Adrianza went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Rays. Starting in left field and batting ninth, Adrianza knocked a three-run homer off Blake Snell in the second inning. It was his second long ball of the season and fifth of his career (210 games). The 29-year-old is seeing only sporadic starts, and when he is in the lineup, Adrianza's daily fantasy appeal is limited given his track record.
Adrianza went 3-for-4 with a pair of triples, four RBI and two runs against the White Sox on Wednesday. When you get that kind of production out of your ninth-place hitter, you know it's going to be a good day. Amazingly, Adrianza tripled his career total of triples in this game, as he'd hit just one in his first 203 MLB contests. Write this one off as a fluky big game from a light-hitting and little-used utility infielder.
Adrianza will start at shortstop and bat seventh Sunday against the Athletics, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Adrianza will pick up his third start in four games, and should remain one of the main beneficiaries of manager Paul Molitor phasing the struggling Jorge Polanco out of the lineup. Along with Polanco, Eduardo Escobar is still in the mix for starts at shortstop, but Escobar's ability to play other positions should allow Adrianza to see semi-regular at-bats so long as his production warrants it. Adrianza is batting .293 and has chipped in six steals across 95 plate appearances with the big club this season.
Adrianza went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over the Yankees. This marked Adrianza's third start in four days at shortstop. Wednesday's hitting display also bumped his average up to a strong .309 mark. He doesn't possess much power and he hits in an inopportune spot in the lineup much of the time, but if he continues to hit like this, he may force his way into the lineup more often than not, giving him a semblance of value in deeper leagues.
Adrianza went 2-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday in Houston. Adrianza's third-inning long ball off Mike Fiers was his first in 29 games played this season and fourth in 183 career contests. The light-hitting middle infielder remains a fantasy afterthought despite this performance.
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