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Riley Adams

#22 | C/1B/DH
Washington Nationals Washington Nationals
Riley Adams
Name: Riley Keaton Adams
Born: Jun 26, 1996 in Encinitas, CA
High School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego
High School: San Diego
College: San Diego
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (99th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017 (signed for $542,400)
Adams ranked No. 154 on the BA 500 out of high school and was drafted by the Cubs in the 37th round. He instead became a cornerstone player at USD, hitting in the middle of the lineup and starting at catcher since he was a freshman. Adams is a big-league bodied catcher at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and uses his strength well on both sides of the ball. His raw arm strength grades as plus and earns an occasional 70 on the 20-to-80 scouting scale, while at the plate he possesses big power to all fields and enough feel to hit to get to it. He has had swing-and-miss issues to go along with his power production. Defensively Adams' hands, receiving and blocking are well below-average and need significant work. Some evaluators believe those skills can improve to be adequate in the context of everything else Adams provides, but others think he will eventually have to move positions, either to first base or an outfield corner. Regardless, Adams' size, power and pedigree will make him one of the top catchers off the board.
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