Willy Adames Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/2/1995 (26)
Willy Adames Season Stats
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Willy Adames News
The Milwaukee Brewers activated shortstop Willy Adames (quad) from the 10-day injured list on Monday. He went on to start Monday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals and he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Adames was out for a little more than two weeks due to a quad injury. The 26-year-old has been fantastic at the plate since joining the Brewers in mid-May. Over 89 games with the Brewers, he's slashing .291/.371/.523 with 17 home runs, 51 RBI and 52 runs. He's a great waiver wire target if he was dropped in your league during his injury.
Milwaukee Brewers infielder Willy Adames (quad) participated in pregame drills ahead of Wednesday's game against the Detroit Tigers. He ran and participated in fielding drills on Wednesday. Adames was placed on the 10-day injured list last Sunday with a quad injury. The 26-year-old remains day-to-day but is trending in the right direction to be activated from the injured list by early next week. "We are in a good spot and I don't have to rush it and try to be quicker," said Adames. "I think we can take the right time to get rid of it completely and come back 100 percent. I feel about 90 [percent] right now. I feel great." Luis Urias will continue to handle shortstop duties while Adames is sidelined. Urias has played well in Adames' absence, slashing .273/.360/.455 with a home run and three RBI over his last six contests.
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames (quad) has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday. He exited early during Saturday's game due to a quad issue. It's a shame since Adams has been nursing a quad issue and recently returned, but aggravated it on Saturday. The Brewers will be forced to place Adames on the injured list. Hopefully, the young infielder doesn't miss more than 10 days. In the meantime, Luis Urias figures to see more playing time. However, he doesn't offer the same type of upside with the bat. Fantasy managers should try and hold Adames through the injury.
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.