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19 Billy Burns CF
Height/Weight: 5-9/180 | Birthdate: 8/30/1989 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 249.67
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Athletics activate Jed Lowrie from DL; announce September callups


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) The Athletics announced several of roster moves prior to Monday's contest against the Mariners. The team activated shortstop Jed Lowrie from the disabled list. Additionally, they called up pitcher Fernando Rodriguez, catcher Bryan Anderson outfielder Billy Burns from Triple-A.

Billy Burns sent to Triple-A


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Athletics optioned outfielder Billy Burns to Triple-A Sacramento Thursday, following the acquisition of Sam Fult.

Burns was hitless in five major-league at-bats, and will make his Triple-A debut once he reports. 


Deep league owners need Billy Burns


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(7/29/2014) On Monday night, Billy Burns made his major league debut, pinch-hitting for Josh Reddick and lining out. It's wasn't an auspicious beginning for the Athletics' callup, but there should be better times ahead.

Though he had not advanced beyond Double-A, Burns had already demonstrated Fantasy potential with his blazing speed. Burns stole 51 bases in 56 attempts for Double-A Midland after notching 74 steals across two levels in the Nationals' system in 2013. He has very little power, but Burns has shown good plate discipline and has some potential to help owners with batting average and on-base percentage.

Even as just a pinch-running specialist, Burns would have value for owners in AL-only leagues, but he will be more than that. According to MLB.com, Burns will fill the role vacated by Craig Gentry, who went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right hand. That means he will platoon in center field against left-handed pitchers. That additional playing time gives Burns some appeal in deeper mixed leagues.


Billy Burns skips level and joins Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Speedy outfielder Billy Burns has been promoted by the Athletics from Double-A Midland after swiping 51 bases in just 56 attempts at that level this season.

Burns has struggled at times hitting his way on base, as his .250 average attests. But he has shown a good eye at the plate with 44 walks in 364 at-bats, leading to a .350 on-base percentage and 57 runs scored.


Athletics trade Jerry Blevins for Billy Burns


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/11/2013) Yahoo! Sports reports that the Athletics traded left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins to the Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns on Wednesday.

Blevins made 67 appearances for Oakland this season, going 5-0 with a 3.15 ERA.

The 24-year-old Burns split the 2013 season between Advanced Class A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg, batting .315 with 74 stolen bases.