Chris Burke #2

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/195

Chris Burke MLB Career Stats

.239 23 111 40 .674

Chris Burke Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher Allen Burke
  • Born: 3/11/1980 in Louisville, KY
  • Draft: 2001, Houston Astros, 1st rd. (10th overall)
  • College: Tennessee
  • Debut: July 4, 2004
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/7/2009
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MLB Career Stats 1267 176 303 23 111 40 .239 .315 .674


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Chris Burke Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2003 Round Rock TEX
2004 New Orleans PCL

PCL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2004 New Orleans PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 New Orleans PCL

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2003 Round Rock PCL

Chris Burke Leaderboards

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2005 6 23rd in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2006 14 6th in NL
2007 8 25th in NL

Chris Burke Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 26, 2010 Louisville Bats released OF Chris Burke.
April 8, 2010 OF Chris Burke assigned to Louisville Bats from Cincinnati Reds.
December 4, 2009 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent SS Chris Burke to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 9, 2009 SS Chris Burke elected free agency.
June 19, 2009 Gwinnett Braves signed free agent SS Chris Burke.
June 8, 2009 San Diego Padres sent Chris Burke outright to Portland Beavers.
April 21, 2009 Tacoma Rainiers traded SS Chris Burke to San Diego Padres.

Christopher Allen Burke Bio Info

Played baseball and basketball at St. Xavier High School in Louisville...played baseball at the University of Tennessee and helped the Volunteers to an appearance in the 2001 College World Series...was a 2-time All-American at 2001 was a unanimous choice as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and was a finalist for the 2001 Rotary Smith Award. 2009 Made 32 apps for the Padres and 83 apps in Class AAA for Sea's Tacoma affiliate and Atl's Gwinnett club...went to spring training with SD...on 3/29 was traded to the Mariners for cash...was returned to SD for cash on 4/21, when Padres IF Everth Cabrera broke his left hand...on 6/8 was outrighted off the Padres' roster and the next day elected free agency...on 6/18 signed a minor league contract with the Braves and spent the rest of the season at Gwinnett...on 12/4 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to 2010 Major League spring training camp. 2008 For the Diamondbacks played all 4 infield spots plus LF and RF...made his first career apps at 1B and 3B...committed just 1 error in 193 total chances at SS (.995)...on 8/14 at Col and 8/15 at Hou homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career. 2007 Started at 5 different positions (31 at second base, 1 at shortstop, 23 in centerfield, 15 in rightfield, 1 in leftfield)...started 21 of 24 games during April in center field...Recorded multi-hit games 14 times and hit .525 (32-for-61) with 15 RBI and 12 extra-base hits in those games...Had 4 games with 3 hits, with the last coming on Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, a 3-for-4 effort that included his sixth home run and a career-high 4 RBI...was also his first start at shortstop in 2007...Went 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 runs scored on July 8 vs. New York-NL...his sixth career game with at-least 3 runs scored (seventh overall, also on Sept. 16)...the Astros were 7-0 when he scored 3 or more runs...Recalled from Round Rock (AAA) on June 5...Made his first start at second base on May 10 at Cincinnati and hit his first home run of the season, a 3-run shot...his 3 RBI were his most since driving in 3 runs on July 9, 2006 vs. St. Louis...Made his first Opening Day start (in center field) on April 2 vs. Pittsburgh...finished 2-for-4 with 2 doubles. 2006 Hit .276 (101x366) with a career-high nine home runs and 40 RBI in 123 games for the Astros...also recorded career highs in many other offensive categories, including doubles (23, 3rd-best on team), hits (101), and extra-base hits (33)...stole 11 bases, tying his career-high total (2005) and ranking second on the club...ranked 3rd in the NL in SB pct. (91.7; 11x12) among players with 10 or more steals...overall this season, he started 32 games at 2B, three at SS, 13 in LF, 36 in CF, and three in RF...he appeared in 69 games at 2B, 38 in CF, 19 in LF, eight at SS, and seven in RF...he hit .286 (34x119) while in the game as a center fielder...hit .327 (33x101) vs. left-handed pitchers...hit .328 (20x61) in August...hit .318 in June (28x88) in 24 games, collecting seven doubles, three HR, and 13 RBI...hit his 9th HR of the year on 9/12 at STL, a two-run homer into the left-field second deck at Busch Stadium...ranked tied for sixth in the league with 14 times hit by a pitch in 2006...was 4x14 (.286) as a pinch-hitter this season...started eight consecutive games in CF from 9/16-24.....scored in eight consecutive games from 7/8-19...Houston was 28-14 (.667) when he scores a run...hit .379 (36x95) with four HR and 15 RBI in the No. 2 slot...hit .405 (17x42) in 14 games against the Cubs...reached base in seven consecutive plate appearances from 6/12-13 (club record is 13, Bill Spiers, 1998)...also had hits in five consecutive at-bats (club record is 8, Julio Gotay and Art Howe)...also had hits in five consecutive at-bats (club record is 8)...recorded a career-high four hits (4x4) and tied a franchise record with five runs scored (3x, last by Craig Biggio on 6/4/96) on 6/13 at CHI...left the game on 6/11 with a bruised right elbow after a HBP...left the game on 6/7 with a subluxation of his left shoulder...activated from DL on 5/22 after missing 13 games with a left shoulder subluxation...hit .382 (13x34) during a career-best, eight-game hitting streak from 6/18-26...2x3 with a home run and three RBI on 6/23 at CWS...made his first MLB appearance at shortstop in a start on 4/26 vs. LAD...went 3x4 with two doubles and two RBI...started in LF and went 3x4 with three doubles on 4/23 vs. PIT...was the team's first three-double effort since 4/12/04 at STL (Craig Biggio)...hit his first career regular-season pinch-hit home run on 4/9 vs. WSH. 2005 Finished the season batting .248 (79x318) with five home runs and 26 RBI in 108 games...ranked among the NL rookie leaders in runs scored (T7th-49), doubles (T5th-19), stolen bases (5th-11), and longest hitting streak (T3rd-11 games)...hit 19 doubles and tripled twice...walked 23 times and struck out 62 times...started 74 games in left field, one in center field, and seven at second base...committed only one error all season (in left field)...went 1x13 as a pinch-hitter...had 15 multi-hit games (club was 10-5 in those games)...went 2x3 on Sept. 29 vs. Chicago...hit safely in 16 of his last 21 starts after Aug. 18 (.306, 22x72)...started in LF on Sept. 20 at Pittsburgh, his first appearance since leaving the game on Sept. 14 with a subluxed left shoulder and a small tear of the labrum...started in LF on Sept. 11 at Milwaukee and hit his fifth home run of the year (Eveland)...had a career-high three hits on seven occasions, most recently on Aug. 31 vs. Cincinnati...hit his fourth homer of the season and tied his career high with three RBI on Aug. 27 at the Dodgers...his six-game hitting streak was snapped on Aug. 23 at San Diego (0x4)...tied his career high in hits and RBI on Aug. 21 vs. Milwaukee (3x4, 3 RBI) -- also hit his third career homer in the game...raised his average from .228 to .260 during a seven-game hitting streak from July 10-25 (.480, 12x25)...hit .350 (14x40) during a career-high, 11-game hitting streak from June 27-July 6, tied for the third-longest streak among NL rookies in 2005...the hitting streak was the longest for an Astros rookie since Julio Lugo's 14-game streak in 2000...made his first appearance on the Opening Day roster...optioned to Triple A Round Rock on May 6...batted .311 (28x90) with two homers and 11 RBI at Round Rock before being recalled on June 1. 2004 Rated the top prospect in the Astros system by Baseball America, heading into the 2005 season...Made his Major League debut with Houston and finished the season 1x17 (.059) with three walks and three strikeouts...started two games at second base...recorded his first Major League hit with a pinch-hit single on Sept. 14 at St. Louis...started at second base in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh and went 0x3...recorded his first MLB walk and run scored on Sept. 4 vs. Pittsburgh...recalled from Triple A New Orleans on Sept. 2...named the Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year and to the All-PCL team after hitting .315 with 16 home runs, 52 RBI, and 37 steals...named Zephyrs team MVP...named a TOPPS Triple A All-Star...made his first big league start on July 6 at San Diego, playing second base...went 0x3...made his MLB debut on July 4 vs. Texas, entering the game in the seventh inning and going 0x2...played in the MLB Futures Game the last two seasons, including the 2004 event at Minute Maid Park...the club's first-round pick in 2001 from the University of of four former 1st-round choices currently on the roster (Biggio, Berkman, Lidge). 2003 Named Double A Round Rock's Team MVP after batting .301 (165x549) with three home runs and 41 RBI...led the Express in 11 offensive categories: batting average (.301), games (137), at-bats (549), runs (88), hits (165), triples (8), sacrifice hits (11), stolen bases (34), and on-base percentage (.379)...played on the 2003 USA Baseball Olympic qualifying team...selected as the Round Rock Player of the Year...named the starting second baseman for the MLB All-Star Futures Game...named a Texas League regular season and postseason All-Star...selected as a Texas League All-Star by Baseball America...ranked second in the Texas League in stolen bases (34) and hits (165). 2002 Led Double A Round Rock in games (136) and at-bats...finished second on the club in stolen bases (16) and triples (8)...2001: Houston's firstround selection in the June draft, the 10th overall selection...began his professional career at Class A Michigan.