- Full name Hiram Alexis Burgos
- Born 08/04/1987 in Cayey, Puerto Rico
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Bethune-Cookman
- Debut 04/20/2013
Drafted in the 6th round (196th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009 (signed for $15,000).
View Draft ReportBethune-Cookman ace Hiram Burgos has been a steady three-pitch righthander with three average pitches for three seasons for the Wildcats and improved his stock with a shutout win at Miami this spring. He touches 92 mph with his fastball and competes.
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No Brewers farmhand made a bigger leap forward in 2012 than Burgos. Sent back to repeat high Class A, he dominated Florida State League hitters and earned promotions to Double-A and Triple-A. He was pitching well enough at season's end that he could have been summoned to the majors had there been a need. He went 10-4, 1.95 overall, ranking third in the minors in ERA and leading the system with 153 strikeouts. Burgos doesn't wow with his stuff, throwing his fastball mainly at 88-91 mph, but it plays up because of his strong fastball command and his other pitches. He features a cutter, a changeup that can bottom out when at its best, a curveball and an occasional slider. He can throw each of them for strikes in any count. He varies his patterns, keeping hitters off balance, and consistently pounds the strike zone. Milwaukee compares him to Mike Fiers, another pitcher who succeeded at a somewhat advanced age by carving up hitters with deception and location. After adding him to their 40-man roster in November, the Brewers are anxious to see Burgos in his first major league camp in the spring. He'll probably open the season in the Nashville rotation.
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- Rated Best Changeup in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013
- Rated Best Control in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011