- A Full Season of Matt Adams
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams entered 2014 with some lofty expectations. In a part-time role in 2013, Adams displayed all the skills that pointed to him being a potentially elite option at first
- Mike Adams's Career Revival
Along with Heath Bell, Padres reliever Mike Adams forms one of the best closer and set up man tandems in the National League. That tandem was on display last night against San Francisco, as Bell
- Adams Continues To Dominate
it again in 2011, with a 2.33 ERA and 2.85 FIP out of the gates. Although Heath Bell is the headliner of the group, his opening act, Mike Adams, deserves just as much credit. His ascension from total
- Matt Adams and Beating the Shift
Over at Viva El Birdos, SBNation’s Cardinal’s blog, author Craig Edwards has a great post on Matt Adams and the shift. In the piece, he notes that Adams hits almost all of his home runs to right
- Run Adams, Run!
pick Russ Adams for assignment.
Adams was originally drafted by the Jays in 2002, which was also the first draft by the organization while under control of current general manager J.P. Ricciardi, who
- Searching for the True Matt Adams
Many people were disappointed with Matt Adams in 2014. Most were probably fantasy owners. In real life, Adams had a solid year, and hit a really important home run off of the best pitcher in baseball
- Matt Adams and Beating the Eye Test
Adams is listed at 6-3/260 on his FanGraphs player page and I have a feeling that's conservative. One scouting report said Adams has "the body of a refrigerator." The lede to his 2014 FanGraphs+ player
- Matt Adams and the Struggles of Free Swingers
As a big guy standing on the left side of the plate who previously hit 36 home runs in a minor league season, it is safe to say that the Matt Adams we have received over his first 1,000 plate
- Matt Adams Cares Not For Your Shift
One of those hitters is St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, who had nearly a 100-point difference in BABIP while being shifted against approximately 21 percent of the time last year. Adams hit only
- Adams Joins Reformed Rangers Bullpen
After weeks of rumors about the Padres and Rangers being engaged in talks for closer Heath Bell, the teams pulled off a deal... involving setup man Mike Adams.
The Rangers, fresh off of acquiring
- Jimenez, Adams, Uehara: Trade Ramifications
of 4.46 which is almost a point higher than his FIP(3.54), xFIP (3.56) and SIERA (3.94). With a little regression, his ERA could head lower.
Mike Adams (to Rangers) – Adam's fantasy value could have
- Austin Jackson: Breakout Candidate?
In Tuesday night's After Dark chat, several people wanted to know if Austin Jackson is having a breakout season. A triple slash line of 0.500/0.583/0.850 definitely looks impressive, but those
- Recognizing Austin Jackson
fielder get the recognition he deserves for his 2012 season. And that center fielder is Austin Jackson.
24 different players were named on the 28 AL MVP ballots. Austin Jackson was not among those
- The Post-Deadline Austin Jackson
handed bat at a minimum and they managed to do just that, bringing in Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia without giving up someone like Taijuan Walker. The Mariners brass had to be particularly thrilled
- The New Austin Jackson, Again
You remember what the concerns with Austin Jackson used to be. There weren't many questions about his defense, there weren't many questions about his athleticism, there weren't many questions about
- Austin Kearns's Career Revival
If anybody's career looked over after the 2009 season, it was Austin Kearns. The right fielder was coming off two seasons with wRC+ numbers of 72 and 79 respectively. He only appeared in 166 games
- Welcome Back, Austin Kearns
Between 2005 and 2007 Austin Kearns posted wRC+ of 107, 118, and 107 with the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals. Then something happened – namely his batting average on balls in play bottoming
- Q&A: Austin Jackson
When the Tigers acquired Austin Jackson from the Yankees prior to the 2010 season, they did more than simply replace the popular Curtis Granderson in center field. They brought to Motown one
- Austin Jackson Needs to Adjust
After acquiring Austin Jackson from the Yankees last winter, the Tigers wasted no time in testing their new center fielder. Even with Johnny Damon, a career leadoff hitter, on the roster, Jim Leyland
- A Closer Look at Austin Jackson
Austin Jackson is off to a brilliant start in his major league career. But any discussion of his hot start invariably leads to discussion of his strikeout total. His 63 have him just one behind
- ottoneu Hot Right Now: Matt Adams
-Territory, crossing into double-digit auctions, but when I pulled the numbers on Monday, something remarkable happened.
And that something is Matthew Adams. As of Monday evening, there were only four
- Berkman Injury Opens Door for Matt Adams
base prospects in the game.
Along with the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo and Houston's Jonathan Singleton, triple-A first baseman Matt Adams has the potential to be an impact bat at the big league level
- GIF: Austin Kearns is a Kitty Cat
Today, I would like to thank Austin Kearns for deflecting a ground ball in the bottom of the second inning last Saturday. Thank you, Austin Kearns; thank you for not standing and jogging, but instead
- Yankees' Tyler Austin Breaks Out
With 13 home runs and a 1.032 OPS entering today's action, it's safe to say Yankees outfield prospect Tyler Austin has officially broken out. Considering the Georgia native opened the season
- Taking a Step Back: Matt Adams and Brandon Crawford
, and I didn't wait for their early season slow starts to cherry-pick Matt Adams and Brandon Crawford as my two senior-circuit selections.
Having a "good draft" doesn't mean simply hitting on your
- 1B Stock Watch: Adams, Davises, Napoli
Matt Adams | Cardinals
The 24-year-old Adams has always hit, including a .329/.362/.624 (147 wRC+) batting line with 18 homers in 67 Triple-A games last year. He's off
- Austin Barnes Is the Jewel of This Trade by the Projections
-second-baseman Austin Barnes as the "jewel" of today's Dodgers-Marlins trade.
Regard, by way of illustration, the current projections for all the hitters involved in the deal (prorated to 550 PA
- Trade Fallout: Austin Jackson to Detroit
Scherzer, LHPs Daniel Schlereth and Phil Coke and OF prospect Austin Jackson in a three-team swap, shipping Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson out of town in the process. Let's take a closer look
- Tyler Austin: All-Around Athlete
Tyler Austin ended 2012 being named the Yankees 'Minor League Player of the Year', after level-jumping four times, with a two-game stint for Double-A Trenton. He began this year in Double
- The Obviousness of Austin Jackson and the White Sox
a playoff run.
Given the situation, Chicago decided to sign Austin Jackson for a year and $5 million. It makes for an obvious fit. It makes for maybe the most obvious fit.
To be clear, this wasn't
- Austin Jackson, Man of Action for Tigers
pedestrian 2010 form. And second base has been a pile of dreck among Brandon Inge (before he was released), Ramon Santiago, and Ryan Raburn.
The bright spot has been center fielder Austin Jackson
- Austin Hedges is Here to Help the Padres
minor league catcher in Austin Hedges, who ranked 130th overall on Kiley McDaniel's pre-season list, but was rated much higher by most other outlets. All indications are that Hedges serve as the Padres
- Pirates' Prospect Austin Meadows, Then and Now
replacement in Austin Meadows.
The 21-year-old center fielder just laid waste to Double-A and is now learning the ropes at the highest level in the minor leagues. His power has finally blossomed
- Padres Austin Hedges Is Cerebral And Skilled
Austin Hedges is considered the third-best catching prospect in baseball behind the Mariners’ Mike Zunino and the Mets’ Travis D'Arnaud. Regarded as a fantastic defender, he surprised with the bat
- Austin Jackson No Longer Cares For Ks
Austin Jackson has a fairly well-documented history of frequent strikeouts. But every day, Jackson seems to be creating a new history. That's because he's decided to stop striking out.
- Austin Jackson: Now With More Walks?
When Austin Jackson, the Tigers' centerpiece in the Curtis Granderson trade, came out of the gates flying in early 2010, baseball was abuzz about the young gun patrolling the outfield grasses
- Andrew Dice Clay Interprets Baseball Poetry: F.P. Adams
In this edition of Andrew Dice Clay Interprets Baseball Poetry, the Dice Man sets his sights on the famous piece by Franklin Pierce Adams, Baseball's Sad Lexicon.
These are the saddest
- Clayton Kershaw's Big Miss, Matt Adams' Big Hit
On Tuesday evening, Clayton Kershaw gave up a home run to Matt Adams. It was a big home run. Wanna know how I know it was a big home run? Because Matt Adams did this:
The graphic which appears
- Tim Kerr's Willie Wells mural in Austin, Texas
I went to the unveiling of this mural here in Austin on Saturday, installed next door to the historic home of Willie Wells. Tim Kerr is a local artist who enjoys baseball, jazz, and skateboarding
- Austin Jackson Doesn't Like Throwing Fish
I guess I could have said Austin Jackson hates rain since everyone thinks it pours 365 in the Emerald City, but then again, Safeco Field is civilized enough to have a roof so inclement weather
- FG on Fox: Austin Jackson's Comfort Zone
Sometimes, you can just do everything right and the results aren't coming," Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson said before a late-May game against the Athletics. And if you look at what Jackson
- Early Prospect Sleepers: Austin, Davis, Herrera, Lino
teammates include Gary Sanchez, Dante Bichette Jr. and Mason Williams.
With six hits in two games including a two-home run performance and four-hit effort with two doubles, Yankees Tyler Austin mashed his
- Prospect Stock Watch: Flaherty, Paulino, Austin
to close off to an idea of a talented pitcher turning into a starter but my feeling is that he’ll find success in the Majors as a high-leverage reliever.
Tyler Austin | OF/1B | Yankees
- Slade Heathcott & Tyler Austin: Yankees in Making
Slade Heathcott and Tyler Austin have several things in common. Most notably, they’re among the top prospects in the New York Yankees organization. Both are outfielders with the potential to become
- The Prospect Stock Watch: Austin, Light, Lindgren
-- three of whom can found playing for organizations in the AL East.
Tyler Austin, OF, Yankees: The up-and-down career of Austin may finally be running out of ‘ups.” A highly-regarded amateur when he
- New York Yankees Acquire Austin Kearns
Brian Cashman was not done after agreeing to a trade for Lance Berkman. Hours later, he went out and grabbed Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Austin Kearns for a player to be named later or cash
- Austin Brice and the Value of Release Point Repetition
Austin Brice is a legitimate prospect. The Marlins spent $205,000 to sign him out of high school in 2010, and he was ranked as the sixteenth-best farmhand in the Miami organization by Baseball
- Why Austin Jackson Should Be Just Fine
for Franklin, they acquired center fielder Austin Jackson, filling an organizational void in the hopes of making a playoff charge of their own. They fell a game short of a wild card berth
- Expanded Four Factors: Austin Jackson's BABIP
will be taking a look at Austin Jackson, who leads all qualified hitters with a .422 BABIP. That's 29 points above the second highest BABIP, Josh Hamilton's .393, and 123 points above the MLB average of .299
- Q&A: Austin Wilson, Seattle Mariners Outfield Prospect
The Seattle Mariners may have gotten the steal of the 2013 draft when they selected Austin Wilson in the second round. The 21-year-old outfielder is a five-tool player with a world of potential
- Austin Jackson: More Than a One Category Contributor?
Hovering around replacement level in several categories does have its value. Despite offering near replacement level production in three of the five roto categories, Austin Jackson was still the 41st
- Austin Jackson's Bothersome Batted-Ball Bind
middle infielder Nick Franklin and Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly, as well as Seattle's prospective answer to its outfield problem: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson.
Since his move to the Mariners
- Austin Wilson Is Not Only All About Tools
Watch Austin Wilson do anything on the field and you're struck by his athleticism. Six-foot-five, 244 pounds of muscle, he glides across center field in the Sunken Diamond on defense. During batting
- Projecting Yankees Call-Ups Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin
those transactions, both Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin had already homered in the big leagues. Out with the old, in with the new.
Aaron Judge (Profile)
Judge is an impressive physical
- In Austin Jackson, Mariners Land Decent Player and Massive Upgrade
with David Price, but they did get themselves involved in the deal, adding Austin Jackson and subtracting Nick Franklin. Jackson has only another eight months of team control, and it would appear he
- Austin Voth: Low-Minors Ace, But What Sort of Prospect?
Austin Voth, RHP, Washington Nationals (Double-A Harrisburg)
Voth was drafted in the 5th round in 2013 out of U. Washington and has performed well since signing, but most scouts don't think the raw