Adam Eaton#6, RF, Washington
- December 6, 1988
- Birth Place:
- Springfield, Ohio
- Miami (OH)
- 2010 19ᵗʰ round by the Arizona Diamondbacks
— Player Notes
Advice: Washington was determined to make a splash at this week's Winter Meetings, and this is a big one. Eaton was a 6.0 fWAR player for the White Sox in 2016, slashing .284/.362/.428 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 157 games while playing strong defense in right field. He won't rate as well in center with the Nationals, but it's a tremendous addition to the lineup and the 28-year-old is on a very team-friendly contract that can potentially run through 2021. That's why it took three of the best young starting pitching prospects in the game to acquire him.Wed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
Advice: The New York Post's Joel Sherman is reporting that in addition to Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez will also be heading over to the White Sox. 2016 first-round pick Dane Dunning is in the package too. With the Nationals, Eaton will more than likely patrol center field, allowing the team to move stud youngster Trea Turner to shortstop. Eaton is a terrific table-setter for that Washington lineup and he's on a very team-friendly contract that runs through 2021, but this is another massive haul of young talent for Chicago.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterWed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
Advice: Rosenthal further relays that Victor Robles is not part of the deal as it is currently coming together. The Nationals have also reportedly been linked to outfielders Andrew McCutchen, Lorenzo Cain and Charlie Blackmon. Eaton cracked 14 homers, drove in 59 runs and stole 14 bases in 619 at-bats last season while working to a .284/.362/.428 triple-slash.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterWed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
Advice: The White Sox are in full sell mode right now after their trade of Chris Sale to the Red Sox. As for their potential trade partner here, the Nationals have reportedly been in on Andrew McCutchen but appear to be broadening their outfield targets. Eaton hit .284/.362/.428 with 14 homers, 59 RBI and 14 steals over 619 at-bats in 2016.
More: Scott Merkin on TwitterWed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
Advice: After missing out on Chris Sale, the Nationals have pivoted back to landing a center fielder. And their search is stretching beyond Andrew McCutchen. It only makes sense that Eaton's name would come up, as the White Sox probably already know who they'd like from the Nationals' system. Other trade candidates include Lorenzo Cain with the Royals and possibly Charlie Blackmon with the Rockies.
More: Jon Morosi on TwitterWed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
Advice: The Cardinals are looking for help in their outfield and have emphasized upgrading their seeped and athleticism this winter, so Dexter Fowler is at the top of their wish list among free agents and they have checked in on Ian Desmond, but they are also eyeing the trade market. In addition to a possible pursuit of Eaton, Goold hears that the Cardinals have talked to the Royals about Lorenzo Cain and that the Rockies are willing to trade Charlie Blackmon for a "high return." The Cardinals have talked with the Rockies in the past about Blackmon, so it's possible they revisit those talks now. Eaton is signed through 2021 on a team-friendly deal, so the White Sox don't have to move him, but he would be another significant chip to get their rebuild effort moving along.
More: St. Louis Post-DispatchWed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
Advice: The White Sox seem to be in the mode of listening to trade offers for virtually anyone on their roster, but it's not surprising that Eaton appears likelier than Abreu to be dealt. The outfielder should be able to fetch a nice return, as he's a career .284/.357/.414 hitter and is under team control for just $38.4 million through 2021.
More: Jon Morosi on TwitterFri, Dec 2 Rotoworld
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Oct 2||MIN||L 3-6||4||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.284||.362||.428||.790|
|Oct 1||MIN||L 0-6||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.285||.362||.429||.791|
|Sep 30||MIN||W 7-3||4||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.285||.362||.430||.793|
|Sep 29||TB||L 3-5||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.285||.362||.432||.794|
|Sep 28||TB||W 1-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.284||.361||.431||.792|
|Sep 27||TB||W 13-6||5||2||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||.284||.361||.431||.792|
|Sep 23||@CLE||L 4-10||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.283||.361||.430||.791|
|Sep 21||@PHI||L 3-8||4||1||3||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||.284||.363||.432||.794|
|Sep 20||@PHI||L 6-7||5||0||1||1||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||.281||.360||.425||.785|
|Sep 19||@KC||L 3-8||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.282||.361||.425||.786|