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Jul 21, 2024 1 1 1 1 6
Jul 20, 2024 1 0 0 0 1.5
Jul 19, 2024 2 2 1 2 9.5
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Jake Burger didn't even make the Opening Day roster last year, but he ended up having a big impact for both the White Sox and Marlins. He finished second on the White Sox in home runs with 25 despite playing in only 88 games with the club. Burger added nine more long balls in 53 games with Miami following a deadline trade, finishing 15th in MLB with 34 homers in total. In a surprising twist, Burger cut his strikeout rate by nearly 10 percentage points following the move to South Beach, which lends some hope to the idea that he could be more than a one-dimensional slugger. Thanks in large part to the improved contact rate, he hit .303 with a 131 wRC+ in his small sample with Miami. Burger, the 11th overall pick in 2017, lost multiple years of development time due to two tears of his left Achilles' tendon. The health history has to be taken into account, but even with those concerns Burger has quite a bit of appeal as a third baseman/corner infielder in fantasy.

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2024 161.52.1 33 12 38 17 .231
2023 376.52.7 71 34 80 32 1 .250
2022 1082.1 20 8 26 10 .250
3y Avg. 1662.4 32 14 36 15 0 .248
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Clubs 12th home run

    Burger went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Mets. Burger took Adrian Houser deep in the seventh inning for his second homer since the All-Star break and his fifth already in the month of July. Burger has been heating up at the dish, with six of his 12 homers this season coming over his last 18 games, and he's hitting .296/.342/.592 over his last 71 at-bats.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Launches 11th homer

    Burger went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's win over the Mets. The 28-year-old rapped both his extra-base hits off southpaw Sean Manaea, including a solo shot in the fifth inning. Burger appears to be finding his power stroke in July, slashing .292/.333/.583 over 12 games with four of his 11 homers on the season.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Four hits, four RBI against Reds

    Burger went 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-6 loss to the Reds. Burger and Josh Bell went back-to-back against lefty Andrew Abbott in the third inning. It was Burger's 10th home run this season, and he would go on to add three singles in his next three plate appearances. The 28-year-old Burger is batting just .225 with a .633 OPS this season, but his power and locked-in playing time keep him relevant.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Delivers walk-off home run

    Burger went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Sunday's win over the White Sox. Burger was 0-for-4 with a pair of punchouts before he belted a three-run shot to win the game in the ninth inning. He's gone deep three times in his last 10 games after halting his 11-game drought. On the year, Burger owns a disappointing .216/.256/.356 slash line with nine home runs and 31 RBI through 68 games.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Homers in loss

    Burger went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday' 8-3 loss to the Red Sox. Burger hit a solo home run in the fifth inning and added a single in the ninth. The 28-year-old hit .213 in both May and June but does have two multi-hit efforts and two home runs in his past five games. On the season, he is hitting .221 with eight home runs, 28 RBI and 25 runs scored through 259 plate appearances.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Not starting Saturday

    Burger isn't in the Marlins' lineup for Saturday's game against Seattle. Burger will get a day to clear his head Saturday after going just 1-for-21 at the plate over his last five games. Emmanuel Rivera will take over at the hot corner and bat eighth in Burger's place.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Clubs sixth homer

    Burger went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Mets. The third baseman appears to be breaking out of his early season slump. Burger has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, slashing .333/.373/.479 over that stretch and going yard twice in the last four contests. His 31.4 percent strikeout rate during that time is still a concern, however. On the season, the 28-year-old is batting .228 with only six homers in 47 games, a far cry from the 34 in 141 games he slugged in 2023.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Set to return to lineup Friday

    Burger said that he's not dealing with any soreness or pain in his intercostal muscle, but he's out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays as a matter of caution, Noah Berger of ElExtraBase.com reports. Burger was on the injured list from April 15 through May 6 with a left intercostal strain, and he appeared to tweak the muscle on a swing during Tuesday's 9-5 loss. He was able to stay in the game, and Burger's condition hasn't seemed to have taken a turn for the worse heading into Wednesday's series finale. However, with a team off day Thursday, both Burger and manager Skip Schumaker agreed that it was for the best for the third baseman to get a two-day break by exiting the lineup Wednesday. Burger is fully expected to be back in the starting nine Friday versus the Guardians.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Not starting, could be hurt

    Burger is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays. While Burger was likely overdue for a day off after making 17 consecutive starts dating back to May 15, his absence from the lineup Wednesday could be the result of an injury. As Christina De Nicola of MLB.com points out, Burger looked to have tweaked an intercostal muscle on a swing during Tuesday's 9-5 loss, though he stayed in the game after telling manager Skip Schumaker that he was fine. Burger was previously on the injured list from April 15 through May 6 with an intercostal strain, so fantasy managers will likely want to keep close tabs on his status heading into the Marlins' series versus the Guardians this weekend.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Back from IL

    Burger (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list prior to Monday's game against the Dodgers, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. As anticipated, Burger is back with the big club after missing the last few weeks rehabbing from a left intercostal strain. He was a big piece of the Marlins' offense before landing on the IL, recording three homers, 15 RBI and eight runs scored over his first 16 games of the 2024 season.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Expected to return Monday

    Burger (oblique) joined the Marlins in Los Angeles and is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Monday's series opener versus the Dodgers, Kevin Barral of FishonFirst.com reports. On the shelf since April 15 with a left intercostal strain, Burger looks to have checked out fine after completing the final phase of his recovery process this past week, when he joined Triple-A Jacksonville for a rehab assignment. He played in three games for Jacksonville, going 3-for-11 with two runs, two walks and one RBI in addition to playing nine innings at first base and 18 innings at third base. Once activated, Burger should immediately settle back in as the Marlins' everyday option at the hot corner, resulting in Vidal Brujan and Emmanuel Rivera losing out on playing time.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Beginning rehab assignment

    Burger (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Burger has been upping his workouts and is ready to play in some games now. The infielder has been on the shelf for the last two weeks with a left intercostal strain. Burger shouldn't need too many rehab games before rejoining the Marlins' active roster.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Clubs three-run home run

    Burger went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Yankees. Burger entered the game in a bit of a cold spell, having gone 1-for-15 since his two-homer performance on April 4. While his three-run home run off Marcus Stroman was Burger's only hit of the day, the round-tripper could be what the third baseman needed to break out of the slump. Through 13 games, Burger is slashing .260/.291/.480 and is tied for the league lead with 15 RBI.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Seeing work at first base

    Burger started at first base in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. While the 27-year-old is locked in as the Marlins' starting third baseman, Burger does have some limited experience at first base and the club envisions having him move across the diamond on occasion, especially on days when Josh Bell is getting a partial breather as the DH. Burger is still trying to find his timing at the plate this spring, hitting .160 (4-for-25) with a 0:8 BB:K, but after slugging a career-high 34 homers in 2023, he's expected to hit in the heart of Miami's batting order this season.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: In lineup Friday

    Burger (quad) is in the lineup for the Marlins' series opener versus the Brewers on Friday. Burger had to be removed from Wednesday's contest against the Mets with right quad tightness, but he won't have to miss any starts after getting an off day Thursday to recover. The slugger is playing third base and batting fifth for the Marlins on Friday.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Dealing with quad tightness

    Burger left Wednesday's game against the Mets early due to right quad tightness, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Burger was pulled after making an error on a throw home during the third inning. No details regarding the severity of Burger's injury were provided, but with an extra day between games for Miami, there's a chance Burger returns without missing any time.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Homers, tallies three hits

    Burger went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a double and three runs scored in Saturday's 11-5 victory over Atlanta. Burger reached base and came around to score in each of his first two trips to the plate before adding a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to put the Marlins on top 7-5. It marked the third baseman's third consecutive multi-hit game, while the home run was his 32nd of the season. Burger continues to perform at a high level since being acquired by Miami at the start of August. He's racked up four homers, eight RBI and 11 runs scored through 15 games in September.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Smacks three-run blast

    Burger went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk in Friday's 11-3 win over the Dodgers. Burger's third-inning blast -- one of three Marlins homers in the frame -- blew the game open for the visitors. He extended his hitting streak to nine games (15-for-36), though the long ball was just his second in 15 contests since he was traded from the White Sox. The third baseman is at a .234/.298/.527 slash line with 27 homers, 63 RBI, 51 runs scored, a stolen base and 20 doubles over 103 games this season.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Walks it off Sunday

    Burger went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Yankees. His last hit was the biggest, as Burger delivered a walk-off RBI single to complete an improbable five-run comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning. The 27-year-old is thriving in Miami, reeling off three straight multi-hit performances and slashing .317/.391/.488 through his first 11 games with his new club.
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  • Marlins' Jake Burger: Dealt to Miami

    The Marlins acquired Burger from the White Sox on Tuesday in exchange for Jake Eder, Craig Mish of the Miami Herald reports. Burger will provide a power boost to a Marlins team that currently ranks 28th in the majors in home runs. He's popped 25 homers and his .527 SLG would rank as a top-10 mark if he had enough plate appearances to qualify. The 27-year-old has been rather one-dimensional as evidenced by his .214 average and .279 OBP; nevertheless, Burger figures to take over the starting job at third base from Jean Segura.
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