This offseason, the Dodgers have been linked in commerce rumors to 2 distinguished Milwaukee Brewers gamers: pitcher Corbin Burnes and shortstop Willy Adames. For some time, it appeared the Brewers would maintain onto each gamers heading into the season.
That modified once they traded Burnes to the Baltimore Orioles.
In return for Burnes, they obtained younger shortstop Joey Ortiz from Baltimore. The commerce itself, together with Ortiz, signaled that maybe Milwaukee would take heed to presents for his or her present shortstop Willy Adames.
In a latest report, Bob Nightengale of USA As we speak states that the Brewers certainly are procuring Adames.
“The Milwaukee Brewers are letting groups know that shortstop Willy Adames is out there now that they’ve defensive whiz Joey Ortiz from the Orioles. They might additionally commerce Adames on the deadline or just let him stroll as a free agent subsequent winter.”
When Gavin Lux tore his ACL throughout spring coaching in 2023, individuals shortly related the Dodgers with Adames as a substitute. Adames presents a novel mixture of energy and defensive prowess as a shortstop. Final 12 months, he hit the fifth most residence runs (24) on the place and graded out within the 99th percentile in “outs above common.”
As a hitter, Adames offers rather more energy whereas Lux has higher bat-to-ball abilities. In 2022, Lux had a .276 batting common and Adames has hit .228 over the previous two years.
Defensively, Adames grades out as top-of-the-line shortstops in baseball. With Lux, the jury continues to be out as a result of he has solely performed 59 video games at shortstop — all of which have been again in 2021. Nonetheless, when Lux received Minor League Participant of the 12 months in 2019, he primarily performed his pure place at shortstop.
Lux has extra query marks surrounding him as a participant. He’s two years youthful (26) than Adames (28) and has performed half as a lot time on the main league degree. In a star-studded lineup just like the Dodgers, he can take a little bit longer to seek out his footing once more.
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