• Full name Adam Maroldt Boucher
  • Born 10/29/2001 in Metuchen, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 235 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Duke
  • Drafted in the 10th round (303rd overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2023 (signed for $148,500).
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    School: Duke Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.7
    Boucher pitched out of the bullpen for Duke in 2021 and 2022, but made a few starts in 2023, even though the bulk of his work came in a reliever role once again. Overall he posted a 4.95 ERA through 40 innings, with a 33.7% strikeout rate and 14.3% walk rate. Boucher has a large frame at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, and attacks hitters with a three-pitch mix. His best offering is a plus fastball that averaged 94 mph this spring and has been up to 98, with excellent carry and around 19 inches of induced vertical break. He generated a 33% miss rate on the fastball this spring, which is a well above-average number, and will also mix in a hard slider/cutter and a firm, upper-80s changeup. He needs to develop more feel on both of his secondaries, but the slider will flash three-quarter bite and shorter action at times and looks further along than a changeup that is rarely thrown for a strike. He profiles as a power-armed reliever, and pitched in the 93-96 mph range in a bullpen session at the 2023 MLB Draft Combine.

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Adam Boucher assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from FCL Rays.
  • Tampa Bay Rays signed RHP Adam Boucher.
  • RHP Adam Boucher assigned to Duke Blue Devils.

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