Diamondbacks trade pitching prospect Ryan Burr to White Sox
The Arizona Diamondbacks made a minor trade Friday, dealing pitching prospect Ryan Burr to the Chicago White Sox in return for international signing bonus pool money.
Wow, what a whirlwind of emotion! Thank you @Dbacks teammates, coaches and staff. Excited for a new chapter with the @whitesox !! #OnTheMove
— Ryan Burr (@RyanBurrASU) August 11, 2017
Per Baseball America, teams are given a bonus pool ranging from $4.75 million to $5.75 million for the international signing period. Teams are allowed to use that space as an asset and trade all of their space, while teams can acquire up to 75 percent of their original pool space.
The 23-year-old right-handed Burr was ranked as the 22nd best prospect for Arizona by MLB.com. He’s been pitching for Class A Visalia and Class A Kane County, going 2-2 with a 1.89 ERA in 39 appearances.
The former Arizona State Sun Devil was picked in the fifth round of the 2015 first-year player draft.