Willy Adames

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Shortstop who has gained fame for his career in the MLB, including for the Tampa Bay Rays beginning in 2018. He earned his first major league hit on the same day as his major league debut in May 2018. 

Before Fame

He signed with the MLB's Detroit Tigers as an international free agent in 2012. He was traded to the Rays in 2014. 


He was selected to the World Team of the 2016 All-Star Futures Game. He was named by MLB.com as the top prospect in the Rays' farm system each season from 2015-2017. 

Family Life

He was originally born and raised in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Associated With

He has played alongside Matt Duffy for the Tampa Bay Rays' middle infield.