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Yankees Rumor: Do you want to know prospect David Adams?

Finally, New York Yankees fans might just get their wish granted this coming Wednesday according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.

Yankees David Adams.

Yankees David Adams.

Feinsand says sources told him that the Yankees would promote 25-year old prospect David Adams to be the everyday third baseman.

No doubt, the Yankees could use some relief in the hot corner.

Right now, Jason Nix is the team’s only legitimate filler for both the injured Kevin Youkilis at third, and Eduardo Nunez at shortstop. So bringing up a prospect is really a must at this point.

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
2486132761290011170.3140.4040.4770.881413
David Adams - 2013 MILB batting stats

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.

 

 

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One Comment

  1. Steve Karsay says:

    Good for him after being released earlier in the year. Although, he was re-signed by the Yankees so quickly it hardly stings like true walking papers would.

    I'll be pulling for him but I still like Ronnie Mustelier's bat a little more. Shame the injury bug got him right at the end of spring, he had the team made.

    I've seen a little bit of Adams in person when Trenton was playing the New Britain Rock Cats here in CT. I cant say he really stood out good or bad but not many players do in just a 2 game sample. Minus the injuries hes got a nice little MiLB batting line, hope it carries over.