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Emmanuel Burriss
Emmanuel Burriss on July 11, 2015.jpg
Burriss with the Washington Nationals
Philadelphia Phillies – No. 15
Second baseman
Born: (1985-01-17) January 17, 1985 (age 31)
Washington, D.C.
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 2008, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through April 13, 2016)
Batting average .243
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 42
Stolen bases 41

Emmanuel "Manny" Allen Burriss (born January 17, 1985) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals. 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 Firebirds, 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. He made five plate appearances, his first in the major leagues since 2012, and picked up two hits and two walks.[13] He was given and accepted an outright assignment to Syracuse on July 28, 2015.[14]

Burriss elected free agency immediately after the 2015 season.[15]

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

Burriss signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies in November 2015.


  1. ^ a b "Emmanuel Burriss Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "BaseballAmerica.com: Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Prospects". December 14, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ Burris to Start at Second Base SI.com, April 1, 2009
  4. ^ "Big Unit gets 300th win on first try". Major League Baseball. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Haft, Chris (March 6, 2010). "Burris suffers second break in foot". MLB.com. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Timmy back on track; Velez, Burris called up". Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Burriss designated for assignment by Giants". San Francisco Giants. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Giants announce roster moves". September 4, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Giants Send Burriss to Fresno". Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Emmanuel Burriss Opts For Free Agency". Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (November 21, 2012). "Reds Sign Emmanuel Burriss". MLB Trade Rumors. 
  12. ^ "Matt Eddy". Twitter. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Emmanuel Burriss Minor, Fall & Winter Leagues Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Washington Nationals reinstate 2, send 2 to Syracuse Chiefs". Syracuse Media Group. July 28, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  15. ^ Kerr, Byron (October 23, 2015). "Does Dave Martinez have a better shot at Nats' skipper spot this time around?". MASN Sports. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 

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Washington Post

Washington Post
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:21:46 -0700

Last season was special for D.C. native Emmanuel Burriss. After years of struggles in the minor leagues, he was the first D.C.-born baseball player to play for his hometown team in several decades. The infielder spent a few weeks in the majors but ...


Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:52:56 -0700

For just the 10th time in his career, Emmanuel Burriss will be starting as the leadoff hitter. Taking the place of normal second baseman Cesar Hernandez at the top of the lineup, Burriss will get things started against Nationals starter Joe Ross, who ...

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:03:48 -0700

The Phillies' opening day roster is out, and outfielder Cedric Hunter, infielder/outfielder Emmanuel Burriss and lefty reliever James Russell are in. All three were considered on the bubble to make the Phillies, but had their contracts selected by the ...


Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:56:36 -0700

CINCINNATI - Emmanuel Burriss pulled a chair up to Cesar Hernandez' locker on Thursday morning before the series finale at Great American Ball Park. The Phillies teammates chatted for a few minutes in Spanish, the native tongue of Hernandez and the ...

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:45:00 -0700

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin continues to mix and match his corner outfielders to find the right combination for his lineup. Today, Peter Bourjos and Emmanuel Burriss get a chance against the Brewers. Bourjos is batting .191 in his first season with ...

The Good Phight

The Good Phight
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:59:33 -0700

Pete Mackanin chose to pinch hit with Emmanuel Burriss. Aaron Nola might be a better hitter than Burriss, and whatever edge the latter may have disappears when bunting. Nevertheless, Burriss bunted, was out, and wasted pulling Nola. There are two other ...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0700

INF Emmanuel Burriss is a native of Washington, D.C. and a former Nationals infielder who now plays for Philadelphia. He played in five games last year for Washington and spent most of the season with Triple-A Syracuse. He has not played in the first ...

Philly.com (blog)

Philly.com (blog)
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:30:03 -0700

Phillies players Emmanuel Burriss (from left), Cedric Hunter and Ryan Howard greet Tuskegee Airmen James Cotton, the Rev. Milton Holmes (seated) and Dr. Eugene Richardson during the Jackie Robinson salute prior to the game at Citizens Bank Park in ...

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