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Burke Thriving with New Confidence, Approach

KYLER BURKE (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once said that confidence is contagious. For outfielder Kyler Burke, his confidence level is through the roof following a monstrous 2009 season at Class-A Peoria.

Burke, who turns 22 April 20, had two less than memorable seasons in the Chicago Cubs' farm system before figuring some things out a year ago at Peoria, where he batted .303 with a career-high 15 home runs, 43 doubles and a .405 on-base percentage. That earned him the award for Cubs Minor League Player of the Year. Burke will begin 2010 at Class High-A Daytona, playing in a pitcher-friendly park...

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