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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
50-30 5-5 W2
47-34 6-4 W1
42-38 6-4 W1
39-40 7-3 W6
29-53 4-6 L5

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .192 3 5 .605 0

Top Riley Adams News

  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Sent down to Triple-A

    Adams was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Adams struggled to a .192 batting average with only one extra-base hit over 26 at-bats in June and will now head to Rochester. Tres Barrera was recalled in a corresponding move.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Stands out in Game 1 of twin bill

    Adams went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two RBI and three runs in the Nationals' 13-7 win Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

    Since No. 1 backstop Keibert Ruiz was behind the plate for the Nationals' 3-2 loss in the nightcap, Adams will draw the start at catcher as the two teams close out their series Sunday with a day game after a night game. Adams has posted a .679 OPS in 53 plate appearances on the season while serving as Ruiz's main understudy.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Swats second homer

    Adams went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Mets.

    His fifth-inning blast off Carlos Carrasco gave the Nationals a 2-0 lead, but it was the last bit of offense the team would muster on the night. Adams isn't seeing a lot of playing time behind Keibert Ruiz, and while he does have two homers in 36 plate appearances, his .182/.250/.364 slash line otherwise doesn't make a strong case for more work.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Goes yard against Giants

    Adams went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Saturday against the Giants.

    Adams drew the start behind the plate Saturday in relief of Keibert Ruiz. He has played only sparingly to begin the season, though he did manage to connect for his first home run of the campaign in the fifth inning. Should Josh Bell (hamstring) miss any additional time, Adams could be a playing time beneficiary.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Receives second start of season

    Adams will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday in Atlanta, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    He'll enter the lineup for the second time in seven games this season while top backstop Keibert Ruiz rests on getaway day. The Nationals gave Adams some exposure to first base in spring training to present him with another potential avenue to playing time, but the 25-year-old is still expected to see the overwhelming majority of his work behind the plate on days when Ruiz is sitting out.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Seems set as No. 2 catcher

    Adams should open the season as the Nationals' backup catcher behind Keibert Ruiz, Jessica Camerato of reports.

    Acquired from Toronto last season in a trade for Brad Hand, Adams posted an .887 OPS in 90 plate appearances with Washington after slashing .239/.371/.487 with seven homers in 35 games for Triple-A Buffalo last year prior to the trade. The 25-year-old's power and patience profile could give him some modest fantasy value in deep NL-only formats.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Draws pair of walks in loss

    Adams went 0-for-3 with two walks, one run and one RBI in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Marlins.

    Though Adams appeared to supplant Tres Barrera as Washington's top catcher in the second half of August, the 25-year-old's stay atop the depth chart proved short lived, as Keibert Ruiz has taken over as the team's preferred backstop since his Aug. 30 promotion. Adams made what was just his second start in the Nationals' last eight games Wednesday, and he demonstrated the sort of plate discipline that made him an intriguing prospect coming up through the Toronto system. While he likely won't see his opportunities behind the plate pick up over the final two and a half weeks of the season, Adams has been working out at first base of late and could end up getting a look in a short-side platoon role behind the lefty-hitting Josh Bell, according to Mark Zuckerman of

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: On bench Sunday, role in doubt

    Adams is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Adams started the past two games and has a 1.032 OPS through 18 games for Washington since being acquired from Toronto, but his playing time is now in jeopardy with top prospect Keibert Ruiz being promoted for his debut Monday. Ruiz figures to take over as the Nationals' primary catcher, though Adams has likely done enough to stick around as the backup option.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Takes seat Thursday

    Adams isn't starting Thursday's game against Miami.

    Adams has recorded hits in each of his last six appearances, but he continues to alternate starts behind the dish. Tres Barrera will start at catcher and bat eighth.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: On bench Tuesday

    Adams will not start Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

    Adams started four games in a row last week but has now been on the bench for two of the last three. Tres Barrera takes over behind the plate in his absence.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Not starting Saturday

    Adams is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    The 25-year-old takes a seat after going 6-for-11 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in his last three games. Tres Barrera is catching and batting seventh Saturday.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Big game against former club

    Adams went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's 12-6 win over the Blue Jays.

    Facing the organization that traded him, Adams put together a classic revenge game, launching a solo shot off Trent Thornton in the fourth inning before adding a two-run double in the eighth. It was by far the 25-year-old's best performance in the majors so far, and since joining the Nats at the end of July, Adams is slashing a surprising .304/.385/.609 through 11 contests with two homers and six RBI.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Crushes clutch homer

    Adams went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Braves.

    The backstop was given the start at catcher despite entering the contest with only two hits in 33 at-bats this season. Adams was quiet in his first three plate appearances, but he produced the biggest hit of his young career when he drilled a two-run shot off Atlanta closer Will Smith to turn a one-run deficit into a one-run lead and an eventual victory. The long ball was the first of his big-league career and also accounted for his first two runs batted in.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Called up to big leagues

    Adams was recalled from Triple-A Rochester prior to Tuesday's game against the Phillies, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

    Adams was acquired from the Blue Jays in the trade that sent Brad Hand to Toronto last week. After hitting an ugly .107 across his first 30 major-league plate appearances, Adams will look to get off to a better start with Washington. Per Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington, the rookie is expected to split time with Tres Barrera behind the plate going forward.

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  • Nationals' Riley Adams: Traded to Nationals

    Adams was sent from the Blue Jays to the Nationals on Thursday in exchange for Brad Hand, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    Adams is a decent prospect who has plus raw power but might not hit enough or play good enough defense behind the plate to be a starter. The Blue Jays didn't have much need for him, as their system is full of young catchers, including Alejandro Kirk, who fits a similar profile as a bat-first backstop (albeit with a better feel to hit) and grades out considerably better overall. Adams should have a much clearer path to playing time in Washington, where the top-three catchers are Yan Gomes, Alex Avila and Rene Rivera, a trio who are all in their mid-thirties and who will all be free agents after the season. Adams may wind up waiting until next year to get his shot, but his pop could make him fantasy relevant when that opportunity eventually comes.

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  • Blue Jays' Riley Adams: Optioned to Triple-A

    Adams was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

    Adams served in a depth role with the major-league club for just under a month and hit .107 with two doubles and two runs across 12 games. He should get more consistent playing time in the minors, and his demotion will make room on the 26-man roster for Danny Jansen (hamstring), who was reinstated from the injured list Saturday.

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  • Blue Jays' Riley Adams: Called up for big-league debut

    Adams was recalled by the Blue Jays on Tuesday and will make his big-league debut against the White Sox.

    Adams spent three days on the major-league roster in early May but didn't get into a game. He'll be involved right away this time around, catching and batting ninth. Adams will split time behind the plate with Reese McGuire for now, as Danny Jansen (hamstring) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move, while Alejandro Kirk is nowhere close to returning from his hip injury. He's hit fairly well in Triple-A this year, putting together a .250/.410/.600 batting line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Encinitas, CA
Age: 26
Bats/Throws: R, R