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Burriss makes debut

By admin Published: April 21, 2008

Former Kent State shortstop Emmanuel Burriss, currently of the San Francisco Giants, didn't take much time at all reaching the Major Leagues. The 33rd pick in the 2006 draft took just two years to make his major league debut in Sunday's 8-2 win at St. Louis. He was a late inning replacement for starting shortstop Brian Bocock.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Burriss could get the start Monday night. MLB.com has a really nice story on Burriss debut and call up, which you can read here.

The San Francisco Chronicle also has a nice write up Burriss's family making the trip to the game. You can read that here.

According to Baseball America, Either Bocock or Burriss is expected to claim the shortstop position in San Francisco by 2010.

Burriss is known for his speed and defensive ability. As a switch hitter, Burriss is a considered a contact hitter with virtually no real power. He can be a terror on the base paths.

Burriss hit .360 for the Flashes in 2006 with a .446 OBP and 42 stolen bases. For his complete minor statistics check it out here.

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