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#32 Ryan Burr
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 224
Year: Junior
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School: Highlands Ranch
Experience: 2 Letters

Overview:

  • Notched 12 saves in each of his first two seasons and his 24 career saves are one behind the school record, which is the longest standing individual record in program history set by Doug Nurnberg between 165-67
  • The only Sun Devil in the past seven seasons to hold opponents to under a .150 batting average in consecutive seasons (.141 in 45 IP in 2013, .149 in 44.0 IP in 2014)
  • Has made 61 appearances, one of two Sun Devils since 2008 with 30 or more appearances in consecutive seasons (Mitchell Lambson 2009-11)
  • Two-time All-Pac-12 honoree

Sophomore (2014):

  • Tied the team-high with 30 appearances, including 27 out of the bullpen, and threw 44 innings, including 31.2 in relief
  • First Team All-Pac-12
  • 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
  • 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 (eighth 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.
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