A.J. Burnett (born January 3, 1977 in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. Previously, he played for the Florida Marlins.
In a seven-year career, Burnett has posted a 49-50 record with 753 strikeouts and a 3.73 ERA in 853.2 innings.
Burnett throws several different types of fastballs as well as a knuckle-curve. His fastball is regularly clocked in the high 90s and sometimes registers 100 mph on radar guns, which makes him one of the hardest-throwing starting pitchers in baseball.