Miami Marlins sign David Adams to minors deal


The Miami Marlins have signed infielder David Adams to a minor league deal that does not include an invitation to major league Spring Training,’s Joe Frisaro reports.

Adams, 27, spent part of the 2013 season with the New York Yankees where he hit an awful .193/.252/.286/45 wRC+ with two home runs, five doubles and a triple in 152 plate appearances. He saw time at first, second and third base and actually registered a positive 3.2 defense rating according to Fangraphs. Adams was worth 0.4 dWAR by Baseball Reference metrics.

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He spent last season in the Baltimore Orioles minor league system, seeing the most playing time at Double-A and earning a late-season promotion to Triple-A. His Double-A numbers were much more favorable, as he slashed .265/.333/.405 compared to .214/.295/.304 at Triple-A. Adams didn’t show much power at either level, totaling nine home runs all season.

Once a touted prospect, Adams’ career has been plagued by injuries and his plate performance in the minors has taken a dive. Prior to the 2013 season, our FanSided Yankees site Yanks Go Yard published a detailed prospect profile on Adams, which you can read here.

"For a while now, people have seen Adams as a major-league ready player. He brings a very solid bat to the plate that is capable of both power and pure hitting. He would likely never be a 30+ home run type of player, but he can definitely be well-rounded at the plate. He was originally a second baseman, but due to Robinson Cano currently manning the position, he was converted to third base."

His only MLB experience came with that 2013 Yankees club whose roster was a revolving door all season. The team ranked near the bottom of the American League in nearly every offensive category, including a .683 team OPS, third-lowest in the league.

This signing by the Marlins represents nothing more than minor league depth. I’d be shocked to see David Adams playing anywhere near an MLB ballpark in 2015.

Adams is from Margate, FL, near Coral Springs. According to his profile page, the Marlins have tentatively assigned him to Double-A Jacksonville.

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