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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .243 6 24 27 0 .250 0.7
Birth Date5-15-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age27 years, 5 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.32013
0.72014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 NYA 26 43 152 140 10 27 5 1 2 40 9 43 2 0 1 13 0 0 .193 .252 .286 .197 -5.2 2.2 -0.3
Career431521401027512409432011300.193.252.286.197-5.22.2-0.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 STA A- 67 297 .285 .251 .326 .363 .256 .316 97 8.3 8.8 -0.4 9.0 4.7 21.5 3.1 21.5 3.1
2009 CSC A 67 304 .292 .256 .324 .365 .268 .357 93 10 8.5 -0.2 3.8 1.1 20.1 2.5 20.1 2.5
2009 TAM A+ 65 265 .295 .256 .324 .369 .254 .312 102 10.8 8.4 -1.1 5.6 0.7 19.7 2.6 19.7 2.6
2010 TRN AA 39 173 .330 .265 .339 .401 .259 .373 98 12.8 4.9 -0.4 2.3 3.8 22.5 2.5 22.5 2.5
2011 TAM A+ 12 57 .242 .261 .328 .387 .255 .364 105 -1.1 1.7 -0.3 -0.4 -1.4 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2011 YAN Rk 17 64 .347 .274 .349 .414 .257 .489 120 6.6 2.0 -0.3 1.2 0.7 9.4 1.0 9.4 1.0
2012 TRN AA 86 383 .297 .260 .327 .391 .260 .336 102 14.5 10.6 -1.5 0.5 -0.8 22.8 2.5 22.8 2.5
2012 SCO Wnt 22 98 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYA MLB 43 152 .197 .250 .314 .395 .262 .263 99 -9.2 4.0 0.2 2.2 -0.8 -5.2 -0.3 -5.2 -0.3
2013 SWB AAA 59 255 .278 .262 .334 .397 .260 .314 96 5 7.3 0.2 -1.2 -2.4 13.9 1.3 13.9 1.3
2014 BOW AA 84 343 .262 .263 .327 .389 .263 .290 101 0.7 9.4 -1.3 0.4 0.3 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9
2014 NOR AAA 21 78 .217 .257 .332 .391 .250 .283 101 -3.8 2.3 -0.1 -1.2 0.3 -3.2 -0.4 -3.2 -0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 STA A- 297 45 66 19 2 4 31 32 57 8 2 .257 .353 .393 .136 .285 21.5 9.0 3.1
2009 TAM A+ 265 37 65 17 6 7 41 26 39 3 4 .281 .363 .498 .216 .295 19.7 5.6 2.6
2009 CSC A 304 32 75 23 2 0 34 35 49 8 4 .290 .389 .394 .104 .292 20.1 3.8 2.5
2010 TRN AA 173 31 47 15 3 3 32 18 31 5 2 .309 .393 .507 .197 .330 22.5 2.3 2.5
2011 YAN Rk 64 13 24 9 0 1 11 5 10 2 1 .429 .469 .643 .214 .347 9.4 1.2 1.0
2011 TAM A+ 57 6 16 3 0 0 4 4 8 0 2 .308 .368 .365 .058 .242 -1.1 -0.4 -0.1
2012 TRN AA 383 44 100 23 0 8 48 38 53 3 1 .306 .385 .450 .144 .297 22.8 0.5 2.5
2012 SCO Wnt 98 13 24 7 2 3 15 14 13 1 2 .286 .388 .524 .238 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SWB AAA 255 28 59 11 2 5 21 29 43 0 0 .268 .366 .405 .136 .278 13.9 -1.2 1.3
2013 NYA MLB 152 10 27 5 1 2 13 9 43 0 0 .193 .252 .286 .093 .197 -5.2 2.2 -0.3
2014 NOR AAA 78 7 15 3 1 2 8 6 22 0 0 .214 .295 .371 .157 .217 -3.2 -1.2 -0.4
2014 BOW AA 343 39 81 16 3 7 40 26 47 3 1 .265 .333 .405 .141 .262 8.2 0.4 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 602 0.5581 0.4286 0.7868 0.5833 0.2331 0.8673 0.5323 0.2132
Career6020.55810.42860.78680.58330.23310.86730.53230.2132

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-22 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2013-02-15 2013-03-06 Camp 19 0 - Back - -
2012-04-10 2012-05-13 Minors 33 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-08-09 2011-09-05 Minors 27 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-04-22 2011-07-24 Minors 93 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2011-04-07 2011-04-21 Minors 14 0 Right Ankle Recovery From Fracture -
2010-08-02 2010-08-02 Minors 0 0 Right Ankle Surgery Bone Chips 2010-08-03 -
2010-05-20 2010-05-20 On-Alr 0 0 Right Foot Fracture -
2010-05-20 2010-09-19 Minors 122 0 Right Ankle Fracture with a High Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 NYA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 96 dJet Sports Management1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/13/13. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Cleveland 3/22/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 5/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13. Released by NY Yankees 3/26/13. Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/29/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by NY Yankees 5/15/13. Non-tendered by NY Yankees 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/18/11. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2008 (3-106) (Virginia). $0.333M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 317 37 81 17 1 7 36 29 61 1 0 .291 .364 .439 .293 15.2 3B 3, 1B 1 2.1
80o 294 32 72 15 1 6 32 26 58 1 0 .275 .346 .413 .278 9.9 3B 3, 1B 1 1.5
70o 278 29 65 13 1 6 29 23 56 0 0 .263 .332 .395 .267 6.5 3B 2, 1B 1 1.1
60o 263 27 59 12 1 5 27 21 54 0 0 .253 .321 .380 .258 3.8 3B 2, 1B 1 0.8
50o 250 25 55 11 1 5 25 19 52 0 0 .244 .310 .366 .250 1.6 3B 2, 1B 1 0.5
40o 237 23 50 10 1 4 23 18 50 0 0 .235 .300 .352 .241 -0.4 3B 2, 1B 1 0.3
30o 222 21 45 9 1 4 21 16 48 0 0 .225 .288 .337 .232 -2.4 3B 2, 1B 1 0.1
20o 206 18 40 8 0 4 18 14 45 0 0 .214 .275 .320 .221 -4.3 3B 2, 1B 1 -0.2
10o 183 15 33 7 0 3 16 12 41 0 0 .198 .257 .296 .206 -6.4 3B 2, 1B 1 -0.4
Weighted Mean2572658121526205300.248.316.373.2542.73B 2, 1B 10.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 22% 10% 16% 40%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20152825026497142220550.222.293.317.230-0.4-6.4-0.6-3.610.4-12.62.9
201629365407816163529780.237.304.347.2410.2-2.4-0.9-5.214.9-11.24.3
201730621681292411259491310.232.302.343.239-0.1-8.3-1.7-8.914.9-12.77.3
201831631691312411159511360.232.303.338.238-0.2-8.9-1.6-9.014.9-13.27.4
201932612661282311157481350.233.301.338.237-0.2-8.8-1.6-8.714.9-13.47.2
202033608641212111055491350.224.294.324.231-0.6-12.8-1.6-8.714.9-17.47.1
20213460465126231954511260.234.306.333.238-0.1-8.3-1.5-8.614.9-13.17.1
202235634651252111055511410.220.290.312.225-1.0-16.5-1.7-9.014.9-20.77.4
20233663866129221955491430.225.291.316.226-0.9-16.2-1.8-9.114.9-20.27.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.5out of baseballout of baseball3out of baseball0.37.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Adam Rosales 2010 .270
2 90 Brian Buscher 2008 .269
3 87 Russell Mitchell 2012 .000 DNP
4 86 Freddy Sandoval 2010 .000 DNP
5 86 Casey McGehee 2010 .290
6 85 Travis Metcalf 2010 .000 DNP
7 85 Chris Nowak 2010 .000 DNP
8 84 Jeff Baisley 2010 .000 DNP
9 84 Hunter Brown 2007 .000 DNP
10 83 Scott Moore 2011 .000 DNP
11 83 Dan Nelson 2011 .000 DNP
12 83 Brian Barden 2008 .158
13 83 Brennan King 2008 .000 DNP
14 83 Matt Craig 2008 .000 DNP
15 82 Bryan Pounds 2013 .000 DNP
16 82 Corey Myers 2007 .000 DNP
17 82 Daniel Mayora 2013 .000 DNP
18 82 Ryan Roberts 2008 .070
19 82 Greg Rohan 2013 .000 DNP
20 82 Rawley Bishop 2013 .000 DNP
21 81 Matt Tuiasosopo 2013 .290
22 81 Danny Worth 2013 -.174
23 81 Ray Chang 2011 .000 DNP
24 81 Javier Castillo 2011 .000 DNP
25 81 Luis Valbuena 2013 .260
26 81 Jay Caligiuri 2007 .000 DNP
27 81 Myron Leslie 2009 .000 DNP
28 81 Kory Casto 2009 .000 DNP
29 81 Cesar Nicolas 2009 .000 DNP
30 81 Danny Richar 2010 .000 DNP
31 80 Matt Downs 2011 .311
32 80 Matt Mangini 2013 .000 DNP
33 80 Brandon Jones 2011 .000 DNP
34 80 Paul McAnulty 2008 .268
35 80 Eric Patterson 2010 .239
36 80 Justin Sellers 2013 .191
37 80 Jeff Salazar 2008 .239
38 80 Matt Antonelli 2012 .000 DNP
39 80 Andy Parrino 2013 .112
40 80 Hector Gimenez 2010 .000 DNP
41 80 Jared Goedert 2012 .000 DNP
42 79 Anthony Hatch 2011 .000 DNP
43 79 James D'Antona 2009 .000 DNP
44 79 Ryan Rohlinger 2011 -.010
45 79 Josh Donaldson 2013 .326
46 79 Oswaldo Navarro 2012 .000 DNP
47 79 Chase Lambin 2007 .000 DNP
48 79 Alejandro De Aza 2011 .340
49 78 Jeff Fiorentino 2010 .000 DNP
50 78 Tug Hulett 2010 .000 DNP
51 78 Steve Tolleson 2011 .000 DNP
52 78 Kenny Perez 2009 .000 DNP
53 78 Jason Jaramillo 2010 .161
54 78 Jake Kahaulelio 2012 .000 DNP
55 78 Travis Denker 2013 .000 DNP
56 78 Andy Gonzalez 2009 .098
57 78 Ricardo Sosa 2011 .000 DNP
58 78 Josh Satin 2012 .017
59 77 Eric Campbell 2013 .000 DNP
60 77 Vinny Rottino 2007 .260
61 77 Jesus Guzman 2011 .320
62 77 Michael McKenry 2012 .283
63 77 Craig Stansberry 2009 -.012
64 77 Jack Hannahan 2007 .281
65 77 Chip Ambres 2007 .229
66 77 Drew Sutton 2010 .242
67 77 Daniel Ortmeier 2008 .219
68 77 Andy Marte 2011 .000 DNP
69 77 Adam Heether 2009 .000 DNP
70 77 Jordan Brown 2011 .000 DNP
71 77 Cyle Hankerd 2012 .000 DNP
72 77 Neil Sellers 2009 .000 DNP
73 77 Ryan Spilborghs 2007 .282
74 77 Justin Huber 2010 .000 DNP
75 77 Michael Aubrey 2009 .277
76 77 Diory Hernandez 2011 .213
77 77 Chris Nelson 2013 .211
78 77 Jordan Pacheco 2013 .207
79 77 Collin Cowgill 2013 .237
80 77 Angel Chavez 2009 .000 DNP
81 77 Brian Van Kirk 2013 .000 DNP
82 77 Jamie Romak 2013 .000 DNP
83 77 Steve Susdorf 2013 .103
84 76 Roberto Lopez 2013 .000 DNP
85 76 Matt Tolbert 2009 .225
86 76 Ruben Gotay 2010 .000 DNP
87 76 Bubba Bell 2010 .000 DNP
88 76 Jason Delaney 2010 .000 DNP
89 76 George Kottaras 2010 .270
90 76 Ole Sheldon 2010 .000 DNP
91 76 Jose Morales 2010 .204
92 76 Daniel Nava 2010 .244
93 76 Scott Beerer 2010 .000 DNP
94 76 Adam Moore 2011 .151
95 76 Ryan Khoury 2011 .000 DNP
96 76 James Van Ostrand 2012 .000 DNP
97 76 Josh Horton 2013 .000 DNP
98 76 Casey Rogowski 2008 .000 DNP
99 76 Sawyer Carroll 2013 .000 DNP
100 76 Mike Paulk 2011 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .197 .246 .246 .173
11 vs R (Multi) .190 .256 .316 .205
18 Split (Multi) -.007 .010 .071 .032
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .197 .246 .246 .173
31 vs R (2013) .190 .256 .316 .205
38 Split (2013) -.007 .010 .071 .032
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Adams first made himself known to Yankees fans as the man who sabotaged a 2010 trade for Cliff Lee by fracturing his ankle at an inopportune time, but he might soon distinguish himself for something other than getting hurt. In light of A-Rod's latest injury and the banged-up body of Kevin Youkilis, Adamsís shift from full-time second baseman to part-time third baseman last season might turn out to be his ticket to the big leagues as early as 2013. His ankle woes have limited him to an average of 51 games over the past three seasons, but he hit well in Double-A and the Arizona Fall League and should continue to make decent contact and draw the odd walk in the majors if he can stay on his feet.
2012 David Adams spent the year trying to stay on the field after season-ending ankle surgery in 2010. Assuming full functionality, Adams is a good hitter for a second baseman and can field his position, but if he doesn't get back on track at 25, the parade will pass him by.
2011 Adams was quite nearly a Mariner, having been included in the aborted Cliff Lee deal. Jack Zduriencik balked at what was then described as a high ankle sprain that Adams had suffered on May 23. This was hardly a reason to dismiss Adamsóno one had said that he was never going to get betteróbut Zduriencik must have felt at least partially justified as two months went by and Adams didnít get better. Upon further investigation, the sprain turned out to be a fracture, and Adamsí season was at an end. To that point, he had pillaged the Eastern League, all the more impressive because he played his home games in the Trenton Thunderís offense-depressing Ballpark of Azkaban. A solid defender who didnít make an error last year, Adams spent the offseason recovering apace. His next challenge will be keeping up the hitting at Triple-A so he can be included in the next big trade package, lest the immovable object that is Robinson Cano render him a minor-league lifer.
2010 A third-round pick out of UVA in 2008, Adams has shown decent pop and selectivity at the lower levels, and plays a surprisingly good second base. If he stays at second he has a future as one of those starters who gives you a little hitting and a little defense, but not a ton of either. Should either aspect fail to come with him to the higher levels, that will be all she wrote. The difficult hitting environment at Trenton looms as his next test.

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