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Zack Burdi

Zack Burdi

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 1, #26, Chicago White Sox) - Louisville
Downers Grove, IL USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 3 6.41 17 0 3 19.2 24 1.88
Career Minors 2 9 4.31 82 1 11 100.1 139 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 17 0-3 6.41 19.2 24 1.88
Career Minors 82 2-9 4.31 100.1 139 1.41

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 4 Teams Minors 1 0 3.32 26 0 1 38.0 23 16 14 3 20 51 1.13
2016 AZL White Sox AZL ROK 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.00
2016 Winston-Salem Dash CAR A(Adv) 0 0 5.40 4 0 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 0 4 1.20
2016 Birmingham Barons SOU AA 0 0 3.94 12 0 0 16.0 7 8 7 2 9 24 1.00
2016 Charlotte Knights INT AAA 1 0 2.25 9 0 1 16.0 9 5 4 0 11 22 1.25
2017 Charlotte Knights INT AAA 0 4 4.05 29 0 7 33.1 30 18 15 2 17 51 1.41
2018 AZL White Sox AZL ROK 0 1 2.84 7 1 0 6.1 5 3 2 0 4 7 1.42
2019 2 Teams Minors 1 4 6.75 20 0 3 22.2 28 19 17 5 14 30 1.85
2019 Kannapolis Intimidators SAL A(Full) 1 1 9.00 3 0 0 3.0 4 3 3 0 1 6 1.67
2019 Birmingham Barons SOU AA 0 3 6.41 17 0 3 19.2 24 16 14 5 13 24 1.88

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 80 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 40

Burdi has followed the path of his older brother Nick, going from closing games at Louisville to the early rounds of the Draft to Tommy John surgery. Nick (now with the Pirates) was a Twins second-rounder in 2014, while Zack signed for $2,128,500 as a White Sox first-rounder two years later and both needed elbow reconstruction in 2017. The younger Burdi returned at the end of last year to pitch 11 innings between Rookie ball and the Arizona Fall League, then made just 20 appearances in 2019 before needing surgery to repair a ligament tear in his patella.

Before Burdi got hurt, he averaged 12.9 strikeouts per nine innings thanks to a fastball that sat at 95-100 mph and peaked at 102 with some armside run and a low-90s slider with impressive depth. Chicago had him control his intensity during his initial return, when his heater parked at 92-96 mph and his slider operated in the mid-80s. A potential closer, he'll be under no restrictions in 2019.

Burdi hasn't used it much in pro ball but his tumbling changeup can be a plus pitch at its best, keeping hitters from sitting on his fastball, which can get straight on occasion. Once he's back at full strength, refining his control and command is all he needs to do to earn his first big league callup. He sometimes has trouble keeping his delivery in sync and loses direction to the plate.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/25/2019 Birmingham Barons placed RHP Zack Burdi on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 23, 2019.
04/30/2019 RHP Zack Burdi assigned to Birmingham Barons from Kannapolis Intimidators.
04/22/2019 RHP Zack Burdi assigned to Kannapolis Intimidators from Charlotte Knights.
04/04/2019 Charlotte Knights placed RHP Zack Burdi on the 7-day injured list.
09/10/2018 Charlotte Knights activated RHP Zack Burdi from the 7-day injured list.
08/04/2018 Charlotte Knights sent RHP Zack Burdi on a rehab assignment to AZL White Sox.
04/05/2018 Charlotte Knights placed RHP Zack Burdi on the 7-day disabled list.
09/06/2017 Charlotte Knights activated RHP Zack Burdi from the 7-day disabled list.
07/13/2017 Charlotte Knights placed RHP Zack Burdi on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 10, 2017.
01/23/2017 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster RHP Zack Burdi to spring training.
08/11/2016 RHP Zack Burdi assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.
07/05/2016 RHP Zack Burdi assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
06/24/2016 RHP Zack Burdi assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from AZL White Sox.
06/20/2016 RHP Zack Burdi assigned to AZL White Sox.
06/18/2016 Chicago White Sox signed RHP Zack Burdi.