Kade Burns
Kade Burns
Kade Burns
Kade Burns

CLASS OF 2017

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2B

Kade
Burns

Edwardsville (HS) • IL
5-10 • 175LBS • L/R

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5.21.18 - Transferring from Central Missouri. 
5.9.17 - Central Missouri commit. Currently ranked No. 96 in the Illinois’ 2017 class. 5-foot-10, 175-pound, average build two-way prospect. Started on the mound and had a big day at the plate for the Tigers. On the mound, struck out seven in five innings of work. Relaxed, confident composure on the mound. Goes right at hitters with a fastball/curveball combination. Short, over-the-top arm action, occasionally created downhill angle. Fastball, thrown for strikes, works mostly straight, sat 81-84 mph. Went to his curveball often, able to manipulate it depending on the count. Works 12/6 with depth, early in the count, get-me-over type pitch. With two strikes, sharpens spin, tighter, later break, able to get swings and misses, 68-71 mph. At the plate, left-handed hitter, went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Relaxed, balanced setup in the box, controls barrel, line-drive approach and works the middle of the field. Singled up the middle twice and once to left field.

3.17.17 - Central Missouri recruit. 5-foot-10, 170-pound SS/RHP with a solid lower half. Left-handed hitting shortstop hit in the two-hole. Athletic actions on the infield. Arm carries across the diamond. Impressed out of the bullpen. Right-handed pitcher, repeatable, simple delivery, stays on line. Easy arm, fastball sat 84-87, pounded the strike zone, life through the hitting zone, occasional tilt. Mixed in a curveball with depth, sharp spin, advanced feel, threw for strikes at will, 72-75 mph. Picked up the save and struck out four in an inning and a third.

7.8.16 - Verbally committed to Central Missouri.
2.14.16 - 5-foot-9, 175-pound left-handed hitting middle infielder. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, slightly open, leg lift stride dives to hit, closes off. Path works slightly uphill, dive/pull approach, loose hands. 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively showed average hands, showed ability to play through, occasionally sits on the baseball. Arm plays with carry, 85 mph across the diamond, high ¾ arm slot. Ran the 60 at 7.33, laser timed.
7.8.15 - 5-foot-10, 165-pound, average build, left-handed hitter. Hits from a slightly open set up, smooth load, leg kick, above-average balance. Short, uphill bat path, 73 mph exit velocity. Defensively showed soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange. Short arm action, high ¾ arm slot, with accuracy, 82 mph across the infield.
1.18.15 - 5-foot-9, 155-pound left-handed hitting SS/RHP hits from a slightly open stance, short stride, hands load smoothly, short, level path to the baseball, advanced feel for barrel, 81 mph exit velocity off the tee, produced several line drives from gap-to-gap during batting practice. Defensively, threw 81 mph across the diamond from short, over-the-top arm slot with carry and accuracy. Soft hands fielding the baseball, fluid footwork, clean exchanges, athletically plays through the baseball. Ran a 7.22 60. On the mound, fastball sat 78-81 mph with late arm side run for strikes. Short, quick, high ¾ arm slot, easy effort, tall/fall delivery, balanced throughout delivery, level shoulders, lands in line with home plate. Slows arm on 64-66 mph curveball, with gradual break, 12/6 shape. Threw 69-74 mph changeup for strikes with sinking action. Burns is a high follow prospect in the 2017 class.
10.26.14 - Left-handed hitting middle infielder, 5-foot-9, 155-pounds, lean athletic frame. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, slightly open, short stride, good balance throughout. Controls the bat well, smooth hitter, gap to gap approach, short path, advanced bat speed. 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively uses a long arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate arm across the diamond, arm carries well, advanced arm strength at 83 mph across the diamond. Hands played softly, plays through the baseball well, could project better at third base, arm will clearly play from the left side of the infield. Above average runner for his age, laser timed 7.23 in the 60 yard dash. On the mound, fastball sat 77-80 mph, topped at 82 mph on final pitch with late arm side run. Works from long, quick, loose, high ¾ arm slot, tall-and-fall delivery, easy effort, slow and controlled delivery, showed 82 mph velocity on final pitch when he got a lot more aggressive and sped up mechanics, toe down at balance point, shoulders stay level in delivery, lands in line with home plate. 63-66 mph curveball flashed gradual 11/5 breaking shape. 70-71 mph changeup was thrown with fastball arm action, flashed sinking action.

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