Brock Burke
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Day-To-Day
Injury Shoulder
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Burke debuted in late August and remained in the big leagues for six starts despite not having much success, struggling to a 7.43 ERA and a 14:11 K:BB in 26.2 innings. He was good but not dominant in 13 minor-league starts, posting a 3.90 ERA and a 24.6% strikeout rate. Shoulder woes held him back throughout the season and ended his year early, though he's not expected to undergo surgery. Still, those issues add further risk to a player who has yet to establish himself at the big-league level. Burke hay have to prove himself at the Triple-A level, where he's made just two starts, before he gets his next big-league shot. If Burke eventually locks up a rotation spot, he projects as more of a back-end starter, with fringy control of a decent repertoire. The combination of moderate upside and risk from both injury and a lack of track record means Burke isn't very exciting yet in most redraft formats. Read Past Outlooks
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Throwing off flat ground
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
February 13, 2020
Burke (shoulder) is out to 90 feet in his throwing program, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Burke is not yet throwing off a mound because of inflammation in his left shoulder. As such, he will be behind other starters. The left-hander is expected to start the season at Triple-A Nashville.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
79
Last 10 Games
79
Last 5 Games
75
How many pitches does Brock Burke generally throw?
 
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What part of the game does Brock Burke generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .391 26 3 2 9 0 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .256 94 11 9 21 6 0 5
2019vs Left .391 26 3 2 9 0 0 1
2019vs Right .256 94 11 9 21 6 0 5
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.80 1.40 15.0 0 0 0 4.8 2.4 1.8
Since 2017Away 10.80 1.71 11.2 0 2 0 4.6 5.4 2.3
2019Home 4.80 1.40 15.0 0 0 0 4.8 2.4 1.8
2019Away 10.80 1.71 11.2 0 2 0 4.6 5.4 2.3
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brock Burke compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.27
 
K/9
4.7
 
BB/9
3.7
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
91.6 mph
 
ERA
7.43
 
WHIP
1.54
 
BABIP
.282
 
GB/FB
1.84
 
Left On Base
58.3%
 
Exit Velocity
86.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.7%
 
Spin Rate
2158 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.6%
 
Swinging Strike
5.3%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Burke kicked it into a new gear after advancing to the Double-A level last season, posting 1.95 ERA and 25.8 K-BB% over 55.1 innings for the Rays' Montgomery affiliate. His previous career high in K-BB% was 17.3. The lefty's prior success stemmed in large part from a lot of weak contact in the air -- his infield-flyball rates have ranged from 17.4% to a preposterous 36.8%. His opponents' hit rate last season was probably lower than it should have been considering a healthy 22.1% line-drive rate, and he was rather fortunate with his HR/FB, which sat at just 3.6%. Regardless, the Rangers' scouts saw enough to view Burke as a quality piece in the return for Jurickson Profar. With Texas, Burke will be given a long leash to improve his changeup and command. If the change never comes along, Burke call fall back on his plus fastball and plus slider as a high-leverage reliever.
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Still dealing with shoulder issues
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
January 21, 2020
Burke will be behind to start spring training due to continued shoulder issues, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Won't require surgery
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
September 27, 2019
Burke's shoulder discomfort is a continuation of the impingement he battled in the minors in the first half of the season, and he won't require surgery, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
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Dealing with shoulder discomfort
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
September 25, 2019
Burke was shut down due to left shoulder discomfort, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Done for season
PTexas Rangers
September 25, 2019
Burke is healthy but has been shut down for the season, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
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Can't escape first inning
PTexas Rangers
September 21, 2019
Burke (0-2) allowed seven runs on five hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss versus the Athletics on Saturday.
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