Adam Melhuse #17

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Adam Melhuse MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.234 24 98 1 .679

Adam Melhuse Bio

  • Full Name: Adam Michael Melhuse
  • Born: 3/27/1972 in Santa Clara, CA
  • Draft: 1993, Toronto Blue Jays, 13th rd. (378th overall)
  • College: UCLA
  • Debut: June 16, 2000
  • Last Game: 9/27/2008
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 735 76 172 24 98 1 .234 .290 .679

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1999

Adam Melhuse Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
February 27, 2012 Indianapolis Indians released C Adam Melhuse.
June 16, 2009 C Adam Melhuse retired.
May 18, 2009 Indianapolis Indians activated C Adam Melhuse from the 7-day disabled list.
May 12, 2009 Indianapolis Indians placed C Adam Melhuse on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 11, 2009.
May 8, 2009 Indianapolis Indians signed free agent C Adam Melhuse.
April 25, 2008 Texas Rangers released C Adam Melhuse.

Adam Michael Melhuse Bio Info

Adam Michael Melhuse...graduated from Lincoln High School (Stockton, CA) in 1990 where he played baseball and basketball...played collegiately for one year at Santa Clara University and for two years at UCLA...was an All-Pac 10 Conference selection as a junior. 2007 Started and ended the season with Oakland, but played for Triple-A Sacramento and the Texas Rangers in between...made the A's Opening Day roster for the fourth consecutive season but was optioned to Sacramento on April 25...was brought back to Oakland on May 1 and was hitting .231 with two RBI in 12 games with the A's before he was traded to Texas for cash considerations on June 9...hit .206 with a home run and seven RBI in 23 games with the Rangers before he was designated for assignment on August 23 and released on August 24...re-signed with Oakland on September 1 but did not appear in a game with the A's over the final month of the season...hit .213 with one home run and nine RBI in 35 games overall with the A's and Rangers...the 35 games were his fewest since 2000 (24)...has been on a Major League roster for all but 15 days over the past three seasons but has appeared in just 123 games over that span...the switch-hitter batted .222 (6 for 27) against left-handers and .209 (14 for 67) against right-handers...hit .161 with the bases empty and .289 with runners on base...including .333 with runners in scoring position...was batting .273 at the All-Star Break but then hit .128 after the break...batted .282 during the day and .164 at night...was 6 for 13 (.462) with a home run and four RBI in five interleague games...did not commit an error in 25 games (132 total chances) behind the plate and now has a 115-game errorless streak as a catcher...that includes a 100-game streak with the A's, which is second longest in Oakland history to the record of 107 by Mike Macfarlane from July 11, 1998 to September 23, 1999...his last error came on June 3, 2004 against Toronto...tossed out 3 of 19 (15.8%) attempted base stealers...in addition to his 25 games, 20 starts, at catcher, he also made six appearances, including three starts, at third base...all three of his starts at third came with Texas...was also 2 for 3 (.667) with two walks and one RBI as a pinch hitter...both of his pinch hits came with Texas...again saw limited duty with the A's as the back-up to Jason Kendall as he started just two of the A's first 20 games at catcher...also appeared in one game at third over that stretch and was 1 for 6 (.167) with a double in three games when he was optioned to Sacramento on April 25...went 3 for 8 (.375) with two doubles in two games with the River Cats before he was recalled by Oakland on May 1...started five of the A's 35 games at catcher from May 1 to June 8 and was 5 for 19 (.263) with two RBI in nine games overall over that stretch before being dealt to Texas...started 13 of the Rangers 66 games at catcher from June 9 to August 23, but none after August 2...his final three starts with the Rangers came at third base...went 0 for 1 in his Texas debut on June 10 against Milwaukee but then put together a career best six-game hitting streak from June 12 to 29 (9 for 21, .429)...matched his career high with three hits on June 17 at Cincinnati and hit his lone home run in his next game on June 21 against Chicago (NL)...had his hitting streak snapped with an 0 for 3 performance on July 1 at Boston and went 5 for 46 (.109) over his final 16 games as a Ranger. 2006 The A's backup catcher played in 49 games in 2006 after playing 39 games in 2005. He hit .218 in 21 starting assignments at catcher, and appeared in 24 games behind the plate overall. He tossed out 8 of 25 (32 percent) attempted base stealers this year. He didn't commit an error in 24 games at catcher and now has a 90-game errorless streak behind the plate dating back to June 3, 2004, at Toronto. His 90-game streak ranks fourth in Oakland catcher history. All four of his home runs came with runners on base, and he batted .294 in 14 games at designated hitter. 2005 Was on the A's roster for the entire season, but appeared in just 39 games as he was the A's backup catcher behind Jason Kendall...hit .247 with two home runs and 12 RBIs...made a total of 16 starts at catcher and appeared in a total of 24 games behind the plate for 161.1 innings...hit .259 (15-for-58) in his starting assignments as a catcher...tossed out 3 of 11 (27.3%) attempted base stealers...did not commit an error in his 24 games at catcher (122 total chances) and now has a 66-game errorless streak behind the plate dating back to his last error on June 3, 2004, against Toronto, the ninth longest errorless streak by a catcher in Oakland history...the switch-hitter saw most of his playing time against right-handed pitchers, as he hit .274 (23-for-84) with both of his home runs and 11 of his 12 RBIs against right-handers while going 1-for-13 (.077) against left-handers...now has a .198 (16-for-81) career average against left-handers, compared to .256 (103-for-402) against right-handers...his average improved to .316 (6-for-19) with runners in scoring position...had a .194 (21-for-108) career average with RISP entering the season...hit just .216 (11-for-51) in Oakland compared to .283 (13-for-46) on the road...hit .146 (7-for-48) with no home runs, six RBIs, two runs scored and one walk in 20 games before the All-Star break and .347 (17-for-49) with two home runs, six RBIs, nine runs scored and four walks in 19 games after the break...now has a .207 (42-for-203) career batting average before the All-Star Break compared to .275 (77-for-280) after the break...batted .455 (5-for-11) in July and .385 (10-for-26) in August, but hit .188 or lower in all other months...both of his home runs came in August, when he had three straight multihit games from August 7-10, going 7-for-11 (.636) with a double, two home runs, four RBIs and five runs scored...now has a .318 (41-for-129) career average in August, with nine home runs and 28 RBIs...all three figures are his best for any month of the season...in addition to his playing time at catcher, he also hit .238 (5-for-21) in eight games (five starts) at designated hitter and was 4-for-14 (.286) with two RBIs and six strikeouts as a pinch-hitter...went 4 for his first 9 in the pinch, but finished the year 0-for-5 with four strikeouts...made most of his starts in the ninth spot in the order, where he made 14 starts and hit .304 (17-for-56) with both of his home runs and nine of his 12 RBIs...hit in every spot in the order except sixth...went 4-for-10 with three doubles in five games against Texas and is a .400 (18-for-45) career hitter against the Rangers with three home runs and 11 RBIs...the home runs and RBIs are his most against any team...was hitting .125 (5-for-40) over his first 18 games, but batted .386 (17-for-44) over his next 14 games from June 30 to Sept. 1...went 2-for-13 (.154) over his final seven games...his longest hitting streak of the season was four games, from June 30 to July 17 (4-for-10, .400)...capped the hitting streak with a pinch-hit, game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning on July 17 against Texas, a game the A's would go on to win 5-4 in 14 innings...had a career high-tying three hits on Aug. 7 at Kansas City when he doubled, homered and drove in three runs...also had three hits on Aug. 24 at Detroit...went nine games without playing from April 12-21 and 10 games from July 25 to Aug. 4. 2004 Spent the entire season with the A's as the number two catcher and hit .257 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 69 games...had career highs in games, at bats (214), runs (23), hits (55), doubles (11), home runs, RBI and walks (16)...started 53 games at catcher and hit .258 (50 for 194) in his starting assignments...threw out 8 of 35 (22.9%) attempted base stealers...also appeared in three games at third base and one at first base...has played five games at third and six at first in his career...saw most of his playing time against right handed pitchers as he was just 3 for 25 (.120) against left-handers while batting .275 (52 for 189) with 10 of his 11 home runs against right-handers...entered the season with a .279 (12 for 43) career average against left-handers and .217 (28 for 129) against right-handers...eight of his 11 home runs came on the road...the A's were 8-3 in games in which he homered...his batting average dropped to .167 (10 for 60) with runners in scoring position, including .125 (4 for 32) with RISP and two outs...now has a .194 (21 for 108) career average with RISP, including .164 (9 for 55) with RISP and two outs...hit .270 (37 for 137) in innings one through six and .234 (18 for 77) from the seventh inning on after hitting .196 in innings one through six in 2003 and .452 from the seventh inning on...was 1 for 6 (.167) as a pinch-hitter and is 9 for 48 (.188) in the pinch in his career...hit .219 (28 for 128) against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game and .314 (27 for 86) after that...in 2003, he hit .385 against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game and .120 after that...went 0 for 7 over his first three games but then had three multiple hit games over a five game span from April 16 to 27 (7 for 17, .412) to put his average at .292...capped that stretch with a 3 for 5 performance at New York on April 27 his first career three-hit game during the regular season...had three hits against Boston in Game 4 of the ALDS in 2003...then went 10 for 52 (.192) over a 19-game stretch from April 29 to June 17...had his first of three five-game hitting streaks in 2004 from May 8 to 22 (6 for 18, .333) which matches his career high...homered in back-to-back games on May 8 against Minnesota and May 12 at Detroit for the first time in his career...hit his first career grand slam on June 13 against Pittsburgh and also had a career high five RBI in that game...his average dropped to .224 on June 17 but he batted .302 (29 for 96) with five home runs and 15 RBI over a 27-game span from June 20 to August 31 to boost his average to .267...then hit .216 (8 for 37) in September to finish the year at .257...homered in two straight games for the second time on August 17 at Baltimore and August 20 at Tampa Bay as part of a five-game hitting streak from August 15 to 26 (8 for 19, .421)...matched his career high with three hits on August 31 at Chicago...went 6 for 12 (.500) against the White Sox in 2004 and is a .467 (7 for 15) career hitter against Chicago, his best mark against any American League team...hit .283 (15 for 53) with four home runs and 10 RBI in 14 games in August and is now a .301 (31 for 103) career hitter in August with seven home runs and 23 RBI...all three figures are the best one month figures of his career...had a career high tying three hits on September 23 at Texas...started four straight games at catcher from September 28 to October 1, one of just three times in 2004 that he started at least two straight games...made his only appearance of the season at first base in the final game of the season on October 3 against Anaheim. 2003 Began the year at Triple-A Sacramento but finished it in Oakland as the A's back-up catcher...made a total of 19 starts behind the plate and batted .299 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 40 games overall...had just one home run, 12 RBI and a .179 batting average in 64 career games at the major league level entering the season...collected 23 hits this year and 12 of those went for extra bases as he also had seven doubles in addition to his five home runs...batted .333 (8 for 24) against left handed pitching but hit three of his five home runs while hitting .283 (15 for 53) against right handers...now has a .279 (12 for 43) career average against left handers and .217 (28 for 129) against right handers...hit .196 (9 for 46) over innings one through six and .452 (14 for 31) from the seventh inning on...has career numbers of .157 (14 for 89) in innings one through six and .313 (26 for 83) from the seventh inning on...batted .385 (20 for 52) against a pitcher the first time he sees him in a game and .120 (3 for 25) after that...career numbers are .276 (32 for 116) the first time and .143 (8 for 56) after that...tossed out 4 of 17 (23.5%) attempted base stealers and has thrown out just 5 of 35 (14.3%) in his career...in addition to his 33 games at catcher, he also appeared in two games at third base and one at first base...was also 2 for 6 (.333) with a double and two RBI as a pinch hitter...had his contract selected from Triple-A Sacramento on May 24 and went 2 for 6 (.333) with a home run and two walks in his first four games with the A's...then went 6 for 37 (.162) with five doubles over his next 17 games from June 8 to July 31 which dropped his average to .186...each of his five hits from June 14 to July 13 were doubles, including a two-double game on July 9 against Tampa Bay...made his major league debut at third base on July 2 against Seattle...then hit .444 (8 for 18) with three home runs and seven RBI in eight games in August...hit safely in all five of the games in which he batted in August, the longest hitting streak of his career...had three two-hit games in August, matching his career high...has seven career two-hit games, including five in 2003...hit a pair of three-run home runs on August 23 at Toronto and August 28 against Baltimore, matching his career high in RBI (three times)...then went 7 for 16 (.438) in September to finish the year at .299...had the game winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning on September 23 against Texas on the night the A's clinched the American League West...batted .286 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 45 games at Sacramento...added 26 walks for a .394 on-base percentage...hit .304 (35 for 115) against right handed pitching and .219 (7 for 32) against left handers...appeared in 27 games at catcher, 12 in left field, three at first base and one at designated hitter...also went 0 for 3 with a walk as a pinch hitter...hit at every spot in the order except first, third and fourth...hit safely in each of his first five games (7 for 19, .368) but batted just .224 in 23 games in April...went 4 for 4 on May 11 against Salt Lake and hit .352 (25 for 71) in 22 games in May...homered in back-to-back games on May 15 and 16 at Portland and all three of his home runs came over a 10-game span from May 6 to 16...13 of his 17 RBI came over an 18-game span from April 27 to May 16. 1993 Was a New York-Penn League all-star at third base in his first professional campaign, batting .256 with 14 doubles, five home runs and 32 RBI in 73 games for Single-A St. Catharines. 1994 Hit .258 with 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 118 games for Single-A Hagerstown. 1995 Spent the season at Single-A Dunedin, playing in 123 games...participated in eight double plays which was the most among Florida State League catchers. 1996 Began the year at Single-A Dunedin, where he hit 13 homers and drove in 51 runs in 97 games...his ratio of one home run every 24.2 at bats was the best among Florida State League batters...was named to the league's midseason all-star team...received a second-half promotion to Double-A Knoxville, playing in 32 additional games. 1997 Played in 31 games for Double-A Knoxville and in 38 for Triple-A Syracuse and hit a combined .234 with five home runs and 19 RBI. 1998 Saw action with both Double-A Knoxville and Triple-A Syracuse...batted .300 in 76 Double-A affairs with 22 doubles, 15 homers and 43 RBI, earning Southern League midseason all-star honors. 1999 Spent his seventh and final campaign in Toronto's minor league system, splitting time between Triple-A Syracuse and Double-A Knoxville...played in 128 overall contests...in 107 games for Knoxville, he batted .294 with 19 home runs and 69 RBI...his 108 walks led the Southern League, as did his .454 on-base percentage...was selected to the league's postseason all-star team as the utility player. 2000 Played for five different teams during the season, including his first big league stints with Los Angeles and Colorado...opened the year with the Dodgers' Double-A San Antonio affiliate, then was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on April 24...was recalled to the majors for the first time May 29, but returned to Albuquerque three days later without seeing any big league action...rejoined the Dodgers on June 16 and made his ML debut that evening vs. St. Louis, going 0 for 1 as a pinch-hitter...the next day, he was traded to the Rockies...went 0 for 4 as a pinchhitter before being sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 28...returned to the majors August 21...recorded his first big league hit in memorable fashion on August 22, a 12th-inning game-winning single off Atlanta's Stan Belinda to give the Rockies a 7-6 victory. 2001 Split the campaign between Colorado and Triple- A Colorado Springs, seeing action in 94 games overall...was in the majors May 19-May 28 and June 25 through the end of the season...in 40 games for the Rockies, he batted .183 with one home run and eight RBI...appeared in 23 games at catcher (16 starts) and one game at first base...was also utilized as a pinch-hitter 18 times...hit his first home run in his first Major League start behind the plate on June 30 at Arizona, a two-run shot off Troy Brohawn...in 54 Triple-A games, he hit .266 with 7 homers and 32 RBI...saw action at catcher (38 games), first base (7 games) and in right field (3 games)...threw out 8 of the 33 (24.2%) baserunners who attempted to steal off him. 2002 Began the season with Triple-A Iowa in the Chicago Cubs organization but finished it at Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Colorado organization following his release by the Cubs on July 17...signed a minor league contract a day later with the Rockies organization...combined to hit .311 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI in 106 games...his 44 walks fueled a .389 on-base percentage...his batting average ranked third best among all minor league switch hitters and fourth best among all minor league catchers...caught 81 games but also appeared in 13 games at third base, eight at first base, three in left field, one in right field and one at shortstop...was 3 for 13 (.231) as a designated hitter and 4 for 12 (.333) with three doubles and five RBI as a pinch hitter...batted .224 (17 for 76) against left handed pitching and .336 (89 for 265) against right handers...batted in every spot in the order except leadoff and saw his most action hitting seventh (54 for 149, .362)...hit .416 (37 for 89) with runners in scoring position...tossed out 20 of 83 (24.1%) attempted base stealers...hit .292 with seven home runs and 39 RBI in 72 games with Iowa...went 4 for 5 with three runs, three doubles, a grand slam and five RBI on April 14 at Calgary which put his average at .400 (10 for 25) after seven games...ended up hitting .327 in 16 games in April...went 0 for 16 over a six-game stretch from May 10 to 17...hit .278 in May but then batted .306 in 23 games in June and was hitting .301 entering July...went 7 for 30 (.233) over his first 10 games in July and was released on July 17...went 4 for 5 with two RBI in his first game with Colorado Springs on July 19 at Salt Lake and hit safely in each of his first six games with the Sky Sox (10 for 22, .455)...ended up hitting .342 in 11 games in July and .347 in 21 games in August...finished the Colorado Springs portion of his campaign with a .348 batting average, six home runs and 20 RBI in 34 games...added 16 walks for a .424 on-base percentage...five of his six home runs came over a 13-game span from August 3 to 20...capped that stretch with another four-hit game on August 20 at Sacramento.

Career:
1993-was a New York-Penn League all-star at third base in his first professional campaign, batting .256 with 14 doubles, five home runs and 32 RBI in 73 games for Single-A St. Catharines. 1994-hit .258 with 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 118 games for Single-A Hagerstown. 1995-spent the season at Single-A Dunedin, playing in 123 games...participated in eight double plays which was the most among Florida State League catchers. 1996-began the year at Single-A Dunedin, where he hit 13 homers and drove in 51 runs in 97 games...his ratio of one home run every 24.2 at bats was the best among Florida State League batters...was named to the league's midseason all-star team...received a second-half promotion to Double-A Knoxville, playing in 32 additional games. 1997-played in 31 games for Double-A Knoxville and in 38 for Triple-A Syracuse and hit a combined .234 with five home runs and 19 RBI. 1998-saw action with both Double-A Knoxville and Triple-A Syracuse...batted .300 in 76 Double-A affairs with 22 doubles, 15 homers and 43 RBI, earning Southern League midseason all-star honors. 1999-spent his seventh and final campaign in Toronto's minor league system, splitting time between Triple-A Syracuse and Double-A Knoxville...played in 128 overall contests...in 107 games for Knoxville, he batted .294 with 19 home runs and 69 RBI...his 108 walks led the Southern League, as did his .454 on-base percentage...was selected to the league's postseason all-star team as the utility player. 2000-played for five different teams during the season, including his first big league stints with Los Angeles and Colorado...opened the year with the Dodgers' Double-A San Antonio affiliate, then was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on April 24...was recalled to the majors for the first time May 29, but returned to Albuquerque three days later without seeing any big league action...rejoined the Dodgers on June 16 and made his M.L. debut that evening vs. St. Louis, going 0 for 1 as a pinch hitter...the next day, he was traded to the Rockies...went 0 for 4 as a pinch hitter before being sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 28...returned to the majors August 21...recorded his first big league hit in memorable fashion on August 22, a 12th-inning game-winning single off Atlanta's Stan Belinda to give the Rockies a 7-6 victory...the base hit secured a victory for Brent Mayne, the first position player to earn a pitching victory since Rocky Colavito in 1968. 2001-split the campaign between Colorado and the Rockies' Colorado Springs (AAA) affiliate, seeing action in 94 games overall...was in the majors May 19-May 28 and June 25 through the end of the season...in 40 games for the Rockies, he batted .183 with one home run and eight RBI...appeared in 23 games at catcher (16 starts) and one game at first base...was also utilized as a pinch hitter 18 times...hit his first home run in his first major league start behind the plate on June 30 at Arizona, a two-run shot off Troy Brohawn...in his next start on July 5 at San Diego, he was the catcher for Pedro Astacio's complete-game 4-0 shutout...on August 10 in Cincinnati, he had two hits, three RBI and three runs scored...in 54 Triple-A games, he hit .266 with 10 doubles, 7 homers and 32 RBI...saw action at catcher (38 games), first base (7 games) and in right field (3 games)...threw out 8 of the 33 (24.2%) baserunners who attempted to steal off him.