• Full name Emmanuel Allen Burriss
  • Born 01/17/1985 in Washington, DC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Kent State
  • Debut 04/20/2008
  • Drafted in the C-A round (33rd overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2006 (signed for $1,000,000).
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    Burriss stands out for two reasons: his speed (6.3 seconds in the 60-yard dash) and his ability as a middle infielder in a draft short on up-the-middle talent. He opened eyes last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he was the fastest player in the league and shared playoff MVP honors. He led the Cape with 37 steals--19 more than his closest competitor--and 52 hits. Burriss knows his game is built around speed, and he has adapted his hitting approach accordingly. He focuses on working counts and making contact so he can get on base and wreak havoc. His style results in little power, and he had just four extra-base hits in 44 games using wood bats on the Cape. His arm is a little light for shortstop, but some scouts think he has the quickness, hands and instincts to compensate and remain at the position in pro ball. Others believe he's destined for second base with the upside of becoming Luis Castillo. A team that believes in Burriss as a shortstop could pop him in the late first round.

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  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the San Francisco Giants in 2008
  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the San Francisco Giants in 2007

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