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A.J. Burnett
ERA W-L K
4.59 8-18 190
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-4 / 227 NFBC ADP: 316.71
Position: SPBorn: 1/3/1977 Birthplace: North Little Rock, Arkansas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 8th Round by Mets (1995)


Latest News
Nov. 14 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Burnett is back with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The pitcher agreed Friday to an $8.5 million, one-year contract - $4.25 million less than the player option he turned down with Philadelphia.
Analysis: A 37-year-old right-hander, Burnett went 26-21 with a 3.41 ERA for Pittsburgh in 2012-13, helping the Pirates return to the postseason in 2013 following a 21-year drought. Burnett spurned an offer Pittsburgh last offseason and eventually signed with Philadelphia, where he went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts. His 18 losses led the majors. Burnett and the Phillies both declined a $15 million mutual option, and the pitcher then turned down his player option.
Nov. 3 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET23:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE10:17 PM CT-Burnett has become a free agent after declining a $12.75 million player option to return to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015. Burnett was 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA last season. The 37-year-old led the NL in losses.
Analysis: Burnett's decision helps the rebuilding Phillies trim a hefty payroll. They spent more than $184 million on a roster that finished last in the NL East for the first time since 2000. Burnett signed with the Phillies in February and earned $15 million in 2014. He is 155-150 with a 4.04 ERA in 16 seasons with five teams.
Sep. 28 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Burnett suffered his career-high 18th defeat Saturday.
Analysis: Burnett became the first Phillies pitcher to record 18 losses since Hall of Famer Steve Carlton went 13-20 in 1973, and Philadelphia fell to the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Saturday night. He gave up four runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings. "Obviously a frustrating year," Burnett said.
Sep. 17 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Burnett took over the big league lead with his 17th loss Tuesday. He gave up five runs in 5 2-3 innings.
Analysis: Burnett won't get to 20 defeats with only two starts left. He was not happy with his outing. "I'm not going to make excuses," he said. "I messed up."
Sep. 7 4:28 PM PT5:28 PM MT6:28 PM CT7:28 PM ET19:28 ET23:28 GMT7:28 4:28 PM MST6:28 PM EST6:58 PM VEN3:28 UAE (+1)6:28 PM CT-Burnett picked up his second win in three starts Saturday. He allowed one run over seven innings in a 3-1 win at Washington.
Analysis: He gave up one run over seven innings to beat the Nationals both times.
July 24 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Burnett didn't receive a decision Wednesday despite yielding just four hits over eight scoreless innings in a 3-1 loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: Owners were glad to see this kind of effort from Burnett, who came in with a 4.68 ERA over his previous five outings.
July 20 8:10 AM PT9:10 AM MT10:10 AM CT11:10 AM ET11:10 ET15:10 GMT23:10 8:10 AM MST10:10 AM EST10:40 AM VEN19:10 UAE10:10 AM CT-Burnett allowed six runs, 10 hits - the last nine with two out - and one walk in five innings Friday.
Analysis: Burnett was clearly mad at himself as he walked off the field after the fifth. "Six runs in five innings pretty much nails it on the head," he said. Burnett faces the Giants next.
July 12 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE2:29 PM CT-Burnett allowed two runs and five hits over 7 2-3 innings to beat Washington 6-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Burnett is now 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA over his last four home starts.
July 7 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)3:26 PM CT-Burnett lost Sunday in his return to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Burnett gave up three runs and five hits, walked two and struck out seven in seven innings in his return to Pittsburgh. The Pirates played a "Thank You A.J." video on the scoreboard when Burnett took the mound in the first inning. "The video caught me by surprise," Burnett said. "I don't know what to say about it."
May 9 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-Burnett had his worst outing of the season Thursday in a 12-6 loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Burnett came in 2-0 with a 0.98 ERA over his previous four starts, but wasn't at his best against his former team. Burnett (2-2, 2.90 ERA) allowed season worsts of nine hits, including three homers, and seven runs in six innings. The right-hander, who lost for the first time since April 6 at Chicago, walked two and struck out four.
May 4 4:39 PM PT5:39 PM MT6:39 PM CT7:39 PM ET19:39 ET23:39 GMT7:39 4:39 PM MST6:39 PM EST7:09 PM VEN3:39 UAE (+1)6:39 PM CT-Burnett allowed one run in six innings to beat Washington 7-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Burnett has won back-to-back starts, and he owns a terrific 0.98 ERA in his last four.
Apr. 28 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Burnett pitched eight sharp innings for his first win of the season and the Philadelphia Phillies ended a 10-game road trip with a 2-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Analysis: Burnett (1-1, 2.15 ERA) gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked none in his sixth start. Burnett's dominant performance came two starts after he blanked Atlanta on three hits through seven innings. He gave up eight runs in one start and five combined in the other five.
Apr. 23 11:48 AM PT12:48 PM MT1:48 PM CT2:48 PM ET14:48 ET18:48 GMT2:48 11:48 AM MST1:48 PM EST2:18 PM VEN22:48 UAE1:48 PM CT-Burnett didn't earn his first win of the year despite a solid outing, but he did have a career-high three hits in a 3-2 win in 10 innings over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Burnett (0-1, 2.73 ERA) took a four-hitter and a 2-1 lead into the seventh inning. But birthday boy Dee Gordon legged out a double to short right-center with one out, stole third and scored when pinch-hitter Justin Turner singled to left on Burnett's 105th and final pitch. Burnett's multihit game was his fifth in the majors - all on the road. The other four came with the Marlins, most recently on Sept. 25, 2005, against Atlanta's Jorge Sosa.
Apr. 18 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Burnett didn't get the victory Thursday against Atlanta despite allowing just three hits and two walks over seven shutout innings.
Analysis: Burnett has been solid for the Phillies thus far with a 2.74 ERA through four starts, though he's just 0-1 after receiving six total runs of support in 23 innings.
Apr. 2 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Burnett had a solid Phillies debut Tuesday at Texas.
Analysis: Burnett gave up one run in six innings in his first game since moving across the state from Pittsburgh.
Feb. 16 8:12 AM PT9:12 AM MT10:12 AM CT11:12 AM ET11:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE10:12 AM CT-Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies have completed a contract that guarantees the pitcher $15 million for 2014 and $22.5 million over two seasons. Under the deal finalized Sunday, Burnett would make $33.5 million over two seasons if he makes 30 starts or more in both years.
Analysis: Burnett revived his career with Pittsburgh the last two seasons, pitching to a 3.31 ERA and winning 26 games. He gets a $7.5 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is payable Dec. 15, $2.75 million next Jan. 15 and $3.75 million on June 30, 2015. The 37-year-old right-hander has a $7.5 million salary this season, and the contract includes a $15 million option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout.
Feb. 12 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Burnett has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Analysis: Burnett's deal reportedly is worth $16 million. He was 10-11 with a 3.30 ERA for Pittsburgh last season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
1999 Fla 4 2 0 - 0 7 7 0 41.1 37 23 16 3 25 2 33 1.50 3.48
2000 Fla 3 7 0 - 0 13 13 0 82.2 80 46 44 8 44 3 57 1.50 4.79
2001 Fla 11 12 0 - 0 27 27 2 173.1 145 82 78 20 83 3 128 1.32 4.05
2002 Fla 12 9 0 - 1 31 29 7 204.1 153 84 75 12 90 5 203 1.19 3.30
2003 Fla 0 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 23.0 18 13 12 2 18 2 21 1.57 4.70
2004 Fla 7 6 0 - 0 20 19 1 120.0 102 50 49 9 38 0 113 1.17 3.68
2005 Fla 12 12 0 - 0 32 32 4 209.0 184 97 80 12 79 1 198 1.26 3.44
2006 Tor 10 8 0 - 0 21 21 2 135.2 138 67 60 14 39 3 118 1.30 3.98
2007 Tor 10 8 0 - 0 25 25 2 165.2 131 74 69 23 66 2 176 1.19 3.75
2008 Tor 18 10 0 - 0 35 34 1 221.1 211 109 100 19 86 2 231 1.34 4.07
2009 NYY 13 9 0 - 0 33 33 1 207.0 193 99 93 25 97 0 195 1.40 4.04
2010 NYY 10 15 0 - 0 33 33 1 186.2 204 118 109 25 78 2 145 1.51 5.26
2011 NYY 11 11 0 - 0 33 32 0 190.1 190 115 109 31 83 2 173 1.43 5.15
2012 Pit 16 10 0 - 0 31 31 1 202.1 189 86 79 18 62 1 180 1.24 3.51
2013 Pit 10 11 0 - 0 30 30 1 191.0 165 79 70 11 67 3 209 1.21 3.30
2014 Phi 8 18 0 - 0 34 34 1 213.2 205 122 109 20 96 2 190 1.41 4.59
Career 155 150 0 - 1 409 404 24 2567.1 2345 1264 1152 252 1051 33 2370 1.32 4.04

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
1999 Fla 7 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .118 .118 .118
2000 Fla 13 25 3 7 1 1 1 3 3 10 0 0 .280 .357 .520
2001 Fla 27 50 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 27 0 0 .080 .115 .100
2002 Fla 31 57 1 6 2 0 1 3 5 28 0 0 .105 .177 .193
2003 Fla 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .143 .333 .143
2004 Fla 20 29 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 .138 .138 .138
2005 Fla 32 68 3 10 2 2 1 2 1 34 0 0 .147 .171 .279
2006 Tor 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 Tor 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Tor 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 NYY 33 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2010 NYY 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 NYY 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Pit 31 63 1 4 0 0 0 2 3 36 0 0 .063 .106 .063
2013 Pit 30 59 1 4 0 0 0 2 2 33 0 0 .068 .098 .068
2014 Phi 34 60 5 8 2 0 0 1 3 23 0 0 .133 .175 .167
Career 410 451 19 51 8 3 3 14 20 221 0 0 .113 .154 .164

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2009 NYY Total 1 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 27.1 22 16 16 1 16 1 24 5.27
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 3 1 1 0 5 0 6 1.50
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.1 11 8 8 0 5 0 7 5.84
    WS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.0 8 7 7 1 6 1 11 7.00
2010 NYY Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 6 5 5 1 3 1 4 7.50
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 6 5 5 1 3 1 4 7.50
2011 NYY Total 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 4 1 1 1 4 1 3 1.59
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 4 1 1 1 4 1 3 1.59
2013 Pit Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 2.0 6 7 7 1 4 0 0 31.50
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 2.0 6 7 7 1 4 0 0 31.50
Career 2 3 0 - 0 8 8 0 41.0 38 29 29 4 27 3 31 6.37

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 NYY Total 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Pit Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 2056 95 87 91.7 59.35
Curveball 1147 85 76 81.6 33.11
Changeup 261 90 83 86.5 7.53

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