What to Make of the Cleveland Indians Free Agent Hitters

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Jul 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees second baseman David Adams (45) gets the force out in the ninth inning against Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) at Rangers Ballpark. The Yankees beat the Rangers 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

David Adams

Plays a decent third base, but has never hit enough to hold a job for a full season, and he’s 26, so he probably won’t get much better. Another issue is that David Adams doesn’t even have a good platoon split. If Lonnie Chisenhall gets hurt or doesn’t hit, it sounds like Carlos Santana would get a decent shot at third, so Adams is probably going to spend most of the season at Columbus and be an insurance policy. But, as we’ve mentioned time and time again, there is nothing wrong with an organization having a good amount of vertical depth.