Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Eaton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his first of the spring, in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He's hitting just .250 (6-for-24) so far in his first spring in Florida, but Eaton has been making plenty of contact, only striking out twice. Expect the hits to start falling in for the career .284 hitter once Opening Day rolls around, if not sooner.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
4 weeks ago

Eaton hit sixth during Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, going 0-for-2.

EDGE Analysis

Nationals manager Dusty Baker seems committed to keeping Trea Turner in the leadoff spot, but hasn't yet figured out what to do with Eaton. His fantasy value would take a noticeable hit if he ends up batting lower in the order, with the likes of Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Wieters to drive him in instead of Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy, but there's still a long way to go until Opening Day.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
1 month ago

Eaton will hit second behind Trea Turner in the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the Mets, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nats manager Dusty Baker made it clear that he hasn't decided on an Opening Day batting order, but Eaton will most likely hit first or second during the regular season. Given the speed the team will feature at the top of their order and the green lights that will come with it, Eaton could be in line for his first 20-steal season in 2017.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
1 month ago

Eaton's spot in the Nationals' batting order is still up in the air, The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

He primarily hit leadoff for the White Sox, and his career .357 OBP would seem to make that the logical spot for Eaton, but Trea Turner made a huge impact last season as the Nats' leadoff hitter and may be tough to dislodge. Hitting Eaton second would then set up a batting order with three straight left-handed hitters, however, as he'd be followed by Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy, something manager Dusty Baker would like to avoid. The logical solution would be to hit Eaton first and Turner second, but it remains to be seen whether Baker reaches the same conclusion by the end of spring training. If Eaton does hit at or near the top of the order, the 28-year-old would be primed for his first season with 100-plus runs scored.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
4 months ago

Eaton was traded to the Nationals on Wednesday in exchange for pitching prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eaton is a quiet superstar, or at least he was last year, posting a 6.0 fWAR. A lot of that value comes on defense, but he was no slouch with the bat, hitting .284/.362/.428 with 14 home runs, 91 runs, 59 RBI and 14 steals. His on-base skills and speed should allow him to hit near the top of the Nationals' lineup, which should allow him to once again challenge for 100 runs in 2017. Eaton is under team control through the 2021 season.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
4 months ago

Eaton is rumored to be the subject of trade talks with Toronto, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jays are looking to acquire a left-hand hitting leadoff man with a strong OBP, and Eaton fits that description perfectly. In 2016, the outfielder played in a career-high 157 games while slashing .284/.363/.428. Post All-Star break, Eaton hit .301 with an .841 OPS, both well above his career marks of .284 and .771, respectively. The 27-year-old still has three seasons remaining on the five-year $23.5 million deal he signed with the White Sox in 2015, which also includes a team option for 2020-2021. With the Sox floundering, there is a legitimate chance the club may be willing to hit the reset button this off season and move some pieces.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
6 months ago

Eaton is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

EDGE Analysis

He went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs, one RBI and a stolen base Tuesday after missing three straight games with hip and shoulder injuries. Eaton was not substituted for Tuesday, so it would seem he made it out OK, but the White Sox may not be ready to deploy him on back-to-back days yet. Leury Garcia will start in center field and hit second in his stead.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
6 months ago

Eaton (multiple injuries) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

He will slot back in atop the order against right-hander Alex Cobb after missing three starts with multiple injuries resulting from a collision with the outfield wall Friday. The biggest concern was a possible concussion, but evidently no delayed onset symptoms surfaced in the days that followed the collision.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
6 months ago

Eaton (hip) is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Eaton slammed into the outfield wall Friday and is still dealing with residual soreness from the collision. On Saturday, the White Sox said Eaton wouldn't return until Monday at the earliest, and they'll handle him on a game-to-game basis going forward.

Adam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
6 months ago

Eaton (hip, shoulder) is not expected to play until Monday at the earliest, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

A collision with the outfield wall Friday left Eaton pretty well banged up with hip, back and shoulder discomfort, and there is also some concern about a concussion. While Eaton reportedly passed his initial rounds of testing, it sounds like the team will wait a couple more days and be sure there are no delayed onset symptoms.