COCHRAN, GA - Baseball catcher Christopher Burgess played the 2019 season at MGA and will forego his senior season signing a contract with the Baltimore Orioles on June 22, 2019 and was assigned to the Rookie level Gulf Coast League (GCL) Orioles. The GCL Orioles are currently 4-0 in the season and the team's first game with Burgess on the roster will be July 1 at 12:00 PM against the GCL Red Sox.
Burgess came to MGA in Spring of 2018 and red-shirted the 2018 season before playing in the 2019 season for the Knights. In 2019, he batted .217 with an on-base percentage of .410 in 39 games with 3 home runs, 4 doubles, 25 RBI, and 8 runs scored while walking 30 times. Defensively, Burgess had a 0.971 fielding percentage in 306 chances and threw out 25 of 46 attempted base stealers.
You can visit his player page for the MiLB at http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=688921#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL for more details on Chris's season and track his career.