Adam Cory Eaton...He and his wife, Katie, have one son, Brayden...Attended Miami (OH) University and was selected to the All-Mideast Region Second Team in 2009-10...Is a 2007 graduate of Kenton Ridge (Ohio) High School.
Had his initial season in Washington cut short when he injured his left knee at first base on April 28 against the New York Mets...Underwent season-ending surgery on May 9....Hit safely in 17 of 23 games before the injury...At the time of the injury, he ranked third in MLB with 24 runs scored...Scored 10 runs in a six-game stretch from April 22-27...Also ranked tied for ninth in the National League with 14 walks prior to injury...He was also tied for third in MLB with a .500 batting average with runners in scoring position...Clubbed his first home run as a National in the third game of the season, April 6 vs. Miami (Koehler)...Did not record an error in 23 games and tallied two assists along the way...Hit leadoff 16 times, hit second six times and ninth on one occasion...Appeared in center field (19 starts), left field (two starts) and right field (one start).
In his third and final season with the White Sox, appeared in a career-high 157 games, starting 110 games in right field and 43 in center...Led MLB with 18 outfield assists and ranked second with 22 defensive runs saved, according to FanGraphs.com...Serving primarily as a right fielder, Eaton posted the best Ultimate Zone Rating in the American League (23.1), and his 25.5 UZR 150 ranked tops in MLB, ahead of Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22.4)... His 18 assists were the most by a Sox outfielder since Jim Rivera's 22 and Minnie Minoso's 19 in 1955...Was a finalist for the 2016 Gold Golve in right field...At the plate, he ranked among American League hitters in triples (1st, 9), infield hits (1st, 30), bunt hits (1st, 10), hit by pitch (3rd, 14); multi-hit games (T5th, 56) and on-base percentage (T13th, .362)...Connected on five leadoff home runs, the most by a White Sox player since 2001 (Ray Durham - 6)...13 of his 14 home runs came off right-handers...Matched his 2015 total with 14 hit-by-pitches...On Aug. 17 at CLE, clubbed his first career grand slam, a ninth-inning shot off RHP Cody Allen to put the Sox ahead, 10-7.
American League Leaders: T4th-HBP (14); T6th-3B (9); T8th-RS (98). ... Established career highs in nearly every offensive category in his second season with the White Sox. ... Connected on a career-high 14 home runs, the sixth-most by a Sox No. 1 hitter and the most since Alejandro De Aza hit 17 in 2013 … his four leadoff homers were the first of his career and tied for the fifth-most by a White Sox in a season. ... His 98 runs scored were the most by a Sox since Jim Thome (108) and Jermaine Dye (103) both scored 100-plus in 2006. ... Recorded nine triples after registering 10 in 2014 … the 19 triples since 2014 are the third-most in baseball. ... Hit .335 (95-284) with 15 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 38 RBI, 52 runs scored and a .904 OPS in the second half after batting .245/.309/.383 before the break. ... Ranked among the American League leaders after the break in OBP (3rd, .418), HBP (T3rd, 7), hits (4th), runs scored (T5th), average (T6th) and doubles (T7th, 19). ... Raised his average over each of the first four months (.192 in April, .262 in May, .276 in June and .320 in July), and hit a season-high .373 (41-110) in September. ... Appeared in seven games as the designated hitter, going 7-28 (.250) with four doubles, two triples and two RBI. ... Batted .294 (130-442) with 14 homers vs. right-handers and .317 (96-303) on the road (.268 vs. LHP and .257 at home). ... Made his second consecutive Opening Day start in center field and as the White Sox leadoff hitter on 4/6 at Kansas City. ... Connected on his first triple on 4/24 vs. the Royals … missed three games from 5/1-3 at Minnesota due to illness. ... Recorded four hits and his first RBI of the season on 5/11 at Milwaukee, including a game-tying single in the eighth. ... Posted a 10-game hitting streak from 5/11-21, batting .349 (15-43) with three doubles, one homer and three RBI. ... Connected on his first career leadoff homer on 5/28-2 at Baltimore … accounted for both of the Sox runs with a two-run shot on 6/2 at Texas … the homer was his second in five games after hitting just two in his first 164 games with the White Sox. ... Established a career high with his fourth home run, and second career leadoff shot, on 6/25 at Detroit … opened the 6/26 game at Comerica Park with a solo homer. ... Became the first White Sox to hit a leadoff home run in backto-back games since Alejandro De Aza from 5/8-10/13 … the last Sox to hit a leadoff shot on consecutive days was Kenny Lofton on 7/18-19/02. ... Connected on a game-ending solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning on 7/8 vs. Toronto … the walkoff shot was the second of his career (also 8/12/13 vs. Baltimore with Arizona). ... The last Sox leadoff hitter to hit a walkoff shot was Scott Podsednik in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series (last in the regular season was Gary Redus's grand slam on 6/4/88 vs. Texas). ... Reached based safely in each of his first 16 games to start the second half from 7/17-8/2 … recorded 25 hits, 14 walks, two HBP and eight multihit efforts during that span. ... Hit safely in 11 consecutive games from 7/22-8/2, batting .455 (20-44) with four doubles, one triple, two home runs, five RBI, seven walks and a 1.274 OPS (seven multihit efforts, including five straight from 7/29-8/2). ... Scored a run in 10 straight games from 7/23-8/2 (14 runs total), the longest streak by a White Sox since Jim Thome opened the 2006 season with a club-record 17 in a row. ... Hit his fourth leadoff homer of 2015 on 7/29 at Boston. ... Earned AL Co-Player of the Week honors for 7/27-8/2 (shared with teammate Jose Abreu), his first career honor … hit .517 (15-29) with three doubles, a triple, home run, four RBI, 10 runs scored and three stolen bases … led the AL in average, on-base percentage (.600) and runs scored. ... His 16-game on-base, 11-game hitting and 10-game runscoring streaks were snapped on 8/3 vs. Tampa Bay (0-4). ... Extended his career high with his 10th home run on 8/14 vs. the Cubs … joined Alejandro De Aza (17 in 2013) as the only White Sox No. 1 hitters since 2005 to reach the mark. ... Registered a pair of four-hit games on 9/1 at Minnesota and 9/4 at Kansas City, including his 11th home run. ... Established a career high by reaching base in 22 straight games from 9/9-10/3, batting .367 (33-90) with four doubles, one triple, two homers and 13 RBI (10 multihit efforts). ... Hit safely in 11 consecutive games from 9/11-22, matching the second-longest hitting streak (third time) of his career … hit .388 (19-49) with one double, one triple, one home run, seven RBI, eight runs scored and a .944 OPS during the streak. ... Finished 2015 on a nine-game hitting streak (9/24-10/3), going 14-35 (.400) with three doubles, one HR and six RBI. ... Connected on his 14th homer of the season on 9/29 vs. Kansas City, eight more than his career total entering 2015.
American League Leaders: T1st in triples (10); 3rd in RISP (.355); 10th in average (.300); 12th in on-base pct. (.362)...Batted .300 in his first season with the White Sox … became the first White Sox player to lead the American League in triples since Lance Johnson from 1991-94...Hit leadoff and played center field in all 121 of his starts … reached base safely in 100 of 123 games...Batted .338 (52-154) with runners on base, .355 (33-93) with RISP and .325 (13-40) with RISP/two outs...Ranked among the AL leaders after the break in average (3rd, .347) and on-base percentage (T4th, .396) … led MLB in August with a .408 average (20-49) and ranked third with a .473 on-base percentage...Made his first Opening Day start in center field and hitting leadoff, going 2-4 vs. Minnesota … drove in the game-tying run in the ninth inning (RBI fielders choice) on 4/2 vs. the Twins...Recorded five straight multihit efforts from 4/8-12, hitting .556 (10-18) with three doubles, a home run, four RBI and 10 runs scored … the five consecutive multihit games were the most by a White Sox since Alex Rios from 6/26-29/12 (also five)...Reached base in seven straight plate appearances from 4/11-12 … hit his first homer with the Sox on 4/12 vs. Cleveland...Missed five games (4/20-24) due to a left knee strain....Left the game on 5/2 at Cleveland with a strained right hamstring and was placed on the disabled list on 5/3...Appeared in two games with Class AAA Charlotte on a rehabilitation assignment before being reinstated on 5/18...Reached base safely in 20 consecutive games from 6/3-25, hitting .346 (28-81) with four doubles, five triples, seven RBI and 10 runs scored during the streak...Registered a career-high, 12-game hitting streak from 6/13- 25, going 20-48 (.417) with three doubles, three triples and four RBI … matched his career high with four hits (third time) on 6/25 at Baltimore, falling a home run shy of the cycle...Reached base safely in a career-high 21 consecutive games from 7/8-8/4, batting .448 (39-87) with seven doubles, nine walks and 14 runs scored to raise his average from .265 to .309...Registered an 11-game hitting streak from 7/24-8/4 (.490, 24-49) … recorded his second stretch of five straight multihit efforts from 7/29-8/2 (.609, 14-23; 5 RBI)...Matched his career high (fourth time) with four hits on 8/2 vs. Minnesota, including three doubles...Was on the disabled list from 8/9-26 with a strained right oblique...Appeared in two injury rehab games with Charlotte...Hit safely in seven straight games after returning from the DL, going 12-28 (.429) with four doubles and nine runs scored....Received his first ejection on 9/2 at Minnesota after arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Greg Gibson … fell a home run shy of the cycle on 9/16 at Kansas City...Went 3-3 on 9/28 vs. the Royals to finish the season with a .300 average.
Began his second season with Arizona on the disabled list with a strained left elbow … appeared in 26 games on an injury rehabilitation assignment … was reinstated from the disabled list on 7/9 … appeared in 40 games in center field, 35 in left and four in right … led off 34 times (.267, 40-150) … connected on his first career game-ending homer on 8/12 vs. Baltimore (off Darren O'Day) … hit .297 (41-138) over a 33-game stretch from 8/18-9/22 … recorded a career-high four hits on 8/18 at Pittsburgh and 8/24 at Philadelphia … went 4-10 and drove in the game-winning run with a RBI double in the 18th inning on 8/24 … the 10 at-bats were a single-game, franchise record … scored a run in seven straight games from 8/21-27 … registered a career-high, 10-game hitting streak from 9/13-23 (.316, 15-53) … combined to hit .256 (23-90) with 13 RBI and 18 runs scored on his rehab assignment with the AZL Diamondbacks, Visalia and Reno … Sox acquisition was recommended by Bill Young, Bill Scherrer and Dave Yoakum.
Batted .375 (198-for-528) with 47 doubles, 7 home runs,48 RBI, 44 stolen bases and 130 runs scored in 130 gameswith Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno...his 198 hitswere the most in the Minors since Single-A High Desert'sMike Stoner in 2003 (203)...Ranked among all full-season Minor Leaguers in average(1st), hits (1st), doubles (1st), runs scored (1st) on-basepercentage (2nd, .456) and total bases (8th, 276)...Named D-backs Minor League Player of the Year, PacificCoast League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of theYear after hitting .381 (186-for-488) in 119 games withthe Aces...was the first player to garner both PCL awardssince Salt Lake's Robb Quinlan in 2002...His 186 hits were the most in the PCL since Joe Thurstonin 2002 (196) and was the first PCL player to hit over.380since New Orleans' Rick Short in 2005 (.383)...Hit .259 (22-for-85) in 22 games in his first Major Leagueseason...led off in 20 games (D-backs went 13-7)...Went 2-for-6 with a double and a run scored in his MajorLeague debut on September 4 @ Giants...doubled offRyan Vogelsong for his first hit...First D-back to record multi-hit efforts in his first 2 Major League games...Reached base safely 22 times through his first 11 games,tied with Mark Reynolds (2007) for the most by a D-backs player during that span...Hit first homer on Sept. 20 vs. Padres (off Brad Brach)...Suffered a fractured right hand on Sept. 29 vs. Cubs(HBP by Jeff Beliveau)...Honored in Baseball America's Best Tools issue as the MostExciting Player and Best Baserunner in the PCL...Selected to the PCL mid-and postseason All-Star Teams...Reached base in 41 straight games from May 14-June 27.
Combined to hit .318 (145-for-456) with 22 doubles, 7 triples, 10 home runs and 67 RBI in 121 games with Single-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile...also went 34-for-48 in stolen base attempts and drew 72 walks...Ranked third among all full-season Minor Leaguers with a .434 on-base percentage and tied for fifth in HBP (23)...Named to the California League midseason All-Star Team, batting .332 (81-for-244) with 15 doubles, 6 homers and 39 RBI with the Rawhide...also hit .302 (64-for-212) with 7 doubles, 4 home runs and 28 RBI in 56 games with the BayBears...On disabled list from April 29-May 8 with a concussion...Batted .344 (42-for-122) with 2 home runs and 16 RBI in 30 games with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League and was named to the All-Prospect Team...Ranked among the AFL leaders in runs scored (1st, 31), hits (2nd), games played (3rd), steals (5th, 8) and average(10th)...also tied for the league-lead with a 17-game hitting streak from Oct. 21-Nov. 15 (.365, 27-for-74)...Reached base safely in 28 consecutive games with a plate appearance from Oct. 4-Nov. 15...failed to reach base for the only time in his final game on Nov. 17.
Made his professional debut with Advanced Rookie Missoula, hitting .385 (87-for-226) with 14 doubles, 7 homers, 37 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 68 games...Was named to the Pioneer League postseason All-Star Team and Topps' Short-Season/Rookie All-Star Team...Finished among PL leaders in batting average (1st), on-base percentage (1st, .500), OPS (1.075), stolen bases (T6th, 20), hits (7th) and total bases (8th, 130)...Named Northwest League Player of the Week for July 26-Aug. 2 (.550, 11-for-20).