Willy Adames Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/2/1995 (27)
Willy Adames Season Stats
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Willy Adames News
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames had a nice day at the plate in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Mets, going 4-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, and two RBI. The 27-year-old now has a .243/.306/.480 slash line with 30 home runs, 94 RBI, and seven stolen bases. The batting average has been a little low, but everything else has been a solid contribution to fantasy managers' teams.
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames reached base four times Tuesday night, going 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, a run scored, and two RBI in an 8-4 win against the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals. Adames has a five-game hitting streak going and has driven in exactly two runs in each of his last three games. He's slashing .234/.296/.463 this season, which is a bit less impressive than his last few seasons but is still an above-average output. With 28 home runs, five steals, 75 runs scored, and 85 RBI, fantasy managers have to be pleased with his overall performance this year.
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames hit his 20th homer of the season Friday night, reaching that plateau for the third time in his career. He appears well on his way to besting his career-high of 25 round-trippers, set in 2021. Adames went 1-for-6 in this contest with two runs scored. While he's enjoying a productive season with 50 runs scored, 52 RBI, and three steals, Adames has only managed a .219 batting average and .292 on-base percentage, which would represent career lows for him by a wide margin.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames had the seventh-highest swinging-strike percentage of any hitter in baseball last year, helped along by a 48.3% contact rate on swings at pitches outside the zone--11th-worst in the league. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, then, to learn that Adames also had the third-highest strikeout rate in the league at 36.1%. A statistically improbable .388 BABIP (fifth-highest in MLB) kept his slash line from bottoming out, but Adames is not the type of all-around hitter who can survive these low-contact and high-strikeout tendencies over the long haul. His quality of contact on batted balls was a mixed bag; he was top-20 in the league in line drive rate, but he continued his career-long tendency to hit considerably more grounders (43.2%) than fly balls (31.1%). Since the beginning of 2018, Adames is one of only 11 players with a GB/FB ratio of 1.50 or higher and a HR/FB rate of 18% or higher in at least 1,000 plate appearances. In other words, he doesn't hit many fly balls and has been abnormally lucky in terms of how frequently they've cleared the fence. With number-one overall prospect Wander Franco waiting in the wings, one has to wonder how long Adames can realistically maintain the everyday shortstop role in Tampa without cutting down on the strikeouts at the very least. He doesn't carry much risk in fantasy leagues since he can be drafted in the final rounds, but the potential for reward isn't through the roof either.