No doubt, the Yankees could use some relief in the hot corner.
Regardless of the reason, Adams is a homegrown position player is getting a shot so Yankee fans should get to know him.
Here are five facts I dug up about Adams:
1) Do you recall the excuse the Mariners used for not trading Cliff Lee to the Yankees back in 2010?
Yes, it was David Adams according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.
At the time, Adams had a sprained ankle until Seattle found it was actually fractured, which caused concerned.
After losing Lee to the Rangers, the Adams excuse seemed like more of a stall tactic used by the Mariners to hear from Texas at the last-minute.
2) The hitter.
Adams has been impressive at the plate from day one. The righty has quick hands and is a very consistent hitter, which rationalizes his high batting average, which now is .314.
It was thought that Adams would eventually hit with more power, but it seems he is more of a gap hitter.
Don’t look for Adams to steal any bases as he is on the slower side.
Here are his numbers in Scranton-Wilkes Berry so far in 2013:
(All stats come courtesy of baseball-reference.com.)
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP
24 86 13 27 6 1 2 9 0 0 11 17 0.314 0.404 0.477 0.881 41 3
3) The defender.
Adams defense is average, as his throwing arm is nothing impressive.
Adams has been praised to be a hard worker, and a good teammate.
A career second baseman, Adams move to third was fairly recent, but he seems to have adapted pretty well.
Adams made his first official start at third base was on July 28, 2012 in Double-A Trenton.
As of 4/30/3013, Adams had only logged 51 starts at the hot corner.
4) Injury prone?
Adams infamous bum ankle not only factored into the Lee trade, it also sidelined him for the majority of 2010 and 2011 seasons.
And remember reading that Adams missed this past Spring Training due to a back injury on Pinstripe Bible? Well he did, and that raises red flags.
Adams health is something to be concerned about as the Yankees have enough fragile players already.
5) A bonus fact.
If Adams does get the nod, it will be a very happy birthday for the youngster who was born on May 15th, 1987.
So Adams could be celebrating both his 26th birthday and his major league debut this Wednesday. How special for him.