- Full name Andrew Wade Burress
- Born 12/05/2004 in Warner Robins, GA
- Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Houston County
School: Houston County HS, Warner Robins, Ga. Source: HS
Commit/Drafted: Georgia Tech
Age At Draft: 18.6
Tools:Hit: 45. Power: 50. Run: 60. Field: 55. Arm: 60.
Burress is a small and stocky baseball rat with a 5-foot-9, 175-pound frame, plenty of tools and a strong track record of performance. Despite Burress’ compact frame, he takes big hacks at the plate and looks to do damage, with plenty of pull-side power and loud contact overall. Burress sets up with an open stance, with the barrel tipped down behind his back and a toe tap in his load to get back to an even stance before firing fast hands in a steep swing with intent for impact. Burress clobbers fastballs and generally has a solid understanding of the zone, though he will need to improve his pitch recognition and contact against secondaries once he starts seeing better pitching. He’s a definite plus runner who clocked a 6.51-second 60-yard-dash at East Coast Pro, and that speed could help him become an above-average defender in center field. He’s played both infield and outfield in high school, but his instincts, actions and arm slot fit better in the outfield now than they do at shortstop or second base. His actual arm strength is easily plus, and some scouts have put 70-grade evaluations on the tool. Because of his size and tools, he has earned some righthanded-hitting Drew Gilbert comps and is drawing draft interest among the top three rounds. Burress is committed to Georgia Tech.