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Oakland A's Prospect Profile: Billy Burns

This off-season has been busy for the Oakland A's, as the two-time AL West division champions have made several moves to improve the depth and versatility of their 40-man roster. One move - the A's trade of reliever Jerry Blevins for prospect Billy Burns - was more about adding talent in the farm system than addressing the 2014 team. We take a closer look at Burns, who is the A's #17 prospect.

Name: Billy Burns DOB: 08/30/1989 POS: OF H/W: 5'9''/ 180 B/T: B/R Overview For much of the 2000s, the Oakland A's had little team speed to speak of. The fastest player on the A's for much of the early part of that decade was an appropriately named outfielder: Eric Byrnes. Over the past several years, the A's have added a significant amount of speed not only to their major league roster, but... Recommended Stories

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