Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 1 week ago

Adames went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 24-year-old blasted a two-out, two-run shot off reliever Jared Hughes, adding to the Rockies' lead and marking the first time he'd gone deep in 106 major league at-bats. Despite the positive development, Adames is receiving limited playing time, and only slashing .184/.262/.263 in 38 at-bats this season.

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 1 week ago

Adames has a .167/.250/.167 line after appearing at the plate 41 times across 26 games this season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With DJ LeMahieu back from a brief injury, Adames will be seeing much less time on the field. This comes as a relief to the Rockies, for Adames has the worst batting average on Colorado's roster among players with more than 25 at-bats and has more strikeouts than hits (nine and six respectively).

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 1 month ago

Adames is batting seventh and starting at second base Monday versus the Reds, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Adames is filling in for the second time in three days for D.J. LeMahieu, who has had some troubles with hamstring soreness over the weekend. The switch-hitter will have to hit against right-hander Dan Straily, which could pose a tough matchup considering Adames' .515 OPS against righties in 32 big league at-bats against them last season.

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 2 months ago

Adames will start the season as the primary utility infielder off the bench now that Daniel Descalso will begin the season on the disabled list.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Adames was in the running for the starting shortstop job this spring, but he was relegated to a bench role after Trevor Story thrashed Cactus League pitching. The switch-hitter won't get a ton of playing time as a reserve, but he should be the first one of the bench if anyone on the infield needs rest given his ability to play shortstop, second base, and third base.

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 3 months ago

Adames is among the candidates being considered to fill the temporary vacancy the Rockies may have at shortstop to begin the season if Jose Reyes is suspended.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Trevor Story reached the 20-20 plateau between Double-A and Triple-A last season, but the Rockies may want him to receive additional seasoning in the minors early on to avoid using an entire year of service time in 2016. Meanwhile, Adams hit .311/.362/.438 with 11 homers and 11 steals in 116 games at Triple-A Albuquerque last season, but he struggled in his limited chances with the Rockies to the tune of a .245/.298/.302 line in 53 at-bats. That he's already debuted in the big leagues should at least be a small mark in Adames' favor if he proves ready to handle the assignment this spring.

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 8 months ago

Adames (neck) is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff Saturday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He has not started in a few days as he has been dealing with a neck issue, but he should be good to go for the final two games of the season.

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 8 months ago

Adames was removed from Sunday's game against the Dodgers in the second inning due to a neck bruise and a right index finger bruise, the Associated Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Adames suffered the pair of contusions when he collided with the Dodgers' Joc Pederson while covering third base. The Rockies had been using Adames as their regular shortstop the last few days with Jose Reyes (Achilles) recovering from an injury of his own, but if both players are unavailable for Tuesday's series opener in Arizona, Rafael Ynoa or Daniel Descalso would likely get the start at short.

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 8 months ago

Adames will make a fourth straight start at shortstop Sunday against the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Jose Reyes (Achilles) uncertain to be back this season, Adames has been picking up regular at-bats, but has little to show for it thus far. He's gone 2-for-11 while starting the last three games.

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 9 months ago

Adames will start at shortstop and bat leadoff Saturday against the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 24-year-old will make his fourth start of the season and first career start atop the order with both Jose Reyes (Achilles) and Charlie Blackmon out against lefty Roenis Elias. Adames hit .308/.373/.390 against left-handed pitching at Triple-A Albuquerque this season.

Cristhian Adames 2B/SS/DH COL 9 months ago

Adames received the start at second base Sunday against the Giants and went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Adames still appears blocked for everyday playing time with DJ LeMahieu and Jose Reyes slated to fill out the Rockies' middle infield for most games, but he still may have a chance to fill a utility role ahead of Daniel Descalso as the team looks to assess some of their younger players down the stretch. Known as a glove-first player heading into 2015, Adames showed some unforeseen prowess at the plate at Triple-A Albuquerque (.311 average, 20 doubles, 11 homers in 463 at-bats) this season and has carried over that success with the Rockies, going 5-for-10.