A.J. Burnett

A.J. Burnett

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Height: 6' 4"Weight: 230 lbsAge: 40Bats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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A.J. Burnett pitches solid six innings Sunday

Burnett went six innings while giving up seven hits, two walks, and two earned runs while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact

Burnett was out-dueled by Jake Arrieta on the evening but has continued to be an effective pitcher since returning from injury earlier this month. Burnett hasn't kept the pace he set for himself in the first half of the season but still has his ERA under four for the month of September.

Daniel Marcus2 years ago
A.J. Burnett has decent outing, but Pirates lose

A.J. Burnett had another good outing against the Chicago Cubs. He scattered eight hits but only gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Burnett also had seven strike outs. He did not get a decision as the Pirates lost in extra innings, 3-2.

Fantasy Impact

This is good news to see Burnett getting some of his form back for the rest of the season. Burnett should be a viable starter in your lineup from here on out.

A.J. Burnett placed on 15-day DL

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, A.J. Burnett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to elbow inflammation. This not too surprising considering Burnett has struggled since the All-Star break. He has pitched just 16 innings in his last three starts, giving up 18 runs and 32 hits, including seven earned runs and 10 hits in just 4 1/3 innings in his last outing versus Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact

Since boasting a 2.11 ERA before the All-Star Game, Burnett has seen it swell to 3.06 while dropping his last two decisions. Keep monitoring his progress. If this is merely swelling due to fatigue, the rest could get the 38-year-old Burnett back to form and he could help your fantasy team in the late season run.

A.J. Burnett leads Pirates to 1-0 victory over Philly

The Pittsburgh Pirates went to extra innings twice in three days with the Phillies. The crazier part of that, both games were knotted at 0-0. Burnett went 9 innings of shut out baseball, but the Bucs weren't able to back Burnett's outstanding outing.

Fantasy Impact

A.J. Burnett went full beast mode on Sunday, as he threw 9 shut out innings and struck out 4 batters. Burnett does not record a high volume of strikeouts, but he does tend to go 7+ innings every time he takes the mound. He also has one of the lowest NL ERA's, which makes him an extremely valuable fantasy pitcher.

A.J. Burnett goes 5 and 2/3 innings in Pirates win

The Pittsburgh offense is coming to life. The Bucs had three long balls in the first three innings. Burnett had it going up until the 4th inning when some errors had him thrown off balance. Burnett added his 5th win on the season.

Fantasy Impact

A.J. Burnett has the lowest ERA in the majors, and is a valuable asset to the Pirates starting rotation. Burnett is a fantastic fantasy pitcher, and if you can get him at a low value, make the trade because he can help lead your team to a fantasy championship.