Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Draft Collection: Beau Burrows
The Detroit Tigers selected Beau Burrows with the 22nd pick in the 2015 First Year Player Draft. A right handed pitcher out of Weatherford Texas High School. From reports that I have read that he could possibly be a relief pitcher, but only being so young it is hard to tell. He throws a two and a four seam fastball to go with a curveball, and a change-up. His fastball can reach up to 96 mph. Watching the draft I heard Burrows being compared to Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians.
According to reports Burrows improved every year pitching in the tough baseball state of Texas. Last year he went 9-3 with a 0.89 ERA while striking out 132 batters, walking 15 in 71 innings pitched. He might be a little under sized as a pitcher at 6-2 200 lbs but again he is just coming out of high school.
Side note this is probably one of my favorite cards. It is actually on some kind of Plexiglas. The scan photo doesn't do justice for the card.