Sean Burroughs (born September 12, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia) was a third baseman for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball prior to being traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2005 offseason.
Burroughs, who stands 6'2" tall and weighs 200 pounds (91 kg), bats left-handed but throws right-handed. He first joined the Padres major league team in 2002, after being drafted out of high school; Burroughs declined a scholarship offer to the University of Southern California to accept the Padres' contract offer.
Burroughs, the son of 1974's American League MVP Jeff Burroughs, owns a .289 career batting average as of the end of the 2004 season. Sean Burroughs also starred in the Little League World Series as a pitcher when he was growing up in Long Beach, California, winning the championship in 1992 and 1993, on a team his father coached. He made waves in the media for his precociousness following the titles, telling David Letterman on his show that he wanted to be a gynecologist when he grew up.
Sean's greatest moments as a Padre includes his game winning single in the first game played at San Diego's Petco Park and a near-division clinching double off San Francisco's Armando Benitez in 2005. Besides those two moments, Sean has been a disappointment to most Padres fans, whose expectations were high, especially following Bruce Bochy's decision to move Phil Nevin to first base (from third) and Ryan Klesko to the outfield (from first) to make room for Sean.