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Ryan Burr

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Ryan Burr
Name: Ryan Matthew Burr
Born: May 28, 1994 in Highlands Ranch, CO
College: Arizona State
High School: Highlands Ranch (Colo.) HS
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (136th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015 (signed for $403,000)
Burr worked as the Arizona State closer in his freshman year before transitioning to the rotation to start the 2014 season. That experiment lasted just three games before the Colorado high school product moved back to the bullpen. Burr has since broken the Sun Devils record for career saves. Owner of a big league arm and a solid 6-foot-4, 224-pound pitcher's body, Burr throws a very live fastball that sits in the mid-90s and touches 97. The slider and a changeup that is used infrequently are both below-average pitches because he doesn't command them. The slider is an inconsistent pitch, with his best offerings having power but otherwise an early tell that alerts hitters. There is some funkiness to Burr's arm action and delivery, but nothing causing a red flag. Burr's season has been marked by inconsistency. He can be dominating at times, evidenced by his rate of 15.5 strikeouts per nine innings, but he'd also allowed 59 baserunners in 35 1/3 innings. After being projected as a third-round talent out of high school, Burr dropped to the 33rd round due to his strong ASU commitment. He'll likely go right around the third round in this draft.
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