Monday, October 18, 2004

Chris Burke Report

Chris Burke, 2B, Houston Astros
Drafted 10th Overall, 2001 Draft, Tennessee
Bats R/Throws R
24 YO, 5'11", 180 lbs

Meet next year's starting second baseman for the Astros. Everybody was pretty disappointed about his 2002 season in a manner that really should sound familiar to Rickie Weeks. Less than a year after being drafted, he was thrown into AA when he probably wasn't ready. He's caught up to the learning curve now, and he hit .315/.396/.507 in 483 AB in New Orleans. He put up 33 doubles, 6 triples, 16 home runs, 57 walks, 76 K's, and 37 SB (with a 73% success rate). He looks like a good top of the order hitter. He's a solid, but unspectacular defensive second baseman (think Marcus Giles).

ETA: Early 2005
4 Stars

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