2011 SEASON RECAP
Burns joined the Beach Bums on July 5 last season and hit .244 in 39 games with four homers, 16 RBI and stole 11 bases.
A third round selection of the Florida Marlins in 2004, Burns has played as high as AAA with the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2011. His best season came with the Greensboro Grasshoppers (South Atlantic – A) in 2007 when he hit .280 with 21 doubles, seven homers, 39 RBI while stealing 39 bases. In his career, Burns has 160 stolen bases.
In a three-year stretch from 2007-09, Burns stole 120 bases and was only caught 33 times, a 78.4% success rate. Burns is also a strong defensive player with a career fielding percentage of .987. In seven seasons he has committed only 19 errors while averaging just shy of seven outfield assists per season.