Cristhian Adames
Cristhian Adames
28-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
San Francisco Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cristhian Adames in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Cubs in February of 2019. Released by the Cubs in July of 2019.
Joins major-league team
2BSan Francisco Giants
September 14, 2019
Adames was called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
After being released by the Cubs in July, Adames joined the Giants on a minor-league deal and went on to hit .283/.364/.517 in 43 regular-season games with Sacramento. He also helped secure the team's first Pacific Coast League title in 11 years. The 28-year-old will provide middle-infield depth over the final couple weeks.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
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Since 2017vs Left .388 16 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .200
Since 2017vs Right .568 22 2 0 2 0 .250 .318 .250
2019vs Left .633 10 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .333
2019vs Right .813 14 1 0 2 0 .385 .429 .385
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .000 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017vs Right .125 8 1 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
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OPS on Road
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OPS at Home
Since 2017Home .302 21 2 0 0 0 .056 .190 .111
Since 2017Away .706 17 0 0 2 0 .353 .353 .353
2019Home .450 12 1 0 0 0 .100 .250 .200
2019Away 1.000 12 0 0 2 0 .500 .500 .500
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home .111 9 1 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000
2017Away .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Stat Review
How does Cristhian Adames compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Exit Velocity
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Adames was finally afforded a full-time spot on the 25-man roster after spending the bulk of the prior two seasons at Triple-A, but the infielder still didn't put together much of a campaign. The 25-year-old's hallmark has always been his glove, and it was evident that his bat is still playing second fiddle, as he only mustered a .218 average. He walked nearly 10 percent of the time, but managed a mere 12 extra-base hits in 256 at-bats (four in 119 at-bats on the road). The switch-hitter will likely continue to have a role as a utility infielder for Colorado given his ability to play third base and second base to go with his native shortstop. However, with Nolan Arenado, DJ LeMahieu, and Trevor Story keeping the infield positions on lockdown, Adames' ceiling is severely limited.
Adames headed into spring training hoping to land a spot as a utility infielder with the Rockies, but was sent down to the minors before the start of the 2015 regular season with Colorado opting to rely more on veterans for bench roles. He made his case for playing time in the majors while with Triple-A Albuquerque, posting an .800 OPS with the Isotopes to go along with excellent defense. This led to a September callup for the 24-year-old, where he played mostly at shortstop as a replacement for the injured Jose Reyes. He only managed to bat .245 during his short stint with the Rockies, and while that came in a small sample size, it did nothing to entrench him ahead of Trevor Story on the list of Rockies middle infield challengers awaiting a chance to supplant Reyes or DJ LeMahieu.
While not an especially exciting prospect, the 23-year-old Adames has steadily advanced up the Rockies’ organizational ladder, largely on the strength of his top-notch glove work. However, after earning a promotion to Triple-A Colorado Springs midway through the 2014 season, Adames additionally offered a whiff of promise as a hitter, posting a .338/.392/.441 line over 38 games. His .403 BABIP at Triple-A undoubtedly had much to do with that success, so it wasn't surprising when he mustered only one hit over 15 plate appearances upon joining the Rockies in mid-September. Adames fits the mold of the since-departed Jonathan Herrera as a late-inning defensive ace in the middle infield, but his lack of standout offensive tools could preclude him from ever landing a full-time gig in the majors. He’ll receive the opportunity to compete for a utility role with the Rockies in spring training and is probably the most gifted defender of the potential candidates, but it’s more likely that he reports back to Triple-A to further refine his skills in the batter’s box.
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Released by Cubs
2BFree Agent
July 8, 2019
Adames was released by the Cubs on Friday.
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Heads to minor-league camp
2BChicago Cubs
March 23, 2019
Adames was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
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Could earn roster spot
2BChicago Cubs
March 15, 2019
Adames was mentioned by manager Joe Maddon as a possible candidate for the Opening Day roster should Daniel Descalso (shoulder) start the season on the injured list, Jordan Bastian of reports.
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Inks NRI deal with Cubs
2BChicago Cubs
February 6, 2019
Adames signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training.
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Inks NRI deal with Miami
2BMiami Marlins
December 14, 2017
Adames agreed to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training with the Marlins on Thursday, Antonio Puesan of Magnus Media reports.
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