Adam Eaton Biography
Adam Eaton (born: Adam Cory Eaton) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2012 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and played with them through the 2013 season. Eaton played for the Chicago White Sox from 2014 to 2016. Previously before playing professionally, he played college baseball for Miami University.
Cory attended Kenton Ridge High School in Springfield, Ohio. From Kenton Ridge, Eaton was is the fourth player to reach the major leagues preceded by Dave Burba, Rick White and Dustin Hermanson. Being a pitcher and outfielder in high school, his fastball could reach as high as 92 mph, while he batted .482 in his junior season in 2006.
Kenton then leads his team to the regional finals in 2004 and 2005. He earned All-Ohio honorable mention honors that year. He was also named to the All-Miami Valley first team and the Springfield News-Sun’s All-Area first team as a sophomore and junior.
Adam Eaton Age
Adam Cory Eaton was born on 6 December 1988 in Springfield, Ohio Unites States.
Adam Eaton Family
Cory was born to Glenn Eaton and Robin Eaton. He has a brother Zack Eaton who is an acquisitions officer in the United States Air Force. Eaton graduated from Kenton Ridge High School in Springfield, Ohio. Later he attended Miami University on a college baseball scholarship.
Adam Eaton Wife
Eaton is married to former Miami RedHawks softball player Katie Osburn Eaton. Together they are parents to a boy named Brayden Eaton. They reside in Brighton, Michigan during the offseason. He has been confused with former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Adam Eaton.
Adam Eaton Trade
The Washington Nationals made a big trade to acquire Eaton. They had to part with pitching prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning.
Their idea was that Eaton would patrol centerfield with Jayson Werth in leftfield and Bryce Harper in rightfield to form an impressive trio.
Adam Eaton Injury
Eaton has been battling a “bad bone bruise” in his right knee. He injured his knee after being hit by a pitch near the joint. He has a noticeable limp trotting to first base but remained in the game.
In September 2019, he missed all three of the Nationals’ victories against Miami before returning to the lineup against the Mets. Eaton was removed before the top of the third inning.
Adam Eaton Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks drafted Eaton in the 19th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, with the 571st overall selection. In 2010 and 2011, he had a .340 batting average with the Diamondbacks’ minor league affiliates. In 2010, he was named a Pioneer League All-Star outfielder, and a California League All-Star in 2011.
Still, in 2011, he batted .318 with 145 hits and 72 walks, good for a .434 on-base percentage (OBP), which was the fourth-best OBP in minor league baseball. He was invited to spring training in 2012, where he impressed Diamondbacks’ manager Kirk Gibson, and received as many at-bats as Diamondbacks regulars.
Still, in that year, he played for the Reno Aces of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL). He was named the PCL Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. The Diamondbacks called Eaton up to the major leagues on September 4. Eaton was expected to play for the Diamondbacks for the 2013 season but suffered an injury to his right elbow during spring training. He returned to the Diamondbacks in July and played in 66 games.
Adam Eaton Chicago White Sox
On December 10, 2013, the Diamondbacks traded Eaton to the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal, involving the Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the White Sox. The Diamondbacks received Mark Trumbo from the Angels and two players (Brandon Jacobs and A. J. Schugel). The Angels received Tyler Skaggs from the Diamondbacks and Hector Santiago from the White Sox.
Adam Eaton Nationals
On December 7, 2016, Eaton was traded to the Washington Nationals for Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo López, and Dane Dunning.
On Opening Day, he went 1-for-2, was walked twice, stole a base, scored a run, and hit a double against the Miami Marlins. However, on April 28, 2017, he stumbled when reaching first base and left the game. The next day, he was diagnosed with a left knee strain, placing him on the 10-day disabled list. Further tests from MRIs revealed that Eaton had a torn ACL, as well as a torn meniscus and a sprained ankle. This led to him missing the rest of the 2017 season.
Adam Eaton Awards
AL triples leader (2014, 2016)
Adam Eaton Net Worth
His last signed Contract for 5 yr(s) adds up to $23,500,000 and earning an average salary of $4,700,000. However, his overall estimated net worth is still under review.