IPI Inbox: Who is this Burns guy?
|Cory Burns (Photo: Lianna Holub)|
To the IPI Inbox we go.....
Gerry wrote: Cory Burns has "off the chart" minor league numbers. Most impressive are the low walks for a high strikeout pitcher. Can you tell us more about him? How hard does he throw? What is his array of pitches?
Me: Double-A Akron right-handed reliever Cory Burns is an interesting prospect. After finishing second in all the minors last year with 42 saves in combined time at Low-A Lake County and High-Kinston last year (1.96 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, 13.3 K/9), he is once again shutting the door on opponents and closing out Akron wins this year. In 10 appearances for
he is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 8 saves, and has some impressive peripheral numbers with just 1 walk allowed and 20 strikeouts in 9.0 innings of work. Akron
When people see a strikeout rate like Burns
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