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The Book on Michael Burgess
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Michael Burgess / OF, CHC
Tampa, FL, USA
School: Hillsborough HS (FL)
715 | 4/15/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (9/22/2014): #875
MiLB.com Season Preview: Unranked or n/a
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A very strong athlete who could make many prospect lists as a power pitcher (his fastball is 92mph), ex-National and current Cub prospect Mike Burgess is a better bet to grow as a corner outfield bat. Right now he's all power and no discipline, but that power is special enough -- Jim Bowden called it 'thunderous' -- that he's worth keeping an eye on. High strikeouts or not, he's a great fit a future for Wrigley.
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News and Notes
1/17/2011 by KDaddy
Michael Burgess has been traded to the Cubs as part of a three-prospect bundle for pitcher Tom Gorzelanny, according to Baseball America. Gorzelanny became a sixth wheel after the Cubs acquired Matt Garza last week.