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Spencer Adams

#18 | RHP | White SoxCWS
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Spencer Adams
Name: Spencer Tate Adams
Born: Apr 13, 1996 in Cleveland, Ga. USA
High School: White County HS, Cleveland, Ga.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 171 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (44th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2014 (signed for $1,282,700)
Adams is one of the best athletes among the pitchers in this draft, a standout basketball player who has an impressive highlight reel of in-game dunks. The quick-armed Adams has been on an upward trajectory since getting off the hardwood, with his velocity steadily increasing. In a late spring start he sat 93-95 mph, touching 96 with plus fastball life, sink and bat-breaking potential at its best. He has a four-pitch mix, and his mid-80s slider is a true out pitch with at least plus potential. His feel for the changeup has not been there consistently, but it shows at least above-average potential. Although he has some effort in his cross-body delivery and tends to spin off toward first base, Adams is a natural strike-thrower with a chance for above-average control. He can pitch to either part of the plate in the lower half of the zone. At 6-foot-3, 171 pounds, he's long, loose and lean and offers physical projection, though his frame is somewhat narrow. He is committed to Georgia.
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