• Full name Beau Van Burrows
  • Born 09/18/1996 in Fort Worth, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Weatherford
  • Debut 07/27/2020
  • Drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2015 (signed for $2,154,200).
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    Burrows' combination of excellent fastball velocity--consistently 93-95 mph last summer and he's touched 97-98 this spring--and potential for a pair of solid secondary offerings makes him one of the more intriguing high school pitchers in this class. Scouts have seen him light up radar guns with a plus fastball ever since the summer after his sophomore season. A product of the Texas Baseball Ranch's training program under the tutelage of pitching coach Flint Wallace, Burrows has demonstrated an excellent ability to self-diagnose and continually improve his delivery and his approach over the past few years. And he's extremely competitive. Scouts harbor concerns about his size--most evaluators believe he's 6-foot, not 6-foot-2 as he's often been listed, although scouts like his broad shoulders. Some scouts have also worried about his delivery, which has cleaned up but still involves an extreme amount of tilt as he reaches his release point. He's worked through a blister problem this spring. Burrows can rip off a plus 80 mph curveball, and his changeup has quickly gone from a distant third pitch to become a very useable weapon against lefthanders that flashes plus at its best with some late tumble. Scouts who don't like short righthanders will see him as a power reliever, but teams who have seen Sonny Gray's success may be intrigued by his polished assortment. He's committed to Texas A&M.

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  • Rated Best Fastball in the Detroit Tigers in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • Gwinnett Stripers transferred RHP Beau Burrows to the Development List.
  • RHP Beau Burrows assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
  • RHP Beau Burrows assigned to Mississippi Braves.
  • RHP Beau Burrows assigned to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves signed free agent RHP Beau Burrows to a minor league contract.

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