• Full name Sean Richard Burnett
  • Born 09/17/1982 in Dunedin, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Wellington
  • Debut 05/30/2004
  • Drafted in the 1st round (19th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000 (signed for $1,650,000).
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    It's rare for a high school team to produce first-round picks in back-to-back years, but Burnett should follow in the footsteps of Bobby Bradley, the eighth overall selection in 1999. Bradley has been outstanding in his first full year in the Pirates system, and scouts say Burnett should also succeed immediately. While he doesn't have outstanding raw stuff, Burnett is polished for a high school pitcher, as reflected by his 10-0, 0.81 record with 97 strikeouts in 60 innings. With pinpoint control and an excellent changeup, he's been compared to a young Tom Glavine. He did not throw with the same velocity late in the year as he did early, dropping to the high 80s and likely dropping him into the second half of the first round. Like most of South Florida's top prospects, he has committed to Miami.

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  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Eastern League in 2003
  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Carolina League in 2002
  • Rated Best Control in the Carolina League in 2002
  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the Carolina League in 2002

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