Adam Eaton

#6, RF, Washington
Adam Eaton
  • Height:
    5-8
  • Weight:
    185
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    December 6, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Springfield, Ohio
  • College:
    Miami (OH)
  • Draft:
    2010 19ᵗʰ round by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • AVG
    .284
  • HR
    14
  • RBI
    59
  • R
    91


Player Notes
Nationals acquired OF Adam Eaton from the White Sox for RHP Lucas Giolito, RHP Reynaldo Lopez, and RHP Dane Dunning.

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
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the White Sox have agreed to a trade that will send Adam Eaton to the Nationals for Lucas Giolito.

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 Twitter

Wed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the White Sox are "close" to a deal that would send Adam Eaton to the Nationals.

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 Twitter

Wed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports that the Marlins are working on a deal that would send Adam Eaton to the Nationals.

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 Twitter

Wed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Nationals are considering White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton.

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 Twitter

Wed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals "are one of several teams that are believed to have approached" the White Sox about center fielder Adam Eaton.

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-Dispatch

Wed, Dec 7 Rotoworld
A rival executive told MLB Network's Jon Morosi that the White Sox are more likely to trade Adam Eaton than Jose Abreu at the winter meetings.

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 Twitter

Fri, Dec 2 Rotoworld
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
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
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 ARI 22 85 19 22 3 2 2 5 14 15 2 3 .259 .382 .412 .794
2013 ARI 66 250 40 63 10 4 3 22 17 44 5 2 .252 .314 .360 .674
2014 CWS 123 486 76 146 26 10 1 35 43 83 15 9 .300 .362 .401 .763
2015 CWS 153 610 98 175 28 9 14 56 58 131 18 8 .287 .361 .431 .792
2016 CWS 157 619 91 176 29 9 14 59 63 115 14 5 .284 .362 .428 .790
Totals 521 2050 324 582 96 34 34 177 195 388 54 27 .284 .357 .414 .771
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2012 ARI 21 CF 20 185 37 40 2 1 1 .975
2012 ARI 1 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2013 ARI 30 CF 28 232 44 50 4 2 0 .960
2013 ARI 35 LF 25 266 44 48 2 2 1 .958
2013 ARI 4 RF 3 28 15 15 0 0 0 1.000
2014 CWS 121 CF 121 1043 312 325 9 4 1 .988
2015 CWS 145 CF 144 1280 343 356 8 5 2 .986
2016 CWS 121 RF 110 980 296 314 15 3 3 .990
2016 CWS 48 CF 43 373 120 125 3 2 1 .984
2016 CWS 1 LF 1 8 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 527 CF 496 4398 1212 1274 43 19 9 .985