• Full name Colton Lee Burns
  • Born 10/19/1995 in Palmdale, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 201 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School UC Santa Barbara
  • Drafted in the 18th round (526th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2017 (signed for $125,000).
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    Burns began his career at College of the Canyons JC and won JuCo All-America honors as a sophomore before transferring to UC Santa Barbara. Burns continued to perform with the Gauchos, hitting .308 with a .422 on-base percentage his junior season. Burns is sizable at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds and is an excellent athlete who earns 70 run grades on the 20-to-80 scouting scale. A lefthanded hitter, Burns stays on plane with his swing, keeps his barrel in the zone, and has the feel to line hard drives to all fields with a hint of power. He is still learning how to use his speed as an efficient basestealer. Burns was a raw defender in left field before moving to second base when shortstop Clay Fisher's season-ending injury caused a defensive realignment, and was average there. Burns' athleticism and defensive versatility fits a lefthanded utility profile, but he could more if he continues to hit.

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