Chance Adams has made a name for himself in the Yankees’ system after completely dominating his opposition last season.
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.
That dominance has made Cashman assume he’ll be on the verge of a call-up in 2017, and his first taste of Spring Training should be watched with a close eye.
His fastball has hit as high as 95 mph and sits in the 92-94 range, but his curveball wasn’t located consistently. Baseball Prospectus called it “loopy” but, in the end, Adams has all the tools to succeed at the major league level.