For the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League in 2015, the rookie hit .258/.342/.379, his first complete season with a team in the Rays’ organization.
A member of the 2016 Futures Game World Team, he also spent the year in AA, playing for the Montgomery Biscuits of the Southern League’s Montgomery Biscuits.
There were 31 doubles, six three-hit triples, and 11 home runs in 132 games for him. He scored 89 runs. For the Durham Bulls of the International League, he was promoted to AAA in 2017.
With 30 doubles and 10 home runs in 130 games, he slugged .277/.360/.415 in that time. Because of the Rays’ decision to prolong his eligibility for arbitration, he returned to Durham for the start of the season, even though he had little to show in the minor leagues.
It wasn’t until he had played 40 games and had four home runs and 25 RBI that he was called up to the majors.
It was on May 22nd when Willy made his Rays debut, starting at shortstop and batting sixth against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field.
In the fourth inning, he hit a solo home run off Chris Sale, going 1 for 4 with three strikeouts. His bat was not near as good as Adeiny Hechavarria’s, but he showed early signs of being ready to be an everyday player in major league baseball, even though he had more to learn.
What Is Willy Adames Real Name?
Willy Adames’s real name or full name is Willy Rafael Adames Luna.