Baltimore Orioles draft Mike Burke

In the 30th round of the Major League Baseball Draft UB hurler Mike Burke is picked up by the Baltimore Orioles.

Mike Burke, the most called upon starter in UB Baseball history, has been selected in the 30th round ot this seasons Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

During his Junior season where Burke was named First Team All-MAC playing both Short Stop and as one of Buffalo's top pitchers. At the plate  he batted .266 with 21 RBI and nine doubles, with a career-best fielding percentage of .950... had nine multi-hit games. Last summer he was named to The Perfect Game’s Summer College All-America Team after a big season for the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League he led the league with 65 innings pitched and had miniscule 0.55 earned run average, with 56 strikeouts and just nine walks allowed.

This past year he had a career year as a hitter, going 324 with three home runs and 20 RBI's. At the same time he was solid as Buffalo's "Sunday Starter". On the mound Burke started 15 games, going 6-5 with four complete games and an ERA of 3.33.

He joins Tyler Mautner, also drafted this season. It's the first time in the modern era that UB has had two players drafted in a single year and the third year in a row where a Bull has been pulled during the draft.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bull Run

You must be a member of Bull Run to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bull Run. You should read them.

Join Bull Run

You must be a member of Bull Run to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bull Run. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker