Chance Adams is a 6-foot-1, 210lb right-handed starting pitcher in the New York Yankees organization. He hales from Scottsdale, Arizona and was drafted by the Yankees in the 5th round of the 2015 MLB June amateur draft from Dallas Baptist University. He is 23 years old.
After being drafted Adams split his first professional season between three of the Yankees affiliates. Originally drafted as a relief pitcher, he made stops at the A+ Tampa Yankees, the A Charleston Riverdogs, and A- Staton Island Yankees. For Tampa, Adams tossed 14 innings in 5 games. He struck out 16 hitters and pitched to a 1.29 ERA.
During his time in Charleston he pitched in 5 games and accumulated 11.2 innings pitched. He also struck out 16 batters at that level and had a 1-1 record with a 3.09 ERA.
In Staton Island, Adams had 9.2 innings of work in 4 appearances. He struck out 13 batters and had a 0.93 ERA.
2016 was a bit of a change for Adams. The decision was made to make him into a starter and thus far it has paid dividends for the Yankees. He started the year in Tampa and continued to have success. He was 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA in 12 games (all starts). Over those games he had 57.2 innings pitched and struck out 73 hitters.
He was then promoted to the Double-A Trenton Thunder where he saw even more success. For the Thunder Adams made 12 starts in 13 appearances. He was 8-1 with a 2.07 ERA. He threw 69.2 innings and struck out 71 hitters.
The 2017 season was an important one for Adams. He was coming off throwing more innings than he ever has in his career and it was one year removed from his transition to starting pitcher. Most pitchers would regress from fatigue but Adams stayed as consistent as always. He started the year with the Thunder and pitched in 6 games (all starts). He was dominant over 35 innings going 4-0 with a 1.03 ERA and 32 strikeouts.
He was promoted to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre early in the season and continued his strong development for the RailRiders. Adams started 21 games going 11-5 with a 2.89 ERA. He tossed 115.1 innings and struck out 103 batters.