• Full name Ryan Scott Adams
  • Born 04/21/1987 in New Orleans, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Jesuit
  • Debut 05/20/2011
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2006 (signed for $675,000).
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    Adams led Jesuit High to the Louisiana 5-A championship in 2005, providing key homers in both the semifinals and finals. After leaving Jesuit last fall in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he returned to help the Blue Jays reach the semifinals this spring. Adams is an offensive middle infielder with outstanding hand-eye coordination, the result in part of playing hours of ping-pong. He uses the entire field, controls the strike zone and should have at least gap power. Currently a shortstop, Adams' range and arm fit better at second base. He has the hands and instincts to be an above-average defender at that position. His talent should make him a second- or third-round pick, but Adams' repeated hamstring problems may give teams pause. While he has added strength, he has lost speed (going from 6.7 to 6.9 seconds in the 60-yard dash) and flexibility, and he has been sidelined several times by his hamstring since his junior season. The injuries and the situation in Louisiana have made it difficult to get a good look at Adams this spring, and he can attend Louisiana State if he doesn't like his pro offer.

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