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Emmanuel Burriss
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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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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0700

The Syracuse Chiefs reclaimed sole possession of first place in the IL North on Friday with a 6-2 win at Pawtucket. The win nudged Syracuse one game ahead of second-place Pawtucket. Emmanuel Burriss delivered three hits for the Chiefs, including a ...

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Oneida Dispatch
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0700

The Syracuse Chiefs beat the Gwinnett Braves, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon from NBT Bank Stadium. Syracuse shortstop Emmanuel Burriss collected four hits and two RBIs en route to the win. Syracuse (62-47) got on the board first in the second inning.
The Post-Standard
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse starter Blake Treinen held Gwinnett to two runs in seven innings and Emmanuel Burriss slapped four hits and drove in a pair to help the Chiefs top the Braves 5-2 on Sunday at NBT Bank Stadium. Steven Souza Jr. homered for the ...
Access North Georgia
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0700

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -– After taking the first two games of the four-game series at NBT Bank Stadium, the Gwinnett Braves (48-61) fell 5-2 to the Syracuse Chiefs (62-47) on Sunday afternoon. A solo home run by Steven Souza, Jr. snapped a 1-1 tie in the ...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:50:35 -0700

Syracuse's Tyler Moore hit a two-out pinch double in the ninth, but Wilson then got Emmanuel Burriss ground out to end the game. Chiefs starter Aaron Laffey gave up eight hits and two earned runs in six frames. PawSox starter Allen Webster allowed six ...
Oneida Dispatch
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:11:07 -0700

With one out, Emmanuel Burriss reached first with a bunt single. Eury Perez followed with a base hit to left field to put runners on first and second. With two men on base, Souza rocketed a 2-2 pitch into the trees past the left-field fence for a three ...
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Hotter than July: Syracuse SS Emmanuel Burriss saw his batting average steadily rise from .243 in April to .270 in May and .337 in June. But those who thought his June average would be tough to top should note that a 4-for-5 outing against Gwinnett on ...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:52:30 -0700

Emmanuel Burriss broke the deadlock for Syracuse (61-44) in the third inning. With Jeff Kobernus on first base after a leadoff walk, Burriss slammed a two-run home run over the right-field wall off of former Chief Austin Bibens-Dirkx. The home run was ...

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