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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 2015 Season)
Batting average .245
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 Philadelphia Phillies organization. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) 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 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. He made five plate appearances, his first in the major leagues since 2012, and picked up two hits and two walks.[14] He was given and accepted an outright assignment to Syracuse on July 28, 2015.[15]

Burriss elected free agency immediately after the 2015 season.[16]

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

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

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1550 news items

Washington Post

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

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 ...

Federal Baseball

Federal Baseball
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:48:45 -0700

To replace Rendon on the roster, the Nationals first transferred Reed Johnson to the 60-Day DL, then called up D.C.-native Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Syracuse. Rendon was 20 for 69 (.290/.375/.362) with five doubles in 18 games after he came off ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:12:19 -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 ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
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 ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:42:33 -0800

The signing happened a week before Christmas, garnering no press release or announcement from the Washington Nationals, just a blip on the team's transaction page. But it meant so much to so many. Joy surged through the halls of Wilson High, through ...

McCovey Chronicles

McCovey Chronicles
Wed, 28 May 2014 11:20:35 -0700

After five years and 1,567 plate appearances, Phillies outfielder Ben Revere hit his first big league homer on Tuesday, tying him with Duane Kuiper and Randy Johnson on the all-time home run list. This has no connection to the Giants, so let's talk ...
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