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Portrait of Adrian Cardenas

Adrian Cardenas 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
7 67 .183 .269 .283 67 -0.1
Birth Date10-10-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 27 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
2012 CHN 24 45 67 11 6 0 0 7 13 0 0 0 .183 .269 .283 67 -2.5 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
Career456711600713000.183.269.28367-2.50.0-0.5-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 PHL Rk GCL 41 177 .237 .314 .332 .379 104 9.1 5.3 2.4 152 0 -6.7 0.3 7.9 0.9
2007 LWD A SAL 127 564 .264 .339 .399 .333 94 16.5 16.8 -0.9 116 0 -0.4 5.5 12.0 3.3
2008 CLR A+ FSL 68 293 .250 .324 .371 .350 104 7.6 8.8 -0.6 138 0 -6.5 1.4 7.4 1.0
2008 STO A+ CLF 15 74 .279 .343 .418 .333 98 -2.1 2.2 0.1 82 0 -1.4 1.6 -2.2 0.0
2008 MID AA TXS 26 102 .267 .334 .411 .316 92 -0.2 3.0 1.4 115 0 2.5 -1.9 -0.4 0.5
2009 MID AA TXS 79 373 .272 .345 .399 .367 128 2.8 10.6 0.8 121 0 -2.1 -0.4 3.5 1.3
2009 SAC AAA PCL 51 207 .272 .340 .422 .290 88 1.8 6.9 -0.2 89 0 -4.3 -0.7 -2.2 -0.1
2010 MID AA TXS 51 236 .261 .331 .384 .381 96 20.5 6.8 -0.4 172 0 -3.4 -2.3 17.1 1.8
2010 SAC AAA PCL 58 231 .278 .351 .427 .299 91 -7.3 7.4 -0.2 72 0 -4.1 -0.4 -7.5 -0.5
2011 SAC AAA PCL 127 545 .291 .361 .461 .344 98 9.7 16.9 -4.1 103 0 -8.8 -0.8 4.0 0.7
2012 CHN MLB NL 45 67 .254 .322 .399 .234 100 -3.4 1.8 0 67 11 -0.5 0.0 -2.5 -0.1
2012 IOW AAA PCL 65 282 .279 .342 .428 .330 96 11.6 8.4 -0.2 116 0 -0.6 1.4 6.5 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 PHL Rk GCL 177 154 22 49 5 4 2 68 21 17 28 13 3 .318 .393 .442 .123 0 0
2007 LWD A SAL 564 499 70 147 30 2 9 208 79 47 80 19 7 .295 .357 .417 .122 4 4
2008 MID AA TXS 102 86 12 24 4 0 0 28 7 15 10 0 1 .279 .392 .326 .047 0 0
2008 STO A+ CLF 74 72 11 20 1 0 1 24 10 1 14 1 0 .278 .297 .333 .056 0 0
2008 CLR A+ FSL 293 261 44 80 11 6 4 115 23 28 42 16 0 .307 .371 .441 .134 2 2
2009 SAC AAA PCL 207 183 23 46 15 2 1 68 24 17 29 3 2 .251 .319 .372 .120 2 2
2009 MID AA TXS 373 325 56 106 26 2 3 145 55 38 44 5 4 .326 .395 .446 .120 3 3
2010 SAC AAA PCL 231 210 30 56 8 1 1 69 21 17 28 2 2 .267 .317 .329 .062 3 3
2010 MID AA TXS 236 194 36 67 15 0 3 91 32 33 23 4 6 .345 .448 .469 .124 0 0
2011 SAC AAA PCL 545 491 70 154 28 4 5 205 51 47 56 13 6 .314 .374 .418 .104 3 2
2012 CHN MLB NL 67 60 5 11 6 0 0 17 2 7 13 0 0 .183 .269 .283 .100 0 0
2012 IOW AAA PCL 282 243 30 73 22 4 3 112 32 33 32 5 0 .300 .381 .461 .160 4 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 267 0.5318 0.4532 0.7769 0.5915 0.2960 0.8095 0.7027 0.2231 0.0031
Career2670.53180.45320.77690.59150.29600.80950.70270.22310.0031

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
2010-04-03 2010-04-30 Minors 27 0 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2008-04-24 2008-05-13 Minors 19 0 Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d2012

Details
  • 2012. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 2/6/12 after being DFA by Oakland 1/26/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/25/12.
  • 1 year (2011)
  • Acquired by Oakland in trade from Philadelphia 7/17/08 (Joe Blanton deal).
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2006 (1s-37) (Monsignor Pace HS, Miami). $0.925M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of current bench players you see carving out a role and producing fantasy worthy numbers?
(Ridin'thepine from Splintersville)
Obviously things would have to break right for each of these guys, but here goes: Jeff Keppinger, Kosuke Fukudome, Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers, Johnny Giavotella, Dave Ross, Juan Francisco, Tyler Moore, Adrian Cardenas, Chris Snyder, Allen Craig, Wilin Rosario, Nate Schierholtz (Derek Carty)
2011-08-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you do with the A's? Trevor Cahill has been terrible for the past few months. Brett Anderson is likely out for most of next season. Kurt Suzuki has regressed badly at the plate. Their free agent acquisitions didn't help them contend this season and they didn't deal them at the deadline, so there's no space to let prospects audition. Then again, their prospects (Chris Carter, Michael Taylor, Adrian Cardenas, Michael Choice, and Grant Green) all have some major flaws.
(Tom from Madison)
Besides moving to a new stadium somewhere? Here's what Beane said in Tyler Kepner's piece yesterday: "Sometimes, you're relegated to buying that lottery ticket. Anybody will tell you that the lottery is not a great way to invest your money. But sometimes, you don't have a lot of options." Post-Moneyball Beane sounds more and more like post-Super-System Doyle Brunson every day. My advice, though, would be to find a bopper somewhere, since there's no one in the system ready to hit in the middle of the order. Cahill, McCarthy and Gonzalez should be good enough to make you competitive even with Anderson hurt. Sign Willingham to a reasonable 2-year deal if you can, but don't go longer than that. Cross your fingers that Jemile Weeks and Brandon Allen can be building blocks. But mostly, find a bopper. Crazy thought: find out how much of Adam Dunn's contract Kenny Williams would be willing to eat.

this offseason. (Ken Funck)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long until Adrian Cardenas or Stephen Parker overtake Kouzmanoff at 3B for Oakland?
(Ryan from Frisbee Prospectus)
Neither is a guarantee. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Do you see Oakland's Adrian Cardenas as a potential MLB starter? Or career utility player?
(Wolf from IN)
If he can stay at second base, he can play every day. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last time I asked about Adrian Cardenas and you weren't too high on him. Now you're skeptical about Chris Carter. Are there any position players in the A's minors you are excited about?
(Dave from Chicago)
From High-A and above, I'm hopeful about Brett Wallace, I like Jemile Weeks and Corey Brown, and I haven't given up on Cunningham or Buck. Josh Horton will be in the shortstop picture at some point, which is worth remembering. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Adrian Cardenas's ultimate position will be with the A's? The A's seem to love Ellis's glove and then they have Jemile Weeks waiting in the wings. Can Cardenas be a passable shortstop or hit enough to play third?
(Dave from Chicago)
I really worry that Cardenas is sort of the infield variant on an outfield tweener; his bat won't play at third, he can't play shortstop well enough to stick there, and while he's an interesting enough second-base prospect as such things go, Weeks has much more upside, and Ellis is locked in through 2010 with an affordable option for 2011. Even if Cardenas starts hitting at Sacramento, there's reason to wonder if he even has a window of opportunity. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Adrian Cardenas? The whole 'rake at AA, stink at AAA, then get demoted back to AA and start raking again' seems like a bad sign. Right?
(Rob from Alaska)
I'd call it a hiccup at most. Really very little concern about it. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead to 2010, who are the prospects to watch? (assume strasberg is coming up this year)
(joyrider2001 from NYC)
Justin Smoak, Desmond Jennings, Adrian Cardenas, Brian Matusz, Buster Posey. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Adrian Cardenas take over for me next season at third base? What kind of production can we expect out of him?
(Eric Chavez from Doctor's Office)
Kevin had a bit about him in today's Ten Pack. My take is that the bat may not play at third base--he'd have to hit a lot of doubles or draw more walks, and playing in Oakland chips away at your BA a bit. In the short term, trying him there makes sense, especially since so much of Mark Ellis' value is actual (defensive) rather than perceived, making him a lousy trade chit. Could Ellis move back to short? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite president: Calvin Coolidge. A federalist, avoided scandal, not meddlesome. Favorite prospect: Angel Salome. I'm biased toward 5'7 catchers. What are the chances Adrian Cardenas remains at SS?
(Ryan from Utica, NY)
I like 5-7 catchers even more when they are 200 pounds and basically the same shape as a bowling ball. I just can't see Cardenas sticking at short, but he could be solid at second. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)So the A's are on the verge of re-signing Mark Ellis. Even ignoring concerns about his surgically repaired shoulder, why trade for Eric Patterson and Adrian Cardenas and draft Jemile Weeks if Ellis is sticking around for a few years?
(Dave from Chicago)
I have to admit I did something of a double-take on hearing of this. Thirty-one year-old second basemen with sketchy injury histories are exactly the kind of players Billy Beane is generally smart enough to stay away from. Perhaps this is a Varitek-like character signing. I don't know. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good will Adrian Cardenas be in the big leagues? Do you think his power will develop into a middle of the order type of bat?
(Justin from Brno (Czech Republic))
I think he'll be an above-average offensive second baseman, but I don't see his power ceiling going past the 15-20 home runs a year range. Little guy, line-drive bat. (Kevin Goldstein)


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