In the pros: Burns thriving, Gonzales struggling

In the pros: Burns thriving, Gonzales struggling

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In the pros: Burns thriving, Gonzales struggling

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Former Rocky Mountain High School baseball player Andy Burns is hitting .289 for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Former Rocky Mountain High School baseball player Andy Burns is hitting .289 for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The sophomore campaign for Marco Gonzales isn’t going as smooth as he would have hoped.

In his second full season as a professional, the Rocky Mountain High School graduate has fought injury and then ineffectiveness since his return from the disabled list.

Gonzales has worked his way back to Triple A in the St. Louis Cardinals organization after missing all of June with a shoulder injury, but he still hasn’t found his top form.

Overall he’s 0-3 with a 6.39 ERA with the Memphis Redbirds. He allowed four earned runs in four innings pitched Thursday in his latest start.

On the flip side, former Rocky Mountain teammate Andy Burns is thriving in Triple A in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

The infielder is hitting .289 and is second on the team with 21 RBI. He has three home runs and 33 RBI. He has a .970 fielding percentage and has played every position except centerfield, catcher and pitcher.

Below is an update on all locals playing pro baseball. Stats are current through Thursday’s action.

Jess Amedee, RP

Bristol Pirates (Pittsburgh Pirates rookie league)

Rocky Mountain High School (2007-11)

Record: 1-0

Innings pitched: 21.1

ERA: 3.80

K/BB: 35/8

Cole Anderson, OF

Grand Junction Rockies (Colorado Rockies rookie league)

Rocky Mountain High School (2011-15)

At-bats: 76

Average: .197

Home runs: 3

RBI: 5

Andy Burns, IF

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays Triple A)

Rocky Mountain High School (2004-08)

At-bats: 367

Average: .289

Home runs: 3

RBI: 33

Marco Gonzales, SP

Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals Triple A)

Rocky Mountain High School (2006-10)

Record: 0-3

Innings pitched: 43.2

ERA: 6.39

K/BB: 33/12

Combined season stats (A, AA, AAA): 55 IP, 0-3, 5.07 ERA, 43 strikeouts and 12 walks

Jordan Piche, RP

Burlington Bees (L.A. Angels Single A)

Resurrection Christian School (2006-10)

Record: 1-4

Innings pitched: 47

ERA: 3.26

K/BB: 48/7

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