Billy Burns and his speedy feet were on full display at Spring Training. Many fans in Oakland are anxiously awaiting his big-league call-up because of plays like the one below.
Burns is currently playing in Double-A with the Midland Rockhounds and is batting .286 with 5 steals through 6 games.
Be on the lookout for Billy Burns come September, when rosters expand, and minor leaguers are given a look in the big-leagues. He may be given a shot at a playoff roster spot if the A’s feel his speed could impact the game dramatically. Imagine Billy Burns being placed in the game as a pinch-runner and allowed to create havoc in the opposing pitcher’s mind.
We have a lot to look forward to in Oakland. Billy Burns is just the tip of the iceberg.