06-22-2012, 10:06 AM #1
Ht./Wt.: 6'5"/ 225lbs
Drafted: 2012 - 97th overall out of Jacksonville University
Junior Season: Hit .343 w/ a .426 OBP, 14 doubles, 12 home runs and surprisingly for a guy his size 19 stolen bases
From MLB Scouting Report:
The son of a former NFL running back, Walker looks the part of a future slugger. The question is if he has the baseball skills to get there. There's no question about his pop at the plate. He might have as much raw power as anyone in the Draft class, with some scouts giving him an 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale. He also has a very good approach to hitting, though his hitting instincts lag behind. That leaves some wondering if he'll learn to tap into that power consistently enough against advanced pitching. A big, physical specimen, Walker has played both first base and the outfield. His arm is well below average, and while some think he could handle playing left field, his defensive home is up in the air. He draws comparisons to Giancarlo Stanton, both in body type and power potential, but there is some concern that he's a Ferrari with a VW engine.
Will begin his Professional career in Elizabethton
06-22-2012, 10:50 AM #2
had this in a previous thread on Adam....rated 59th by BAmerica
3 yrs @ Jacksonville
168 gms 644ABs .359/.441/.635 w/51doubles 2 triples 41HR 174rbi 184k 88bb 40/41sb
Only bad thing from that stat line is his Ks but he got better every yr
74 in 192ABs as frosh for 33.6K%
63 in 242Abs as soph for 22% Ks
47 in 210ABs as junior for 19.4% Ks
07-04-2012, 09:03 PM #3
starting to heat up....getting used to wood bats??
3rd straight 2 hit game....6-14 over last 3 w/2doubles hr 6rbi
think he's gonna be a huge masher
07-14-2012, 11:48 AM #4
first 10gms 7/42 .167/.222/.310 6r 1double 1triple 1hr 6rbi 16k 3bb
last 10gms 13/42 .310/.371/.571 10r 3doubles 1triples 2hr 11rbi 16k 3bb
RISP thru 20gms 10/29 .345/.406/.621 3doubles 1triple 1hr 15rbi 8k 2bb
07-24-2012, 10:58 PM #5
07-25-2012, 08:44 AM #6
Lack of contact again Appy league arms isn't a good sign.
07-25-2012, 08:54 AM #7
He has a big swing. Will likely succeed in another org,where they don't overly frown on swings/misses, then tinker with the batter to hit it the other way.
07-25-2012, 08:56 AM #8
See BamBam Rams. Now toiling in another season at FM, he's now an outfielder, perhaps starting to get it after a .105 pre-break. Still strikes out some. Am sure they've mucked around with him. Won't be long and he'll be gone. Twins have a habit of weeding out big swing guys.
07-25-2012, 08:41 PM #9
07-31-2012, 11:24 PM #10
finished July w/25gms 101ABs .297/.355/.564 23runs 4doubles triple 7HR 26RBI 30k 8bb
3rd in HR w/8
3rd in RBI w/32 (behind teammates Jimmez 34, Keplars 33)
Tied 4th in runs w/29
5th in total bases w/70
Last edited by greengoblinrulz; 07-31-2012 at 11:31 PM.
08-08-2012, 11:01 PM #11
08-08-2012, 11:23 PM #12
08-09-2012, 12:04 AM #13
I may be higher on him than others.....but am in LOVE with his power potential. Cannot wait till next yr to see if he's legit
08-09-2012, 12:16 AM #14
He's going to strikeout a ton, but man, can he hit the ball a long way! Very intriguing power.
08-09-2012, 01:12 AM #15
08-09-2012, 11:18 AM #16
Is he playing only OF? Or is he splitting time there and at 1B?
08-09-2012, 05:38 PM #17
08-19-2012, 10:35 AM #18
last 10 gms (50 total now)...9/37 .270/.325/.541 9runs double 3HR 7rbi 13K 3bb 3/3sb's
Now leads lg outright in HRs w/ 14, tied for 2nd in RBI w/ 42, tied for 3rd in slgg w/ .528 but 2nd in Ks with 65
08-30-2012, 02:15 PM #19
58gms 232ABs .250/.310/.496 44runs 7doubles 4triples 14HR 45RBI 76K 19bb 4/4sb's
Tied for first in HRs
2nd in Ks
4th in RBI/Runs
Tied 6th in triples
7th in slgg
Last edited by greengoblinrulz; 08-30-2012 at 04:43 PM.
10-08-2012, 08:27 PM #20
MILB Top Offensive Player in the Post Season for Appalachian League
Seemed to figure it out at the right time.
Adam Walker, Elizabethton
(.375/.483/.792, 6 G, 9-for-24, 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 3 SB)
After a slow start, Walker finished the regular season tied for the league lead with 14 home runs. He didn't let up in the playoffs, going deep three more times (and swiping three bases, one shy of his regular-season total) and driving in seven runs in the E-Twins' run to the title. A third-round pick in the 2012 Draft, Walker had hits in each of Elizabethton's six games and fell a triple shy of the cycle in its playoff opener, a 4-0 win at Danville.