Monday, April 5, 2010
2001 Upper Deck MVP, Adam Eaton
#275 Adam Eaton
Here is the last card from 2001. This is a Padrograph of Adam Eaton.
Adam was a first round draft pick by the Phillies in 1996. Three years later, he was part of a deal that sent him to the San Diego organization in exchange for Andy Ashby. In his first season with the Padres, he spent more time with the big league club than the in the minors. He pitched for for the Padres through the 2005 season, winning 11 games for them twice.
Before the 2006 season, he was packaged in a deal that sent him and Akinori Otsuka to the Rangers for Chris Young and Adrian Gonzalez. Without looking up any stats, I think that it is safe to say that the Padres got the better of this deal.
Adam pitched one year with the Rangers before signing a three year deal with the Phillies. He ended up getting released before Spring Training last year and was able to catch on with the Orioles. The O's released him after 8 starts and an 8.56 ERA. The Rockies picked him up after that and he spent the rest of the 2009 season with them and their AAA team. I have no idea if he was in camp with anyone this spring.
For his career, Adam is 71-68 with a 4.94 ERA and 855 strikeouts.