IP 371
ERA 4.852
WHIP 1.59
BB/9 4.73
SO/9 7.011
  • Full name James Edward Adkins
  • Born 11/26/1985 in Nashville, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Tennessee
  • Drafted in the C-A round (39th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007 (signed for $787,500).
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    Adkins established himself as a weekend starter when, in his first turn in the Vols rotation as a freshman, he tossed seven strong innings against Oklahoma State. He has pitched well in showdowns with Arkansas' Nick Schmidt and Vandy's David Price, further bolstering a resume that includes a spot atop Tennessee's all-time strikeouts list. He had shoulder surgery to relieve an impingement before his sophomore season. Adkins is most comfortable pitching off his secondary stuff. He throws a hard slider at 79-82 mph as well as 76-78 mph curveball. He throws them both for strikes, mixing in a fringe-average fastball that sits at 87-90 mph and a rudimentary changeup. His plus command and feel for pitching make him a No. 5 starter candidate as a professional, and he should be drafted in the second or third round.

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