• Full name Deacon Joe Burns
  • Born 10/28/1982 in Brownwood, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 5'8" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Northern State
  • Drafted in the 26th round (781st overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2004.
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    OF Deacon Burns transferred from McLennan (Texas) CC to Northern State on a football scholarship and served as the Wolves' No. 2 running back and kick returner last fall. He was explosive on the diamond this spring, batting .476-16-49 with 13 steals, including a five-homer doubleheader against Minnesota-Crookston. At 5-foot-7 and 190 pounds, he looks like a young Kirby Puckett. Burns has strength and speed and runs the gaps in center field with reckless abandon.

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