Lane Weston Adams… Married Bailee Cartwright (11/17/18)… 2009 graduate of Red Oak High School (OK), where he played baseball and basketball… Finished his high school basketball career as the fifth-leading scorer in Oklahoma prep basketball history with 3,251 points… Averaged 32.0 points per game as a senior and led the state in scoring… Turned down a basketball scholarship to Missouri State University to sign with KC… Hobbies: Basketball, Legos, puzzles, playing PS4, reading and spending time with his two Rottweilers… Signed by: Steve Gossett
Made ATL's Opening Day roster after attending ML spring training as a non-roster invitee l Posted a .381 OBP in 15 games before being outrighted to Gwinnett (AAA) on 4/25 l Elected free agency on 4/27 and signed a minor league contract with CHI on 5/8 l Played in 32 games for Iowa (AAA) before being released on 6/30 l Signed a minor league contract with ATL on 7/17 and was assigned to Gwinnett l Played in 30 games for Gwinnett before having his contract selected by ATL on 9/1 l Slashed .250/.250/.750 in 11 games for ATL in September l Appeared in 2 Division Series games against LAD as a pinch-hitter (0-1, HBP).
After signing with the Braves as a minor-league free agent on 12/4/16, spent the majority of his first full season in the organization with the major league club…Appeared in 85 games and batted .275 (30-for-109) with 10 extra-base hits, 20 RBI and 10 stolen bases...Ranked fourth in the majors with 12 pinch-hit RBI...His 12 RBI as a pinch hitter were the most for a Braves batter since Brooks Conrad and Eric Hinske both had 12 in 2010...Went a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts...Became the first Braves player in franchise history to steal double-digit bases in a season without being caught while also hitting at least five home runs that same year...Batted .293 (24-for-82) with four doubles, four home runs, 16 runs scored, 15 RBI and six stolen bases after the All-Star break...Stroked his first career home run on 6/22 vs. SF, with a three-run shot over the left field wall...The three-run home run came as a pinch-hitter and also marked his first career three-RBI game...Became the first Braves player to hit his first home run as a pinch-hitter since Joey Terdoslavich did so on 6/9/15...All five of his home runs came in his final 92 at-bats, during which he slugged .511...From the date of his first homer on 6/22 through the remainder of the season, his .511 slugging percentage trailed just Kurt Suzuki (.621) and Freddie Freeman (.515) for the team lead...Had a career high-tying three RBI three times, 6/22 vs. SF, 7/15 vs. ARI and 9/29 at MIA... Became the first Brave to record his first two career hits as a pinch hitter since Antoan Richardson, who did so on 9/4 and 9/16/2011...Logged 48 games with Gwinnett across three stints (4/7-24, 5/8-6/7, 7/19-29), batting .264 (47-for-178) with 10 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 21 runs scored, 30 RBI and 15 stolen bases...Tallied his first hit with GWN, 4/9 vs. Durham, an inside-the-park two-run home run...Recorded the fourth four-hit game of his minor league career, 4/11 at Norfolk, going 4-for-5 with two home runs...Named International League Batter of the Week for the week ending 4/16…Had a .450 average (9-for-20) with three HR, seven runs, 8 RBI and two stolen bases in five games)...Had three outfield assists in 44 games with GWN…Logged games in CF (23) and RF (21).
Split the season between four different teams and a pair of organizations, combining to bat .266 (114-for-428) with 66 runs, 20 doubles, 10 homers, 56 RBI and a career-high 44 steals between Trenton (AA) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) of the Yankees system and Tennessee (AA) and Iowa (AAA) of the Cubs...Claimed off waivers by the Yankees from Kansas City on 1/15 before signing with Chicago (NL) as a minor-league free agent on 8/3...Named Southern League Player of the Week on 8/28 after batting .500 (14-for-28) with five runs, four doubles, one homer, 12 RBI and seven stolen bases over seven games during the week...Swiped 44 bases in 49 attempts (90%
Combined to bat .281 (137-for-488) with 72 runs, 26 doubles, 16 home runs and 62 RBI between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha...Sixteen home runs marked a new career high and were fifth most among Royals farmhands, while his 31 stolen bases tied for fourth most...Batted .311 (37-for-119) with a .546 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers, while hitting .271 (100-for-369) and slugging .412 against righties
Lane made his Major League debut on September 1 vs. Texas and played in six games with the Royals...Four of his six appearances were as a pinch runner...Selected as the Northwest Arkansas (AA) Player of the Year, batting .269 with 25 doubles, 11 homers and 36 RBI...Also tabbed a Texas League mid-season and postseason All-Star...Ranked third in the Texas League in steals (38), tied for sixth in runs (65) and 10th in on-base percentage (.352)...Hit .323 (43-for-133) with 12 doubles, a triple and 5 homers (.541 SLG) after the All-Star break...Tabbed the league's Player of the Week on June 30, batting .429 (9-for-21) with three doubles, a triple, three homers and 12 RBI in the five games during the previous week...He batted a season-best .313 during the month of June, also setting season highs in doubles (9), homers (7) and RBI (19).
Split the season between Wilmington (A-Advanced), Northwest Arkansas (AA) and Omaha (AAA)... Tabbed the George Brett Hitter of the Year (Royals' top minor league position player) and Wilmington Player ofthe Year...ranked ninth in the Carolina League with 23 stolen bases...drew 43 walks in 87 games for a .367 OBP... Hit .244 with seven doubles, five homers and 26 RBI at Northwest Arkansas...tied the Naturals' club records with three homers and seven RBI vs. Corpus Christi on August 13...helped Omaha win the Pacific Coast League Championship, joining the club for the playoffs