Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sean Patrick Burroughs

Sean Burroughs had an impressive bloodline and resume before major league baseball. His father, Jeff Burroughs, was an American League MVP, and Sean won two Little League World Series in 1992 and 1993 and an Olympic Gold Medal in 2000. After winning the Little League World Series, at age 12, he appeared on David Letterman and told Dave he wanted to be a gynecologist when he grew up.

Sean was drafted by the Padres in 1998 with the 9th overall pick. He made his major league debut on April 2, 2002 against the Diamondbacks. He played parts of 4 seasons with the Padres before being traded to the Rays for Dewon Brazelton. This trade was seen as a trade of two former Number 1 picks needing a change of scenery, alas it didn't really help either one of them. In August of 2006 he was released by the Rays and signed as a free agent in January of 2007 with the Seattle Mariners. He only played four games at AAA Tacoma before being released by the M's. Hopefully Sean has decided to go to college, he is only 28 and maybe he is fulfilling that dream he shared with David Letterman. I got the card signed through the mail when Sean was with the Padres.


Johngy said...

Sean had the potential to be one of my favorite second generation guys. I was a big fan of Jeff's back in the day. What happened with Sean? How did he fail so miserably?

Anonymous said...

Hey Rod,
I'm thinking about going, but I'm not sure if I can fully commit to it yet.

fwbaseball said...

I still contend that Burroughs whole problem was that SD tried to make hima power hitter, when he clearly was never suited for that role. Wonder what would have happened to Tony Qwynn if they put the same pressure on him.