Adam Everett is set to return for his second season as the Astros infield instructor. Everett began his coaching career last season in the position that was newly created during the 2012 offseason. In his current role he works with both the Major League team as well as the organization's minor league players and staff, focusing on the development of infielders. Everett attends portions of Major and minor league spring training and visits affiliates and the Major League club several times throughout the season.
Everett played 11 Major League seasons (2001-11), including seven years with the Astros (2001-07), making just 85 errors in 827 career games (.976 fielding percentage). He appeared in 152 games for the 2005 Astros and started at shortstop in all 14 games that postseason, including four starts in the World Series. His .990 fielding percentage (7 E, 688 TC) in 2006 is the best by a shortstop in franchise history for a single season, and ranked second in the NL that year. Everett's .979 combined fielding percentage from 2003-06 ranked third in the NL in that span.
Known for his defensive prowess, Everett posted 13.9 defensive wins above replacement for the Astros from 2003-07 (according to Baseball Reference), which led the Majors over that span. In 2006 he led the Majors with 4.1 defensive WAR, which is tied for the 15th highest defensive WAR in MLB history for a single season.
Following his playing career, Everett joined the Cleveland front office in 2012 as a special assistant to baseball operations.