Lane Adams
Lane Adams
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Atlanta Braves
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Adams returned to the big leagues for the first time since 2014 when he received the call from the Braves last season. It's a great story of perseverance, as he spent his age-25 and age-26 seasons riding buses at Double-A and Triple-A in the Royals, Yankees and Cubs organizations. Whether he'll get another chance in 2018 remains to be seen, however, as there are warts under his .275/.339/.468 line, including a 30.3 percent strikeout rate and surprisingly poor splits against lefties in very limited chances against them. The Braves have top prospect Ronald Acuna ready to go at some point early in 2018, leaving Adams to battle for a part-time role with other veterans as the fourth or fifth outfielder during spring training. As long as Acuna, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis are all healthy, Adams figures see very limited playing time. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Braves in July of 2018.
Contract selected by Braves
OFAtlanta Braves
September 1, 2018
Adams' contract was selected by the Braves on Saturday.
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Adams won an Opening Day roster spot with the Braves this season, only to be designated for assignment and electing free agency in late April. He spent some time in the Cubs' organization before returning to the Braves on a minor-league deal in mid-July. He'll wind up back where he started, though he's unlikely to be anything other than a bat off the bench down the stretch.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+117%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+129%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+114%
OPS vs RHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .429 43 6 0 0 3 .143 .286 .143
Since 2016vs Right .933 102 21 6 24 7 .312 .363 .570
2018vs Left .393 8 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143
2018vs Right .900 15 8 1 4 0 .250 .400 .500
2017vs Left .437 35 6 0 0 3 .143 .294 .143
2017vs Right .937 87 13 5 20 7 .321 .356 .580
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+162%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+37%
OPS on Road
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .741 79 10 3 16 6 .246 .321 .420
Since 2016Away .855 66 17 3 8 4 .288 .364 .492
2018Home 1.067 10 3 1 4 0 .333 .400 .667
2018Away .408 13 5 0 0 0 .100 .308 .100
2017Home .692 69 7 2 12 6 .233 .309 .383
2017Away .949 53 12 3 8 4 .327 .377 .571
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Lane Adams 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
0.80
 
BB Rate
17.4%
 
K Rate
21.7%
 
BABIP
.231
 
ISO
.158
 
AVG
.211
 
OBP
.348
 
SLG
.368
 
OPS
.716
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
Like several other Royals farmhands, Adams' primary weapon is his speed. Between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, Adams swiped 31 bases in 38 attempts. He also hit very well at Double-A, slashing .298/.360/.466 with 12 homers and 36 walks. That success did not carry over to Triple-A, though, where his slash line plummeted to .226/.305/.374. The Royals have lots of outfield depth, so it will be tough for the speedster to see significant time with the big club in 2016. However, the Royals have been known to call up players to the big leagues for the specific purpose of running wild on the basepaths, and Adams could fill that role late in the season, especially if he can make some adjustments against Triple-A pitching.
Adams spent the majority of the 2014 season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, where he slashed .269/.352/.427 over 465 plate appearances. Though he hasn't been able to turn many heads with his bat during his time in the minors, Adams certainly fits the Royals' mold, as his prowess on the basepaths allowed him to swipe a career-best 38 bags at the Double-A level. The 25-year-old finally got his first taste of big league action towards the end of the season, as he joined Carlos Peguero as the two outfielders selected for September callups. Adams found himself buried on the depth chart at the major league level, however, as he was limited to just three at-bats during his time with the club. With the Royals' addition of Alex Rios in free agency, it remains unlikely that Adams will see significant time in the majors in 2015. He may get the call if the right injury situation arises, but the club likely will prefer to see him improve his contact rate at the Triple-A level before bringing him up for a bench role.
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Signs minor-league deal with Braves
OFAtlanta Braves
July 16, 2018
Adams signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Monday.
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Joins Cubs on minors deal
OFChicago Cubs
May 4, 2018
Adams signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Friday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Becomes free agent Friday
OFFree Agent
April 27, 2018
Adams elected free agency after declining his outright assignment to Triple-A Gwinnett, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Sent outright to Triple-A
OFAtlanta Braves
April 25, 2018
Adams cleared waivers Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett.
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Designated for assignment Thursday
OFAtlanta Braves
April 19, 2018
Adams was designated for assignment by the Braves on Thursday.
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