Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C....was the Mid-American
Conference 2006 Player of the Year at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio (56g, .360, 10 2b, 3 3b, 4hr)...
that season led the nation with 42 stolen bases (44 attempts)...in 2005 led the Cape Cod League in hits and
stolen bases (44g, 52h, 37sb).2012Made 60 apps for the Giants and 29 at Class AAA Fresno...on 7/28 was designated for
assignment and 5 days later was outrighted to Fresno...on 9/4 rejoined the Giants and appeared in 8 more
games as they battled for the West Division title...following the season refused an outright assignment to the
minors and elected free agency...on 11/14 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract.201127-year-old bounced back and forth from Triple-A Fresno to San Francisco on 3 different occasions...
batted .204 (28-for-137) in 59 games with San Francisco, his 4th season at Major League level ... Started 28 games for Giants (22 at 2nd base, 4 at shortstop
and 2 at 3rd base) and appeared at every infield
position as well as left field during season. ... Set single-game Fresno franchise record with 4 steals on
April 8 vs. Las Vegas ... Was recalled from triple-A Fresno on April 28 after hitting
.344 (21-for-61) with 15 runs, 5 2Bs and 3 RBI, while going
15-for-18 (83.3%) in stolen base attempts...at time of his
recall, his 15 steals led all players in triple-A and were
2nd-most in all of minors. ... Appeared in just 5 games with SF before being optioned
back to Fresno on May 10, making room for Mark DeRosa,
who was reinstated off DL. ... Was recalled from triple-A Fresno for 2nd time on May
19...made his 1st Major League appearance in left field
on May 22 vs. Oakland...was his 1st big league appearance
in outfield since playing 2.1 innings in right field on
July 12, 2008 at Chicago-NL. ... Recorded his 1st career game-ending hit with run-scoring
single to right field off of Oakland's left-handed closer
Brian Fuentes on May 22 at AT&T Park, giving Giants'
5-4 victory. ... Made his 1st-ever appearance (Majors and Minors) at 1st
base on June 1 at St. Louis...had entered game as pinchrunner
for 1B Aubrey Huff in 9th inning and later scored
game-tying run...with Brandon Belt dealing with left wrist
contusion, Burriss was only other option for Manager
Bruce Bochy to put in at 1st...Burriss used backup catcher
Chris Stewart's spare 1st baseman's mitt. ... Was optioned to triple-A Fresno on July 28 when Giants
acquired OF Carlos Beltran from New York-NL. ... Was recalled for 3rd and final time on Sept. 2. ... Finished triple-A season by hitting .297 (52-for-175) with
2 HRs and 10 RBI in 45 games...went 24-for-29 in stolen
base attempts for Grizzlies.2010Began season on disabled list with left foot fracture and batted .289 (57-for-197) with 8 2Bs, 3B, 15 RBI and 7 stolen bases between Class A Advanced San Jose and triple-A Fresno. ... Was recalled from triple-A Fresno August 9. ... Saw limited action in ML as he only appeared in 5 games, all at 2B. ... While at minor league level had back-to-back 3-hit games twice in 9 days, July 17-18 and 24-25 for triple-A Fresno. ... Went 2-for-3 with stolen base and drove in game-winning run in 10th July 28 vs. Tacoma. ... Collected 4 hits, including 2 in Grizzlies' 6-run 4th, as part of 4-for-5 night July 5 vs. Colorado Springs.2009Giants' Opening Day 2nd baseman, Burriss spent 1st two and half months with big league club before being optioned to triple-A where he spent nearly 2 weeks before suffering season-ending injury with broken left toe...batted just .238 (48-for-202) with 18 runs, 6 2Bs and 13 RBI in 61 games for San Francisco...started season opener April 7 vs. Milwaukee, becoming youngest Opening Day starting 2nd baseman (24 years, 80 days) since Robby Thompson (23 years, 333 days) in 1986 (Sports Features Group)....appeared in Giants' 1st 56 games of season, making 52 starts at 2nd base...hit left-handed pitchers at .333 (16-for-48) and right-handers at .208 (32-for-154)...proved to be better hitter away from Shores of McCovey Cove, hitting .289 (28-for-97), compared to .190 (20-for-105) at home...43 of his 48 hits (89.5%) were singles...went 11-for-15 (73.3%) in stolen base attempts for 2nd-most steals on club, behind Randy Winn (16)...batted just .182 (12-for-66) with one extra base hit (2B) and 4 RBI in month of April, but rebounded with strong month of May, batting team-high .330 (33-for-100) with 4 2B's and 7 RBI...collected career-high 4 hits May 10 vs. Los Angeles-NL, finishing 4-for-7 with RBI...raised his avg. 21 points with that performance from .266 to season-high .287...recorded 10 multi-hit games in 18-game stretch April 26-May 14, going 24-for-67 (.358)...was nominee for NL Player of Week honors May 4-10 after hitting .481 (13-for-27) with 3 stolen bases, however lost out to Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (.458, 12 RBI)...went hitless in 27 at-bats over his final 10 games with club from June 4-15 before being optioned to triple-A Fresno June 16...hit .268 (19-for-71) with 9 runs, 2 2Bs, 3B, HR and 7 RBI in 17 games for Grizzlies...fractured his fifth metatarsal in his left foot rounding 2nd base on Kevin Frandsen single on July 5 and missed remainder of season...Dr. Larry Oloff, Giants' foot specialist, performed surgery in San Francisco July 10.2008Switch-hitter made jump from A-ball in 2007 to triple-A and Majors in 2008...
played in 95 games, making 66 starts overall with Giants (32 at 2B, 34 at SS)...batted .283 (68-
for-240) with 37 runs, 6 2Bs, 3B, HR, 18 RBI and 13 steals...ranked among NL rookie leaders in
avg. (3rd), runs (8th), steals (2nd) and on-base pct. (5th - .357)...led team in both infield hits (24,
12th-most in NL) and bunt hits (7, 10th-most in NL)...after beginning season at triple-A, had his
contract purchased April 20, and made ML debut that day in St. Louis as defensive replacement at
shortstop...recorded 1st career hit April 22 at Arizona with single off Tony Pena...had memorable
return to Washington, D.C. June 6-9, as he became 1st product of D.C. public schools to reach
Majors since C Willie Royster logged 4 games with Orioles in 1981...collected career-best 7-game
hitting streak June 6-18, going 9-for-19 (.474)...tied career-high with 3 hits (2nd time) July 6 vs.
Los Angeles-NL...hit 1st career HR Aug. 31 off Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo...was only HR hit
by Giants shortstop in 2008...had to leave Sept. 8 game vs. Arizona prior to 6th inning due to
left oblique strain...suffered injury during at-bat in which he grounded into double-play in 5th
frame...missed little more than 2 weeks and pinch-ran 4 times upon his return...prior to injury,
had started 32 of previous 35 contests, batting .306 (33-for-108)...pinch-ran for Bengie Molina
Sept. 26 vs. Los Angeles-NL after umpires first credited Giants' catcher with single to right field...
instant replay later showed that Molina's ball went out of park and he was credited with home
run, but Burriss received run scored...batted .258 (16-for-62) in 14 games with triple-A Fresno...
following season played for Scottsdale Scorpions in Arizona Fall League, batting .318 (27-for-85)
with 17 runs, 2 2Bs, HR, 10 RBI and going 7-for-9 in stolen base attempts in 24 contests.2007Split 1st full season between SF's 2 single-A clubs, San Jose and Augusta...swiped 68 bases to pace Giants organization, while combining to hit .278 (140-for-504) with 87 runs, 16 2Bs, 4 3Bs and 46 RBI...opened year in California League with San Jose, but scuffled to .165 mark (23-for-139) with 2 2Bs and 8 RBI over 36 games...turned season around at Augusta, earning South Atlantic League post-season All-Star honors...finished 5th in loop with .321 avg. and 3rd with 51 stolen bases...earned Augusta's Player of Month honors for August...went 1-for-8 in SAL playoffs...played for Scottsdale in Arizona Fall League and hit .365 (19-for-52) with 9 runs, 2B, 3B, 6 RBI and 8 SBs in 17 games.2006Opened professional career at short-season Salem-Keizer and was named to Northwest League Post Season All-Star team...despite playing in short-season league, still ranked 5th in SF chain with 34 stolen bases...ranked among Northwest League leaders in avg. (4th - .307), stolen bases (1st - 34), hits (4th - 78) and runs (T3rd - 50)...hit .316 (6-for-19) with 3 runs, 3B, RBI and 4 SBs in 4 NWL playoff games to help Volcanoes to championship.