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By The Numbers: Adrian Cardenas

Cardenas needs to up his line-drive rate.

Since joining the Oakland A's organization in a mid-season 2008 trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, Adrian Cardenas has been one of the A's top infield prospects. Cardenas has moved up the A's chain quickly, but he has struggled at Triple-A. What do the numbers tell us about what Cardenas needs to do to improve? Nathaniel Stoltz takes a look.

Stats good through Wednesday, May 26, 2010 So, what to make of Adrian Cardenas? Cardenas is a 22-year-old with significant Triple-A experience, so he's ahead of the age curve, which is nice. Cardenas is also a career .295/.359/.408 hitter, which isn't too shabby. However, he is only a career .243/.305/.341 Triple-A hitter, so he certainly isn't ready for the majors yet. Before I take a look at...

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