|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.74||1.26||191.00||65.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta|| 12.0||0||1|| 4.50||0||3||10|
|vs LHB|| 84.0||0||0|| 5.14||0||47||70|
|vs RHB|| 100.0||0||0|| 3.78||0||31||95|
|09/01/2014||Neftali Feliz, RP TEX||A.J. Burnett, SP PHI|
|09/01/2014||Andy Dirks, LF DET|
Bartolo Colon, SP NYM
Robinson Cano, 2B SEA
Chris Johnson, 3B ATL
|Chase Utley, 2B PHI|
Shane Victorino, RF BOS
Brandon Belt, 1B SF
A.J. Burnett, SP PHI
|09/01/2014||Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
Brian Wilson, RP LAD
|Dan Haren, SP LAD|
A.J. Burnett, SP PHI
|Last 10 Games|
|A.J. Burnett takes another step back on Sunday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/31/14) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett took another step backward on Sunday against the Mets, dropping 7-15 on the season. He was shelled for five runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings of a 6-5.
Over his last five starts covering 32 2/3 innings, Burnett has allowed 20 earned runs. He owns a 4.40 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 29 starts (184 innings). His next start will come Saturday at Washington.
|Here we go again with A.J. Burnett |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/26/14) You want to give up on A.J. Burnett. You do. But every time you think you can move on, he does something like he did Monday night, striking out 12 Nationals in seven innings.
So what's the solution? Ignore it? You'd think it'd be easy coming off a stretch of seven starts in which he compiled a 6.41 ERA, but considering he preceded those seven with another seven in which he compiled a 2.94 ERA, yeah, not so much.
And just in case your head wasn't already spinning, he throws in comments like this one:
"I just noticed something with my delivery, or the leg kick," Burnett said. "I just noticed something wasn't right. I was like, 'That's not me out there. Who is that?' It's the first time I felt like me in a long time.
"I wish I could have found that little glitch about a month, two months ago."
Yeah, so do we. The question is when's the next one? Given his ups and downs, you can't trust Burnett's mechanics to hold, but if this latest tweak prompts another hot streak, you have an opportunity for some cheap strikeouts down the stretch.
I want to see one more start -- one more start of increased velocity and high-end production -- before I invest in him again.
|A.J. Burnett strikes out 12 Nationals |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/25/14) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett turned in a fantastic start Monday against the Nationals.
Burnett allowed one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out 12 and walked one during the outing. Burnett was exceptional over the start. He didn’t give up a hit until the third inning, when Tanner Roark managed to single to center. Burnett gave up his only run in the sixth inning. After getting Denard Span to fly out, Burnett allowed a solo home run to Anthony Rendon. Burnett gave up his third hit the following inning, but was able to pitch around it.
With the win, Burnett improved to 7-14. He’ll take on the Mets in his next start.
|A.J. Burnett likely to retire after season |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/19/14) Asked if he plans to pitch next year Tuesday, Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett responded, "Probably not," MLB.com reports.
Burnett made his 27th start of the season Tuesday, escalating his player option to $11.75 million, but it sounds like he's ready to hang it up at the end of 2014. Burnett owns a 4.42 ERA and 145:76 K:BB ratio in 171 innings.
|A.J. Burnett allows five runs in nine-strikeout loss Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/19/14) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett took a loss Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on six hits and four walks in 7 2/3 innings and striking out nine in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Mariners.
Burnett (6-14) allowed two runs in the first and another on a sixth-inning home run. Despite already having an elevated pitch count, he was left in to pitch the eighth, where he allowed a two-run single with two outs before being removed with 125 pitches on his arm. Burnett has lost his last five starts and now owns a 4.42 ERA and 145:76 K:BB ratio in 171 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals Monday.
|In case his 16 wins in 2012 weren't enough to convince you he has turned over a new leaf with his move from the Yankees to the Pirates -- and perhaps not coincidentally, the AL to the NL -- A.J. Burnett delivered an even better 2013, setting a career high in strikeouts per nine innings while improving his ERA and WHIP. It was exactly the kind of performance that might lead you to believe he has plenty left in the tank at age 37, which made his talk of retirement this offseason a little surprising. In a stunning contrast from just three years ago, Fantasy owners would have been sad to see him go, particularly in Rotisserie leagues. One of the few "bargain" strikeout guys, Burnett is capable of delivering 200-plus for the price of a middle-to-late-round pick. Of course, his shortcomings contribute to that price tag. Even if you don't mind his middle-of-the-road WHIP, the thought of drafting a 37-year-old with the history of meltdowns should give you pause. Still, Burnett has been remarkable durable over his career and clearly agrees he has plenty left in the tank. Now that we know he's returning, he's worth drafting among the top 70 starting pitchers in mixed leagues, right alongside Tim Lincecum and Yovani Gallardo.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/2/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Mike Minor|
|9/3/14||@ ATL||12:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|9/5/14||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
|9/6/14||@ WAS||4:05 pm||Tanner Roark|
|9/7/14||@ WAS||1:35 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|9/8/14||PIT||7:05 pm||Jeff Locke|
|9/9/14||PIT||7:05 pm||Edinson Volquez|
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