ADAM EATON (CF)
Eaton is 5’8” tall and a powerhouse of personality and athleticism. His dad nicknamed him “Spanky” as a youth (after the “Little Rascals” T.V. character thanks to Eaton’s “chubby cheeks” as an adorable kid). “Mighty Mouse” was a college thing, with his wife finding the theme t-shirt at a Nordstrom Rack. He was later nicknamed “Eat” by his White Sox teammates (shortened version of his name). The MM “here he comes to save the day” theme seems to fit Eaton to a “T.” As for athleticism, Eaton was a talented all-round athlete in high school, receiving a number of scholarship offers to play soccer in college. He decided to go with a baseball scholarship to Miami University of Ohio instead. Other notable Eaton items:
–He eats something called a “pizookie” from his favorite pizza shop.
–He loves cars: dream car is the 1971 Corevette L86 Resto-Mod.
–If not in baseball, he would be a firefighter like his dad.
–Favorite player as a kid: Kenny Lofton (Indians).
–He likes to fish.
–Says his wife, Katie, is the better athlete.
Full name: Adam Corey Eaton
Bats: left, Throws: left
Born: Dec 06, 1988 in Springfield, Ohio (28 years old)
Nicknames: Spanky (his dad), Eat (White Sox), Mighty Mouse (Nats)
MLB debut: Sept 04, 2012 with the Diamondbacks
Teams: Diamondbacks (2012-13), White Sox (2014-16)
Nats Contract: three guaranteed seasons on a 5-year contract ($23.5 million)
2012: Topps Triple-A All-Star (Reno Aces).
2014: MLBPAA White Sox Hear and Hustle Award.
2015: AL Player of the Week (White Sox) – Aug 03.
2016/AL (White Sox) Stats:
2017/NL (Nats) Stats – thru 19 Apr 2017:
Welcome Adam Eaton to the Nats!