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Emmanuel Burriss
6TH Emmanuel Burriss.jpg
Burriss in June 2009
Washington Nationals
Born: (1985-01-17) January 17, 1985 (age 29)
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. His best friend, Deloran Young, was also a teammate with Burriss in high school. Young was killed in a shooting and Burriss dedicates his successes in the majors to Young. Saying that sometimes it feels like Deloran is there with him. 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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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 ...
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.


The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:13:51 -0700

Syracuse Chiefs' Steven Souza Jr. is MVP, top rookie; Brandon Laird, Emmanuel Burriss are IL stars. 2014-06-28-ss-Chiefs_05.JPG. Syracuse Chiefs outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is the 20th player to be named the International League's rookie of the year ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:22:30 -0700

On the game's third pitch, Emmanuel Burriss homered to left off of Rochester (68-61) starter Logan Darnell, giving the Chiefs a 1-0 advantage. It was the second leadoff home run of the season for Burriss, after he did the same August 1st at Pawtucket ...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -0700

SYRACUSE -- The Syracuse Chiefs (81-62) had the Pawtucket Red Sox (79-65) inching closer and closer in their rearview mirror for the last two months of the season, eventually outlasting the Pawsox, winning their first division title since 1989. But ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:12:41 -0700

Brandon Laird crushed a double to center, bringing Emmanuel Burriss, who had reached on a single, around to score. The Chiefs took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Syracuse took advantage of a pair of walks to score twice in the inning to take a 3 ...

The Providence Journal

Oneida Dispatch
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:07:30 -0700

Barnes then struck out Emmanuel Burriss and Taylor for a pair of outs, but the right-hander threw a wild pitch with Souza batting to score Leon for a 3-2 Syracuse lead. Two pitches later, Souza slammed a two-run double down the left-field line, scoring ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:06:47 -0700

Emmanuel Burriss walked. Jose Lozada singled to score Leon. Nate Schierholtz singled to load the bases. Tyler Moore grounded into a doubleplay, Schierholtz out at second, while Burriss scored. Brandon Laird doubled to drive in Lozada. Pat Venditte ...

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