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Adrian Cardenas

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 203   DOB: 10/10/1987   BORN: Miami Lakes, FL   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Adrian Cardenas Contract Information:

Signed to an NRI with the A's in December of 2008.

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Cardenas has retired from baseball, CSN Chicago reports.

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Adrian Cardenas Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 19 A LAK 127 546 499 70 147 41 30 2 9 79 20 7 47 80 0 0 0 .295 .354 .417 .771
2008 20 A STO 15 73 72 11 20 2 1 0 1 10 1 0 1 14 0 0 0 .278 .297 .333 .630
2008 20 A CLE 67 291 259 44 80 21 11 6 4 23 16 0 28 42 2 2 0 .309 .374 .444 .818
2008 20 AA MID 26 102 86 12 24 4 4 0 0 7 0 1 15 10 0 0 1 .279 .392 .326 .718
2009 21 AA MID 78 369 321 56 105 31 26 2 3 55 5 4 38 41 3 6 1 .327 .393 .449 .842
2009 21 AAA SAC 51 207 183 23 46 18 15 2 1 24 3 2 17 29 2 3 2 .251 .317 .372 .689
2010 22 AA MID 51 236 194 36 67 18 15 0 3 32 4 6 33 23 0 6 3 .345 .436 .469 .905
2010 22 AAA SAC 58 231 210 30 56 10 8 1 1 21 2 2 17 28 3 1 0 .267 .320 .329 .649
2011 23 AAA SAC 127 545 491 70 154 37 28 4 5 51 13 6 47 56 2 3 2 .314 .374 .418 .792
2012 24 AAA IOW 65 282 243 30 73 29 22 4 3 32 5 0 33 32 1 4 1 .300 .381 .461 .842
2012 24 MAJ CHC 45 67 60 5 11 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 7 13 0 0 0 .183 .269 .283 .552
3-Year Averages     45 67 60 5 11 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 7 13 0 0 0 .183 .269 .283 .552

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Adrian Cardenas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 12 1 3 3

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Adrian Cardenas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201240000.250.500.900

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012565020.179.268.526

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012241000.083.083.237

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012364020.250.417.758
Adrian Cardenas Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 19 A LAK 546 499 8.6% 14.7% 0.59 84% .337 .122
2008 20 A STO 73 72 1.4% 19.2% 0.07 81% .333 .055
2008 20 A CLE 291 259 9.6% 14.4% 0.67 84% .357 .135
2008 20 AA MID 102 86 14.7% 9.8% 1.50 88% .316 .047
2009 21 AA MID 369 321 10.3% 11.1% 0.93 87% .368 .122
2009 21 AAA SAC 207 183 8.2% 14% 0.59 84% .294 .121
2010 22 AA MID 236 194 14% 9.7% 1.43 88% .381 .124
2010 22 AAA SAC 231 210 7.4% 12.1% 0.61 87% .304 .062
2011 23 AAA SAC 545 491 8.6% 10.3% 0.84 89% .347 .104
2012 24 AAA IOW 282 243 11.7% 11.3% 1.03 87% .337 .161
2012 24 MAJ CHC 67 60 10.4% 19.4% 0.54 78% .234 .100
3-Year Averages     67 60 10.4% 19.4% 0.54 78% .234 .100

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Cardenas will be one of the few Cubs called up when the rosters expand Saturday, the team's official site reports.

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Cardenas was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday, reports Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.

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Cardenas was recalled Tuesday, the Cubs' official Twitter feed reports.

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Cardenas has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports.

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Cardenas will start in left field and bat seventh against the Braves on Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Cardenas is getting the start at second base Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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The Cubs called up Cardenas on Monday, ESPN's Doug Padilla reports.

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The Cubs might call Cardenas up this week, given their need for another infielder after having to designate Blake DeWitt for assignment Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The Cubs claimed Cardenas off waivers from the A's on Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Adrian Cardenas.

2013

Cardenas posted a .300/.381/.461 line in 243 Triple-A at-bats and has a good batting eye, but has never been able to carry over that level of success to the big leagues. Once a top prospect for the Phillies, Cardenas will likely latch on with a minor league deal somewhere for 2013, but his future ceiling may be that of a utility player as he's now 25 years old with little indication of a reliable ability to hit big league pitching.

2012

Cardenas hit well at Triple-A Sacramento (.314/.374/.418), though one would expect that given that it marked his third year with prolonged exposure to Triple-A pitching. While he shows a good eye at the plate, he doesn't offer much of anything in terms of power and that pretty much matches the profile of former teammate Cliff Pennington. After making gains in his walk (nine percent) and contact rates (89 percent) at Triple-A, the Cubs were interested in acquiring the former prospect on waivers during the offseason. He's in the mix for playing time at second base with his new club since Starlin Castro is locked in as the everyday shortstop.

2011

Cardenas was returned to Double-A Midland midseason after another flop at Triple-A Sacramento, the second straight year a return trip to Midland was required after a slow start at Triple-A. His return to Sacramento later in the season was better but not great, and he now has 393 at-bats at Triple-A Sacramento with a .665 OPS to show for it with just two home runs. Time is running out for him to project as anything more than a utility player.

2010

A strong start at Double-A Midland earned Cardenas a quick promotion to Triple-A Sacramento but he was demoted back to Midland after 17 games (.177/.254/.258). He hit well again at Midland, earning another look at Triple-A where he was better (.289/.351/.430 in 121 at-bats), but still failed to show much power against advanced pitching. He's too young, having just turned 22 years old, to hold the lack of power against him, but it will have to develop at some point if he wants to separate himself from a generic middle infielder (little pop, so-so average and only the occasional stolen base) once he does reach the majors.

2009

Cardenas gives the A's another middle-infield prospect after being acquired in trade that sent Joe Blanton to Philly. His power (16 doubles, five homers in 419 minor-league at-bats) fell off from 2007 (30 doubles, nine homers in 499 at-bats) as he advanced and virtually disappeared once in the A's system (five doubles, one homer in 158 at-bats). He projects as a better option down the road than Cliff Pennington, but will likely spend most of the year at Double-A Midland. If he can't hit for power in Midland, you can move him way down on your prospects list.

2008

Cardenas, a supplemental first-round pick in 2006 (37th overall), hit a solid .295 as a 20-year-old at Low-A Lakewood, with 30 doubles and nine home runs to go along with his 79 RBI. His understanding of the strike zone is a big positive, as he struck out a mere 80 times in almost 500 at-bats. He made the switch from shortstop to second base in 2007, which just means he's now blocked by Chase Utley instead of Jimmy Rollins. It'll be a few years before the Phillies have to worry about that, however, since Cardenas probably won't be ready to play every day until 2010 or 2011.