D.J. Burt

Position: 2B
Level: High A
Affiliate: Wilmington Blue Rocks
League: Carolina League
Born: 10/13/1995 (Age: 25)
Height: 5'9''
Weight: 160
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 4th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR)

Prospect Spotlight

Burt is a slap-and-dash speedster who didn’t have much offensive success until last year. Repeating High-A as a 22-year-old, his .280/.367/.371 slash line was much improved from his 2017 performance in the Carolina League. Blazing speed is what gives Burt a chance at a big league role, and he posted his second straight season with more than 30 steals in 2018. He plays all over the infield (2B, SS, 3B) and even gave LF a try last year.  He’s more likely a cup-of-coffee player than a true bench piece, but the ceiling is a late-inning specialist that impacts games with his wheels and is athletic enough to play  multiple positions.