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Adam Eaton | Outfielder | #2

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami (OH)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 19 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Nationals manager Dusty Baker indicated Friday that he will bat Trea Turner leadoff and possibly hit Jayson Werth second.
The assumption has been that Adam Eaton would either bat leadoff or second for the Nats, but it sounds like he might hit in the lower half of the order. Baker's reasoning is that he doesn't want to bat three lefties in a row if Eaton hits second and is followed by Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper. That's fine, but he could easily solve that with Eaton at leadoff and Turner in the two-hole. Hopefully Baker will come to his senses by Opening Day, but we can't count on it. It's something to track this spring, as it could greatly affect Eaton's potential runs output. Feb 17 - 1:52 PM

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

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, 2016 06:06:00 PM

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.

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.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:06:00 PM

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

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.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:46:00 PM

MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports that the White Sox are working on a deal that would send Adam Eaton to the Nationals.

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.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:31:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Nationals are considering White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton.

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.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 02:04:00 PM

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.

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.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:25:00 AM

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.

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.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Adam Eaton went 1-for-4 with a walk and a pair of runs scored as the White Sox fell to the Twins in Sunday's season finale.

The White Sox were unable to rally behind departing manager Robin Ventura and send him packing with a victory. Eaton finishes the 2016 campaign hitting .284/.362/.428 with 14 homers, 91 runs scored, 59 RBI and 14 stolen bases.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Adam Eaton went 2-for-5 with an RBI single, a stolen base and two runs scored in a win over the Rays on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old is having a year remarkably similar to his productive 2015 season. Through Tuesday, Eaton is batting .284/.361/.431 with 14 homers, 59 RBI, 87 runs scored and 13 steals; last season, Eaton hit .287/.361/.431 with 14 homers, 56 RBI, 98 runs scored and 18 steals. It's not overwhelming in any particular category, but Eaton is proving to be a solid five-category contributor for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:34:00 AM

Adam Eaton (head) remained out of the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

Eaton managed to avoid a concussion but is still very sore after colliding with the outfield wall on Friday. He'll be re-evaluated Monday. The White Sox have Leury Garcia in center field and Avisail Garcia in right Sunday.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Adam Eaton (concussion) is not in the White Sox lineup Saturday against the Indians.

Eaton may have suffered a concussion when he crashed into the center wall in Friday night's loss. Leury Garcia will handle center field duties on Saturday while batting ninth against Cleveland right-hander Cody Anderson. With Chicago out of the playoff race, there's no reason to rush Eaton back for the final week of the regular season.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:19:00 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura admitted Friday that Adam Eaton was being checked for a concussion after his collision with the outfield wall forced his early exit from Friday's game.

Ventura also noted that Eaton's back locked up on him and that he hurt "a little bit of everything" during the collision. It wouldn't be surprising to see him get a day of rest on Saturday.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Adam Eaton was forced to leave Friday's game against the Indians after crashing into the center field wall after taking a hit away from Roberto Perez.

It's unclear exactly what the injury is, but Eaton smashed into the wall shoulder first and also hit his head in the collision. He remained on the warning track for several minutes while the trainer and manager Robin Ventura came out to check on him and ultimately made the decision to pull him from the game. Leury Garcia replaced him in center field and could draw a start on Saturday if Eaton is unable to go.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:04:00 PM

Adam Eaton hit a leadoff home run and ended the night 3-for-4 in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

The first-inning blast was his 14th of the season. In fantasy terms he is a jack of all trades and master of none. He contributes well in all five fantasy categories but isn't a stud in any of them. He has a .284 batting average with 85 runs scored, 58 RBI and 12 stolen bases. The 14 homers ties his career high set last year.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Derek Norris
3Jose Lobaton
4Pedro Severino
5Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
3Corban Joseph
4Emmanuel Burriss
5Grant Green
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Matt Skole
3Brandon Snyder
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
2Michael Taylor
3Brian Goodwin
4Rafael Bautista
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
6A.J. Cole
7Austin Voth
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Kelley
2Blake Treinen
3Sammy Solis
4Oliver Perez
5Koda Glover
6Trevor Gott
7Enny Romero
8Rafael Martin
9Michael Broadway
10Matt Grace
11Jimmy Cordero
12Austin Adams
13Joe Nathan
14Matt Albers