Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Young Superstars #37 - Ellis Burks

For some reason he looks a ittle bit like Darryl Strawberry in the photo on the front of the card.

He, along with guys like Larry Walker, Dante Bichette and Andres Galarraga, started getting national attention as members of the Colorado Rockies, with the elevated (nudge nudge wink wink) home run numbers at Coors Field. But despite that, I've always thought he was an underrated player.

He'll never be a Hall of Famer, but he put up some great numbers for a long time. He had an outstanding year in 2000 while playing for San Francisco. That year he batter .344/.419/.606 with 24 homers and 96 RBIs. His 2.8 plate apperances per game kept him from top ten finishes in a lot of the batting categories though.

These days he's working in the Cleveland Indians front office.

Ellis Burks' career statistics


bloggerDK said...

And he got a ring with the '04 team!