• Full name Michael Jeremiah Burks
  • Born 01/08/1997 in Vacaville, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Fresno State
  • Drafted in the 8th round (225th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2018 (signed for $182,900).
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    A 6-foot-2, 200-pound infielder with a wiry, athletic body, Burks has lots of tools and took a huge stride forward this spring, hitting .340/.415/.544 with nine home runs and 12 stolen bases. He’ll need to improve his approach, as he’s always struck out at an extremely high rate—this spring he struck out 23 percent of the time and walked around eight percent of the time—but did cut his whiff rate this season. He can stick on the left side of the infield with sure hands and a strong arm, but he’ll need to improve the accuracy with his throws. He’s raw, but there are tools to dream on here.

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