Felipe Augusto Burin Matos
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.
Felipe Burin has been a minor league player.
Burin signed with the Seattle Mariners in May 2009; the scouts were Emilio Carrasquel and Hide Sueyoshi. He debuted in 2009 with the VSL Mariners, hitting .203/.276/.241 while fielding .909 at shortstop (his main position). As a utility infielder for the same club a year later, he picked his game up a notch, producing at a .335/.465/.440 clip with 40 walks and 41 runs in 58 games. He was 5th in the Venezuelan Summer League in runs, tied Carlos Aponte for the most walks, was 4th in average, ranked third in OBP and placed fourth in OPS.
In 2011, the Brazilian played 2B for the VSL Mariners (.381/.460/.538, 18 2B, 38 RBI in 41 G) and the AZL Mariners (.319/.391/.393 in 41 G). Had he qualified, he would have been second in the VSL in average, was 7th in RBI and ranked third in doubles. With the Pulaski Mariners in 2012, he fell to .214/.320/.255 in a utility role. He then made the Brazilian national team roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.
Source: 2012 Mariners Media Guide