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
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames (quad) was a late scratch from the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Luis Urias is sliding over to cover shortstop for the game. Adames is dealing with left quad discomfort, the same injury that forced him to miss about two weeks earlier this month. It's certainly concerning that the injury is still nagging him, but he's managed to perform well over the last week. He went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in his most recent game on Sunday. He should be considered day-to-day for now, but the Brewers have locked up the NL Central and have little reason to push Adames before the postseason.
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Miles Mikolas and the St. Louis Cardinals. Luis Urias is shifting over to cover shortstop for the game. Adames was activated from the injured list prior to Monday's game. He started each of the team's last two games and went 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts. The 26-year-old has been nothing short of a revelation for the Brewers this year, slashing .289/.370/.520 with 17 home runs, 52 RBI and 52 runs over 90 games. Hopefully the day off will help him settle before the final push of the regular season.
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.
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.