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A.J. Burnett
ERA W-L K
3.06 8-5 114
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-4 / 227 NFBC ADP: 314.65
Position: SPBorn: 1/3/1977 Birthplace: North Little Rock, Arkansas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 8th Round by Mets (1995)


Latest News
July 31 6:30 PM PT7:30 PM MT8:30 PM CT9:30 PM ET21:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST9:00 PM VEN5:30 UAE (+1)8:30 PM CT-Burnett complained of elbow pain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation following his third straight bumpy outing Thursday.
Analysis: Burnett has a 10.13 ERA in his last three starts so the toil of the rigorous baseball season may be taking its toll on the aging veteran.
July 2 11:59 AM PT12:59 PM MT1:59 PM CT2:59 PM ET14:59 ET18:59 GMT2:59 11:59 AM MST1:59 PM EST2:29 PM VEN22:59 UAE1:59 PM CT-Burnett earned his first win in five starts with a 9-3 victory against Detroit on Wednesday.
Analysis: Burnett (7-3, 2.05 ERA) gave up two runs in seven innings and has a 1.77 ERA in his last five starts. He got a combined five runs of support in his previous four.
June 20 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Burnett allowed a career-high 14 hits and four runs - three earned - over 6 2-3 innings of a 4-1 loss at Washington on Friday.
Analysis: Burnett, who has lost twice in his last three starts, owns a 3.24 ERA in his last five outings. That's not bad by any means, but it certainly appears like he's regressing after posting a 1.37 mark through his first nine games.
June 15 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET16:27 ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST3:57 PM VEN0:27 UAE (+1)3:27 PM CT-Burnett pitched nine scoreless innings Sunday but the Pittsburgh Pirates needed 11 for a 1-0 win against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Burnett (6-2, 1.89 ERA) has allowed one run over 16 innings in his past two starts but has gotten zero runs of support. He had a six-start win streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Milwaukee on June 8.
June 9 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Burnett's winning streak ended at six straight starts Monday, though he was stellar in a losing effort. The right-hander gave up one run over seven innings in the 2-0 loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: Burnett's 2.11 ERA places him eighth in the majors and fifth in the NL.
June 3 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Burnett continued his renaissance season with his sixth straight victory Tuesday at San Francisco, giving up four runs over five innings in a 7-4 win.
Analysis: Burnett has failed to record a quality start in his last two outings after recording eight straight, but it hasn't stopped his winning streak.
May 29 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 won his fifth straight start Thursday despite a sub-par showing, giving up five runs, four earned, and eight hits over 5 2-3 innings in an 11-5 victory at San Diego.
Analysis: Burnett continues to surprise, putting together a 1.81 ERA in 10 starts. Pittsburgh has supplied him with 35 runs of support during his winning streak.
May 24 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Burnett continues to surprise. He gave up one run and struck out 10 over seven innings in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Mets.
Analysis: He's won his last four starts and is 4-1 with a 1.37 ERA on the season.
May 18 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Burnett worked around five walks while pitching seven innings in his third consecutive win, and the Pirates stopped a four-game losing streak by cooling off the Chicago Cubs with a 3-0 victory on Sunday.
Analysis: Burnett allowed three hits and struck out seven. He's yet to allow more than two runs in a start this season, and his 1.38 ERA trails only Shelby Miller (1.33) for the MLB lead.
May 13 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Burnett gave up two runs, one earned, and six hits in seven innings while lowering his ERA to 1.60 in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia, his former club.
Analysis: The 38-year-old right-hander led the majors with 18 losses for the Phillies last year, and the move is working out well. He's yet to allow more than two runs this season.
Apr. 26 12:53 PM PT1:53 PM MT2:53 PM CT3:53 PM ET15:53 ET19:53 GMT3:53 12:53 PM MST2:53 PM EST3:23 PM VEN23:53 UAE2:53 PM CT-Burnett pitched well Saturday, allowing one run and five hits over seven innings but did not factor in the 2-1 win at Arizona.
Analysis: Burnett has put together fourth straight solid outings, going 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA. He's received just four runs of support over that stretch.
Apr. 10 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Burnett didn't record a decision in his season debut Thursday, giving up two runs and four hits over 5 1-3 innings at Cincinnati.
Analysis: The 38-year-old is coming off an 8-18 campaign in 2014.

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
2015 Pit 8 5 0 - 0 21 21 0 135.1 145 51 46 7 36 2 114 1.34 3.06
Career 163 155 0 - 1 430 425 24 2702.2 2490 1315 1198 259 1087 35 2484 1.32 3.99

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
2015 Pit 21 35 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 19 0 0 .143 .139 .229
Career 431 486 20 56 8 3 4 19 20 240 0 0 .115 .153 .169

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 1320 94 85 90.9 64.71
Curveball 619 86 78 81.8 30.34
Changeup 101 88 81 85.2 4.95

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