Riley Adams

Riley Adams

26-Year-Old CatcherC
Washington Nationals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
A third-round pick by Toronto in 2017, Adams was flipped to Washington in 2021 in exchange for lefty reliever Brad Hand. While Adams made the Opening Day roster for the Nationals, he was sent down for close to two months in the middle of the season and ended up totaling 155 plate appearances as getting Keibert Ruiz playing time was understandably the higher priority for the organization. Adams strikes out too much, but he can light up the radar gun with impressive exit velocity when he runs into one. He projects to open the year as the clear-cut No. 2 behind Ruiz. Read Past Outlooks
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#601
ADP
$Traded to the Nationals in July of 2021.
Heads to bench Wednesday
CWashington Nationals
October 5, 2022
Adams isn't starting Wednesday against the Mets.
ANALYSIS
Adams went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and four strikeouts over his last two games but will head to the bench for a second consecutive matchup to close out the regular season. Israel Pineda is starting behind the plate and batting ninth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
6
10
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
15
10
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+38%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+71%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .524 120 12 2 7 0 .164 .233 .291
Since 2020vs Right .724 155 15 5 13 0 .221 .342 .382
2022vs Left .400 70 6 1 4 0 .138 .200 .200
2022vs Right .685 85 8 4 6 0 .208 .282 .403
2021vs Left .702 50 6 1 3 0 .200 .280 .422
2021vs Right .766 70 7 1 7 0 .241 .414 .352
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .645 128 14 5 12 0 .177 .273 .372
Since 2020Away .625 147 13 2 8 0 .211 .313 .313
2022Home .565 81 9 4 7 0 .137 .222 .342
2022Away .546 74 5 1 3 0 .217 .270 .275
2021Home .787 47 5 1 5 0 .250 .362 .425
2021Away .712 73 8 1 5 0 .203 .356 .356
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Riley Adams compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.26
 
BB Rate
7.7%
 
K Rate
29.7%
 
BABIP
.220
 
ISO
.134
 
AVG
.176
 
OBP
.245
 
SLG
.310
 
OPS
.555
 
wOBA
.250
 
Exit Velocity
90.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.3%
 
Barrels/PA
5.8%
 
Expected BA
.200
 
Expected SLG
.354
 
Sprint Speed
24.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
44.8%
 
Line Drive %
14.6%
 
Fly Ball %
40.6%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Acquired from the Blue Jays in a trade for Brad Hand, Adams went from a system in which he was buried behind multiple better catching prospects to one in which Keibert Ruiz is set to be the starter for most of the decade. Adams projects to have decent power, slugging seven homers in only 36 games last year at Triple-A, but his hit tool is questionable and his defensive reputation isn't great, profiling him as a backup at the big-league level. He'll fill that role for the Nationals behind Ruiz in 2022.
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Retreats to bench for nightcap
CWashington Nationals
October 1, 2022
Adams isn't in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
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Takes seat for nightcap
CWashington Nationals
September 30, 2022
Adams isn't starting the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
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Resting again Tuesday
CWashington Nationals
September 27, 2022
Adams is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Atlanta.
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Takes seat Sunday
CWashington Nationals
September 25, 2022
Adams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Miami, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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On bench Wednesday
CWashington Nationals
September 21, 2022
Adams isn't starting Wednesday against Atlanta.
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