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James Adkins

LHP | RedsCIN
James Adkins
Name: James Edward Adkins
Born: Nov 26, 1985 in Nashville, Tenn. USA
College: Tennessee
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (39th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007 (signed for $787,500)
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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