- Full name Ross Allen Adolph
- Born 12/17/1996 in Findlay, OH
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Toledo
Drafted in the 12th round (350th overall) by the New York Mets in 2018 (signed for $125,000).
View Draft ReportAdolph is a productive, grinding outfielder who has a chance to play all three outfield spots and plays with all-out abandon. He has long shown the ability to put ball on ball with above-average raw power.
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Track Record: Adolph tied a Toledo school record with 15 home runs as a junior in 2018, when the Mets made him a 12th-round pick. He played above his draft status in his pro debut by ranking third in the short-season New York-Penn League in slugging (.509) and OPS (.857). The Mets traded Adolph, Luis Santana and Scott Manea to the Astros for J.D. Davis and Cody Bohanek in January.
Scouting Report: Adolph showed a discerning eye in college and began unlocking power as he put in time in the weight room. He hit all seven of his home runs in his pro debut on the road, away from Brooklyn, a notoriously tough park for lefthanded power. He led the NYPL with 13 triples, an indicator of his plus speed and ability to drive the ball to the gaps. Adolph is the system's best defensive outfielder thanks to all-out abandon, plus athleticism and above-average range in center field. He uses his speed to steal bases effectively
The Future: The Mets were excited by what they saw from Adolph in his pro debut. If he can develop an average bat with average power, he could have a long career as an extra outfielder or possible starter. He's ready for full-season ball in 2019.
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- Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the New York Mets in 2019