Mike Burrows Confident He Can Face Anybody After 2021 Season

BRADENTON, Fla. - Mike Burrows showed a lot of promise in his injury-shortened 2021 season in High-A Greensboro.

The Pirates right-handed starting pitcher got his fastball up to the 94-97 range, pairing it with a curveball that has a very high spin rate and a changeup to keep hitters off the fastball.

The results in Greensboro were a 2.20 ERA and a 12.1 K/9 in 49 innings of work. The Pirates sent Burrows to the Arizona Fall League in the offseason for additional work, where he had a 3.52 ERA in 15.1 innings, with 16 strikeouts.

"It was a lot of fun," said Burrows of the AFL. "That’s one thing that I think is going to help me a lot. I’m not going to see lineups like that in Double-A. Just knowing that mindset, I faced some of the top talent in the country last year in Arizona. Just...

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