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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top 10 Trenton Thunder players for 2012 - No. 7: Dan Burawa



 Bio: Burawa was the Yankees' 12th round selection, a right-handed relief pitcher from St. John's University. He's 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, 23 years old. and grew up a Yankees fan. You can find him on Twitter at @dannyburawa. 

I did a small write-up on Burawa this season, which you can read by following this link

Last year: Burawa started last year in Charleston, where he paired with fellow 2010 draftee Tommy Kahnle to form a powerful back end of the RiverDogs bullpen. Both pitchers showed they can light up a radar gun, but only Burawa showed  control. 

That sense of the strike zone earned him a promotion to Tampa at the end of June, where he regressed a little from his performance in Charleston, but was still solid nonetheless. 

With Charleston: 3-2, 44.2 IP, 3.63 ERA, 36 H, 21 R, 18 ER, 6 HR, 35 SO, 15 BB
With Tampa: 2-2, 3.66, 39. 1 IP, 41 H, 18 R, 16 ER, 0 HR, 31 SO, 9 BB -- .339 vs. RHB/.228 vs. LHB

Here's what one scout had to say about Burawa: 

"He's got a chance to be a bullpen guy for sure, I mean a legit arm. I'm not sure it's as a closer, but he's got a chance to be a legitimate bullpen guy, at the very least a good set-up man."

What's Next: Burawa will probably begin the year in Trenton, where he'll form a strong bullpen with Chase Whitley, Preston Claiborne, Grant Duff and Josh Romanski. 

1 Comments:

Anonymous emac2 said...

You should have links on each page to ll of the top 10 players. How am I supposed to find them and why would you make me have to search for each one?

March 9, 2012 at 12:59 AM 

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