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Emmanuel Burriss
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Burriss in June 2009
Washington Nationals
Born: (1985-01-17) January 17, 1985 (age 30)
Washington, D.C.
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 2008 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .243
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 42
Stolen bases 40

Emmanuel "Manny" Allen Burriss (born January 17, 1985) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Washington Nationals organization. He is a switch-hitter who throws right-handed and has played second base, shortstop, and third base.

Early life[edit]

Burriss attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., and St. Ann's Academy in middle school. At Wilson, he played basketball as well as baseball. He was the first Major League Baseball player to graduate from the Washington, D.C. public school system since 1981, when catcher Willie Royster played in four games for the Baltimore Orioles.[1] Burriss also played in the Cape Cod Baseball League, a summer league for college players, with the Orleans Cardinals, and he played collegiately at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. After his college career the San Francisco Giants drafted him in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco Giants[edit]

After two years in the minor leagues, Burriss was rated the Giants' tenth best prospect in the Baseball America Prospect Handbook 2008.[2] He did not make the Giants out of spring training that year, but the Giants purchased his contract from the AAA Fresno Grizzlies on April 20.[1] He finished his rookie season with a .283 batting average in 95 games. After the season, the Giants sent Burriss to the 2008 Arizona Fall League where he played as a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions. During the Giants' 2009 spring training camp Burriss competed with Kevin Frandsen for the starting second baseman position; Burriss was named the starter on April 1, 2009.[3] On June 4, Burriss was playing second base as Randy Johnson won his 300th game against the Washington Nationals. Burriss' RBI single in the second inning proved to be the game-winning RBI.[4] Despite that, on Tuesday, June 16, he was sent down to AAA Fresno Grizzlies for Matt Downs after hitting .238/.292/.267 in 61 games. On July 5, 2009 Burriss fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot rounding second base at Fresno, ending his season.

Burriss refractured the foot in Spring training 2010.[5] He returned (in Fresno) late in the 2010 season, and was awarded with a call up to the Giants once the Grizzlies' season ended,[6] however he was not placed on the Giants' postseason roster. He appeared in 59 games for the Giants in 2011, splitting time between the Major League club and Fresno. In 2012, Burriss made the Giants out of Spring Training, but on July 28, 2012, he was designated for assignment.[7] Then on September 4, 2012, Burriss was added back to the Giants' roster [8] and finished the year in the Major Leagues only to be sent outright to the Fresno Grizzlies after the end of the season.[9] On November 8, 2012, Burriss elected free agency.[10]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On November 21, 2012, Burriss signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds with an invitation to spring training.[11] He played all of 2013 with Triple-A Louisville, where in 108 games (mostly at shortstop and second base), he hit .241 with 24 RBI and 17 SB.

Washington Nationals[edit]

In December 2013, Burriss signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.[12] In 2014, he has played for the AAA Syracuse Chiefs.[13]


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Washington Post (blog)
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:15:00 -0800

The Nationals re-signed District native and Wilson High alum Emmanuel Burriss to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Burriss, who spent 2014 as Class AAA Syracuse's leadoff hitter and shortstop, did not receive ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:11:15 -0700

When D.C.-native Emmanuel Burriss signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals, he knew it'd be an uphill battle to crack the roster. But the chance to play in front of a Washington home crowd was something Burriss wasn't going to pass up.
McCovey Chronicles
Wed, 28 May 2014 11:20:35 -0700

After five years and 1,567 plate appearances, Phillies outfielder Ben Revere hit his first big league homer on Tuesday, tying him with Duane Kuiper and Randy Johnson on the all-time home run list. This has no connection to the Giants, so let's talk ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:44:35 -0700

Syracuse, N.Y.— Syracuse Chiefs second baseman Will Rhymes and shortstop Emmanuel Burriss turned practice into perfection in the team's 7-0 win over Rochester on Friday night at NBT Bank Stadium. Rhymes sparked a sensational double play in the ...

Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:08:44 -0800

Kevin Frandsen is expected to headline a bench that, for now, looks like it could be any combination of Espinosa/Uggla, Nate McLouth, Ian Stewart, Tyler Moore, Jose Lobaton, Jeff Kobernus, Emmanuel Burriss or Michael A. Taylor. The Nationals have ...

Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:42:33 -0800

The signing happened a week before Christmas, garnering no press release or announcement from the Washington Nationals, just a blip on the team's transaction page. But it meant so much to so many. Joy surged through the halls of Wilson High, through ...
Federal Baseball
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:19:39 -0800

Moncada seems like more of a long-term solution. Or should the defending NL East Champs just let Danny Espinosa, Dan Uggla (and Emmanuel Burriss?) battle it out for the second base and utility jobs? Doesn't sound like Rizzo. Small_federalbaseball.com.
McCovey Chronicles
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:49:33 -0800

Emmanuel Burriss is gone, electing free agency instead of an assignment to the minors. I wish him the best of luck. We won't have Emmanuel Burriss to kick around any more, or his dog Checkers. It's the end of an era. Also, Checkers had three more ...

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