A.J. Burnett 34 | Pitcher

Philadelphia Phillies

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Aug 31, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Burnett surrendered nine hits and five earned runs in six innings of Philadelphia's loss to the Mets on Sunday. He finished with eight strikeouts and one walk. Impact: Burnett pitched four scoreless innings before running into trouble in the bottom of the fifth. Following Sunday, the right-hander has been tagged with a losing decision in six of his last seven starts, but he has at least been fanning batters at a high rate. Burnett has a 41:12 K:BB ratio over his past five assignments spanning 32.2 innings, with his next start coming up on Saturday in Washington.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Burnett softened his stance on retirement after his solid outing Monday night, CSN Philly reports. "I guess you could say I've still got it when I do have it," Burnett said. "My decision will come down to how I feel and what my family and I decide. It's just one start, but to be able to go out and do that tonight makes you wonder." Impact: Burnett said he would likely retire after his previous start which came on the tail end of a seven start stretch where he went 0-6 with a 6.41 ERA. He allowed one run and one walk with 12 strikeouts in Monday's win over the Nationals. Burnett has cleared waivers making him eligible to be traded before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline, but a move seems unlikely given his overall struggles this season, and the amount of money he is owed next season if he executes his player option.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 25, 2014
News: Burnett won Monday against the Nationals as he pitched seven innings and allowed one run, three hits and one walk to go along with a season-high 12 strikeouts. Impact: Burnett has really struggled of late as he entered Monday having allowed at least five earned runs in four of his last seven starts. Although he was spectacular Monday, starts like this are the exception instead of the norm at this stage of his career.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 20, 2014
News: Burnett said he will probably retire after this season, CSN Philly reports. Impact: Burnett was asked about his plan for next season after another poor start Tuesday. His response could be the result of frustration with his performance, though Burnett did consider retirement prior to this season. He holds a player option for next season that will be worth $10 to $12.75 million depending on the number of starts he makes this season. That would be a lot of money to walk away from.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: Burnett fell to 6-14 on Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on six hits while walking four and striking out nine over 7.2 innings in a loss to the Mariners. Impact: The veteran continues to be all over the place for the last-place Phillies, pairing above-average strikeout numbers with contrastingly unimpressive walk totals. Burnett is now winless in his last seven starts (0-6) and owns a continually rising 4.42 ERA to go with his 1.41 WHIP (both of which are slightly worse than his career marks of 4.01 and 1.32) and 145:76 K:BB ratio. He's slated for a tough matchup against the first-place Nationals in his next start Monday.(RotoWire, )
A.J. Burnett
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 227  Age: 37
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 1/3/1977, North Little Rock, Arkansas
College: None
Debut: 1999
Salary: $14,707,756
Injury Status
No Current Injury