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Where is Jake Burger? Former MSU slugger opens up about struggles with depression, injuries

Jake Burger was struggling.

The Chicago White Sox's first-round draft pick out of Missouri State saw his friends and teammates find success within the organization while he was forced to sit and watch.

And then, every time the slugger had a chance at getting back on the field, he had another setback.

That's when the darkness crept in.

Burger first realized he had anxiety before he signed with Missouri State. He had a few ankle injuries that shortened his summers and he didn't know if he'd play for a college. Luckily, MSU head coach Keith Guttin saw something in him and offered him a scholarship before Burger went on to be one of the school's all-time greats.