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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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589 news items

 
Washington Post
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:08:46 -0700

Sam Runion blew the save and Juan Gutierrez notched the save. Emmanuel Burriss went 2 for 5. Richmond 4, Harrisburg 2: John Simms gave up three runs and struck out seven over seven innings. Matt Purke, in relief, gave up a run in an inning of work.
 
Oneida Dispatch
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:56:15 -0700

Emmanuel Burriss doubled to start the inning off IronPigs reliever Seth Rosin. Jason Martinson followed with a single to left field. Burriss stopped at third and Martinson moved to second on a missed-catch error on third baseman Russ Canzler on the ...

SFGate

SFGate
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:26:53 -0700

Up a notch: Bruce Bochy had batted his pitcher eighth twice before he did so Tuesday: with Tim Lincecum against Arizona in 2010 (Andres Torres hit ninth) and with Madison Bumgarner against St. Louis in 2012 (Emmanuel Burriss hit ninth). — Bruce ...

Allentown Morning Call

Syracuse.com
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:26:15 -0700

Emmanuel Burriss doubled to start the inning off IronPigs reliever Seth Rosin. Jason Martinson followed with a single to left field. Burriss stopped at third, and Martinson moved to second on a missed-catch error on third baseman Russ Canzler on the ...
 
Washington Post
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:45:20 -0700

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 winding path of injuries, struggles, a pit stop ...
 
McCovey Chronicles
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:37:30 -0700

Thought I have a special spot in my heart for the Evan Longoria/Emmanuel Burriss/Eugenio Velez infield in 2008, along with the idea of Scott Munter relieving Max Scherzer in 2007. They're all so much fun. Think about that one (1) drink. The offer stands.
 
McCovey Chronicles
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:41:15 -0700

Back in 2008, Emmanuel Burriss got 274 plate appearances, and hit .283/.357/.329. That's almost half a season, and it still didn't reflect his true talent level (which was, for the record, very low). Evaluating players is a wonderful thing to do, and ...

WGRZ-TV

WGRZ-TV
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:44:18 -0700

Instead of a third out, the play continued the inning and the Chiefs took the lead on Emmanuel Burriss' single to left. They then tacked on four more in the eighth to pull away for the win. The loss to Buffalo went to Ben Rowen, who allowed his first ...
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