Ehire Adrianza
Ehire Adrianza
29-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Minnesota Twins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Minnesota grabbed Adrianza off waivers before last season as a versatile utility man with an above-average glove at shortstop who had shown little at the plate in the majors. After missing most of the first half of the season with an oblique issue, Adriana showed promise at the plate by hitting .262 with a .735 OPS after the All-Star break. He significantly improved his contact (career-high 83 percent contact rate) and drew more walks. He offers some speed and improving power, but may not see many at-bats in a utility role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Twins in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Drives in three
SSMinnesota Twins
September 8, 2018
Adrianza went 3-for-4 with three RBI in the Twins' 10-6 win over the Royals on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Adrianza turned in a productive day at the dish while drawing his third straight start at third base in place of the injured Miguel Sano (lower leg). The Twins have cleared Sano of any structural damage to his leg, but it's uncertain when he'll be ready to return to the lineup. Adrianza should see regular at-bats until Sano is cleared to play again, but the 25-year-old's fantasy utility is weighted down by his lack of consistent impact in the power and speed departments.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+76%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .772 193 22 2 21 4 .301 .346 .426
Since 2016vs Right .632 398 46 8 45 8 .227 .286 .346
2018vs Left .686 96 11 0 3 2 .267 .337 .349
2018vs Right .652 238 24 6 32 2 .234 .281 .372
2017vs Left .855 62 10 1 14 2 .321 .355 .500
2017vs Right .630 124 20 1 10 6 .236 .309 .321
2016vs Left .853 35 1 1 4 0 .353 .353 .500
2016vs Right .484 36 2 1 3 0 .138 .242 .241
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+75%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .734 273 35 3 34 7 .267 .326 .408
Since 2016Away .631 318 33 7 32 5 .239 .288 .343
2018Home .675 148 17 2 16 2 .229 .301 .374
2018Away .652 186 18 4 19 2 .254 .293 .358
2017Home .770 102 17 0 16 5 .303 .343 .427
2017Away .630 84 13 2 8 3 .219 .301 .329
2016Home .959 23 1 1 2 0 .350 .409 .550
2016Away .547 48 2 1 5 0 .209 .244 .302
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How does Ehire Adrianza 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.
BB/K
0.29
 
BB Rate
6.8%
 
K Rate
23.7%
 
BABIP
.308
 
ISO
.120
 
AVG
.244
 
OBP
.296
 
SLG
.364
 
OPS
.660
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Primarily known for his defensive prowess, Adrianza took a step forward with his bat in 2016. He saw upticks in batting average (.254), slugging percentage (.381) and isolated power (.127) over his 2015 totals while serving as a utility infielder for the Giants. San Francisco's infield will be just as crowded in 2017 as it was last season, so the switch-hitting middle infielder will begin the year as a bench bat, leaving him off the standard fantasy radar. Deep leaguers will want to familiarize themselves with Adrianza in the event that he continues to improve offensively, because he could have some value if he falls into regular playing time at any point next season. However, it'll be tough for him to get many opportunities after being claimed by the Twins, a team that also has a good amount of infield depth at the major league level.
The Giants starting middle infielders suffered significant injuries in 2015, opening up playing time for the 26-year-old Adrianza. He didn't take advantage of the career-high 135 plate appearances, slashing just .186/.303/.265 with three stolen bases. The switch-hitting shortstop isn't known for his hitting prowess, so his lack of fantasy production came as no surprise. Despite his struggles, the Giants will likely give him another chance to compete for a spot on the 25-man roster out of spring training due to his plus defense. From a fantasy perspective, he should be ignored in all but the deepest formats.
The switching-hitting Adrianza was limited to just 59 games between Triple-A Fresno and San Francisco in 2014, losing the second half of his season to a severe hamstring strain. Over the course of his minor-league development, Adrianza has flashed more offensive ability than Joaquin Arias, but as long as Arias is in the mix, Adrianza seems destined to be on the outside looking in as the team's utility infielder. It's expected that he'll begin his 2015 campaign with the Giants' new Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento (if he clears waivers), where he will await an injury at the big-league level to clear his path back to the 25-man roster. As long as Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik are healthy, the Giants figure to have very few at-bats up for grabs in the middle infield over the next couple of seasons.
The 24-year-old rookie got his first taste of the majors last September after spending seven years in the Giants' minor league system. True to his "all glove, no bat" scouting profile, Adrianza dazzled with his defense, but left a lot to be desired with his bat (.222/.263/.444). He will likely spend the majority of 2014 at Triple-A Fresno, barring any sort of serious injury to the Giants' starting infielders.
Adrianza was one of the biggest disappointments in the Giants' system in 2012, putting together his worst professional season to date. While he is still considered a top defender at the position, his .220/.289/.310 slash line and .276 wOBA in Double-A were dismaying and reinforce some of the criticisms that he does not have enough of a bat to make an impact in the majors. Adrianza's 17.6 percent strikeout rate did not increase, and much of his drop in batting average is due to his .266 BABIP. Expect him to stay in Double-A for most of 2013.
Adrianza struggled out of the gate last year following thumb surgery, but he picked it up as the season progressed. He finished with a .300/.375/.470 line over 230 at-bats after moving up to High-A, which wasn’t bad for a 21-year-old with a plus glove at shortstop. After stealing 33 bases the year before, that number fell to just eight last season, so he’s likely to be more helpful to the Giants than a fantasy team, though there’s plenty of time for things to change. Adrianza won’t be a big-league option for at least a couple years.
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Batting second Sunday
SSMinnesota Twins
September 2, 2018
Adrianza will start at third base and bat second Sunday against the Rangers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Clubs two-run homer vs. Indians
SSMinnesota Twins
August 30, 2018
Adrianza went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 5-3 loss to Cleveland.
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Three hits in loss to Tigers
SSMinnesota Twins
August 11, 2018
Adrianza went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Tigers.
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Reinstated from disabled list
SSMinnesota Twins
July 12, 2018
Adrianza (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day DL on Thursday, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports.
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Ready to return Thursday
SSMinnesota Twins
Hamstring
July 8, 2018
Adrianza (hamstring) is expected to return from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible Thursday against the Rays, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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