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Chris BurkeTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 2000-2010 MLB Years: 2004-2009
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Arizona Fall League
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1st Round Draft Pick
Futures Game

Positions2B-532, SS-223, LF-141, CF-123, RF-42, OF-15, 1B-9, 3B-6Position when DraftedIFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameChristopher Allen Burke
Height5-11Weight183BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 11,1980 [38.102]PlaceLouisville,Kentucky
High SchoolSt. Xavier (Louisville,KY)
CollegeUniversity of Tennessee (Knoxville,TN)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,875,000Signing ScoutsDanny WatkinsService Time3.008 (2007)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-MLB-#51 ... 2002-HOU-#3 ... 2003-HOU-#5 ... 2004-HOU-#4 ... 2005-MLB-#60 ... 2005-HOU-#1
MLB DebutJuly 4,2004 [24.115]
OrganizationsHOU [7] ARI [1] ATL [1] CIN [1] SDN [1] SEA [1] Awards14
TBC Player ID4728Retrosheet IDburkc001MLBAM ID429663
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed88Power46Contact72XBH48RBIs33Runs67Hitting57Durability51Team.510Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000TennesseeCollegeJr2b206327269109264455567211600000.401.444.5701.01415534293.417.169.426.4407.175.460.761.3768.0031.19
2001TennesseeCollegeSr2b2167271105118211120604965128123301.435.537.8151.35222152340.434.380.727.55215.008.240.555.8813.5544.07
2001Michigan Battle CatsMidwAhou-ss21562334770116317218263132123.300.376.438.81410220265.335.138.305.3549.8111.701.191.1377.6728.57
2002Round Rock ExpressTexAAhou22b221364816612719833716153961105338.264.330.356.68617130538.295.092.175.3057.2511.341.560.56160.3323.62
2003Round Rock ExpressTexAAhou22b2313754988165238341341057571411218.301.379.388.76721334633.330.087.235.3449.009.001.000.47183.0020.61
2004New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou22b2412348393152336165237145576134527.315.396.507.90324555560.343.192.354.3899.8213.571.382.8630.1936.18
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22b241717210000003300000.059.200.059.2591020.071.000.176.15115.0015.001.000.000.000.00
2005Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-2b2522901528622119081321002.311.380.489.8694410101.347.178.367.3787.9212.871.631.9845.0035.71
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2lf251083184979192526116236269307.248.309.368.67711726359.291.120.208.2996.4117.272.701.3963.6032.91
2006Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-of-2b2628241012101100000.500.5561.0001.556829.500.500.750.63311.1111.111.0011.118.0050.00
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22b-cf26123366581012319401112777144206.276.347.418.76515333413.326.142.243.3376.5418.642.852.1840.6732.67
2007Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou82b-of27186614161027525720302.242.303.348.65123376.233.106.227.2896.589.211.402.6333.0018.75
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22b271113193973192628932752881110.229.304.357.66111427363.256.128.232.2957.4414.331.931.6553.1736.99
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2lf-2b288616520325121250273322382.194.310.273.583458199.226.079.273.25613.5716.581.221.0182.5025.00
2009Gwinnett BravesILAAAatl18ss29732743978192332132224674229.285.351.401.75211024309.330.116.237.3337.1214.892.090.9791.3330.77
2009Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea2cf-2b2910387920132171100011.237.356.368.72414345.308.131.342.32215.5624.441.572.2238.0033.33
2009Totals for AAA-AAA         8331246872124351532957742310.279.351.397.74812427354.328.118.250.3318.1916.101.971.1378.0031.03
2009San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn8ss29328281750154161610001.207.270.305.57525689.246.098.207.2606.7417.982.671.1282.0035.29
2010Louisville BatsILAAAcin2cf3066248385964526144263952317.238.319.355.6748815284.261.117.262.3029.1513.731.501.7649.6025.42
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter477126717630371623111401111324331239926.239.315.359.6744551001443.277.120.232.0007.8316.842.151.5955.0933.00
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter64324704097081213639228152562463425629191247.287.362.412.77410181962820.317.125.264.0008.7212.131.391.3863.3327.68
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter31412072083466814301338123124193291113628.287.363.441.8045321121384.317.154.305.0008.9613.951.562.1740.2332.37
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2731030154292421667850259611824165416.283.357.373.730384641171.314.090.207.0008.2010.081.230.51171.6721.92
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter562334770116317218263132123.300.376.438.81410220265.335.138.305.0009.8111.701.191.1377.6728.57
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter130543174227471524115105137244123301.418.494.6921.18637686633.425.274.576.00011.376.950.613.7922.6337.89
Houston Astros Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3591020148254615209431108019428216123.249.319.377.696385861155.288.128.227.0006.9316.802.431.7351.0033.86
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8616520325121250273322382.194.310.273.583458199.226.079.273.00013.5716.581.221.0182.5025.00
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter328281750154161610001.207.270.305.57525689.246.098.207.0006.7417.982.671.1282.0035.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games162430601032428381443883118339.239.315.359.67415534490.277.120.232.0007.8316.842.151.5955.0933.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626221031783091057381462861475312.287.362.412.77425649710.317.125.264.0008.7212.131.391.3863.3327.68

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001Michigan Battle Cats MidwAhou21SS55--811501727248231.9314.20------5698.240.1
2002Round Rock Express TexAAhou222B94--1732801162464453.9764.82------13669.167.1
2002Round Rock Express TexAAhou22SS43--721081217192180.9384.19------13631.630.7
2003Round Rock Express TexAAhou232B93--205269850482474.9835.10------13767.976.9
2003Round Rock Express TexAAhou23SS42--79981328190177.9324.21------13730.734.7
2003Round Rock Express TexAAhou23OF1--4---441.0004.00------1370.70.8
2004New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou242B121--2653771186653642.9835.31------12398.484.0
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou242B7225715-322221.0003.140.88-----1741.24.3
2005Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou252B19--45481159493.9894.89------2286.413.2
2005Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou25OF6--10---10101.0001.67------2227.34.2
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25LF8374634120311124123.9921.480.19-----10876.951.2
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou252B187801524-539391.0002.170.49-----10816.711.1
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25CF61131---111.0000.170.08-----1085.63.7
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou262B1--331176.8576.00------250.00.7
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou26OF1--1---111.0001.00------250.00.7
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou262B693234568117526190185.9742.680.54-----12356.142.6
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26CF38362847221-7574.9871.950.26-----12330.923.5
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26LF191311914---14141.0000.740.12-----12315.411.7
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26SS833128111110.9091.250.32-----1236.54.9
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26RF733110---10101.0001.430.32-----1235.74.3
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou272B10--1419133433.9713.30------1855.67.0
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou27OF7--14---14141.0002.00------1838.94.9
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou272B583131156103317162159.9812.740.51-----11152.335.8
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27CF26232015011-5251.9811.960.25-----11123.416.0
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27RF2015132261112827.9641.350.20-----11118.012.3
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27SS712439--12121.0001.710.50-----1116.34.3
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27LF311651--661.0002.000.38-----1112.71.9
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari282B189922134-755551.0003.060.60-----8620.911.1
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari28LF1813116431--44441.0002.440.38-----8620.911.1
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari281B9663674-671711.0007.891.13-----8610.55.6
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari28RF97629---991.0001.000.15-----8610.55.6
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari283B422025--771.0001.750.35-----864.72.5
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari28SS2213241276.8573.000.46-----862.31.2
2009Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl29SS41--66130530201196.9754.78------7356.228.5
2009Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl292B16--2651-877771.0004.81------7321.911.1
2009Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl29LF14--18-2-2018.9001.29------7319.29.7
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea292B5--89131817.9443.40------1050.03.5
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea29CF5--18-1-1918.9473.60------1050.03.5
2009San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29SS25211842752698579.9293.160.43-----3278.115.4
2009San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn293B2-71---111.0000.500.14-----326.31.2
2009San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn292B1-4-------------323.10.6
2010Louisville Bats ILAAAcin30CF48--1081--1091091.0002.27------6672.733.6
2010Louisville Bats ILAAAcin30RF6--4---441.0000.67------669.14.2
2010Louisville Bats ILAAAcin30LF4--41--551.0001.25------666.12.8
2010Louisville Bats ILAAAcin302B2--45-1991.0004.50------663.01.4
MLB Totals for 2B - 6 season(s)-   2B17181857167293858468460.9832.690.54-----1710.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF123101885182511188187.9951.520.21-----1230.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF706049812332-128126.9841.800.25-----700.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS42272523473812115107.9302.550.42-----420.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF3625225451114746.9791.280.20-----360.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B9663674-671711.0007.891.13-----90.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B622735--881.0001.330.30-----60.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 6 season(s)-   2B174--36551215117892877.9835.04------1740.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF53--12611-128127.9922.40------530.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS41--66130530201196.9754.78------410.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF18--2212-2523.9201.28------180.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF14--25---25251.0001.79------140.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF6--4---441.0000.67------60.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B187--37854919112946927.9804.96------1870.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS85--1512062545382357.9354.20------850.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--4---441.0004.00------10.00.0
A Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS55--811501727248231.9314.20------550.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001Michigan Battle Cats MidwAhou21----55------
2002Round Rock Express TexAAhou22---9443------
2003Round Rock Express TexAAhou23---9342----1-
2004New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou24---121-------
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24---7-------
2005Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou25---19-----6-
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25---18--836---
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou26---1-----1-
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26---698-19387--
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou27---10-----7-
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27---587-32620--
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari28--9182418-9--
2009Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl29---1641-14----
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea29---5---5---
2009San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29---1252-----
2010Louisville Bats ILAAAcin30---2--4486--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003Team USAArizona Fall LgMinor231033970014200500000.212.212.303.51510133.222.091.1520.0015.150.003.0333.0014.29
2005Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB2533121011001000000.667.7502.0002.750624.5001.3331.66725.000.000.0025.003.00100.00
2005Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB25620560113001301000.300.333.550.88311222.313.250.3004.5513.643.004.5520.0033.33
2005Houston AstrosWorld SeriesMLB2545100000202000000.000.286.000.286007.000.000.80028.570.000.000.000.000.00
2006Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB262666141731055061010001.258.329.333.66222473.304.075.2428.2213.701.670.000.0023.53
2007Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB272681131942122261700002.235.287.370.65730787.286.135.2106.9019.542.831.1581.0036.84
2008Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB282262192371416406920101.371.437.7101.147441271.380.339.5008.4512.681.505.6315.5052.17
2009Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2922398111004226731001.282.417.308.72512149.344.026.17912.2414.291.170.000.009.09
2010Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB301428472102124200100.250.333.393.72611333.259.143.25012.126.060.500.000.0042.86
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs1033970014200500000.212.212.303.51510133.222.091.1520.0015.150.003.0333.0014.29
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs1102765877175529146284561205.279.356.431.78711927313.316.152.2838.9514.381.611.6055.2035.06
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs33121011001000000.667.7502.0002.750624.5001.3331.66725.000.000.0025.003.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs620560113001301000.300.333.550.88311222.313.250.3004.5513.643.004.5520.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs45100000202000000.000.286.000.286007.000.000.80028.570.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [14]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19992nd Team College Freshman All-American1
20003rd Team College All-American (2B) ... Southeastern Conference All-Conference Team (2B)2
20011st Team College All-American (SS) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (SS) ... Southeastern Conference All-Conference Team (SS) ... Southeastern Conference Player of the Year4
2003Houston Astros Minor League Player of the Year ... Texas League All-Star (UT)2
2004Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (2B) ... Houston Astros Minor League Player of the Year ... Pacific Coast League All-Star (2B) ... Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year ... Triple A All-Star Team (2B)5

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-12-10ContractSigned by Reds 
2009-04-21TradeTraded by Mariners to Padres 
2009-03-29TradeTraded by Padres to Mariners for cash considerations 
2009-01-13ContractSigned by Padres to minor league contract 
2008-01-18ContractSigned by Diamondbacks (1-year) 
2007-12-14TradeTraded by Astros with Juan Gutierrez and Chad Qualls to Diamondbacks for Jose Valverde 
2006-05-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-05-07InjuredDisabled -- dislocated left shoulder 
2001-06-22Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2001Houston Astros-211,875,000-------1,875,000Signing Bonus out of 2001 Draft (1st round - 10th overall)
2004Houston AstrosTeam Payroll24300,000-75535-2,070,100300,0002,175,000
2005Houston AstrosTeam Payroll25316,000-75223162,189,055300,0002,491,000
2006Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26362,500-56822302,365,072327,0002,853,500
2007Houston AstrosTeam Payroll27415,0003.00854423332,459,737380,0003,268,500
2008Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll28955,000-42116542,696,252390,0004,223,500
2009San Diego PadresTeam Payroll29400,000-72425-2,746,792400,0004,623,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red