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Emmanuel Burriss
6TH Emmanuel Burriss.jpg
Burriss in June 2009
Washington Nationals – No. 16
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]


External links[edit]

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424 news items

Washington Post (blog)
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:07:30 -0800

The choice over the winter was easy. Last season was shortstop Emmanuel Burriss's first in the Nationals organization, signed to a minor league deal but without an invitation to big league spring training. The District native and Wilson High alum spent ...
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:03:45 -0800

Infielder Emmanuel Burriss is looking to get back to the majors this season after spending 2013 in the minor leagues. He hit .300 with 22 stolen bases in 116 games for Triple-A Syracuse and thinks if he can stay healthy, he can contribute for the ...

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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 ...
Comcast SportsNet Washington
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0800

The Nationals players who were assigned to stand in the box against him were Emmanuel Burriss, Matt Skole, Kila Ka'aihue, Dan Butler and Sandy Leon, and most of them never even took the bat off their shoulders, simply tracking pitches. “They only swung ...

Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:24:49 -0800

Then Desmond joined the group at shortstop that included Danny Espinosa and Emmanuel Burriss. Desmond is the heart and soul of the Nationals roster, a veteran 29-year-old who has been around since the Expos days and a clubhouse authority who leads ...
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.


Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:29:22 -0800

VIERA, Fla. - Ryan Zimmerman has traded his third baseman's glove for a first baseman's mitt - and last season's crash course at a new position for more intensive hands-on instruction. Though Nationals position players aren't required to be in camp ...

Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:03:45 -0800

The early arrivers: Nate McLouth, Kevin Frandsen, Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa, Tyler Moore, Brian Goodwin, Michael Taylor, Kila Ka'aihue, Matt Skole, Ian Stewart, Emmanuel Burriss, Clint Robinson and Dan Uggla. Robinson, a left-handed-hitting first ...

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