AB 1267
AVG .239
OBP .315
SLG .359
HR 23
  • Full name Christopher Allen Burke
  • Born 03/11/1980 in Louisville, KY
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Tennessee
  • Debut 07/04/2004
  • Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2001 (signed for $2,125,000).
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    A second baseman who focused on reaching base and running wild in his first two seasons at Tennessee, Burke remade himself and emerged as the 2001 Southeastern Conference player of the year. He added loft to his swing and showed home run power, and he moved to shortstop when Stevie Daniel faltered defensively. Though he faces a move back to second as a pro because he lacks the arm for short, Burke still could go late in the first round to a team such as the Diamondbacks or Athletics. His on-base ability and speed suit him perfectly for the leadoff role. There's some question whether his new swing will work with wood. Using his old approach, he had no problem with wood last summer with Team USA. His .376 average was second on the team, trailing only Mark Teixeira, who hit .385.

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  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Houston Astros in 2005
  • Rated Best Defensive 2B in the Pacific Coast League in 2004

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