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Ryan Burr
Player Profile:
Ryan Burr 1262931
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 224
Year: Junior
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School: Highlands Ranch
Experience: 2 Letters


  • Finished his career with a school-record 38 saves
  • Three-time All-Pac-12 honoree, including a first team selection in 2015
  • 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team
  • Two-time Pac-12 All-Academic, including first team in 2015 and second team in 2014
  • Tallied 94 career appearances, fifth-most in school history
  • Collected 12 saves in each of his first two seasons, including the freshmen single-season record in 2013
  • Made at least 30 appearances in three straight seasons, one of three pitchers in school history to do so
  • Broke Doug Nurnberg’s career saves record, which was set in 1965-67 and was the longest-standing individual career record in school history, on Feb. 18 in a win over Oklahoma
  • Ended his junior year ranked fourth in saves and fifth in strikeouts per nine innings (12.64), respectively, among active NCAA career leaders..joined Dustin Pedroia as the only Sun Devils in school history to play for the USA Collegiate National Team in consecutive seasons
  • Went 15-7 with a 2.79 ERA and 190 strikeouts in 94 appearances across 135.1 innings
  • The only Sun Devil to hold opponents to under a .150 batting average in consecutive seasons (min. 15 IP) (.141 in 45 IP in 2013, .149 in 44.0 IP in 2014), and finished three-year career with a .184 opposing batting average
  • Notched two postseason saves
  • Three-year letterwinner

Junior (2015): 

  • First Team All-Pac-12
  • Capital One Academic All-America Second Team
  • Capital One Academic All-District Team (District 8)
  • First Team Pac-12 All-Academic
  • Tied the school’s single-season saves record with 14
  • Went 8-2 with career-best 74 strikeouts as he appeared in a team-high and career-high 33 games and threw 46.1 innings
  • Only player in the nation in 2015 to notch double-digit saves and six-plus wins
  • Finished first in the Pac-12 in saves and tied for third in victories
  • The only full-time reliever to rank among the top eight in the Pac-12 in strikeouts
  • Tossed 4.1 scoreless innings in the second-longest relief outing of his career, and allowed just two hits and struck out four in a 14-inning loss to Cal State Fullerton in the Fullerton Regional (5/31)
  • Issued a looking strikeout on a full count with runners at the corners and two outs to secure ASU’s win over Clemson in the first game of the Fullerton Regional (5/30)
  • Struck out a career-high seven across five innings, the longest relief outing of his three-year career, to earn the win against Washington State (5/16)
  • Tossed a season-high three scoreless innings in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings of the team’s 17-inning loss to No. 2 UCLA, the longest game (based on time played) in school history (5/9)
  • Earned his 13th save of the year at Cal (5/1) as he allowed no hits and struck out one in a ninth inning
  • Tied his season high with his 12th save of the season at Arizona (4/22)
  • Struck out three in the 9th at Washington (4/18) to earn his 11th save of the year and tied his career high with five strikeouts in a two-inning win at Washington (4/19)
  • Doubled his win total from last season as he picked up his sixth of the year, allowing one hit and a strikeout in the series opener against Arizona (4/11)
  • Threw two scoreless innings and earned his 5th win of the year as he allowed just one hit and struck out one vs. Utah (4/4)
  • Picked up two saves vs Stanford (3/28-29), including a perfect five-out save and a four-out save with three strikeouts
  • Threw two innings at Oregon (3/20), striking out five Ducks, including two with bases loaded in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to earn his fourth win of the year
  • Earned his seventh save of the year and struck out two in the ninth inning vs Oregon State (3/15)
  • Struck out two to pick up his third win of the season and tie his win total from last year against Oregon State (3/14)
  • Notched his 26th career save against Oklahoma, breaking the ASU record for most saves in program history (2/18)
  • Struck out three in 1.1 innings and recorded the save to help ASU knock off top-ranked TCU (2/21)
  • Earned his second win of the season vs CSUB, striking out four in two scoreless innings (2/26)
  • Struck out the side against Gonzaga in the ninth to pick up his fourth save of the year (2/28)
  • Earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors the first week of the season after he conceded just one hit and did not allow a run, and struck out seven in 3.1 innings en route to a win and a save in ASU’s season-opening win over Oklahoma State
  • Opened up the season recording an extra-innings win vs Oklahoma State with two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and tying a career-high with five strikeouts (2/13)
  • Registered his first save of the season against Oklahoma State (2/14)
  • Named to Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List, NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List, and College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Watch List
  • Two-time Scholar Baller (Fall '14, Spring '15)

USA Collegiate National Team (2014):

  • Burr made 12 appearances for the Collegiate National Team, good for second on the team, and pitched 11 innings without giving up a single run and only allowing one hit
  • Burr finished tied for the team lead with three saves and led the team with nearly 15 strikeouts per nine innings
  • He helped the Collegiate National Team to another successful summer, which included winning four of five games against Chinese Taipei and two of three vs. Japan. The team also came away with the Honkbal championship in Haarlem, the Netherlands, as they went 7-1 with a pair of wins over host Netherlands
  • 11th Sun Devil representative to play for the Collegeiate National Team since 2007

Sophomore (2014):

  • Tied the team-high with 30 appearances, including 27 out of the bullpen, and threw 44 innings, including 31.2 in relief
  • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
  • Second Team Pac-12 All-Academic
  • Recorded 12 saves for the second consecutive season
  • Struck out 56 and had a 3.27 ERA and a .149 opposing batting average with a 3-3 record
  • Registered a 1.99 ERA and a .126 opposing batting average with a 2-2 record as a reliever in 31.2 innings
  • Made three starts in the first three weeks of the season before moving back to the closer role
  • Recorded the save in wins over five ranked teams and had seven saves in Pac-12 play
  • Earned the save in back-to-back wins at No. 4 Oregon State as he struck out two in a perfect 10th inning (3/22) and struck out the final batter of the game looking and allowed just two baserunners in two scoreless innings (3/23)
  • Struck out a career-high five and allowed one hit in 2.2 relief innings to earn the series-clinching win at No. 15 UCLA (3/30)
  • Allowed one walk and no hits in 1.2 relief innings vs USC to earn his third win of the season (4/4)
  • Struck out one in a four-out save at No. 15 UCLA (3/29)
  • Recorded the final four outs of the game to record his first save of the season against Tennessee in his first appearance out of the bullpen (3/7)
  • Collected the save in the final game of the regular season at Washington State (5/25) with a perfect ninth inning
  • Struck out three in consecutive games, including the final Pac-12 game at Packard Stadium vs Utah (5/18) and the final game at Packard Stadium vs Abilene Christian (5/20)
  • Earned his first win of the season and his first career as a starter as he logged a career-high six innings and allowed two runs on five hits and struck out a pair vs Gonzaga (2/28)
  • Made his first career start in the season opener vs Baylor and allowed one run on two hits and three walks, and struck out five in four innings
  • Retired six straight against Washington (3/16) before surrendering the eventual game-winning home run in the 11th inning
  • Recorded the final two outs of the Devils’ postseason loss to Sacramento State (5/30)
  • Selected to play for the USA Collegiate National Team over the summer for the second consecutive season, joining Dustin Pedroia as the only Sun Devils in school history to play for the twice
  • Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list
  • Two-time Scholar Baller (Fall ‘13 and Spring ‘14)
  • Earned Bob Eger Award at the team’s annual banquet, given to the player who exemplifies  the best qualities of the Sun Devil Baseball program

USA Collegiate National Team (2013):

  • Was the 20th Sun Devil since 1984 to play for the USA Collegiate National Team
  • Seventh consecutive Devil to play for the team (ninth different representative since 2007)
  • His six saves tied a USA Baseball Collegiate National Team record
  • His 20 strikeouts ranked third on the team behind a pair of starters who pitched 23.2 innings and 17 innings, respectively, compared to just 9.2 for Burr
  • Recorded the final out of the summer to give Team USA a historic five-game series sweep over the Cuban National Team (first USA team ever to defeat Cuba in five consecutive games)
  • He appeared in three of the team’s five games against Cuba and collected two saves and seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings
  • Overall he allowed just two hits and one run with a 0.93 ERA and a .067 opposing batting average over nine appearances
  • He did not allow a hit or a run in eight of them

Freshman (2013): 

  • Earned First Team NCBWA Freshmen All-American honors, Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors and honorable mention All-Pac-12 recognition
  • Set the school's freshman single-season saves record with 12, the most of any Devil since 2010, and the most in the Pac-12 in 2013
  • His .141 opposing batting average was the lowest mark in school history
  • Made 31 appearances and pitched a team-high 45 relief innings
  • His 60 strikeouts were second most on the team
  • Earned four saves against top-five teams, including two vs. Arkansas and two vs. then-No. 4 UCLA
  • Allowed six hits and five earned runs in 14.1 innings in eight games against top-five teams (three runs came in 0.2 innings against Oregon)
  • Allowed just two hits and one run, and struck out four with three walks, and recorded one save in 3.2 postseason innings
  • Finished a team-high 26 games, third most in Pac-12
  • Earned four wins (against Oregon, at Cal, at Utah and Arizona)
  • Both season-long appearances came against SEC opponents as he went three on the road at Tennessee and three against then-No. 2 Arkansas
  • Struck out a season-high four on three occasions, including against then-No. 2 Arkansas
  • Did not allow more than two hits in any appearance
  • Also earned four wins and two losses
  • Blew his first and only save opportunity on the road at Texas Tech after walking in the winning run March 19
  • Two-time Scholar Baller honoree (Spring '13, Fall '12)
  • Named to USA Collegiate National Team
  • Named Mr. Fireman at the team’s postseason banquet, given to team’s top reliever
MLB Draft: Was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 33rd round (1026th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft.

High School:
  • Lettered four years in baseball at Highlands Ranch High School
  • Named captain his senior season
  • Two-time All-Colroado and All-State Aflac All-American
  • Rawlings First Team All-American
  • Member of Team USA 16U...Louisville Slugger All-American
  • Had a combined 1.70 ERA and had 95+ strikeouts in consecutive seasons
  • Topped out at 96 MPH
Personal: Criminal justice major...says his father has had the biggest influence on his baseball career...chose ASU because of baseball tradition and opportunity to win a national championship.

Career Highs at Arizona State:

Starter: 6.0, vs Gonzaga (2/28/14)
Reliever: 5.0, vs Washington State (5/16/15)
K's: 7, vs Washington State (5/16/15)

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