.86 16 0 1 21.0 24 1.05
Career Minors 11 12 2.96 146 0 27 216.0 278 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 16 1-3 3.86 21.0 24 1.05
Career Minors 146 11-12 2.96 216.0 278 1.21

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 Everett AquaSox NWL A(Short) 0 1 2.55 20 0 6 24.2 23 8 7 1 11 37 1.38
2017 Rome Braves SAL A(Full) 3 5 2.16 38 0 3 66.2 48 20 16 1 25 92 1.10
2018 3 Teams Minors 6 2 2.66 45 0 11 67.2 48 25 20 0 36 86 1.24
2018 Rome Braves SAL A(Full) 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00
2018 Florida Fire Frogs FSL A(Adv) 6 2 3.28 29 0 4 46.2 38 22 17 0 30 55 1.46
2018 Mississippi Braves SOU AA 0 0 1.42 15 0 6 19.0 10 3 3 0 6 27 0.84
2019 2 Teams Minors 2 4 4.42 43 0 7 57.0 47 32 28 5 24 63 1.25
2019 Gwinnett Stripers INT AAA 1 1 4.75 27 0 6 36.0 31 21 19 3 18 39 1.36
2019 Mississippi Braves SOU AA 1 3 3.86 16 0 1 21.0 16 11 9 2 6 24 1.05

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Slider: 60 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

After three years pitching out of the University of Alabama bullpen, Burrows left as the school's career leader in saves with 30. Seeing him as a future left-handed big league reliever, the Mariners took him in the fourth round of the 2016 Draft. He spent just one summer with Seattle as he was sent to the Braves in January 2017, along with Luiz Gohara in return for Mallex Smith and Shae Simmons. He reached Double-A in 2018, his second season in the organization, then capped things off in the Arizona Fall League.

Burrows' calling card is his breaking ball, and it's a real weapon against left-handed hitters but nasty enough to miss right-handed bats as well. He throws it with deception with late, sharp break, and hitters don't see it. It's the main reason why he carries a 12.2 K/9 ratio into the 2019 season. His fastball sits in the low-90s coming from a low three-quarters slot, allowing it to play up beyond the velocity.

Burrows' progress has been slowed a bit by a lack of consistency and command, though it's clear his two-pitch mix is plenty to get big league hitters out. At the very least, he's a left-handed specialist. At the top end, he's a seventh-inning type reliever, with an Eric O'Flaherty career path.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/05/2019 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Mississippi Braves from Gwinnett Stripers.
07/03/2019 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
05/25/2019 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Mississippi Braves from Gwinnett Stripers.
04/02/2019 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
01/28/2019 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster LHP Thomas Burrows to spring training.
09/12/2018 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Peoria Javelinas.
07/20/2018 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
04/08/2018 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Rome Braves.
03/16/2018 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Atlanta Braves.
05/16/2017 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
05/15/2017 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Danville Braves from Rome Braves.
01/11/2017 Atlanta Braves traded CF Mallex Smith and RHP Shae Simmons to Seattle Mariners for LHP Luiz Gohara and LHP Thomas Burrows.
01/11/2017 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Rome Braves.
06/23/2016 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Everett AquaSox from AZL Mariners.
06/20/2016 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to AZL Mariners from Everett AquaSox.
06/17/2016 Seattle Mariners signed LHP Thomas Burrows.
06/17/2016 LHP Thomas Burrows assigned to Everett AquaSox.