Prospect Watch: Chance Adams Rookie Baseball Cards, Yankees – Another top prospect in a deep Yankees organization, Chance Adams was selected by New York in the fifth round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. The Scottsdale, AZ native has been on the fast track lately and many think he may get called up to the Bronx at some point this season.
Last year he was with AA Trenton where he went 4-0 with a microscopic 1.03 ERA. He struck out 32 batters in 35 innings and walked 16. In short, that was a heck of a foray into professional baseball.
So, far Adams has played for 5 teams in his pro career. Now at the age of 22 he’s killing it in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In his first 11 starts he has a solid record of 6-3 with a 2.50 ERA. He has an astounding 64 strikeouts in just over 57 innings with just 22 walks good for an .095 WHIP.
Here’s the scouting report on him according to MLB Prospect Pipeline:
Adams’ fastball was at 92-94 mph at Dallas Baptist and 94-96 in his pro debut, and last year he averaged 94 mph in Advanced Class A and 95 following a mid-June promotion to Double-A. His heater doesn’t feature a lot of life, but his combination of velocity and command makes it tough to hit. His slider has gotten harder and sharper in pro ball, arriving in the mid-80s and giving him a second well above-average pitch at times.
One of Chance Adams’ hottest cards is his Chrome Prospects Autograph in 2017 Bowman Baseball. However, Leaf Trading Cards beat everyone to the punch on this kid by getting him in 2016 Leaf Trinity Baseball.
A few weeks ago, he struck out 12 and that news made it back to the Bronx. His combined minor-league record is 26-5. To say they may have gotten a steal in the 5th round is an understatement.
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