This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned Oakland A’s prospect Billy Burns on Outside Pitch Sports Network, so it’s no secret I have some bias towards this kid. It’s just that, man, he is a joy to watch. In fact I made the bold prediction that he would make the Oakland Athletics’ opening day roster. While that didn’t happen – although he was kept up with the team until the very last second – and he is starting out the year in Midland Texas with the A’s Double-A Affiliate Rockhounds, don’t be surprised if he sprints all the way up to the majors by September. That is exactly what Billy Burns does. He sprints. If you think that Cincinnati Reds’ outfielder Billy Hamilton is fast, then you need to see Billy Burns play in person.
|Burns stealing yet another base! Getty Images|