Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TGP Prospects Month Top 29 Prospects List - #20 Chance Adams

So you don't know the name Chance Adams, huh? Don't worry, you will. This is the great thing about doing a Prospects Month here on the blog. I get to do the research for you and bring you the knowledge and information that a lot of places, especially places that don't focus solely on prospects, won't do. Everyone talks about Jorge Mateo, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and James Kaprielian but how many will tell you about the next relief pitcher to fly through the system and reach the Major Leagues as soon as the 2016 season? Not many, but we will, and that's why Chance Adams is the 20th best prospect on our Top 29 (30) Prospects List.

Adams was drafted just last year but may be the first 2015 draft pick to reach the Major Leagues. Not Kyle Holder, not James Kaprielian and not a guy like Jeff Degano or Will Carter. Adams pitched for three minor league affiliates last season beginning his professional career in Staten Island before finishing his season in High-A with the Tampa Yankees. Adams pitched to a 1.00 WHIP or below in all three affiliates and had a combined 11.5 K/9 average in his first professional season. Adams doesn't walk many and he didn't give up a home run all season long.

Adams could be the right-handed arm the Yankees need for their second half push and if his first season is an indicator of his future I believe he will be up to the task. 100%.

20. Chance Adams
21. Miguel Andujar
22. Jonathan Holder
23. Tyler Wade
24. Nick Rumbelow
25.Jordan Montgomery
26.Trey Amburgey
27. Ben Gamel
28. Austin DeCarr
29. Thairo Estrada
30. James Pazos

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