That is for any hitter having the unpleasant walk to the batters box to meet Chance Adams to this point.
Once again Chance Adams dazzled in AA throwing 6 innings allowing just 2 hits, no runs, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Further reducing his ERA to a minuscule 0.64 through 5 starts.
In just 17 games in AA Chance Adams has put together a 12-1 record with just a 1.66ERA. Throwing a combined total of 97.2 innings and allowing only a laughable 50 hits with a WHIP of just 0.89. He has done this all while managing to strike out 98 batters to maintain a 9.00 K/9.
At just 22 years of age the 6″1 210 pound righty out of Dallas Baptist has been absolutely electric since joining the Yankee organization in 2015. In 29 starts Adams is 20-2 in his minor league career with the Yankees.
According to his AA coaching staff the biggest change for him since being drafted is his fastball. In college his fastball sat around 92-94MPH, but now Adams is throwing 94-96MPH and being topped out around 98MPH. The Yankees look like they may have pulled off quite the steal in the fifth round by selecting Adams. At Dallas Baptist College, Adams was used as both a starter and a reliever and when he was drafted to the Yankees he spent the entire 2015 campaign in the bullpen. Since making the transition to a starter role he has excelled at every level and is relentlessly ruining AA hitters day’s when he is on the mound.
Adams has been nothing short of spectacular and with his development and eye popping, video game numbers in the minors you would assume that a call up to AAA is right around the corner. We are sure when that call up does happen that there will be a lot of hitters in AA ready to celebrate that they will no longer have to face Chance Adams.
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