(c) Houston Astros

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Position: OF/2B      Born: Mar 11, 1980      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

The former first-round pick's career can be summarized in one at bat. It came in the 18th inning of the 2005 NLDS when he homered off Joey Devine to carry the Astros into the next round of the playoffs, ending the longest game in postseason history.

Groomed initially as the successor to Craig Biggio at second base, Burke was tried in the infield and outfield where he hit .249 over the course of four seasons with the Astros.

When the new regime took over, he was traded to Arizona in the deal that brought closer Jose Valverde. He later played for San Diego and was briefly with the Mariners. For his career, he's a .239 hitter with 23 home runs.