37. Adam Eaton, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
36. Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals
Eaton Vitals: DOB 12/6/1988, 5’8″ 185lbs. Drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 19th round of the 2010 draft and signed for a $35,000 bonus. Currently in MLB.
Adams Vitals: DOB 8/31/1988, listed at 6’3″ and (generously) 230lbs. Drafted by the Cardinals in the 23rd round of the 2009 draft and signed for a $25,000 bonus.
When I found these two landing next to one another on my list, I chuckled. It wasn’t on purpose.
I’d like to see a picture of the two of them next to one another. Adams is a big-bodied first-baseman who scouts have routinely dismissed for being too big-bodied, if you catch my drift. Eaton is a little fella, who makes Dustin Pedroia look like Adam Wainwright. Eaton, like Adams, has been routinely dismissed by scouts because of his size.