Acquired: Drafted in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: Hitting .250 with two homers, 10 RBIs and three steals in 27 games at Buffalo (Triple-A) with nine doubles.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Buffalo May 6 when LHP Ryan Tepera was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 5/9/2016
|May 9, in a 3-1 win against the Giants. Pinch-hitting for Jays starter RHP Aaron Sanchez, with two outs in the eighth inning, he struck out swinging against Giants reliever RHP Hunter Strickland.|
|Burns’ promotion was getting a lot of love online from devoted Jays fans who were followers of the player for his work ethic. The word “versatility” pretty much sums him up, as he’s played every position except pitcher, catcher and center field (and who can say that he wouldn’t be able to step into one of those roles as well if called upon). The Colorado native, who was also drafted out of Rocky Mountain High School in his native Fort Collins in the 25th round of 2008 by his home-state Rockies, has shown occasional pop over the years but for the most part his numbers translate better for an all-over-the-field utility player than a full-time third baseman. In 2015, he combined to hit .291 with five homers and 46 RBIs between New Hampshire (Double-A) and Buffalo, adding six steals and 26 doubles. He had his best seasons statistically in 2014 (.255 with 15 homers, 62 RBIs, 18 steals and 32 doubles at New Hampshire (Double-A)) and 2013 (.288 with 15 homers, 85 RBIs, 33 steals and 34 doubles between New Hampshire and High A Dunedin). In addition, he contributes some strong glove work at the hot corner.|