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A.J. Burnett

#34, SP, Pittsburgh
A.J. Burnett
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    227
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    January 3, 1977
  • Birth Place:
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    1995 8ᵗʰ round by the New York Mets
  • W
    8
  • L
    5
  • ERA
    3.06
  • K
    114
  • BB
    36


Player Notes
A.J. Burnett is expected to be sidelined for four weeks after being diagnosed with a right flexor strain.

Advice: Burnett has been given a platelet-rich plasma injection in hopes that it will speed along the recovery process. It has to be considered good news overall, as it appears Burnett's ligament is intact. However, he's far from out of the woods yet, and even if he makes it back he's not a great bet to stay healthy. Even Burnett himself admitted that the four-week timetable is "iffy." The righty also confirmed that he's committed to retirement after the season. The Pirates acquired J.A. Happ last week to bolster their rotation.

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Mon, Aug 3 Rotoworld
A.J. Burnett has been diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon in his right arm.

Advice: The veteran right-hander was sent for an MRI on Monday after complaining of inflammation in his pitching elbow during his last start July 31 against the Reds. There was some concern about ligament damage, but Monday's MRI showed his UCL is intact. Burnett will undergo treatment instead of surgery and is hoping to return to the Pirates later this year. J.A. Happ has taken over the rotation vacancy in Pittsburgh.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Mon, Aug 3 Rotoworld
A.J. Burnett (elbow) will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Advice: Burnett admitted that he's had elbow pain off and on for a while and during his last start on Thursday it was "a little more than I expected, a little more than I could tolerate." The right-hander will not have surgery and conceded that it's possible he's thrown his last pitch. "I don't expect it to go away and I don't expect it to get better," he said. J.A. Happ has taken Burnett's spot in the Pirates' rotation.

Sun, Aug 2 Rotoworld
Pirates placed RHP A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Advice: That could help to explain the Pirates acquiring J.A. Happ from the Mariners before the trade deadline, as the veteran southpaw will slide into the rotation to replace Burnett. It's unclear at the moment how much time Burnett may miss.

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
A.J. Burnett lasted just 4 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs -- seven earned -- Thursday in a loss to the Reds.

Advice: Burnett struggled in his previous two starts, but his velocity was just fine in those, even a little better than usual. Tonight, he just didn't have it, and the Reds were all over him. Maybe the Pirates need to give him a little break in order to prepare him for the stretch run. That's probably up to him, though.

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
A.J. Burnett struggled for a second straight start in Saturday's loss to the Nationals, allowing five runs on 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Advice: Burnett's now surrendered 11 runs in his last 11 2/3 innings. On Saturday, the Nationals slowly bled him to death, scoring a run in the second, two in the fourth and one in each of the next two innings. The veteran right-hander did strike out eight, but that does little to overshadow what was a poor start. Despite the recent rough stretch, Burnett is the current owner of a 2.68 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 110/34 K/BB ratio over 131 1/3 innings. He'll match up with the Reds on the road in his next scheduled start as he tries to keep from sliding further.

Sat, Jul 25 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Tuesday, August 4

Head-to-head vs. Chi Cubs

Head-to-head vs. Chi Cubs
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. ChC 15 15 8 4 0 0 0 1 1 96.0 80 40 31 6 35 82 2.91 1.20 .223
Home (this year) 10 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 68.1 67 17 16 2 16 56 2.11 1.21 .264
Night (this year) 17 17 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 107.0 128 48 43 6 29 86 3.62 1.47 .299
Last game vs. ChC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 3 0 0 0 5 7
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 30 @Cin L 5-15 L 4.1 10 8 7 1 2 4 8 5 0 0 0 135.1 3.06
Jul 25 Was L 3-9 L 5.2 11 5 5 0 0 8 8 4 0 0 0 131.0 2.68
Jul 20 @KC W 10-7 W 6.0 11 6 6 2 1 2 8 3 0 0 0 125.1 2.44
Jul 11 StL W 6-5 - 6.1 6 3 3 1 3 6 7 3 0 0 0 119.1 2.11
Jul 6 SD W 2-1 - 7.2 5 1 1 0 3 4 7 3 0 0 0 113.0 1.99
Jul 1 @Det W 9-3 W 7.0 7 2 2 0 0 4 7 3 0 0 0 105.1 2.05
Jun 25 Cin L 4-5 - 6.0 8 2 1 0 2 5 6 3 0 0 0 98.1 2.01
Jun 19 @Was L 1-4 L 6.2 14 4 3 0 1 7 6 3 0 0 0 92.1 2.05
Jun 14 Phi W 1-0 - 9.0 5 0 0 0 1 4 6 2 0 0 0 85.2 1.89
Jun 8 Mil L 0-2 L 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 6 6 2 0 0 0 76.2 2.11
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
1999 Mia 7 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 41.1 37 23 16 3 25 33 3.48 1.50 .242
2000 Mia 13 13 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 82.2 80 46 44 8 44 57 4.79 1.50 .259
2001 Mia 27 27 11 12 0 0 0 2 1 173.1 145 82 78 20 83 128 4.05 1.32 .231
2002 Mia 31 29 12 9 0 1 0 7 5 204.1 153 84 75 12 90 203 3.30 1.19 .209
2003 Mia 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 18 13 12 2 18 21 4.70 1.57 .217
2004 Mia 20 19 7 6 0 0 0 1 0 120.0 102 50 49 9 38 113 3.68 1.17 .231
2005 Mia 32 32 12 12 0 0 0 4 2 209.0 184 97 80 12 79 198 3.44 1.26 .237
2006 Tor 21 21 10 8 0 0 0 2 1 135.2 138 67 60 14 39 118 3.98 1.30 .264
2007 Tor 25 25 10 8 0 0 0 2 0 165.2 131 74 69 23 66 176 3.75 1.19 .214
2008 Tor 35 34 18 10 0 0 0 1 0 221.1 211 109 100 19 86 231 4.07 1.34 .249
2009 NYY 33 33 13 9 0 0 0 1 0 207.0 193 99 93 25 97 195 4.04 1.40 .247
2010 NYY 33 33 10 15 0 0 0 1 0 186.2 204 118 109 25 78 145 5.26 1.51 .285
2011 NYY 33 32 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 190.1 190 115 109 31 83 173 5.15 1.43 .260
2012 Pit 31 31 16 10 0 0 0 1 1 202.1 189 86 79 18 62 180 3.51 1.24 .246
2013 Pit 30 30 10 11 0 0 0 1 0 191.0 165 79 70 11 67 209 3.30 1.21 .231
2014 Phi 34 34 8 18 0 0 0 1 0 213.2 205 122 109 20 96 190 4.59 1.41 .256
2015 Pit 21 21 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 135.1 145 51 46 7 36 114 3.06 1.34 .277
Totals 430 425 163 155 0 1 0 24 10 2702.2 2490 1315 1198 259 1087 2484 3.99 1.32 .246
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1999 Mia 7 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .118 .118 .118 .235
2000 Mia 13 25 3 7 1 1 1 3 3 10 0 0 .280 .357 .520 .877
2001 Mia 27 50 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 27 0 0 .080 .115 .100 .215
2002 Mia 31 57 1 6 2 0 1 3 5 28 0 0 .105 .177 .193 .370
2003 Mia 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
2004 Mia 20 29 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 .138 .138 .138 .276
2005 Mia 31 68 3 10 2 2 1 2 1 34 0 0 .147 .171 .279 .451
2006 Tor 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 Tor 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 Tor 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 NYY 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2010 NYY 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 NYY 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 Pit 29 63 1 4 0 0 0 2 3 36 0 0 .063 .106 .063 .170
2013 Pit 29 59 1 4 0 0 0 2 2 33 0 0 .068 .098 .068 .166
2014 Phi 30 60 5 8 2 0 0 1 3 23 0 0 .133 .175 .167 .341
2015 Pit 19 35 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 19 0 0 .143 .139 .229 .367
Totals 250 486 20 56 8 3 4 19 20 240 0 0 .115 .153 .169 .322
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1999 Mia 7 P 7 41 2 8 5 1 0 .875
2000 Mia 13 P 13 82 2 11 8 1 1 .909
2001 Mia 27 P 27 173 11 40 27 2 0 .950
2002 Mia 31 P 29 204 12 35 19 4 3 .886
2003 Mia 4 P 4 23 3 7 4 0 0 1.000
2004 Mia 20 P 19 120 10 28 18 0 0 1.000
2005 Mia 32 P 32 209 11 31 18 2 1 .935
2006 Tor 21 P 21 135 6 23 16 1 2 .957
2007 Tor 25 P 25 165 17 34 15 2 2 .941
2008 Tor 35 P 34 221 18 54 29 7 1 .870
2009 NYY 33 P 33 207 5 28 20 3 0 .893
2010 NYY 33 P 33 186 9 29 16 4 1 .862
2011 NYY 33 P 32 190 10 38 23 5 2 .868
2012 Pit 31 P 31 202 21 58 36 1 1 .983
2013 Pit 30 P 30 191 12 33 19 2 0 .939
2014 Phi 34 P 34 213 9 35 25 1 1 .971
2015 Pit 21 P 21 135 10 28 16 2 1 .929
Totals 430 P 425 2702 168 520 314 38 16 .927