Beau Burrows
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Burrows with the Erie SeaWolves in 2018
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitcher
Born: (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 25)
Fort Worth, Texas
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 2020, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2021 season)
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average10.70
Strikeouts11
Teams

Beau Van Burrows (born September 18, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins.

Amateur career

Burrows attended Weatherford High School in Weatherford, Texas.[1][2] In 2015, as a senior, he had a 9–3 win–loss record with a 0.89 earned run average (ERA), striking out 132 in 71 innings pitched.[3]

Professional career

Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers selected Burrows in the first round, with the 22nd overall selection, of the 2015 MLB draft.[4][5][6] He signed with the Tigers, forgoing his commitment to play college baseball at Texas A&M University.[7]

Burrows made his professional debut in 2015 with the GCL Tigers and spent the whole season there, posting a 1–0 record with a 1.61 ERA in ten games (nine starts). After his success in the Gulf Coast League, Burrows was promoted to the West Michigan Whitecaps for the 2016 season. He spent the whole season there and posted a 6–4 record with a 3.15 ERA in 21 games (20 being starts).[8] In 2017, Burrows spent time with both the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Erie SeaWolves, posting a combined 10–7 record and 3.20 ERA in 26 combined starts between both teams.[9] He spent 2018 with Erie, pitching to a 10–9 record with a 4.10 ERA in 26 starts.[10]

Burrows began 2019 with the Toledo Mud Hens. Burrows struggled with injuries over the course of the 2019 season and would ultimately start just 15 games in Toledo. He finished with a 2–6 record and 5.51 ERA in Toledo.

Burrows was added to the Tigers 40-man roster following the 2019 season.[11] Burrows made his major league debut on July 27, 2020, but allowed two home runs and three earned runs over 2+13 innings.[12] With the 2020 Detroit Tigers, Burrows appeared in five games, compiling a 0–0 record with 5.40 ERA and three strikeouts in 6+23 innings pitched.[13]

Burrows made his 2021 debut with the Tigers in June before being pulled from the game after becoming ill in the hot afternoon sun and vomiting on the mound. After the game, the Tigers optioned Burrows back to Toledo.[14] Burrows was designated for assignment by Detroit on June 15, 2021.[15]

Minnesota Twins

On June 22, 2021, the Minnesota Twins claimed Burrows off waivers and assigned him to the Triple-A St. Paul Saints.[16] On July 17, Burrows was recalled to the active roster by Minnesota.[17] On August 19, the Twins sent Burrows outright to Triple-A St. Paul.[18]

Los Angeles Dodgers

On November 23, 2021, Burrows signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.[19]

References

  1. ^ "Beau knows...baseball, pitching". star-telegram. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Weatherford prep star Burrows expected to go quickly in MLB Draft". star-telegram. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Beau Burrows cried after being drafted by Detroit Tigers in 1st round". Freep.com. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "Beau Burrows cried after being drafted by Detroit Tigers in first round". Detroit Free Press. June 8, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Detroit Tigers select hard-throwing high school pitcher Beau Burrows in first round of draft". MLive.com. June 9, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tigers load up on arms, add left-handed power hitter in draft". Detroit News. June 8, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Beau Burrows – Player Profile – Perfect Game USA". www.perfectgame.org.
  8. ^ "Beau Burrows Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Beau Borrows Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Beau Borrows Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Anthony Fenech (November 20, 2019). "Detroit Tigers protect six players from Rule 5 draft. Here are their selections". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Detroit Tigers home opener a rough night for pitching debuts". Freep.com. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  13. ^ "Beau Burrows Stats, Fantasy & News". MLB.com. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  14. ^ Woodbery, Evan (June 13, 2021). "Tigers' Beau Burrows leaves game with illness, sent back to Toledo". mlive.com. Advance Local Media. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  15. ^ Tim Dierkes. "Tigers Release Wilson Ramos, Designate Beau Burrows For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  16. ^ "Former Detroit Tigers prospect Beau Burrows lands with division rival". June 22, 2021.
  17. ^ "Twins Place Derek Law On 10-Day Injured List, Move Randy Dobnak To 60-Day Injured List". mlbtraderumors.com.
  18. ^ "Twins Select Andrew Albers, Kyle Barraclough".
  19. ^ "Dodgers Sign Jason Martin, Beau Burrows". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved November 23, 2021.