Draft Player Profile: Chase Burns

Draft Player Profile: Chase Burns

Chase Burns was born in Napoli, Italy on January 16, 2003. He grew up in Gallatin, Tennessee, and played high school baseball at Beech High School in Hendersonville, TN. He was the top-ranked RHP and the top overall player in Tennessee in 2021. In his senior season, he made 11 appearances going 5-0 with a 0.68 ERA, a 0.52 WHIP, and 121 strikeouts in 51.1 innings. Burns was the fifth-ranked RHP nationally and the 17th overall player in the country. He was committed to playing college baseball at the University of Tennessee and would be drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 20th round of the 2021 MLB Draft but chose to attend Tennessee.

RHP – Chase Burns

Burns in his first season at Tennessee in 2022 made 17 appearances with 14 of those coming as starts, he went 8-2 with a 2.91 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and 103 strikeouts in 80.1 innings. In 2023 in his second season, he made 18 appearances with eight of those as starts going 5-3 with a 4.25 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and 114 strikeouts in 72 innings. For the 2024 season, he transferred to Wake Forest University, this season he’s made 14 starts going 10-1 with a 2.63 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP, and 169 strikeouts in 89 innings; out of his 14 starts in 11 of them, he has recorded ten or more strikeouts. He is 20th in the country in ERA, he is fourth in WHIP, and he leads the country in strikeouts. Entering today his college career state line he posts a 23-6 record with a 3.21 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and 386 strikeouts in 241.1 innings.

Scouting Report

Burns is 6-3 weighing 210 lbs. He is the eighth-ranked prospect by ITD entering the draft and the third-ranked pitcher. ITD currently has him going to the Washington Nationals at the tenth pick.

Draft Player Profile: Chase Burns
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