Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.

The Store

Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

Recent Blogs


Photo

Adam Walker

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
19 replies to this topic

#1 alarp33

alarp33

    Member

  • Members
  • 79 posts

Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

Adam Walker

Pos: 1B/LF

Ht./Wt.: 6'5"/ 225lbs

B/T: R/R

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

#2 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

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

#3 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

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

#4 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

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

#5 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:58 PM

Next 10 gms 10/38 .263/.317/.342 HR 7rbi 7runs 11k 3bb

#6 DPJ

DPJ

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 636 posts

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:44 AM

Lack of contact again Appy league arms isn't a good sign.

#7 Mr. Ed

Mr. Ed

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 827 posts

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

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.

#8 Mr. Ed

Mr. Ed

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 827 posts

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:56 AM

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.

#9 drjim

drjim

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 2,546 posts
  • LocationSt. Paul

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

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.


Breaking balls have a better habit and more success in weeding out big swing/low contact guys.
Papers...business papers.

#10 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:24 PM

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

Edited by greengoblinrulz, 31 July 2012 - 10:31 PM.


#11 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:01 PM

Next 10 gms
10/38 .263/.317/.342 HR 7rbi 7runs 11k 3bb

Last 10gms
11/40 .275/.341/.875 11runs 1double 1triple 7HR 11RBI 10k 4bb

Season
40gms
162ABs .253/.313/.525 33runs 5doubles 3triples 11HR 35RBI 52K 13bb .309RISP
Tied for first in HR, tied for second in RBI, 7th in slgg but also 2nd in Ks

#12 gunnarthor

gunnarthor

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 2,991 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:23 PM

Last 10gms
11/40 .275/.341/.875 11runs 1double 1triple 7HR 11RBI 10k 4bb

Season
40gms
162ABs .253/.313/.525 33runs 5doubles 3triples 11HR 35RBI 52K 13bb .309RISP
Tied for first in HR, tied for second in RBI, 7th in slgg but also 2nd in Ks


So he's a work in progress, is what you're saying.

#13 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

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

#14 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 8,014 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

He's going to strikeout a ton, but man, can he hit the ball a long way! Very intriguing power.

#15 gunnarthor

gunnarthor

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 2,991 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:12 AM

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


I agree.

#16 alarp33

alarp33

    Member

  • Members
  • 79 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Is he playing only OF? Or is he splitting time there and at 1B?

#17 DPJ

DPJ

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 636 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:38 PM

He's going to strikeout a ton, but man, can he hit the ball a long way! Very intriguing power.


Which I can live with, but a kid striking out this often against short season competition isn't a good sign.

#18 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

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

#19 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

final numbers
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

Edited by greengoblinrulz, 30 August 2012 - 03:43 PM.


#20 lightfoot789

lightfoot789

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 659 posts

Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

http://www.milb.com/...t=.jsp&sid=l120

MILB Top Offensive Player in the Post Season for Appalachian League
Seemed to figure it out at the right time.
Appalachian League
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.