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Ellis BurksTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-2004 MLB Years: 1987-2004
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PositionsOF-1398, DH-306, LF-267, CF-235, RF-227Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameEllis Rena Burks
Height6-2Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 11,1964 [53.341]PlaceVicksburg,Mississippi
High SchoolEverman (Fort Worth,TX)
CollegeRanger College (Ranger,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsDanny Doyle
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1986-BOS-#2 ... 1987-BOS-#1
MLB DebutApril 30,1987 [22.231]
OrganizationsBOS [11] COL [5] CLE [3] SFN [3] CHA [1] Awards10Awards Voting3-217
TBC Player ID801Retrosheet IDburke001MLBAM ID111736
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1987 ... Member of the MLB 30/30 club (30hr+30sb) in 1996 ... Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2012
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed68Power79Contact50XBH75RBIs72Runs76Hitting69Durability60Team.511Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Elmira PioneersNYPLA-bos-of185317430429022390174312000.241.313.328.6415711194.310.087.236.2958.7622.162.531.0387.0026.19
1984Winter Haven Red SoxFSLA+bos-of191123755296154643298426851210.256.337.365.70213725425.297.109.277.3229.8816.001.621.4162.5026.04
1985New Britain Red SoxEastAAbos-of201334766612125710611714428532400.254.316.399.71519042527.288.145.239.3197.9716.132.021.9047.6034.71
1986New Britain Red SoxEastAAbos-of21124462701262031455319447523230.273.337.420.75719437513.299.147.290.3368.5814.621.702.7333.0029.37
1987Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-of2211401193136107700000.225.340.575.91523747.200.350.550.38614.8914.891.006.3813.3377.78
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos12of22133558941523022059276419824101.272.324.441.76524652606.299.169.280.3346.7716.172.393.3027.9034.21
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos12of23144540931593751892259628934618.294.367.481.84826060615.321.187.331.37710.0814.471.442.9330.0037.74
1989Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-of24521431000002300000.143.217.190.4074123.167.047.143.1978.7013.041.500.000.0033.33
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos12of2497399731211961261215365252428.303.365.471.83618837446.322.168.298.3738.0711.661.442.6933.2530.58
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos12of251525888917433821899114882122418.296.349.486.83528662641.314.190.269.3697.4912.791.713.2828.0035.63
1991Boston Red SoxALMLBbos12of26130474561193331456611398162327.251.314.422.73620050524.275.171.243.3297.4415.462.082.6733.8642.02
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos12of276623535608383052254810225.255.327.417.7449819263.287.162.281.3349.5118.251.923.0429.3831.67
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26of28146499751372441774696097438211.275.352.441.79322045574.305.166.281.35110.4516.901.622.9629.3532.85
1994Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-of2928441012002100001.500.6001.0001.6008210.500.500.750.64720.0010.000.5010.008.0050.00
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol26of2942149334883132431163900033.322.388.6781.06610124165.361.356.477.4419.7023.642.447.8811.4650.00
1995Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-of30829992128004800001.310.394.6551.04919533.368.345.483.44312.1224.242.006.0614.5055.56
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol26of301032784174106144973397221107.266.359.496.85513830321.311.230.385.37412.1522.431.854.3619.8640.54
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol26lf311566131422114584012832661114632219.344.408.6391.04739293685.371.295.437.4438.9116.641.875.8415.3344.08
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol26cf-lf32119424911231923282724775312017.290.363.571.93424253477.285.281.403.4009.8515.721.606.7113.2543.09
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol26cf-lf33100357541022251654373980225010.286.355.510.86518243405.323.224.322.3729.6319.752.053.9522.3142.16
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23cf334214722456152281193134412.306.387.463.8506812177.348.157.333.37110.7317.511.632.8229.4026.67
1998Totals for NL-NL         14250476147286217611858111569112.292.365.496.86125055582.331.204.325.3729.9719.071.913.6124.0037.41
1999San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23rf34120390731101903196756986604211.282.394.569.96322250469.285.287.469.41014.7118.341.256.6112.5845.45
2000San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23rf35122393741352152496515649108510.344.419.6061.02523850458.338.262.415.43012.2310.700.885.2416.3837.04
2001Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23dh36124439831232912874516285509216.280.369.542.91123858515.284.262.412.38312.0416.501.375.4415.6847.15
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23dh371385189215628032912344108611313.301.362.541.90328060570.327.240.322.3867.7218.952.455.6116.1938.46
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23dh3855198275211162811274630024.263.360.419.7798318228.315.156.293.34311.8420.181.702.6333.0034.62
2004Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-3912100000000010000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.000.2460.000.000.000.000.000.00
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25dh391133660011203810001.182.270.273.5439137.208.091.242.2518.1121.622.672.7033.0016.67
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter200072321253210740263352120618184793134060296233171.291.363.510.87336918178176.313.219.342.0009.7016.391.694.3120.5538.78
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter44915872474107616381988731160290128842.258.329.398.7276321301775.294.140.276.0009.0116.341.812.1441.7631.71
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2710029257261610151910002.250.353.540.8935415116.253.290.450.00012.9316.381.275.1716.6760.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter25793813624745102411648238616055630.263.327.409.736384791040.293.146.264.0008.2715.381.862.3139.0831.98
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1123755296154643298426851210.256.337.365.70213725425.297.109.277.0009.8816.001.621.4162.5026.04
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5317430429022390174312000.241.313.328.6415711194.310.087.236.0008.7622.162.531.0387.0026.19
Boston Red Sox Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter7332827446791160279438895442544581914181148.280.341.455.79612872813132.304.175.283.0008.1114.621.803.0030.0735.52
Colorado Rockies Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter520182136155810424115337521920238013710556.306.378.579.95710552432053.332.273.402.0009.8418.511.885.6015.8343.55
Cleveland Indians Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3171155202331682661938513323914110733.287.364.520.8846011361313.308.233.352.00010.1318.201.805.0317.5041.09
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2849301692904666021420714416610416823.312.404.568.9725281121104.319.256.425.00013.0415.041.155.4315.5038.62
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter146499751372441774696097438211.275.352.441.79322045574.305.166.281.00010.4516.901.622.9629.3532.85
Average MLB - Per 162 games162586101171335299815764109525314.291.363.510.87329966662.313.219.342.0009.7016.391.694.3120.5538.78
Average Minor - Per 162 games16257389148276147131115810543311.258.329.398.72722847640.294.140.276.0009.0116.341.812.1441.7631.71

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1983Elmira Pioneers NYPLA-bos18OF52--895219694.9791.81------5398.170.3
1984Winter Haven Red Sox FSLA+bos19OF107--1961256213208.9771.94------11295.574.3
1985New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos20OF130--306984323315.9752.42------13397.793.5
1986New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos21OF118--318552328323.9852.74------12495.286.1
1987Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos22OF11--25---25251.0002.27------11100.07.9
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22OF132--3201542339335.9882.54------13399.281.5
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22DH1---------------1330.80.6
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23OF142--37099-388379.9772.67------14498.687.7
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23DH2---------------1441.41.2
1989Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos24OF5--16---16161.0003.20------5100.03.4
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24OF95--245763258252.9772.65------9797.958.6
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24DH1---------------971.00.6
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25OF143--32472-333331.9942.31------15294.188.3
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25DH6---------------1523.93.7
1991Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26OF126--283221287285.9932.26------13096.977.8
1991Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26DH2---------------1301.51.2
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27OF63--12032-125123.9841.95------6695.538.9
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27DH1---------------661.50.6
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28OF146--313661325319.9822.18------146100.090.1
1994Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29OF2--5---551.0002.50------2100.01.4
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29OF39--7923-8481.9642.08------4292.933.3
1995Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol30OF7--16---16161.0002.29------887.55.1
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30OF80--15835-166161.9702.01------10377.755.6
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31LF129--216451225220.9781.71------15682.779.6
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31CF32--642-166661.0002.06------15620.519.8
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol32CF89--154322159157.9871.76------11974.854.9
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol32LF67--5332-5856.9660.84------11956.341.4
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol33CF78--14272-151149.9871.91------10078.048.1
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol33LF45--45-3-4845.9381.00------10045.027.8
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33CF36--7111-7372.9862.00------4285.722.1
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33RF10--18---18181.0001.80------4223.86.1
1999San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn34RF107--210322215213.9911.99------12089.266.0
1999San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn34DH3---------------1202.51.9
2000San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35RF108-847215441223219.9822.030.26-----12288.566.7
2000San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35DH2---------------1221.61.2
2001Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36DH102---------------12482.363.0
2001Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36LF18-129212--23231.0001.280.18-----12414.511.1
2001Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36RF2-154---441.0002.000.27-----1241.61.2
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37DH127---------------13892.078.4
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37LF6-406---661.0001.000.15-----1384.33.7
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle38DH51---------------5592.731.5
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle38LF22145---551.0002.500.36-----553.61.2
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos39DH8---------------1172.74.9
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF966--22125439723052266.9832.35------9660.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 12 season(s)-   DH306---------------3060.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 6 season(s)-   LF26721833469101365355.9731.331.94-----2670.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF235--4311353449444.9891.89------2350.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 4 season(s)-   RF227-862447763460454.9872.000.53-----2270.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF25--62---62621.0002.48------250.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF248--62414136651638.9802.57------2480.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF107--1961256213208.9771.94------1070.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF52--895219694.9791.81------520.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1983Elmira Pioneers NYPLA-bos18---------52-
1984Winter Haven Red Sox FSLA+bos19---------107-
1985New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos20---------130-
1986New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos21---------118-
1987Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos22---------11-
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22---------1321
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23---------1422
1989Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos24---------5-
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24---------951
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25---------1436
1991Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26---------1262
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27---------631
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28---------146-
1994Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29---------2-
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29---------39-
1995Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol30---------7-
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30---------80-
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31------12932---
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol32------6789---
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol33------4578---
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33-------3610--
1999San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn34--------107-3
2000San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35--------108-2
2001Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36------18-2-102
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37------6---127
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle38------2---51
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos39----------8

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1988Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB23417241001000300000.235.235.294.5295117.286.059.0590.0017.650.000.000.0025.00
1990Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB25415142000101100000.267.313.400.7136216.286.133.2676.256.251.000.000.0050.00
1993Chicago White SoxChamp. SeriesMLB28623471013003500000.304.385.478.86311226.353.174.30411.5419.231.673.8523.0028.57
1995Colorado RockiesDiv SeriesMLB3026121002000100000.333.333.500.833316.400.167.1670.0016.670.000.000.0050.00
2000San Francisco GiantsDiv SeriesMLB35413231014004200000.231.412.538.9507217.200.307.61523.5311.760.505.8813.0066.67
2001Cleveland IndiansDiv SeriesMLB36519461011001300000.316.350.526.87610220.333.210.2635.0015.003.005.0019.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs11387113027005600000.289.372.526.89820543.300.237.36811.6313.951.204.6519.0045.45
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs14557154014104900000.273.322.400.72222559.311.127.2186.7815.252.251.6955.0033.33

Awards [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1990AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)2
1994NL Player of the Month (April)1
1996National League Player of the Week (May 13-May 19) ... National League Player of the Week (June 17-June 23) ... National League Player of the Week (September 9-September 15) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)4
1997National League Player of the Week (May 19-May 25)1
2001American League Player of the Week (June 18-June 24)1
2002Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-11-02Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-09-23InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-07-22InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2004-02-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
2003-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-06-10InjuredDisabled -- ulnar neuritis in his right elbow 
2001-08-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2000-11-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2000-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-11-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1998-11-02Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-07-31TradeTraded by Rockies to Giants for Jason Brester, Jim Stoops and Darryl Hamilton. 
1993-11-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rockies. 
1993-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-01-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1992-12-19Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* 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
1987Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll2262,500-5131427344,90660,00062,500
1988Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll23125,000-4441837392,10762,500187,500
1989Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll24275,000-3571956429,80262,500462,500
1990Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll25475,000-3121856515,727100,000937,500
1991Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll261,825,000-1291082++742,231100,0002,762,500
1992Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll272,300,000-1321084++962,245109,0005,062,500
1993Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll282,050,000-1791181++968,431109,0007,112,500
1994Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll292,333,333-171482++957,101109,0009,445,833
1995Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll303,333,333-105689++999,520109,00012,779,166
1996Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll314,033,333-63494++957,870109,00016,812,499
1997Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll324,000,000-79592++1,182,177150,00020,812,499
1998Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll334,900,000-66593++1,276,192170,00025,712,499
1998San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll334,900,000-66293++1,276,192170,00025,712,499
1999San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll344,500,000-103489++1,454,491200,00030,212,499
2000San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll355,500,000-89491++1,394,248200,00035,712,499
2001Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll365,666,667-109889++1,897,758200,00041,379,166
2002Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll376,666,667-89391++2,011,045200,00048,045,833
2003Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll387,166,667-85190++2,163,527300,00055,212,500
2004Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll39750,000-40927552,070,100300,00055,962,500
* 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