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The Diamondbacks are calling up prospect Adam Eaton

Sep 4, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

It sorta feels like the competitive portion of the Dbacks season is winding down. But that doesn’t mean the interesting portion is:


Eaton has some fun numbers this year. Granted, they’ve come in Reno, but anyone hitting .381/.456/.539 while playing center field is interesting, no?

He’s going to be 24 in December, so it’s not like he’s the hottest hotshot prospect in the history of everything, but he does have a .355 batting average in 1451 minor league plate appearances, some of which at least came in non-crazy offensive environments like the Southern League.

At any rate, probably a sign that the Dbacks are looking ahead to 2013 more than they’re looking to October.

  1. HitsDingers - Sep 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    I know it’s not [i]that[/i] Adam Eaton, but I still cringe when I see the name.

    • HitsDingers - Sep 4, 2012 at 4:37 PM

      fn html

      • atworkident - Sep 4, 2012 at 4:38 PM

        Thinking the same thing. Uggh…

    • Ben - Sep 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      Wasn’t Ervin Santana’s name originally Johan too? I think he changed it when the other Johan got really dominant. Poor guy.

    • nineroutsider - Sep 4, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      He won’t make a difference, D-Bags are toast…

  2. drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    He should change his name. Nobody should have to be associated wit P Adam Eaton. You want to talk about bad Phillies contracts, his has to be right up there.

  3. areyesrn - Sep 4, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    I can’t believe Adam Eaton has a frickin ring….

    • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2012 at 4:54 PM

      Lets look at Eaton’s 2007 stats: 30 GS, 10-10 with at 6.29 ERA, 161.2 IP with 192 hits and 30 HR, SO/BB of 1.37. Shockingly bad.

  4. dethone408 - Sep 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    This Adam Eaton better watch out when he opens up a DVD, or his career will be done.

  5. rickeye9 - Sep 4, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    awesome, he has to be as good as cy right now

  6. dbacksfancrawford74 - Sep 4, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Fun numbers? It’s not impressive cause it’s only Reno? Are you guys serious? This guy put on the most dominant offensive display in PCL ever and leads ALL of AAA in nearly every category! He’s not only the fastest guy I’ve ever seen in baseball but the hardest working and classy guy. He will surprise a lot of people. He is also a career .330+ hitter throughout all levels. When he drops down a pretty bunt and goes first to 3rd on an infield hit to 3b you will be sitting there with your jaw open going WOW!
    By the way he was an All-Star, Rookie of the year and league MVP as well as league batting champ all in same year.

  7. dbacksfancrawford74 - Sep 4, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    listen to these numbers: 119 games, 488 at bats, .381 AVG, 119 runs, 186 hits, 46 doubles, 5 triples, 7 home runs, 45 RBI, 263 total bases, 53 walks, 38 stolen bases and an on base percentage of .456. he leads all categories except RBI and Home runs. These numbers don’t even include the 11 games he played in AA this year and includes 7 Days on the DL for a injury. Adam was named to the All-Star team at mid season and hit lead off and played center field. he was then named MILB Rookie Of The Year, PCL leagues MVP, and won the MILB batting title for 2012.

    • adcoop22 - Sep 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      Wow, and I thought I was a dbacks homer. Good on ya Crawford

  8. aaceball - Sep 5, 2012 at 4:44 AM

    Not only is he the most exciting player since Ryan Roberts but he’s the most productive to play in Reno. But best of all he’s just pure class. These new young D backs will be a lot of fun next year.

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