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Draft 2008
Draft Central

David Adams (Credit: AP)


Biographical Data
Player Name:David Adams
Position:Second base
School:University of Virginia
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:05/15/87
Height:6'2"
Weight:205 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):05/09/08
Game(s):North Carolina


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:While Adams hasn't had a great season with the bat this spring, he's always hit in the past, including with wood in the Cape Cod League. His approach is going the other way and using his hands for contact.
Power:It's not a big part of his game, but like with a lot of Virginia players, he'll probably show more -- 10 to 15 homers, perhaps -- once he's out of UVA's huge home park.
Running Speed:He's got below-average speed.
Base running:While speed is not a tool, he's a good baserunner who has used his instincts to steal some bases in college.
Arm Strength:He's got more than enough arm to be a good second baseman at the next level.
Fielding:He's adequate at second, with good hands and turns the double play well.
Range:His range is just average.
Physical Description:Adams is a decent-sized middle infielder who isn't flashy but gets the job done
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:History of good hitting ability, great makeup, plays the game the right way.
Weaknesses:He hasn't hit well this spring, he doesn't have any one tool that jumps out.
Summary:The University of Virginia has become a good proving ground for legit pro prospects in recent years, and while Adams isn't Ryan Zimmerman, he should do pretty well in this year's Draft. A solid hard-nosed type, he gets the ultimate praise from scouts as being a real "baseball player." He's hit in the past, but didn't fare so well this season, which might affect him somewhat, but likely not too much.