In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio the crew brings on Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Michael Burrows to talk about his journey, life and the game of baseball.
Born just 130 miles north of “The Big Apple”, in Waterford, Connecticut, Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Mike Burrows grew up playing a variety of sports, and didn’t commit his time solely to baseball until he was in high school.
Burrows proved to be talented as a two way player in high school being selected to the varsity squad his freshman year.
After Michael’s first year at Waterford High School, he visited the University of Connecticut where he would receive a scholarship offer on his first visit. This gave him confidence as he continued to navigate the high school ranks.
The Summer heading into his senior year presented Burrows with a successful trip to Jupiter, Florida, which landed him buzz on the radars of major league scouts.
Burrows was presented with the decision of a lifetime, choosing between college and the chance to play professional baseball. Michael would decide that pro ball was his best option, and when he entered the draft he decided it would be best if he did so without an agent.
Hear Michael’s thoughts on his entire draft experience, being selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates and what it was like to be his own agent. For the remainder of the episode the crew talks about Burrow’s time in the pros. To begin his career Michael went on a 19 inning scoreless streak.
To close out the episode Burrow’s talks about his battle in 2020, and what he did to stay in shape with everything going on.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks episode 44 of Rum Bunter Radio is here! Listen to Michael Burrows’s journey to the pros and what is to come in his future.