Willy Adames Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/2/1995 (25)
Willy Adames Season Stats
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Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 7-5 win over Arizona. The shortstop extended Milwaukee's lead to 5-2 in the sixth inning. Adames has settled in nicely since he was traded from Tampa Bay to Milwaukee. He's posted a .271/.364/.500 slash line in 14 games with his new team, adding three homers, 11 RBI, and six runs scored. The trade seems to have worked wonders for the Brewers, who are 11-3 since the deal was made.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames and pitcher Trevor Richards have been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for relief pitchers Drew Rasmussen and J.P. Feyereisen, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The bigger part of this deal is Adames, who was slashing .197/.254/.371 with five home runs, 15 RBI and 16 runs scored in 41 games. This move opens up a hole at shortstop, and while many managers will be wondering if it's Wander Franco time, the more likely Rays prospect to benefit from this trade is Vidal Brujan. The Rays had previously stated that they were not going to rush Franco because of his age and lack of experience in the upper levels of the minors, which means it's more likely that the 23-year-old Brujan who has six years of experience in the minors could get the call up. If that happens, Brujan would become an instant impact player for his speed. Looking at the other parts of the trade, Richards had recorded one save with a 4.50 ERA over six appearances this season, while also striking out 16 batters in 12 innings of work. Rasmussen and Feyereisen will help shore up a Tampa Bay bullpen that's been hit hard by injuries this year, but outside of SV/HLD formats, their value in fantasy will be very limited.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (calf) is out of the lineup on Thursday as the team faces Dean Kremer and the Baltimore Orioles. Joey Wendle is getting the start at shortstop and hitting sixth in the game. Adames is currently dealing with calf cramps, but according to manager Kevin Cash it is nothing serious. Adames has struggled at the plate this year, slashing just .197/.254/.371 over 41 games.
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.