Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by Jeff in Adron Chambers
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch catches up with red-hot prospect Adron Chambers. Chambers is so red hot that even a professional curmudgeon like Joe Strauss is on board the Adron train. Goold covered Adron’s history and many other topics in the Q&A, including how he got discovered:
Back in 2007, Chambers paid $100 to buy a bus ticket from his home in Pensacola, Fla., to a tryout he heard about in Memphis with the Cardinals. He got the call 24 hours before he arrived — after a 23-hour bus trip that snaked its way north from the panhandle through Louisiana and Mississippi and into Memphis. When the Greyhound pulled up near the ballpark, Chamber said he barely had enough time to throw on some cleats before the workout started.
(Hit the link for the whole Q&A…)
So, Chambers got the word about the Cardinals tryout in Memphis and within an hour he was on a 23-hour bus trip. The time between when he heard about the tryout before getting on the bus and getting off the bus and the tryout in Memphis was only 1 hour. That is absolutely remarkable.
We looked in depth at Adron’s career here earlier this winter with video evidence of Chambers in the cage. Chambers is a player that I have been high on for a while and his performance has only improved as has his standing as he has impressed the Cardinals brass and everyone around the game.
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Posted on November 18th, 2010 by Jeff in Adron Chambers
This week, the hitters of the Arizona Fall League are popular topics, so let’s look next at the outfielder the Cardinals sent to Arizona and Adron Chambers.
Adron Chambers was drafted in the 38th round of the 2007 MLB draft by the Cardinals out of Pensacola Junior College. He’s a small guy at 5’10” and 180 lbs and bats left handed and can play any position in the outfield. Let’s take a look at Adron’s minor league career with the Cardinals.
After being drafted, Chambers was assigned to Johnson City as a 20 year old, the Cardinals rookie level affiliate. He didn’t play particularly well with a wOBA of only.334 in 34 games. He didn’t have a particularly good eye striking out 17.8% of the time and only walking 7.9%. His OBP was 2 points higher than his slugging%, which shows you the type of player he was when he started out. None the less, he was still a fleet of foot player who was capable of playing center field. There is some value in that, so he was moved up to Quad Cities for the next season.
A batting practice video and the rest of Chambers’ career is after the jump!
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By now everyone has heard, but I’ll provide the link anyway: the US lost its opener to South Korea 8-7 (the details of Brian Barden‘s day will be included after the jump).
I love reading articles like this: Baseball America discusses the “rebirth” of the Cardinals minor league system as exemplified by the talent accumulating at Memphis [unfortunately the article is subscription only].
The Quad Cities Times has a profile of Adron Chambers.
The system had all six teams in action today and all the details are after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
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