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Emmanuel Burriss
Emmanuel Burriss on July 11, 2015.jpg
Burriss with the Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals
Second baseman
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 July 18, 2015)
Batting average .244
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 42
Stolen bases 40
Teams

Emmanuel "Manny" Allen Burriss (born January 17, 1985) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Washington Nationals organization. He is a switch-hitter who throws right-handed. Burriss is primarily a second baseman, but has also started at shortstop and third base during his career.

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]

Burris playing for the San Francisco Giants in 2009

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] On June 26, 2015 he had his contract purchased when Anthony Rendon was placed on the disabled list. [14]

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1189 news items

 
Washington Post
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:45:20 -0700

Washington's native son has been here before. In June 2008, Emmanuel Burriss, the pride of Wilson High and a first-round pick of the San Francisco Giants, played his first game in his home town against the Nationals. This time is different. After a ...
 
Washington Post
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:15:00 -0700

Eighteen months after signing with the Nationals, D.C. native Emmanuel Burriss finally set foot in the home clubhouse last week. Along the way, through a season and a half with Triple-A Syracuse, doubts lingered. As younger players earned recalls from ...

PressBox D.C.

PressBox D.C.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 06:52:30 -0700

But knowledgeable fans knew Emmanuel Burriss' hit to right-center field was a personal milestone for the veteran infielder. Burriss, 30, grew up in the nation's capital and attended Woodrow Wilson High School, a public school in the upper Northwest of ...

The Nats Blog

Washington Post
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:28:54 -0700

The Nationals optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker and outrighted infielder Emmanuel Burriss to Class AAA Syracuse, which means he drops off the 40-man roster. “Nice to have them back,” Nationals Manager Matt Williams said. “We'll have to monitor as ...

Syracuse.com

Syracuse.com
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:07:30 -0700

To make room, the Nationals optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker to the Syracuse Chiefs and outrighted infielder Emmanuel Burriss to Syracuse. Werth, 36, returns to the Nationals' active roster after missing 61 games with a left wrist contusion. He ...
 
Sun Times National
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:03:45 -0700

To make room, the Nats sent outfielder Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse and infielder Emmanuel Burriss to Triple-A Syracuse. Werth, 36, returns to the Nationals' active roster after missing 61 games with a left wrist contusion. Zimmerman, 30 ...
 
Sun Times National
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:33:45 -0700

To make room, the Nats sent outfielder Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse and infielder Emmanuel Burriss to Triple-A Syracuse. Werth, 36, returns to the Nationals' active roster after missing 61 games with a left wrist contusion. Zimmerman, 30 ...

ESPN

The Denver Post
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:03:45 -0700

To make room for their returns, the Nationals optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker and sent infielder Emmanuel Burriss outright to Triple-A Syracuse. Marlins: RHP Henderson Alvarez had season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday. He finishes this season 0-4 ...
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