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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sean Burroughs is Back

I noticed that Sean Burroughs was called up this week by the Diamondbacks when Melvin Mora was placed on the bereavement list.  My first thought was, "This guy is still playing?"  I thought he had washed out years ago.  He did.  But he's back, but maybe not for long.

The former Padres first round pick and son of former MVP Jeff Burroughs was a can't miss prospect who missed.   Actually, looking back at his major league numbers - he really wasn't that bad.  He just didn't have any power which can spell for a short career as a third baseman.    In 2003, in his first season as an everyday player as a 23 year old - he hit .286 with an on base percentage of .352, 27 doubles, 7 homers and 58 RBI's.  In 2004, he hit .298 with 23 doubles,  2 homers, 47 RBI's and had an on base percentage of .348.  The next year he split between AAA and the Padres and by 2006, he was in Tampa Bay and had a grand total of 21 MLB at bats.  IN 2007, he had 12 AAA at bats in the Seattle organization and then he was gone.

I checked out thebaseballcube.com to see if he had been floating around in indy ball or in the minors the last couple of years - but there is no record of it.  So who knows what he's been up to - but he's been playing in Reno for the D-Backs AAA team and made it back.   At least for now.  As of today, he's had two at-bats and has gone 0-2.  Where he goes next, who knows?

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