Jake Burger

Jake Burger

26-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Chicago White Sox AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jake Burger in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in March of 2022.
Makes late return at Triple-A
3BChicago White Sox  AAA
October 3, 2022
Burger (wrist) was reinstated from Triple-A Charlotte's 7-day injured list Sept. 23 and went 5-for-26 with a triple and three runs over the club's final six games of the season.
ANALYSIS
Burger suffered a non-displaced left wrist fracture in late August, but he was able to make his return to action after about a month-long absence. Unless the White Sox are in need of another position player over the final two days of the regular season, Burger will rest up at home before beginning offseason workouts. Over his 183 plate appearances with Chicago earlier this season, the 26-year-old hit .250 with eight home runs and 26 RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
5
9
8
3
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
4
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+57%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+213%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .892 62 9 3 12 0 .278 .355 .537
Since 2020vs Right .724 163 16 6 17 0 .243 .290 .434
2022vs Left 1.039 49 9 3 12 0 .326 .388 .651
2022vs Right .663 134 11 5 14 0 .224 .271 .392
2021vs Left .322 13 0 0 0 0 .091 .231 .091
2021vs Right 1.009 29 5 1 3 0 .333 .379 .630
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+55%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+101%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+45%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .914 125 17 8 22 0 .289 .344 .570
Since 2020Away .589 100 8 1 7 0 .207 .263 .326
2022Home .957 108 15 7 20 0 .313 .361 .596
2022Away .477 75 5 1 6 0 .159 .216 .261
2021Home .635 17 2 1 2 0 .133 .235 .400
2021Away .922 25 3 0 1 0 .348 .400 .522
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jake Burger compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
5.5%
 
K Rate
30.6%
 
BABIP
.324
 
ISO
.208
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.302
 
SLG
.458
 
OPS
.761
 
wOBA
.329
 
Exit Velocity
90.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.5%
 
Barrels/PA
9.3%
 
Expected BA
.225
 
Expected SLG
.460
 
Sprint Speed
25.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
42.5%
 
Line Drive %
15.0%
 
Fly Ball %
42.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2018
It's hard to overstate how impressive Burger's 2021 season was, given the context. He missed 2018 and 2019 while recovering from multiple Achilles injuries and only worked at the alternate training site in 2020. Since he was 25 and already on the 40-man roster, Burger was given an aggressive assignment to Triple-A after having never played above Low-A. The No. 11 overall pick in 2017 held his own, hitting .274/.332/.513 with 18 home runs in 82 games, good for a 122 wRC+. He was rewarded with a brief run in the majors in July, during which he hit .263/.333/.474 with one home run, a 115.2 maxEV and 60.9 Hard% in 23 batted-ball events. Burger's 0.26 BB/K at Triple-A and 35.7 K% in the majors are red flags, but it's not like he was going to be a flawless hitter in his first game action since 2017. At the very least, he established that he has a future in the majors, especially considering he improved his defense at third base from when he was drafted. He should head back to Triple-A to work on improving his approach, and an injury to any of a handful of players in the majors could result in him getting the call. His plus power, proximity and the possibility that he is still improving as a hitter make him an appealing player to hold in deeper dynasty leagues.
It's easy to look at the aptly surnamed Burger's body and question why he was the 11th player selected in the 2017 draft. The White Sox were able to sign him for $500,000 under slot, which allowed them to go way over slot with their next pick (Gavin Sheets), but in addition to being a bargain, he has some intriguing offensive tools and has surprised evaluators with his defense at third base. For a college bat, his approach was a little too pull heavy (48.7 percent), but he excelled at making contact (14 percent strikeout rate), so it's easy to buy into him posting relatively high batting averages as he moves up the ladder. His top tool is his plus power, and he hit five home runs in his first taste of pro ball, which is notable considering the two college corner infielders who went ahead of him (Brendan McKay and Pavin Smith) combined for four home runs. The ingredients are here for a third baseman who hits 25-to-30 home runs with a .275 average. He should arrive in 2019 or 2020.
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Ramps up hitting program
3BChicago White Sox  AAA
Wrist
September 17, 2022
Burger (wrist) ramped up his hitting program Friday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Dealing with fractured wrist
3BChicago White Sox  AAA
Wrist
August 27, 2022
Burger is expected to miss several weeks due to a non-displaced left wrist fracture, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Activated, optioned down
3BChicago White Sox  AAA
August 2, 2022
Burger (hand) was activated from the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
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Beginning rehab assignment
3BChicago White Sox  AAA
Hand
July 27, 2022
Burger (hand) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Rehab delayed by illness
3BChicago White Sox  AAA
Hand
July 15, 2022
Burger (hand) won't begin his rehab assignment Friday as previously reported, as he's come down with an illness, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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