Brian Burres (born April 8, 1981 in Oregon City, Oregon) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Burres' best pitch is his changeup, which is highly regarded. He also has a high 80s-low 90 MPH fastball and a decent curveball.
Burres attended Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon, where he was named both Conference Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in 1999, his senior year. Burres went on to play at Mount Hood Community College for two years, being drafted by the San Francisco Giants after one year.
He was originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants. He was in the Giants' system for three years. Following the 2005 season, the Giants signed utility infielder José Vizcaíno. They made room for Vizcaíno on the roster by designating Burres for assignment. He pitched for the Connecticut Defenders prior to being designated. He was later released.