Ehire Adrianza
Ehire Adrianza
30-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Minnesota Twins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Adrianza entered last season as Minnesota's utility infielder but was pressed into more regular duty with Jorge Polanco's 80-game suspension and Miguel Sano's demotion to the minors. Adrianza showed a little more pop in his bat with six home runs, but most of his metrics dipped. After showing an improved eye in 2017 with an 89.8% contact rate, Adrianza struck out 22.4% of the time last season, which is too much for a player of his ilk. Seen as a versatile utility man with an above-average glove at shortstop, Adrianza actually graded poorly at shortstop in advanced metrics (26th at SS in DRS among qualifiers) and was below average at second base and third base. He'll need to bounce back with the glove to keep a spot on the roster as a utility player. He doesn't add much for fantasy purposes with minimal power and speed. His health could also be an issue this spring after surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder in September. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Twins in November of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Ready to go for postseason
SSMinnesota Twins
October 4, 2019
Adrianza (oblique) is on the Twins' ALDS roster.
An oblique strain has kept Adrianza out of action since Sept. 12. He's seemingly ready to go now, however, and should fill a bench role during the division series.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Even Split
Since 2017vs Left .754 224 33 3 22 4 .281 .342 .412
Since 2017vs Right .694 562 73 10 63 9 .252 .312 .382
2019vs Left .773 61 11 2 5 0 .269 .350 .423
2019vs Right .762 173 23 3 17 0 .273 .349 .413
2018vs Left .682 101 12 0 3 2 .264 .330 .352
2018vs Right .679 265 30 6 36 3 .246 .290 .389
2017vs Left .855 62 10 1 14 2 .321 .355 .500
2017vs Right .630 124 20 1 10 6 .236 .309 .321
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OPS at Home
OPS at Home
OPS on Road
OPS at Home
Since 2017Home .742 365 51 5 44 8 .263 .335 .406
Since 2017Away .686 421 55 8 41 5 .258 .309 .378
2019Home .872 103 16 3 12 0 .298 .396 .476
2019Away .686 131 18 2 10 0 .254 .313 .373
2018Home .643 160 18 2 16 3 .218 .291 .352
2018Away .708 206 24 4 23 2 .275 .309 .399
2017Home .770 102 17 0 16 5 .303 .343 .427
2017Away .630 84 13 2 8 3 .219 .301 .329
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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.

* 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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Could play this weekend
SSMinnesota Twins
September 27, 2019
Adrianza (oblique) has been told he will probably play two games this weekend, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Takes step forward in recovery
SSMinnesota Twins
September 22, 2019
Adrianza (oblique) took swings on the field and participated in infield work Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.
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Hopes to return this season
SSMinnesota Twins
September 14, 2019
Adrianza (oblique) expects to be able to return this season, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.
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Departs with oblique strain
SSMinnesota Twins
September 12, 2019
Adrianza exited Thursday night's game against the Nationals with a right oblique strain, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Returns to action
SSMinnesota Twins
September 8, 2019
Adrianza is in Sunday's lineup against the Indians, hitting seventh and playing first base, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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