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Russ Adams


#8  LF  |  2004-2009  |  Debut –  |  0

 

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Career: .247/.313/.372
Acquired: Drafted – 1/14 – 2002
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Nickname: None
Earnings: $1,375,700
WAR: 0.0 [0.00 avg in 5 seasons. Best = 0.9/2005]

 

Uniform Numbers

8
2004
8
2005
8
2006
8
2007
8
2009
About Adams

Adams played college ball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His strong season in 2002, when he batted .370 with 45 steals, led to the Toronto Blue Jays drafting him in the 1st round (14th overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, ahead of Scott Kazmir, Nick Swisher, Cole Hamels, Jeff Francoeur, Matt Cain, and Canadian Joey Votto.

Adams was brought up to the major league club late in the 2004 season and had his official rookie season in 2005. He was used primarily in the lead-off position in the lineup. Adams finished the 2005 season with a .256 batting average, .325 OBP, 27 doubles, 5 triples, 8 home runs, and 11 stolen bases. Adams finished seventh in the AL in sacrifice flies and tenth in the American League in at bats per strikeout. Adams was named to the Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team along with teammate Gustavo Chacín. However, he made 26 errors in the field for the Blue Jays and was often criticized for his throwing arm.

He played shortstop before being optioned to the Jays’ Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs on May 25, 2006 (along with Josh Towers). On June 12, 2006, he was recalled by the Blue Jays after playing 17 games for Syracuse. After having trouble with the bat since his call up, and due to teammate Aaron Hill’s struggles at short, he was removed as the second baseman, with Hill switching over to second and utility man John McDonald taking the shortstop role previously occupied by Hill. He was optioned back to Syracuse on July 30 so that he could receive more playing time.

Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi stated at the beginning of the 2007 season that Adams would begin 2007 in Triple-A, and would have to earn his way back onto the team. On August 17, 2007, Russ was recalled from Triple-A and has played with the Jays as a utility infielder. On September 19, 2007, he recorded his first-ever major league grand slam, against Jonathan Papelbon of the Boston Red Sox.

On February 5, 2009, Adams was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays to make room for T. J. Beam on the 40-man roster. On February 11, he was outrighted to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. While with Las Vegas, he played some games in the infield and outfield, and spent a month on the disabled list with a broken hand, but hit over .300 while active. On June 21, Adams’ contract was purchased from Triple-A by the Blue Jays, as Joe Inglett was optioned back to Las Vegas. Adams singled in a pinch-hitting appearance that day against the Washington Nationals. GM Ricciardi said Adams would be a reserve infielder, left fielder, designated hitter and pinch hitter with Toronto.

StatisticsPlayer ValueSalary
BATTING – REGULAR SEASON
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SF IBB HBP GDP
2009 8 20 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .238 .200 .438 4 0 0 0 0
2007 27 60 14 14 3 0 2 12 2 1 7 14 .233 .313 .383 .697 23 0 1 0 1
2006 90 251 31 55 14 1 3 28 1 2 22 41 .219 .282 .319 .600 80 3 0 1 5
2005 139 481 68 123 27 5 8 63 11 2 50 57 .256 .325 .383 .707 184 8 1 3 5
2004 22 72 10 22 2 1 4 10 1 0 5 5 .306 .359 .528 .887 38 0 0 1 3
TOTAL 286 884 125 218 46 7 17 113 15 5 85 118 .247 .313 .372 .685 329 11 2 5 14
FIELDING – REGULAR SEASON
Year GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP F% Rtot Rtot/yr Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos
2009 5 3 31.0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -35 1 39 0.29 0.14 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0% 0 LF-DH
2007 16 10 140.0 27 0 14 3 0 .889 -4 -31 -5 -43 1.54 0.96 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0% 0 3B-2B-DH
2006 66 53 595.2 298 0 186 12 36 .960 -9 -17 -7 -14 4.32 3.29 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0% 0 2B-SS-DH
2005 122 113 1100.0 546 0 326 26 68 .952 -15 -17 -13 -14 4.25 3.94 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0% 0 SS
2004 18 17 159.1 78 0 47 5 9 .936 -1 -9 -2 -15 4.12 3.48 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0% 0 SS
TOTAL
227 196 2026 950 0 573 46 113 .947 -30 -109 -26 -47 2.90 2.36 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0% 0
VALUE – POSITION PLAYER
Year Age G PA RBat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR
2009 28 8 21 -2 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1
2007 26 27 69 -1 0 0 -5 0 -6 -0.6 3 -4 -0.3 .477 .496 0.1 -0.5 1
2006 25 90 280 -17 -1 0 -7 3 -22 -2.1 10 -11 -1.1 .476 .487 -0.4 -0.4 -4
2005 24 139 545 -9 0 4 -13 6 -11 -1.1 20 9 0.9 .492 .493 2.2 -0.6 22
2004 23 22 78 6 -1 -1 -2 1 4 0.4 3 7 0.6 .516 .502 0.8 -0.1 9
5 Seasons
286 993 -23 -2 3 -26 10 -36 -3.5 37 1 0.0 .489 .495 2.5 -1.5 27
Year Salary $ Per Game Accumulated Team Average
2009 $416,700 $52,088 $1,375,700 1,466,213
2006 $343,000 $3,811 $959,000 1,987,145
2005 $316,000 $2,273 $616,000 1,450,864
2004 $300,000 $13,636 $300,000 1,290,949

 

 

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