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Russ Adams SS

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 993 .247 .313 .372 86 0.0
Birth Date8-30-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age38 years, 5 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2004 TOR 23 22 78 22 2 1 4 5 5 1 1 0 .306 .359 .528 117 1.8 -2.2 -0.3 0.3
2005 TOR 24 139 545 123 27 5 8 50 57 3 11 2 .256 .325 .383 89 -6.6 5.0 -19.4 0.2
2006 TOR 25 90 280 55 14 1 3 22 41 1 1 2 .219 .282 .319 73 -8.6 -0.9 -2.4 -0.2
2007 TOR 26 27 69 14 3 0 2 7 14 0 2 1 .233 .313 .383 82 -1.3 -0.1 -2.8 -0.2
2009 TOR 28 8 21 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .238 .200 84 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.0
Career28699321846717851185155.247.313.37286-15.01.9-25.10.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2002 AUB A- 30 141 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DUN A+ 37 169 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DUN A+ 68 310 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NHV AA 65 305 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB 22 78 .260 .332 .422 .286 107 4.2 2.3 1 117 10 -0.3 -2.2 1.8 0.3
2004 SYR AAA 122 540 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 139 545 .265 .332 .421 .271 104 -5.8 15.7 7 89 7 -19.4 5.0 -6.6 0.2
2006 TOR MLB 90 280 .267 .331 .427 .248 107 -17.3 8.4 1.6 73 10 -2.4 -0.9 -8.6 -0.2
2006 SYR AAA 42 179 .263 .332 .394 .362 105 5.3 4.6 -0.4 127 0 7.2 -0.7 2.3 1.3
2007 TOR MLB 27 69 .261 .335 .414 .273 94 -0.7 2.0 0.2 82 10 -2.8 -0.1 -1.3 -0.2
2007 SYR AAA 113 484 .261 .332 .392 .276 94 3.1 13.9 -0.8 109 0 8.0 0.7 -1.0 2.0
2008 SYR AAA 127 493 .261 .327 .403 .296 90 8.4 14.6 -3.8 108 0 20.5 0.2 -2.6 2.8
2009 TOR MLB 8 21 .252 .327 .396 .211 103 -2 0.6 -0.2 84 12 -0.3 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2009 LVG AAA 24 80 .283 .344 .444 .407 115 4.7 2.3 0.3 100 0 -0.7 0.2 -0.8 0.1
2009 POR AAA 36 151 .266 .344 .416 .294 88 3.2 4.4 0.2 99 0 -0.1 -1.3 -1.6 0.1
2010 BUF AAA 108 429 .264 .332 .414 .282 103 -2.4 13.1 -1.6 110 0 -4.8 0.3 0.0 0.7
2011 BUF AAA 23 72 .262 .321 .411 .196 90 -5.8 2.2 0 73 0 -0.8 -0.2 -3.0 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2002 AUB A- 141 113 25 40 7 3 0 53 16 24 11 13 1 .354 .468 .469 .115 1 1
2002 DUN A+ 169 147 23 34 4 2 1 45 12 18 17 5 2 .231 .321 .306 .075 1 1
2003 NHV AA 305 271 42 75 10 4 4 105 26 30 37 8 1 .277 .344 .387 .111 4 4
2003 DUN A+ 310 258 50 72 9 5 3 100 16 38 27 9 2 .279 .378 .388 .109 5 5
2004 SYR AAA 540 483 58 139 37 3 5 197 54 45 62 6 2 .288 .353 .408 .120 2 2
2004 TOR MLB 78 72 10 22 2 1 4 38 10 5 5 1 0 .306 .359 .528 .222 0 0
2005 TOR MLB 545 481 68 123 27 5 8 184 63 50 57 11 2 .256 .325 .383 .127 8 3
2006 SYR AAA 179 161 21 50 9 3 0 65 15 17 23 3 2 .311 .376 .404 .093 0 0
2006 TOR MLB 280 251 31 55 14 1 3 80 28 22 41 1 2 .219 .282 .319 .100 3 3
2007 SYR AAA 484 431 62 113 23 2 11 173 54 41 57 3 3 .262 .329 .401 .139 6 6
2007 TOR MLB 69 60 14 14 3 0 2 23 12 7 14 2 1 .233 .313 .383 .150 0 2
2008 SYR AAA 493 429 63 111 19 2 15 179 63 54 91 11 2 .259 .345 .417 .159 1 1
2009 LVG AAA 80 72 15 23 7 2 1 37 9 5 17 0 0 .319 .372 .514 .194 0 0
2009 POR AAA 151 135 16 36 7 1 1 48 12 14 16 2 2 .267 .333 .356 .089 1 1
2009 TOR MLB 21 20 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .238 .200 .000 0 0
2010 BUF AAA 429 383 58 101 28 2 16 181 58 37 68 4 2 .264 .333 .473 .209 2 2
2011 BUF AAA 72 61 5 11 1 0 1 15 5 9 9 1 1 .180 .296 .246 .066 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 71 0.5352 0.4930 0.8286 0.6842 0.2727 0.9231 0.5556 0.1714 0.0002
Career710.53520.49300.82860.68420.27270.92310.55560.17140.0002

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-22 2009-08-04 Minors 13 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-05-06 2009-06-11 Minors 36 0 Left Hand Fracture -
2009-03-11 2009-03-14 Camp 3 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-09-28 2006-09-29 DTD 1 1 Shoulder Soreness -
2006-06-28 2006-06-28 DTD 0 0 Foot Contusion Foul Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 TOR $343,000
2005 TOR $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$659,000
2 yrTotal$659,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 55 dCS&E2011

Details
  • released by NYM 4/3/10 signed as a free agent from SD 1/5/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from TOR 7/10/09 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 7/3/09 (refused assignment)
  • contract purchased 6/21/09 re-signed 3/1/09, 1 year/$0.4167M (09)
  • re-signed 3/07, 1 year (07)
  • 1 year/$0.343M (06)
  • re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$0.316M (05) contract purchased 9/04 $1.785M signing bonus
  • UNC `02 1-17

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)While I'm usually a JP supporter I'm growing tired of his inability to fill the LF/DH hole. Shannon Stewart, Brad Wilkerson, Dave Dellucci, Kevin Millar and Russ Adams clearly aren't the answer so what would you do?
(Bill from Toronto)
I think he absolutely had the right idea with Travis Snider at the outset of the year, but it hasn't worked out yet. He didn't hit in ~100 PA, he had some back problems, he's missed a month. He's only 21, so it's far too early to give up hope that he can be the long-term solution there. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)What gives with the Blue Jays dealing with Boras, going for high ceiling guys, and being less predictable/ossified with draft strategy? Can I finally forget the Russ Adams experience?
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
Yes you can. I don't think this is any kind of instant transformation, it's been more of a slow burn away from the pure Moneyball strategy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting Jay - two part question. 1) Would the following be an equitable trade - Jays send Lyle Overbay and Russ Adams to the Mariners for Jarrod Washburn and some cash? 2) What possible excuse could JP Ricciardi put forth this year for not having Travis Snider in the opening day lineup?
(rawagman from Toronto)
No, it's not enough going to the Mariners, as Adams is without value given his shortcomings on both sides of the ball.

As for Snider, he had a very nice cup of coffee last year and he's not far off, but he's got less than 150 AB above Double-A, and just 500 above A-ball, so I don't think there's harm in some seasoning at Triple-A. But I look forward to an obfuscation from J.P. nonetheless, as those are worth the price of admission. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-03-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Joe. Remembering back to all the hope and excitement that existed upon JP Ricciardi's hiring from the Beane braintrust, even with '08 yet to play out, a lot of his sheen seems to be long lost. His hubris regarding Russ Adams development in particular seems to have really underminded the club he could have built (ie. the non drafting of Tulowitzki). When his tenure's concluded (when ever that is) what would be your evaluation? Thanks.
(Shane from Saint John, NB)
I go back to the winter of 2004, when the Jays were coming off that injury-riddled season. Had Ricciardi just said, "injury year, core is good, plan is fine," the Jays would have been in pretty good shape. Instead, they signed Koskie, made the mistake in the draft, and generally got away from what was working.

Misidentifying the problem in '04 was where it went wrong. This team, the '08 one, could be good, but then again, they can't even identify the best shortstop for the team, so... (Joe Sheehan)


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