Top 10 Thunder players for 2012 - No. 5: David Adams
Adams started the season with Trenton in 2010 before suffering a career-altering injury in Portland on May 22. Since then, he's played just 12 games outside of the complex league, all with High-A Tampa last season. A University of Virginia product, the Yankees protected Adams on the 40-man roster prior to this season's Rule 5 draft.
He spent 17 games with the GCL Yankees, for whom he provided .429/.469/.643 of gravy for an already impressive team of young bats. He hit .308 in his dozen games with the T-Yanks. Otherwise, it was a lost season for Adams.
What's Next: Adams' agent, B.B. Abbott, in an e-mail, said his client "feels good and is preparing for a long season." I think there's a good chance (although not 100 percent) that Adams begins the year back at Waterfront Park.