22-year old righty Chance Adams has unmistakably made a name for himself after making his opposition look like little leaguers in 2016.
Between High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, the righty went 13-1 in 25 games (24 starts) with a 2.33 ERA including 144 strikeouts in 127.1 innings.
He went 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA in 11 starts at Tampa before posting an 8-1 record and a 2.09 ERA across 13 games (12 starts) in Jersey.
Adams’ strikeout per nine inning ratio also jumped from 10.2 to 11.2, while his opponent’s batting average dipped from a stellar .196 to an unimaginable .145 upon his promotion.
The fifth round pick of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft began his professional career as a reliever, but after perfecting his delivery, Adams climbed up the ladder to become one of the top pitching prospects in the organization — and he surely backed it up to the point where Cashman expects him to be on the verge of a call-up in 2017.
Considering the delicate rotation that is expected to remain unchanged, there truly is an outside shot for young guys like Adams to make an impact as soon as this season so don’t sleep on the young native of Scottsdale.