Tampa Bay Rays
    Willy Adames
    Willy Adames
    #1 | Willy Adames
    Healthy
    Shortstop | Tampa Bay Rays
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 9/2/1995
    Height, Weight 6'0", 200 lbs
    From Santiago, DOM
    College None
    Drafted 2012
    Salary --
    Nationality Dominican Republic DOM
    2018 Season
    HR
    10
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    RBI
    34
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    AVG
    .278
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 9/2/1995
    Height, Weight 6'0", 200 lbs
    From Santiago, DOM
    College None
    Drafted 2012
    Salary --
    Nationality Dominican Republic DOM
    RotowireFeb 18, 1:49p ET

    News

    Adames spent the offseason focusing on gaining strength and working on a slight adjustment at the plate, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

    Impact

    Specifically, Adames noted that he's working to eliminate a toe tap from his swing and merely sticking with a leg kick to generate power from his lower half. The 23-year-old, who is projected to serve as the Rays' Opening Day shortstop, noted that because it's only a slight change, he won't hesitate to reintegrate the toe tap back into his swing if he isn't getting the desired results early on in the season. Adames struggled to make an impact in his initial taste of the big leagues last summer but shined upon receiving a second callup from Triple-A Durham, slashing .305/.383/.435 from July 22 onward.