Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on LHP Thomas Burrows

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The Atlanta Braves acquired lefty reliever Thomas Burrows in their trade that sent Mallex Smith to the Seattle Mariners. What sort of pitcher did they get?

Who Is He?

The Atlanta Braves received plenty of praise for picking up an elite arm like Luiz Gohara along with Burrows when they moved outfielder Mallex Smith and reliever Shae Simmons roughly a week ago.

The Mariners drafted Burrows out of the University of Alabama in the 4th round this past June.

He was tagged as a reliever that could move fast, and the Mariners sent him to their affiliate in the short-season A-ball Northwest League in Everett.

He made 20 appearances, throwing 24 2/3 innings with a 2.55 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 11/37 BB/K ratio. He even saved 6 games in those 20 appearances.

Next: Burrows' scouting report